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NATIONAL SEARCH - Sr. Risk Officer - Oversight of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Security

Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Services
051091 Requisition #


Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.



Are you passionate about Information Technology and Cybersecurity? Do you enjoy collaborating with others to enable powerful risk management programs? If you are interested in making a difference for a large, well-established company, this might be the right job for you. The Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Oversight team, a part of the second line of defense within Enterprise Risk Management is hiring a Sr. Risk Officer reporting to the Director of Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Oversight. This team is focused on providing independent oversight of technology and cybersecurity functions and their associated risks. While this role will have a strong focus on Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing, other efforts in support of the general Technology and Cybersecurity domains is expected and required. This position is open to working remote.  


Responsibilities include assessing and monitoring the quality of technology and cybersecurity risk management activities, advising on critical risk matters, leading various risk-based initiatives and ensuring alignment with the Bank’s risk appetite. The successful candidate will help to drive a risk-focused, disciplined and balanced approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management, internal controls, and governance processes in a complex technology environment. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has a strong technology background with deep experience in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing and a sound understanding of cybersecurity and risk management concepts.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter who will:

  • Perform oversight of the Technology and Cybersecurity space with an emphasis around enterprise architecture and cloud computing while working towards identifying gaps in program areas, documentation, controls and processes
  • Advise senior management on identified gaps and proposed remediation efforts
  • Serve as a risk advisor on critical projects and initiatives, primarily around enterprise architecture, cloud computing, as well as other areas related to technology and cybersecurity risks as needed or required
  • Perform reoccurring risk assessments and deliver periodic risk reports for senior management
  • Participate in first line of defense councils, committees, methodology/standards discussions, change management or other meetings that could involve key risk decisions
  • Perform control oversight, which includes providing guidance in the development of technical and process-based controls and evaluating controls to ensure risks are properly mitigated and are operating effectively
  • Provide support and guidance in the development and implementation of key risk indicators (KRI’s), key performance indicators (KPI’s) and service level agreements
  • Evaluate alignment with organizational risk programs and tolerances
  • Review and validate technical processes to ensure they are adequately designed
  • Perform targeted reviews to ensure risks are appropriately identified and mitigated

Job Qualifications:

A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of experience in IT audit, risk management, technology or security function with a minimum of 4 years experience leading/managing, implementing and/or providing oversight for Enterprise Architecture functions or Cloud Security
  • Certification in Enterprise Architecture or Cloud Security such as: The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) or Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) or a combination of other related certifications. Relevant or related experience can also be beneficial.
  • Working practical knowledge of information technology and cybersecurity industry frameworks (NIST, ITIL, COBIT, etc.)
  • Hands on technical background managing/heading up projects or implementing programs in one or more of the following: architecture, engineering, software development and/or cloud deployments
  • While this role is an individual contributor, strong leadership skills, relationship management, strategic thinking, decision making, managing conflict and crucial conversations is critical

Nice to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information management, security or other technical field(s)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Agile or other industry standard certifications focused on technology or cybersecurity
  • Experience with technology management, technology governance, risk management, internal audit with an understanding of risk management principles and practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $65 billion. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company is a national leader in Small Business Administration lending and public finance advisory services. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices.

Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


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