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The Technology Risk and Compliance (TRAC) Technology Control Testing (TCT) Team is responsible for providing ongoing testing of Schwab Cybersecurity controls. Reporting to the Senior Manager of the TRAC Technology Control Testing (TCT) Team, the successful Senior Staff – Automation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development of the automation program for controls testing. This individual will operate within a team of IT security practitioners including control owners in the identification of opportunities for control automation and implementation of those solutions to improve compliance.
What you’ll do:
Identify, Assess, and Recommend Tools and Techniques to automate information systems controls in consultation with process and control owners.
Implement automation controls testing, and develop compliance monitoring dashboard for internal controls to support all Line of Defense and external regulatory requirements (e.g., FRB, OCC, FINRA, etc.).
Test internal controls through automation, identify gaps, reduce risk, advance audit readiness objectives, and promote adherence to Schwab policies, standards, as well as industry standard common control frameworks.
Analyze controls for adequacy of design and perform and/or support testing of those controls.
Provide training to control owner to ensure automated controls testing are effectively performed.
Provide risk and control management consulting services and subject matter expertise as a participant on Schwab improvement initiatives or in response to ad hoc requests.
Assist management with the development and documentation of achievable and sustainable action plans to remediate identified control weaknesses.
Assist with the development and dissemination of metrics reporting for senior leadership providing status updates and testing results.
What you have:
Familiarity with IT control and security frameworks (COBIT, COSO, NIST) and associated key risks.
Experience with Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, such as OpenPages or Archer.
Experience with compliance automation techniques (workflow, exception reports, etc.).
Ability to understand risk and the design and operation of appropriate controls.
Ability to clearly document test objectives and design efficient tests of controls.
Ability to problem solve and perform root cause analysis.
Strong communication and presentation skills; to be able to inform and persuade both verbally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of computer-assisted audit tools (CAAT), such as IDEA or ACL will be a Plus.
Experience using Qualys Compliance Module or other security compliance tools will be a Plus.
Experience of having designed & built RPA solutions using in house or known technologies such as UIPath, Blueprism, Automation Anywhere or Workfusion will be a Plus.
Scripting knowledge (VB .NET, Python) is a Plus.
Working knowledge of financial institutions and the associated regulatory environment is a Plus.
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree, or certifications preferred (CISA, CISM, CISSP, etc.).
Occasional travel out of state for training or specific projects may be required (less than 10%).
You demonstrate these behaviors:
Curious: Constantly learns more about our clients, competitors, industry and the broader market to drive insights and decision
Innovative: Defines a compelling vision of the future, and develops breakthrough ideas, whether big or small, that support that vision
Overcomes Barriers: Takes responsibility for addressing obstacles that hinder our people and our business
Challenger: Takes risks when the opportunity warrants it and the potential downside is understood; is no disheartened by failure but uses it as an opportunity to learn
Emotionally Mature: Demonstrates strong self-awareness and ability to adjust to the emotion & drive of others; embraces others’ perspectives and recognizes limits of own point of view
What you’ll get:
Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life
Learn more about Life@Schwab.
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