Principal Technology Risk Management

Last updated 27 days ago
Location:Riverwoods, Illinois

Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description

This position is responsible for analyzing and managing technology risk by providing enterprise-wide oversight and governance for technology risk management activities within the Company. Assists with the execution of various risk frameworks across the organization by monitoring and reporting on risk activities and framework compliance for identifying, assessing and reporting on risk related activities. Responsible for effective challenge of the first line in the effective management of its related risks.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in risk, controls, and technology best practices.

  • Utilize available risk management tools to proactively identify potential risk exposures and partner with program offices to address potential weaknesses and/or gaps in a timely manner.

  • Provide quality assurance and effective challenge regarding risk reporting including KRIs, incident reporting, committee/sub-committee and executive reporting.

  • Asses and evaluate operational risk events to identify issues and recommend correction action plan that meets business and regulatory requirements, if applicable.

  • Ensure risk assessments are properly aligned with enterprise risk management methodology and regulatory expectations.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in IT, Risk Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in Compliance, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Financial Services, Process Improvement, or related field

  • In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of experience in Risk Management, Financial Services, Process Improvement, Information Technology, Audit, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Master's Degree in IT, Risk Management, Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field

  • In lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience in Risk Management, Financial Services, Process Improvement, Information Technology, Audit, or related field, including people management

  • CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

  • CRISC, CGEIT, CISA, CISM, CISSP, or similar Preferred. BSIMM (Building Security in Maturity Model)

  • Project Management Professional

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.