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Associate Director, Technology Risk Management

Macquarie Group

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Exciting opportunity to join our Risk Management Group, Operational Risk and Governance division. This is a fantastic role to apply your stakeholder relationship, persuasiveness, and risk management skills and experience. 

This role is within Risk Management Group, Operational Risk and Governance, an independent and centralised function, responsible for assessing and managing material risks across Macquarie, as well as designing and overseeing the implementation of the risk management framework with a technology focus. You will also be required to provide insight on Technology Risk to the Board.

You will work with both technology and business stakeholders to gain an understanding of the end-to-end risk profiles, key processes, and where appropriate act as a catalyst for change. You will review and challenge technology risk assessments, issues, incidents, reporting, and assurance activities completed by the business or line 1 technology risk team.

You are required to conduct an independent review over targeted technology risk areas as well as applying analytics to operational risk data to identify risks and trends to improve technology risk management.

You will provide insights and advice to businesses on the best practice for design, measurement, analysis, evaluation and reporting of technology operational risk and where appropriate you will respond to requests from various stakeholders including regulators, auditors and Macquarie senior management.

What we are looking for:

  • Extensive experience in Operational Risk, Internal and/or External Audit gained within an international financial institution and/or professional services firm

  • Exceptional problem-solving, persuasive skills and an ability to grasp abstract concepts and complex technology situations to challenge the status quo and further develop and build on our Operational Risk Management Framework

  • Strong technology skills with deep experience in Cloud, Cyber, Infrastructure and IT applications

  • Excellent communication skill, both verbal and written, with the ability to initiate and lead conversations with technology and business leaders and risk colleagues regarding anticipated and emerging issues

  • Tertiary degree in Technology or a related area as well as professional qualifications (CISSP, CSSP, CISM) or relevant postgraduate degrees will be advantageous

  • Experience or a good knowledge of the regulatory requirements and landscape in which Macquarie operates will be important to help you succeed within the role.

You will join an experienced team, working independently and collaboratively within a global matrixed organisation to deliver results whilst showing the tenacity, agility and a proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment. 

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you, please apply via the link below.

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team. 

We recognise that flexibility comes in a variety of forms. Talk to us about what flexibility you need.

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A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: RMG-962261
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Senior, Technology, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Hannah Pain
Opening Date: 04/1/2022