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Cyber Engineer - ISO Assurance

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Apply Job ID R176672 Location: Nottingham
Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Cyber Engineer - ISO Assurance

About this role

Capital One is one of the fastest growing organisations in the world today. The growth of the business is being accelerated by leveraging innovative and emerging technologies. We are serious about technology, we dream big, and we execute: Capital One is in the process of migrating its entire enterprise technology stacks  to the public cloud fully exiting our data centres.Just as we prioritise driving innovation through technology, we equally prioritize cybersecurity and managing technology risk. Cybersecurity Risk professionals at Capital One are trusted expert advisers who shape decisions, challenge activities to ensure they meet our standards, and generally oversee technology, cybersecurity, and information security risk across the business and the central technology organisation.

Cybersecurity is a strategic priority at Capital One, with heavy engagement from the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, and the executive committee. By joining our Cyber team, you will become part of the body that provides Capital One with the trusted, independent voice it needs to ensure our company’s cybersecurity risks are appropriately managed. The position affords opportunities for substantial growth. The demands and high-visibility nature of this position require an expert with a proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and who can begin contributing immediately.

Although having a technical background is an advantage, it is worth pointing out that this role does not require you to be technically hands-on on a daily basis.

What you’ll do

  • Ensure consistency  and develop data-driven assurance  practices that will facilitate deeper technical risk reviews  in order support strategic decision-making for Cyber and Technology leadership.

  • Evaluate and standardise various risk sloping and scoring methods for a variety of tech/cyber domains and activities such as Vulnerability Management, Data Security, and Network Security across the enterprise.

  • Standardise the review of mitigating factors and controls in support of risk management  activities so that technology and business teams can prioritise risk reduction activities in order to allow teams to focus on the areas of the greatest impact. 

  • Work cross-functionally with Advisory, Assessment, and Risk Operations functions within the Information Security Office to measure cybersecurity and technology risk. 

  • Work with the Information Security Office leadership team on senior leader initiatives.

  • Be a source of knowledge around Capital One’s Information Security offerings, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders across multiple organisations to achieve strategic objectives.

What we’re looking for (not all however some would be great!)

  • Clear demonstrable experience working in cybersecurity or information technology.

  • Strong familiarity with performing security risk assessments and security architecture review.

  • Proven experience providing guidance and oversight of Security concepts.

  • Professional understanding of architecture, software design, networking, and cloud infrastructure.

  • Hands-on involvement in deploying or leveraging NIST Cyber Security Framework best practices.

  • Experience in securing a public cloud and/or building  building software utilizing public cloud (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure).

  • Familiarity with Cloud patch management practices such as system rehydration and image  management.

  • Commercial level familiarity with Software Security Architecture, Application Security, Threat Modeling, and/or Penetration Testing and/or Vulnerability Management.

  • Experience with integrating SaaS products into an Enterprise Environment.

  • Passion and expertise in cybersecurity, with an ability to be confident, respectful, and articulate when registering dissenting or unpopular opinions.

  • Ability to manage and synthesize information into meaningful messages for both upstream (e.g., executive management) and downstream (e.g., Line of Business stakeholder) audiences.

  • Experience working in a fast paced regulated environment.

  • Professional certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions. Architect and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Where and how you'll work

This is a permanent position and can be based in our Nottingham office.  

Our hybrid working model offers you the flexibility to work from our offices and from home, when you need to.

We're big on collaboration and connection, and so generally encourage our associates to use our offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The number of days you spend in the office will usually be led by the type of work you’re doing, and the hybrid working patterns of the people you partner most closely with.

Many of our associates have flexible working arrangements, and we're open to talking about an arrangement that works for you.

What’s in it for you

  • Bring us all this - and you’ll be well rewarded with a role contributing to the roadmap of an organisation committed to transformation

  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

  • Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

  • Open-plan workspaces and accessible facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café

What you should know about how we recruit

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages.

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies

  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates

  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all

  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech

  • EmpowHER - network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Who We Are

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.


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