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Head of Audit Infrastructure, Managing Director

State Street

State Street

Other Engineering, Operations
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Head of Infrastructure Audit, Managing Director to complement our Cyber and Horizontal IT audit functions. To succeed in this role, you need to have a deep understanding of infrastructure technologies and processes, controls, industry standards and related risks for a complex and global technology operations and should have a strong knowledge of industry frameworks including NIST and Defense in Depth concepts. You will be responsible for working closely with peers for cyber, security, and application audits while overseeing and developing a diverse global team. Collaboration with the banks' infrastructure leadership is essential. In this role you will join a growing team that is focused on building leading practices, and you will report directly to Global Head of Technology Audit. You will be based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best. Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Head of Infrastructure Audit, Managing Director you will

  • Oversee and lead infrastructure process audits including development of the annual audit plan.
  • Collaborate closely with peers for cyber, security, and application and business audits to define, develop and execute a risk-based dynamic annual plan for coverage of infrastructure IT risks that is appropriate for the size and complexity of the organization, align and collaborate with teams and peers on coverage strategies.
  • Advise the Global Head of Technology Audit and General Auditor on infrastructure and related technology risks.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the organization, including the banks' Chief Technology Officer and infrastructure leadership team.
  • Lead and develop a diverse global team of auditors to provide expert advice on infrastructure risks and threats.
  • Build and maintain a global team with required expertise and skills to effectively assess the bank’s infrastructure IT risk and control environment in line with Corporate Audit’s methodology, professional standards, industry practices and regulatory expectations.
  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations effectively to the banks' IT leadership team.
  • Monitor and track progress on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Provide thought leadership on emerging risks and threats.
  • Have a deep understanding of infrastructure risk management, including qualitative and quantitative assessments.
  • Develop working relationship with key regulators and communicate audit strategy and results effectively.
  • Participate as a non-voting member of various steering committees, management working groups, promoting balanced discussions, and encouraging challenge and debate.

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Role model behavior in cross-cultural awareness and ability to connect with colleagues globally in establishing and maintaining a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Strong leadership, with confidence to gain trust and credibility, and an ability to develop a high performing team by promoting collaboration and innovation at all levels and across teams.
  • Experience in leading global and remote team members, building team spirit and focus on development and career growth of infrastructure audit team members.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders, including executives, senior management and team members to drive progress.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership ability across all levels coupled with effective problem solving, conceptual thinking, quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and technical writing skills.
  • Ability to manage complexity, to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and work independently in non-routine situations and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in English - written and spoken.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in infrastructure, information security, data center operations or technology risk management, emerging technoligies with at least 10 years of leadership experience in audit or assurance roles.
  • Successful experience working in the banking or financial services industry or other regulated industries, with a strong understanding of the global regulatory environment.
  • Strong focus on identifying and driving transformation through audit automation and data analytics.
  • Regulatory expertise, with a strong understanding of compliance requirements for the US, EMEA and APAC banking industry and direct exposure to key regulators.
  • Strong knowledge of various infrastructure and Cloud technologies and tools and the ability to assess associated risks.
  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, or CISM are highly preferred.

Additional requirements

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers

Salary Range:

$170,000 - $267,500 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.