Governance & Policy Technology Risk Director

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The role:
The Director of Governance & Policy Technology Risk Director will be responsible for developing the Technology Risk Appetite, Technology Key Indicators, Governance & Assessment Framework (including the policies, standards, and management of program requirements) and review and challenge of all 1LOD technology program, policies, and standards. The role will work cross functionality with other second and first line of defense areas leading the annual review and refresh of risk appetite statements and supporting technology metrics in alignment with the company's strategic objectives, identifying and monitoring a robust set of management level key indicators are in place to monitor risk at a more granular level.
What you'll do:

  • Developing and maintaining SoFi's Technology Risk Appetite, Key Indicator Program, Technology Governance, and Technology Committee Reporting including policy, standards, procedures, and training to support the program;
  • Leading the annual technology risk review, in partnership with other Independent Risk Management areas and the business, to assess the technology strategy, objectives and key risks to develop risk appetite statements and supporting metrics and tolerances;
  • Monitoring technology RAS level metrics as well as select management level KRI/KPIs that may indicate negative and/or material risk trends;
  • Managing the timely reporting of technology RAS metrics, assessing against set thresholds and ensuring breach protocols and mitigation actions are documented and reported as per program requirements;
  • Analyzing new activity and emerging technology risks, in partnership with Independent Risk Management, to ensure technology risk taking activities are credibility challenged and in line with the company's strategic business goals and within risk appetite;
  • Ensure the overall program integrates with other governance programs and adheres to industry best practices and regulatory expectations.;
  • Develop requirements and support the assessment, selection and implementation of the technology platform to serve as the system of record for the program;
  • Collaborate with other Independent Risk areas, Risk Reporting and Subject Matter Experts, to establish risk analytics to assess enterprise level concentrations across various risk spectrums, and to address regulatory and risk management requirements;


What you'll need:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience developing/managing Risk Appetite Framework and supporting processes
  • Experience identifying, assessing, and monitoring relevant risks and impact to overall risk profile
  • Strong analytical background with hands-on experience of financial /risk model development and/or validation
  • Bachelor's degree preferred in a quantitative discipline (e.g., Economics, Math, Physics, Statistics)
  • Broad understanding of different risk stripes, including but not limited to technology, operational, and concentration.
  • Knowledge of the fintech environment across unique products and services (secured and unsecured credit, deposit, investment, payments, banking as a service) with both domestic and international operating structure.
  • Proven success in team environment with effective leadership and strong influence/negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, and ability to interact clearly and concisely at all levels of the organization with appropriately tailored messaging
  • Strong knowledge of regulations governing the financial industry
  • Ability to work across all risk categories and business lines to deliver results.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to see the "big picture" and linkages between risk programs and data.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in owning deliverables.
  • Proven ability to adjust quickly to shifting priorities, multiple demands, ambiguity and rapid change.


Nice to have:

  • Experience leading operational/technology risk department
  • Experience establishing risk frameworks and policy governance
  • Experience running governance committees
  • Experience managing a GRC system
  • Experience working in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides


Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate's experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.
The Company hires the best qualified candidate for the job, without regard to protected characteristics.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
New York applicants: Notice of Employee Rights
SoFi is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, SoFi offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected].
Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.
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We’re committed to fostering an environment where employees understand how they’re doing, where they’re going, and how to get there—with compensation programs designed to attract, retain, and reward talented people who believe in our mission.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Launching in February 2022 we will offer employees up to 16 hours a year to volunteer for causes they are most passionate about in order to support the communities in which we live and work.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
SoFi offers flexible schedules for all employees, including a hybrid in-office/work-from-home environment. We also have SoFridays where we encourage employees to sign off early when they can.
Remote work program
Employees are encouraged to work with their manager to determine the best future work environment - full-time remote, hybrid, or full-time in office.
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
We have set an ambitious goal of increasing URG representation in management to 50% by 2023. As of 10/1/2021, 37.5% of our managers identify as an underrepresented group.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Required for all employees as part of our DE&I programs to educate our workforce, enable them with the tools to eliminate unconscious bias, and to ensure fairness & clarity in hiring and retention.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
SoFi proudly sponsors eight employee resource groups, called Circles. These groups build high-trust relationships and foster a sense of belonging for the diverse communities represented at SoFi.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We anchor our interview process to identified success competencies associated with each role vs informal interviewing.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
SoFi's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) lets employees pay for dependent care and eligible out-of-pocket healthcare expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,750 annually.
Disability insurance
SoFi's disability insurance benefit is 60% of an employee's base salary up to a maximum of $5,000/month for short term disability, and $10,000/month for long term disability.
Dental insurance
SoFi's Delta Dental plan provides employees the flexibility to choose any dentist in‐network or out‐of‐network and still receive benefits.
Vision insurance
SoFi's vision plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams through VSP choice doctors, plus offers additional discounts for frames and laser vision repair.
Health insurance
SoFi employees receive comprehensive health, vision, dental, life insurance, and disability benefits—as well as flexible time off, fitness, fertility, and family planning options.
Life insurance
SoFi pays for 1 times employees annual salary for Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, and employees have the option to purchase additional life insurance.
Pet insurance
Employees have the choice of 2 plans with 50%, or 70% reimbursement on vet bills including accidents, illnesses and hereditary conditions up to $7,500 annually.
Wellness programs
SoFi offers a variety of benefits to support employees and their families in attaining and maintaining good health — both physically and mentally. Incl: health club discounts, therapy, and more.
Mental health benefits
SoFi partners with Modern Health, which provides support to help people reduce stress, feel more engaged, and be happier. Employees and dependents can receive up to 6 therapy sessions + other support.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
SoFi's 401(k) retirement plan helps our employees set aside income they will need in the future.
Company equity
SoFi offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Performance bonus
SoFi's performance bonus plan is paid out quarterly when employees meet targets set by their direct supervisors.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Through care.com, parents have access to in-home or in-center vetted and subsidized care for your children when regular care is not available.
Generous parental leave
SoFi will provide up to 8weeks of paid parental leave to employees following the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee in connection with adoption or foster care.
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
We offer unlimited PTO for all full-time, non-exempt employees.
Paid volunteer time
Coming soon through SoFi Gives - our new volunteer program that includes time off for employees to volunteer.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
SoFi offers a variety of comprehensive paid sick days based on employee location and employment type.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
SoFi's commuter benefits can help employees save money by paying for commuter expenses with pre-tax dollars up to $270 per month.
Company-sponsored outings
Pre-COVID-19 pandemic we had annual holiday parties, team offsites, and more. With COVID, we have zoom talent shows, take your parents/children to work zoom events, and more!
Free daily meals
SoFi provides catered lunches at some locations and offers lunch cards to those employees where catered lunch is not provided in the office.
Free snacks and drinks
All SoFi offices have stocked kitchens included unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, Kombucha, and beer on tap!
Some meals provided
SoFi provides catered lunches at some locations and offers lunch cards to those employees where catered lunch is not provided in the office.
Company-sponsored happy hours
SoFi encourages employees to hang out after work!
Fitness stipend
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Professional Development
Job training & conferences
SoFi offers frequent training, mentorship opportunities, and leadership programs to develop our people. We also cover tuition costs for approved programs, up to $5,250 per year.
Tuition reimbursement
SoFi offers frequent training, mentorship opportunities, and leadership programs to develop our people. We also cover tuition costs for approved programs, up to $5,250 per year.
Lunch and learns
Each organization at SoFi offers regular lunch and learns to give employees visibility to company & industry leaders.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
SoFi's Grow Mentorship program seeks to inspire and elevate our most underrepresented employees by fostering professional development and by giving allies the chance to take action.
Continuing education stipend
We want to help our employees achieve financial freedom, just like our members. That’s why we contribute $200 per month toward your student loans to help pay down student debt,
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
This perk depends on the organization, but our Engineering, Product & Design, plus Operations team offers top performers paid industry certifications to develop their careers.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our people are our greatest differentiator - if we take care of our people, they will take care of our members. That's why we offer comprehensive, flexible benefits and perks that support their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing so they can bring their best selves to work.

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