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Security Risk Specialist

G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

The role

Joining G-Research as a Security Risk Specialist, you will be an integral member of the team responsible for developing and embedding the Security Risk Management framework throughout the organisation. Security Risk Management forms part of our Enterprise Risk Management function.

Reporting to the Security Risk Lead, this role will be responsible for:

  • Providing subject matter expertise within the area of information security risk

  • Assisting in the establishment and formalisation of the security risk management framework, including all associated processes and documentation

  • Ensuring effective communication and awareness activities are delivered to business stakeholders in support of the established framework

  • Providing ongoing oversight and delivery of the established framework, including leading regular risk and control assessments and supporting the first line of defence with identified mitigation deliveries

  • Providing, where appropriate, clear security risk guidance on the organisation’s security mandate

  • Independently assessing key system change or overarching business change against the established security risk profile

  • Building and maintaining a broad understanding of the organisation’s technologies, processes, information flows, people, along with their security threats and vulnerabilities, in order to mature the established security risk profile

  • Proactively engaging the first line of defence in risk governance forums to challenge and advance the maturity of security risk across the organisation

  • Building a good working relationship with risk and control owners across the organisation, ensuring they are clear on their responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Assisting with the application upgrade of the current GRC tool to ensure that defined processes, key risks and assessments are accurately reflected in the new system

  • Ensuring that the quality of data held within the GRC tool is maintained to a high standard to reflect the risk profile accurately and enable well-informed decision-making across the organisation

  • Providing training for key stakeholders within the first line of defence, ensuring they are well-versed in the use of the GRC tool

  • Issuing security risk profile reporting independently to the Board

Who are we looking for?

The Security Risk Management team are looking for an experienced candidate with a balanced knowledge of security and risk. This role focuses on maturing the security risk management agenda and engaging in a clear three lines of defence model.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years of experience in a security risk management role in a FinTech, hedge fund or technology company

  • Knowledge and proficiency in information security frameworks such as ISO 27000 or NIST

  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies for calculating security risk

  • The drive and ability to think out of the box and identify suitable approaches without being constrained by standard ways of working

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to report and present across the organisational layers

  • Enthusiasm and drive for learning and developing new skills and knowledge

  • Clear and detailed knowledge of working with the three lines of defence operating model

  • 2:1 degree or above from university

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus

  • Informal dress code and work/life balance

  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance

  • 25 days holiday

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Monthly company events

  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines

G-Research is committed to cultivating and preserving an inclusive work environment. We are an ideas-driven business and we place great value on diversity of experience and opinions.

We want to ensure that applicants receive a recruitment experience that enables them to perform at their best. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know in the relevant section.


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