Technology Controls Testing Lead

Description

As a significant global financial organisation, we’re fundamental to the way the world works and technology is crucial to our effectiveness. For us, technology is more than an investment, it’s a way of life and permeates everything we do. That’s why we can offer all the stretch and excitement you are looking for in your tech career.

Job Title: Technology Controls Testing Lead

Location: Pune

Introduction:

  • Provide assurance to Technology Leadership regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the Technology control environment in mitigating relevant risks through a defined and agreed programme of testing activity for Barclays.
  • Govern the end to end delivery of SOx Controls testing to understand and report on control effectiveness for Barclays.
  • Review action plans to remediate control gaps and assess whether the risk has been fully mitigated and whether the implemented controls are sustainable for Barclays.
  • Review work papers, testing reports, check and challenge testing teams on scope, test methodology in line with Barclays testing methodology.
  • Have knowledge of Data Analytics (DA) and leverage DA in reviews to provide better assurance
  • Provide guidance to ensure compliance with Barclays Group and Technology Policies, Standards, frameworks and procedures across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services.
  • Report the results of testing activities to Senior Stakeholders across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services.
  • Meet the needs of key internal and external risk processes, reporting schedules, stakeholders and regulatory authorities in delivering assurance activities.

What will you be doing?

  • Own and deliver annual review plan for the assigned portfolio with the deep understanding of assessment frameworks and the controls
  • Manage and guide the team though the lifecycle of the reviews in the portfolio
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of control testing by performing quality checks
  • Liaise with stakeholders across the three Lines of Defence to ensure efforts are aligned and complementary
  • Identify and leverage appropriate data sources and analytical techniques to deliver testing using dta analytics
  • Extend the support towards implementation of the Technology CCO strategy to drive global consistency and improvements in risk awareness and risk management capability by developing a close and trusted relationship with key stakeholders, wherever required.
  • Maintain an independent perspective, challenging as required and setting out quantified control options and risk decision recommendations.

What we’re looking for:

  • Hands on Managerial experience into IS Audits and/or IT Audits (ITACs & ITGCs) and/or GRC (Governance, Risk & Controls)
  • Analytical approach and proven ability to manage issues through to resolution
  • Strong team management, project management, analytical and organisation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across a global team
  • Ability to successfully multitask and complete assignments with varying lead times
  • Ability to manage a team and driving the delivery to successful closure
  • Hands on experience on control testing (ITACs & ITGCs) execution and delivery of control testing reviews
  • Extensive knowledge of technology risk and control including relevant tools and techniques
  • Depth of knowledge of key areas in technology risk, including operations, change, security, resilience at both application and infrastructure layers etc.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields IT audit, IT Risk and Control, IT security
  • Understanding of the Banks goals, direction and strategy and how risk in Technology has an impact on the wider organisation

Skills that will help you in the Role :

This role requires extensive knowledge and working experience in Technology, Information, and Security domain.

  • Relevant professional certification (CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CISM) or equivalent (optional)
  • Knowledge or IS/IT Risks & Controls and respective Standards / Frameworks (e.g. OCTAVE, COBIT, ITIL)
  • Practical experience in Build-The-Bank or Run-The-Bank environments
  • Practical experience in Technology Infrastructure or Technology Operations or Development environment roles
  • Understanding of Financial Services Industry and its businesses landscape

Where will you be working?

Pune

Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.

Our Values 

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Languages and
Technologies

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. Our size, scale and significance mean we’re fundamental to the way the world works, and technology is crucial to our effectiveness.

Size, stability, agility, ambition and impact. Find it all and more at Barclays Technology.

"Barclays’ strong values of Service and Excellence are very much evident in the work we do. Our exciting tech solutions have improved customer and colleague experiences, and added huge value to the bank."

Ramya

Delivery Manager and Business Analyst – Pune, India

"I find that the work/life balance in my current role allows me to be more productive and flexible, to ensure my personal and professional ‘lives’ have the attention they need."

Patrick

Head of Client Management Application Support – Whippany, New Jersey

"Barclays technology has a crucial role to play and I have relished the opportunity to be involved in game-changing tech programmes."

Amy

Business Banking and BFA Chief Information Officer – Radbroke, Knutsford

"The great thing about Barclays is that I get to work on great technological pieces, while seeing the effect they have on this important business."

Martin

Electronic Trading Technology – Prague, Czech Republic

"Barclays’ strong values of Service and Excellence are very much evident in the work we do. Our exciting tech solutions have improved customer and colleague experiences, and added huge value to the bank."

Ramya

Delivery Manager and Business Analyst – Pune, India

"I find that the work/life balance in my current role allows me to be more productive and flexible, to ensure my personal and professional ‘lives’ have the attention they need."

Patrick

Head of Client Management Application Support – Whippany, New Jersey

"Barclays technology has a crucial role to play and I have relished the opportunity to be involved in game-changing tech programmes."

Amy

Business Banking and BFA Chief Information Officer – Radbroke, Knutsford

"The great thing about Barclays is that I get to work on great technological pieces, while seeing the effect they have on this important business."

Martin

Electronic Trading Technology – Prague, Czech Republic

"Barclays’ strong values of Service and Excellence are very much evident in the work we do. Our exciting tech solutions have improved customer and colleague experiences, and added huge value to the bank."

Ramya

Delivery Manager and Business Analyst – Pune, India

 
 

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