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Senior Director, Cyber Technology Risk



IT, Sales & Business Development
San Francisco, CA, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

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The role:

The Director of SoFi’s Independent Cyber Governance will be responsible for the development and implementation of SoFi’s second line of defense (2LOD) Cyber control function. This role will be responsible for hiring and developing a team with the skills to test the design and operational effectiveness of cyber controls across a wide range of technologies.

As a member of the second line of defense (2LOD), the Cyber Governance Director is responsible for the review of the design, development and execution of the second lines control framework and risk environment. This includes the development and ongoing evaluation of the standards and procedures to define the 1LOD program as well as the execution of testing to ensure controls are designed and are operating effectively. The Director will partner and collaborate with other 2LOD areas and the first line of defense (1LOD) to ensure all testing, reviews, corrective action plans, documentation, and reports are in compliance with operational, regulatory, and company guidelines, policies, and procedures.

What you’ll do:

  • Independently develop and maintain a risk-based cyber evaluation program to review and challenge the design adequacy and effectiveness of key controls across the enterprise;

  • Develop and implement sound methodologies and requirements to be deployed by 1LOD across the enterprise;

  • Implement an automated control validation strategy to efficiently expand coverage of control monitoring;

  • Establish the strategic plan for the review and development of the independent review of 1LOD and the technical evaluation of the breadth and depth of the control environment.

  • Prepare and deliver clear, concise, and actionable reporting to senior leadership and governance committees;

  • Work closely with senior leadership across the enterprise, in all three lines of defense, to support the continued maturation of the control environment;

  • Work with a team of 2LOD control testers and managers responsible for executing the risk-based control testing program.

  • Proactively identify and implement testing automation and analytics

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 12+ years of relevant technology ownership, operational risk testing, regulatory, examination or Internal Audit experience

  • Strong understanding of control frameworks, testing methodologies, and risk assessments

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to positively influence all levels of personnel, including senior leadership

  • Strong understanding of risk governance and second line of defense processes used to review and challenge front line business unit risk management processes.

  • Wide breadth of knowledge regarding primary risks associated with the products and services SoFi offers

  • Experience leading and developing team members

  • Experience in banking and/or fintech industry, including regulatory experience

  • Proven success building and implementing control testing programs to evaluate the design and adequacy and effectiveness of key controls

  • Exceptional data visualization skills

  • Self-motivated with strong collaboration and influencing skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and competing priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to change; comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Excellent critical and creative thinking, decision-making and innovative problem-solving skills

Nice to have:

  • Prior experience as a CISO;

  • Advanced degree; relevant industry certifications, for example, CISSP, CCSK, CISA; ability to drive innovation, new practices; experience interacting with regulators (Federal Reserve, OCC, CFPB)

  • Experience working in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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