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Tech Risk and Controls Associate-SOC Readiness



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Job Description

Join our dynamic team to navigate complex risk landscapes and fortify technology governance, making a pivotal impact in our firm's robust risk strategy.

As a Tech Risk & Controls Senior Associate in Cybersecurity & Tech Controls team, you will contribute to the successful management of technology-aligned aspects of Governance, Risk, and Compliance in line with the firm's standards. Leverage your broad knowledge in risk management principles and practices to assess and monitor risks and implement effective controls. Your role in risk identification, control evaluation, and security governance is crucial in advising on complex situations and enhancing the firm’s risk posture. Through collaboration and analytical skills, you will contribute to the overall success of the Technology Risk & Services team and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations and industry standards.

Job responsibilities

  • Assess and monitor technology risks, ensuring compliance with firm standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices
  • Support implementation of effective controls in collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls, identify gaps, and recommend improvements to mitigate risks and enhance the firm's risk posture
  • Analyze complex situations, provide advice on risk management strategies, and support the implementation of risk mitigation measures
  • Assist with the ongoing firm wide controls attestation programs (SOC1, SOC2, ISAE 3402, AT-C 205), test and evaluate the evidence of the controls and identify any significant control deficiencies, work with the appropriate Stakeholders to identify proposed remediation steps in order to adhere to the technology general controls and operational controls
  • Facilitate discussion with Product and Technology teams to bring to closure identified control issues
  • Demonstrate governance by ensuring remediation work streams and initiatives are tracked and actively managed, deliverables are properly prioritized and successfully delivered/implemented
  • Ability to manage tight delivery timelines, and ensure remediation owners are on track to execute remediation on identified issues
  • Conduct initial quality reviews of submitted evidence; ensuring basic evidence standards are meet as well as program specific standards.
  • Handle large amounts of data from multiple and disparate sources and able to include descriptive, diagnostic and prescriptive analysis/insights
  • Drive automation of new and existing processes using innovative data analysis tools such as Alteryx, to compile analyze and effectively present reports to identify deficiencies/opportunities

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • 3+ years of experience or equivalent expertise in technology risk management, information security, or a related field, with a focus on risk identification, assessment, and mitigation
  • Experience in risk identification, assessment, and control evaluation, with a strong understanding of industry standards
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues, develop and implement risk mitigation strategies, and communicate effectively with senior stakeholders
  • Proficient knowledge of risk management frameworks, regulations, and industry best practices
  • Highly proficient on MS Office (particularly Excel)
  • Ability to execute multiple initiatives simultaneously and independently, while maintaining a high degree of communication and escalation at appropriate junctures
  • Leverages the organization to deliver good results quickly
  • Detail oriented with ability to examine and evaluate processes, controls and issues to determine risk areas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively participate in and lead discussions and meetings with internal management and other groups involved in resolving identified control deficiencies
  • Structured thinker, effective communicator with excellent written communication skills. Ability to crisply articulate complex issues to senior audiences with poise and confidence

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • CISM, CRISC, CISSP, or other industry-recognized risk and risk certifications preferred
  • Alteryx Designer, certification a plus
  • SQL and R, a plus