Barclays Bank UK Jobs – Technology Risk and Compliance Specialist

Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Technology Risk, Assurance and Governance
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British multinational
banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a
universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as
well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations
in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of
31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the
seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The
Barclays Bank Technology Risk and Compliance Specialist is responsible for
ensuring that specific IT risk controls and solutions are applied and that they
comply with the Technology Key Risk policy and standards, and consequently
meets the businesses requirement and safeguards the Banks reputation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.  IT Risk Identification and Control
  • Support
    in conducting effective local risk assessments to assess all new IT
    systems or Processes, clearly identifying the risks and issues and the
    controls and measures required to mitigate those risks / issues.
  • Regularly
    review and identify new risks that may be introduced into the business by
    any proposed change to IT Systems or Processes
  • Assist
    in undertaking local 3rd Party Due Diligence for critical IT Vendors and
    Service Providers
  • Conduct
    IT Security Controls Snap checks (CSA) and monitor IT Security activities
    e.g. application & system controls, physical and logical access
    security controls, review of disaster recovery and back-up procedures,
    media storage
  • Report
    on the compliance levels and provide comprehensive MI reporting
  • Expeditiously
    follow-up on any IT Security weaknesses identified and put in place
    effective measures to safeguard the bank’s IT resources, information and
2. Key Risk Monitoring:
  • Assist
    in setting and measuring technology risk thresholds and the related key
  • Ensure
    roles & responsibilities are defined and agreed for metric collation
    and ownership
  • Ensure
    that Key Risk Indicators are monitored by Technology Senior Management,
    reasons for out of threshold indicators are defined and remediation is
    actively monitored.
  • Ensure
    alignment of KRI position and CSA results
3. Event Analysis:
  • Review
    major incidents (severity 1, 2 and 3), identify root cause assess impacted
    control objectives and ensure consistency with CSA
  • Work
    closely with the Group Key Risk Owner, Operational Risk management and the
    central Technology Risk team define the loss / risk appetite for the
  • Analyse
    TKR loss data and conclude on required actions to prevent exceeding loss
  • Ensure
    that loss events are correctly attributed to TKR where applicable.
4. Remediation Management:
  • Ensure
    action owners compile their own closures and define ongoing management
  • Ensure
    that defined action plans are agreed with the responsible assurance
    providers and trackers are defined detailing actions, sub actions,
    deliverables, evidence, control maturity and action owners.
  • Provide
    regular status update report to senior management commensurate with item
    status (at risk, on track, overdue)
5. Reporting:
  • Ensure
    that all high/medium risk projects in the area are identified and RAG
    status from a risk perspective is tracked
  • Ensure
    that ORIAs are completed, required actions taken and operational risks
    being migrated into production are defined, understood, accepted (RFNC)
    and remediation planned for all high/medium risk projects
  • Ensure
    that high probability and high impact items on top project risk logs have
    adequate remedial actions defined.
  • Be
    involved in project assurance reviews, as managed by the central project
    assurance team, where required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/
    Information Systems / Information Technology or a relevant degree.
  • Professional
    CISA/CRISK/CISM Certification
  • Degree
    level education in an analytical subject would be beneficial
  • At
    least two years’ experience and exposure to the Banking/ ICT Industry
  • Displaying
    a thorough understanding of technology strategic issues in the banking or
    financial services sector
  • Highly
    confident and motivated leader, with proven experience in motivating
    regional and global teams in a challenging, high pressure environment
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of ITIL processes and associated concepts will
    be an added advantage.
  • Strong
    customer liaison and relationship management skills
  • Possess
    excellent communication and presentation experience;
  • Ability
    to work under pressure, take clear ownership of issues and projects and
    drive to ensure a successful closure for the customer, peers and IT
  • Familiarity
    with ITIL-style management procedures and mainstream project management
    styles a distinct advantage;
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any
of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as
outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and
photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on
0417122453 or email:
Deadline:  15th
January, 2015

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