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Principal Associate, Governance, Risk Identification, and Testing

BlueTarp Financial

BlueTarp Financial

McLean, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024


Locations: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, Virginia Principal Associate, Governance, Risk Identification, and Testing
Technology Risk Management (TRM) is a growing organization focused on providing expert advice, credible challenge, and effective oversight of information security and technology activities to identify, assess, control, and manage technology risk throughout the company. This organization plays a critical role in helping to ensure the company’s risk-taking entities are aware of the risks inherent in their activities and decisions, the impact of their actions at an enterprise level, and opportunities to reduce, mitigate, or avoid the risks altogether. Associates within TRM are highly-skilled information security, cyber, technology, and risk management professionals who have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to provide value-added recommendations and deliver high-impact results in their area(s) of expertise.

This position – Principal Associate, Governance, Risk Identification, and Testing (GRIT) – will play a key role in the organization’s second line of defense independent controls review program by providing technical expertise in assessing the overall effectiveness of the company’s technology (including both cybersecurity and technology) controls environment. This position will evaluate first line’s monitoring and testing results, perform independent testing of technology controls to independently evaluate control design and operating effectiveness, and draft reports for senior management. As part of the second line of defense, you will collaborate closely with associates in the first line cyber and broader technology organization, as well as risk management offices in the various lines of business, to perform and support evaluations of the effectiveness of the company’s technology controls infrastructure, and offer independent advice and recommendations regarding ways to further mature the company’s technology risk management capabilities.

As a member of a growing organization, you will have the opportunity to shape and further refine your portfolio commensurate with the priorities of the organization and the company. The demands and high-visibility nature of this position requires an expert with a proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and who can begin contributing immediately.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities)
  • Serves as Agile Delivery Lead/project manager for multiple teams
  • Ensures team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value
  • Helps team proactively identify impediments and recommends solutions to remove impediments
  • Coaches team members on effectively using JIRA to track their work
  • Perform independent controls review of the company’s cybersecurity and technology control environment
  • Perform assessments of first line control testing programs to determine sufficiency of processes and effectiveness of execution
  • Provide technical assessments of technology control design and effectiveness by performing independent testing
  • Draft assessments for senior management and other stakeholders, to include regulatory agencies and the Board of Directors, as required
  • Provide challenge, expertise and advice on enhancing the design, effectiveness, and maturity of the company’s technology controls and capabilities
  • Participate in management of the overall technology control inventory, which defines the scope of the controls review program
  • Stay current on emerging cyber threats, technologies, controls, and potential implications for the company
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders across multiple organizations to achieve objectives
  • Coordinate program-related activities and deliverables to ensure effective collaboration within the team and across stakeholder groups
  • Communicate in a compelling manner to any audience, including internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in implementing and managing controls review assessments or controls testing functions based on established industry risk frameworks, including: the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COBIT v5, COSO, or FedRAMP
  • At least 2 years of experience working in the fields of information security, technology, or technology risk management
  • At least 2 years of experience with cybersecurity and technology practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional security management certifications, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification
  • Certified Scrum Master or PMP certification
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience within the Big 4 performing SOC 1 or SOC 2 assessments
  • Experience using automated testing tools

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $118,700 - $135,400 for Principal Risk Specialist

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate’s offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at theCapital One Careers website. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days. No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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