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AVP, Information Security Risk Assurance Lead Analyst - Stamford, CT #5939067

Company: Synchrony

Date: 01/12/2019

Category: Insurance

City: Stamford, CT

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Security Assurance Lead Analyst role will be responsible for conducting assessments and data analysis to identify potential threats and performing spot checks of outlier behavior to help reduce the risk of security policy and methodology violations. This role will also be responsible for tracking identified risks and monitoring remediation status to closure.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conduct evaluations of end-to-end security technologies and methodologies. Evaluate the operational effectiveness of security controls for compliance with Organization security standards

  • Partner with Security, IT, and business functions to identify solutions to remediate assessment findings which meet regulatory, compliance and business needs

  • Work with the responsible teams for risk ranking events and evaluating procedures that require attention and/or remediation.

  • Work with project and security teams to review applications for security risks

  • Implement tools and associated processes for identification, risk classification, and mitigation of poor information security practices in conjunction with the business

  • Implement and administer Security testing and tracking tools

  • Direct the preparation of and approve appropriate reports and communication status and results

  • Evaluate and communicate security risks and solutions to business partners and IT management/staff

  • Develop Synchrony Financial Security Assurance specific security standards and procedures

  • Develop metrics, reporting and tracking program to ensure processes working as designed and risks are being tracked

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering or related field, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in Information Security OR in lieu of the Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Security.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience conducting security risk assessments

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience working in a financial services regulated environment

  • Experience with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) certification process

  • Experience working with security technologies and tools

  • Knowledge of enterprise information security data protection laws/regulations, policies and risk assessment/management practices.

  • Creative problem solver with strong analytical skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills – Able to communicate appropriately to both technical and management audiences

  • Strong technical and business and strategic thinking skills

  • Strong team player

  • Industry-recognized security certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, or CCIE - Security

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the selection process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • Effective 1-1-18, new hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 70,000.00 - 150,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 11

Job Family Group:

Information Technology

With roots in consumer finance that trace back to 1932, Synchrony Financial is a leader in consumer credit and promotional financing, providing a range of products for a diverse group of national and regional retailers; including Main Street mainstays, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers. We are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables and we provide co-branded dual card credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. Who do we serve? Hundreds of thousands of customers across the U.S. and Canada spanning the electronics and appliances, home furnishings, automotive, power products and sports, jewelry and luxury, retail and healthcare industries.

Our purpose is clear: we are committed to pioneering the future of financing, improving the success of every business we serve and the quality of each life we touch. This is fitting because when you join Synchrony Financial, you’re joining an organization that recognizes that our people are our greatest asset —every single one of them. That’s why we are deeply committed to investing in the growth of each member of our team. And with 80 years of experience, we know how to develop talent. At Synchrony Financial, we work hard to offer competitive rewards, compensation and benefits. When you join us, you become part of a stimulating work environment with vast opportunities to sharpen your skills and embrace new leadership challenges.

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