CIT Group Inc.

  • VP, Technology & Operations Risk Manager

    Location US-NJ-Livingston | US-NY-New York
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    # Positions
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    Information Technology - IT Business Management
  • Overview

    Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a leading national bank empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. We believe in helping customers turn their ideas into outcomes. Whether those customers are building a business or building their savings, CIT has the experience and agility to empower them to achieve their goals. At CIT, how we do business is just as important as what we do. Our social responsibility programs focus on driving financial and personal empowerment, supporting the environment and advancing wellness. CIT contributes to communities where we live, work and do business through charitable donations, community investments and employee volunteerism.


    Founded in 1908, CIT is a financial holding company with more than $65 billion in assets. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, NA, has more than$30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services principally to middle market companies across a wide variety of industries primarily in North America and equipment financing and leasing solutions to the transportation sector. It also offers products and services to consumers through its internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank a division of CIT Bank, N.A.
    The Technology and Operations Operational risk team is the first line of defense for the technology and operations group at CIT. This role requires an understanding of technology risks associated with but not limited to:
    Technology platforms such as Mainframe, Unix and Windows.
    Infrastructure areas such as Middleware, Storage, Data Centers
    The Manager will support the technology management lead in key risk and control activities such as identifying, understanding and managing technology control risk through control education, review of metrics and facilitation of risk and control self- assessments.
    Previous technology experience including testing methodologies / approaches is required.
    Risk managers will need to be fluid communicators as they will need to address personnel at all levels of hierarchical importance. They will need to adapt their way of speaking to suit the different skill sets that each department brings so as to ensure that risk policies are implemented effectively and with complete understanding by the staff.


    Support the infrastructure technology management lead in key risk and control activities such as identifying, understanding and managing technology control risk through control education, review of metrics and facilitation of risk and control self- assessments including assessments of cloud technology.
    Work with the leadership team to identify potential control gaps and remediation plans.
    Co-coordinating and obtaining business sign off to risk and control self-assessments.
    Develop and implement an effective control framework.
    Act as central point of contact between the business and key stakeholders including regulators, internal audit, compliance, third party management and operational risk.
    Participate in corporate risk assessments including SOX, CCAR, Operational Risk control self-assessments, vendor risk assessments, compliance risk assessments, monitor results and track any issues that are opened to ensure they close on the agreed closure dates.
    Provide and co-ordinate input to key corporate and regulatory initiatives.
    Develop actionable risk management dashboards for business management. The dashboards will include key risk indicators, leverage existing and develop new reporting as required.
    Participate in select risk committees/ working groups.
    Lead adhoc risk remediation and control enhancement projects.
    Strong experience of MS tools such as excel and share-point site.
    10+ years’ experience in financial services, with experience in T&O.
    Familiarity with risk frameworks such as FFIEC, NIST, COBIT
    Understanding of regulations that apply to the business such as FRB, OCC, CFBP regulations and examination guidance.
    Proven leadership skills.
    Strong communicator across all levels of the organization.
    Self-starter who has the ability to work independently. Or on teams and cross functionally




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