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Sr. Associate, Information Risk Management

Apply Req ID: Req0917094 Date posted 06/23/2022
Sr. Associate, Information Risk Management

Country: United States of America


The Sr. Associate for Information Risk Management is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and effective execution of activities in the Information Risk Management (IRM) program. The key program elements of which cover include internal loss, external loss, risk assessment, business impact assessments, KRIs, scenario analysis / stress testing, awareness, and communication, issues and remediation planning, tracking, MIS and reporting, testing, compliance, and monitoring.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes, measures performance, monitors trends, defines limits according for Santander Consumer USA IRM Risk exposures in accordance to Risk Appetite.

  • Assist in the ongoing oversight of IRM as part of the established Information Risk (IR) Framework in support of the first line of defense.

  • Contributes to escalation, reporting, communication to Risk Governance Forums.

  • Helps drive culture of risk awareness.

  • Supports the creation, management, and development of IRM program strategy, policies and models within the Santander Consumer USA to reduce risk for technology operations and Information and Cyber Security.


  • Education -

    • Bachelor's Degree: Business, Finance, Management, or equivalent field.

    • or equivalent work experience

  • Experience -

    • 6+ years Risk Management or Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

    • 6+ years combined in Information Technology, Cyber or Information Security

    • 3-6 years Financial Services industry

  • Primary Skills -

    • Enterprise Data and Data Quality Management

    • Technology Database Management and Administration

    • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

    • IT Application and Programming Interface (API) Security management

  • Basic Technology Risk requirements –

    • Review and analysis of security-related configuration and hardening standards for Windows, ESX, and RedHat servers, Windows laptops/desktops, SQL Server database and network technologies within the enterprise. 

    • Reviewing configuration and policies of Information Security Scanning Tools covering operating systems and databases. 

    • Review and challenge compliance metrics published by corporate-wide audience and prepare conclusions for review by ORM (Operational Risk Management) and senior management.

    • Review and verify compliance with Information Security related standards and process documentation (e.g. End User Computing and Macro Governance)

    • Supporting internal and external audit exercises.

    • Regulatory Knowledge:  Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), OCC Heightened Standards, FFIEC Guidelines, NYDFS, GDPR

  • General Skills & Abilities -

    • Strong operational risk management principles, methodologies and tools, governance principles and activity preferably in a financial services technology environment.

    • Ability to independently operate in a complex, matrixed environment; adept at delivering and maintaining productive working relationships across business, functions, geographies and lines of defense

    • Advanced technology or operational risk, process, and control validation and/or assessment skills.

    • Ability to handle conflict resolution with other groups to ensure appropriate accounting guidance is followed.

    • Ability to adjust to new developments/changing circumstances.

    • Ability to convey a sense of urgency and drive issues/projects to closure.

    • Ability to effectively interact with the market, executive management and vendors.

    • Ability to adapt and adjust to multiple demands and competing priorities.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.

    • Strong project management skills.

  • Preferred general technical Skills –

A general understanding, working or auditing knowledge for majority of areas listed is preferred:

Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, IBM AIX, IBM Mainframe/Midrange, VMWare ESXi, LAN/WAN/MAN Networking, Firewall Technologies, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDP/IPS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Cloud Computing, Web Proxies, SQL/Oracle/DB2 Database Technologies, Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS), Email Systems, End-User Computing, Web Servers

  • Preferred Certification –

    • CISSP (ISC2), CISM (ISACA), GIAC (SANS) CRM, CISA (ISACA), CRISC (ISACA), IT Risk Fundamentals (ISACA), Certified business Continuity Professional (CBCP, issued by the DRI), AWS or Azure Cloud Security Certification

Primary Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Other Locations: Texas-Dallas,Florida-Miami,Massachusetts-Boston

Organization: Santander Consumer USA Inc.

As a part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and clients, we have implemented COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. These requirements may include all or some combination of: disclosing your vaccination status, being fully vaccinated, regular testing, mask wearing and social distancing. As you go through our selection process, the requirements will be clearly disclosed to you.


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