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IT Risk Analyst

  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 20-03973
  • Date: September 29, 2020
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Job Description - IT Risk Analyst

IT Risk Analyst

IT Risk Analyst will be responsible for execution of various Risk Assessments, reporting the results and tracking of open issues in accordance with the defined procedures

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure assessments, project and task deliverable dates are met
  • Conduct Information Security, Information Technology, Cyber Security, application risk, Disaster Recovery Planning, Risk Control Self-Assessment, Onsite (i.e. data center) assessment and other IT risk assessments
  • Perform assessments of an IT Risk Acceptance request to identify risks and mitigating controls as well as follow-up on necessary approvals
  • Document observations for existing IT control processes and identified issues in assessment questionnaire during disaster recovery planning exercises
  • Prepare monthly KRI reports using Excel
  • Discuss findings with stakeholders and follow up on agreed upon action plans and target completion dates
  • Have the ability to determine if proposed technology solutions have cross-functional impact or risks to other units and to identify areas of efficiency
  • Provide appropriate information share and updates with senior management and other key stakeholders
  • Performing various IT Risk assessments and risk associated projects (i.e. identify framework workflow process; perform gap analysis, etc.) defined by the manager
  • Provide root cause analysis, along with conclusion on production issues


  • Bachelor's Degree, Experience in managing the completion of assessments is essential. PMP not required but preferred
  • Self-starter is a MUST, able to work with limited instructions. Be able to work with agility due to change in directions without impacting to the delivery date
  • Minimum of 5 years hands on experience in performing IT assessments, required
  • Strong business, analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Solid understanding of project life cycle AND risk management concepts and processes.
  • Strong IT Risk management skills
  • Minimum of 5 years track record of delivery of major risk and finance initiatives at large and complex financial institutions, preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years in financial services industry experience preferred but not required
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills including experience liaising with internal clients who are performing services
  • Superior communication skills: both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff
  • Tolerance and understanding of multiple cultures
  • Working knowledge of Archer and SeviceNow
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Working knowledge of Outlook
  • Able to think 'out of the box'
  • Completes administrative tasks on a timely basis


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