Risk-LONDON-Vice President-Operational Risk

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
16 Jun 2022
16 Jul 2022
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Operational Risk Department at Goldman Sachs is an independent risk management function responsible for developing and implementing a standardized framework to identify, measure, and monitor operational risk across the firm.
This Information and Cybersecurity risk role is for a professional with technology subject matter expertise dedicated to actively employ and strengthen the components of the firm's operational risk management framework relating to technology and cyber risks. This role will be responsible to continuously identify, monitor, measure and assess operational risk for the Engineering activities across the firm.
  • Identify, monitor, analyze and challenge operational risks targeting information and cybersecurity including but not limited to technology security (system architecture, patch management, data protection/privacy, identity and access management)
  • Provide an oversight on risks and challenge on information systems controls implemented by Engineering and/or Divisional Engineering teams
  • Establish and maintain a qualitative/quantitative operational risk appetite/tolerance with associated metrics at the divisional level. Maintain ongoing monitor, triggers, escalation and mitigating actions of the relevant metrics
  • Conduct scenario analysis by working with stakeholders to develop and quantify tail scenarios used for cyber activities and responses
  • Facilitate operational risk event and data collection including reporting when necessary; perform detailed reviews of trends to identify significant risks and ensure monitoring and remediation
  • Create and present divisional risk profile assessments by highlighting risk issues and trends to senior divisional managers and senior Operational Risk management team
  • Conduct quarterly trigger assessments for the division to ensure the divisions risk and control self -assessment and tail scenarios remain applicable and current
  • Remain current on business drivers, regulatory and industry changes impacting the business
  • Contribute to the advancement of operational risk methods and practices and the operational risk management framework inclusive of the Operational Risk framework
  • Identify and drive initiatives that improve the risk management activities at the firm
This role requires an energetic self-starter that can liaise with Engineering teams both regionally and globally. Experience and knowledge in a financial institution's technology infrastructure/applications and control requirements are required together with strong interpersonal and analytical skills for this role.

  • Strong business acumen with general awareness of technology related processes, risks and business flows
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, either working in technology risk
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present with impact and influence
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong delivery focus
  • Strong organizational skills (project management experience a plus)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and knowledge share with other colleagues within team
  • Familiarity with enterprise risk management best-practices and controls
  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree


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