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Independent Technology Risk Manager at PNC in Pittsburgh, PA

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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a(n) Independent Technology Risk Manager within PNC's Independent Technology Risk organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA.

As a MIS Risk Officer / Team Lead, you will be part of the Independent Technology Risk Management team, working with Technology, Risk, and Lines of Business (LOB) leads to ensure that control objectives are achieved. The Sr. Risk Officer will leverage subject matter expertise and project execution skills to provide consistent delivery of service across LOBs. You will be responsible for the education, implementation, and consultation of technology risk management practices with key stakeholders across the enterprise.

The primary focus is on risk assessments, metrics reporting, and proactive improvement of process and workflows for the larger group. Responsibilities are both tactical and strategic in nature. The ideal candidate has well-established capabilities in information security strategy development, implementation, and operations and risk management. The candidate should also have the ability to act as a team lead to staff on routine to moderately complex issues. Your responsibilities include independently assessing, validating and challenging risk activities relating to:

*Conducting and analyzing IT and Information Security risk scenarios
*Reviewing LOB risk reporting and metrics
*Performing analysis to assess the validity of a technical solution
*Drafting and issuing reports that summarize Technology risk issues
*Assisting/Supporting stakeholders in day-to-day strategic/tactical activities related to risk program development and optimization

Our ideal candidate will have a strong technology, risk management, and team leadership experience including 10+ years of relevant industry experience. An IT Audit background and/or a consulting background are a plus.

Job Profile

  • Manages a team or multiple teams that implements the Independent Technology Risk Management (ITRM) program and corresponding communication strategies. Leverages subject matter expertise in technology environments (infrastructure, network, MIS, & cyber), technology governance and control frameworks, and risk analytics to ensure that the ITRM program provides governance and independent challenge of first line ability to identify, assess, and mitigate technology and cybersecurity risk. Ensures that engagements with Technology & Operations and the Lines of Business monitor and communicate risk issues to the appropriate level of management.
  • Ensures the ITRM program is maintained and executed to support the businesses in managing their risks while meeting regulatory expectations and managing risks within the organizations risk appetite.
  • Oversees the timely and proper execution of the ITRM program within and across the lines of business. This includes leveraging experience with cybersecurity, threat intelligences, and risk analytics for consultation to execute the program components.
  • Provides technology risk and risk analytics expertise while working with the businesses and other risk partners (e.g., Compliance, Cyber Security, Technology and Operations Risk, etc.) to proactively identify technology risk exposures across PNC.
  • Leverages subject matter expertise in and technology governance and control frameworks to review and report on the business self-assessment results (including new initiatives, business as usual activities, and risk management program) to higher level management.

Core Competencies

Manages Risk - Extensive Experience

  • Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework.

Customer Focus - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.

Job Specific Competencies

Planning and Organizing - Extensive Experience

  • Mobilizes both time and resources to get things done.

Internal Controls - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to create, implement, evaluate and enhance processes in internal controls.

Industry Knowledge - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.


  • Knowledge of and the ability to manage the processes, tools, techniques and practices for assuring adherence to standards associated with accessing, altering and protecting organizational data.

IT ENVIRONMENT - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of an organization's IT purposes, activities and standards; ability to create an effective IT environment for business operations.

Decision Making and Critical Thinking - Extensive Experience

  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.

Organizational Savvy and Politics - Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of organizational politics and political tactics; ability to effectively navigate formal and informal communication and decision-making channels.

Required Education and Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry experience is typically 8+ years. At least 5 years of prior management experience is typically required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.
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