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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: manager/director
Senior Technology Risk Manager, AVP
Location: Kraków

Who we are looking for:
Interested in engaging with thought leaders in Technology Risk driving innovation and transformation at a large financial services organization? The Technology Risk Management team engages with global IT programs to assess risk at the outset and drive the integration of risk reduction throughout the program lifecycle leveraging best practices to drive automation, consistency and quality.

Our focus is Regulatory Compliance, Risks and Controls for all Technology Risks as part of the corporate First Line of Defence, with this role principally concerned with the identification and assessment of technology risk associated with the organization’s ability to maintain IT service levels, through and beyond periods of severe disruption and transformational change. Our mission is to ensure that Technology Risk is well understood, adequately prioritised, and effectively managed.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Lead and execute formal risk reviews and assessments of core control capabilities within the global Technology organisation with particular focus on Technology Resilience; Assess coverage and design of technology solutions to quantify risk reduction with effective plans and correct priority of scope

  • Review and challenge of exceptions against technology control objectives, and governance of IT control deviations and gaps to ensure risks are in line with risk appetite

  • Guide IT control owners in adopting key control design objectives, avoid common pitfalls.

  • Advise IT finding owners by informing the effective delivery of significant risk remediation efforts.

  • Help to drive a culture of control architecture, design, operational and continuous monitoring best practice and awareness

  • Validate and challenge risk remediation portfolios to provide management with reasonable assurance of sustained effectiveness.

  • Closely collaborate with risk and control stakeholders in IT and across the lines of defence, both globally and regionally.

  • Escalate observed deficiencies in operational processes and practices to remove legacy bottlenecks, drive efficiencies, support simplification.

  • Actively participate in global and regional governance committees

This role requires the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, IT Security, Risk Management, or a related field; Master’s degree a plus

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in IT Disaster Recovery, Technology / Data Resilience, IT Risk/Audit,/Assurance; Financial services experience a plus

  • Proven operational experience in control and issue assurance, and risk remediation governance; Recent control auditing/testing experience a plus

  • Proven experience in the assessment of inherent, transformational, read-across, and residual risks

  • Expert knowledge of at least one key risk / control domain, preferably Technology Resilience, Disaster Recovery/High Availability, Data Resilience

  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and organisational flux in an effective manner

  • Ability to drive change through collaboration and influence

  • Ability to multitask and effectively prioritise

  • Ability to comfortably interact & communicate with senior stakeholders

  • Ability to solve complex problems and manage stakeholder needs and expectations while providing consistent and regular communications with support from management

  • Fluent in English

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

  • Self-learning and training to ensure skills and knowledge are in line with responsibilities

  • Aptitude for learning new and complex environments, processes, and technologies

  • Knowledge and practical application of risk analysis methodologies, standards, and best practices such as COBIT and NIST

  • Professional designation a plus (e.g. DRCS, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC)

  • Project management experience and designation a plus (i.e. PMP)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

We offer:

  • Employee savings plan

  • Premium life insurance package

  • VIP medical package

  • International operating environment

  • Language classes

  • Soft skills trainings

  • Technical workshops

  • Development sessions with a mentor

  • Diversity of opportunities across a range of challenging and highly complex activities

  • Technical or leadership career pathway

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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