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American Express Information Security Manager in New York, New York


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With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities, and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

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How we serve our customers is constantly evolving and is a challenge we gladly accept. Whether you’re finding new ways to prevent identity fraud or enabling customers to start a new business, you can work with one of the most valuable data sets in the world to identify insights and actions that can have a meaningful impact on our customers and our business. And, with opportunities to learn from leaders who have defined the course of our industry, you can grow your career and define your own path. Find your place in risk and analytics on #TeamAmex.

The Global Risk & Compliance (GRC) group within American Express is responsible for providing oversight and governance of risks to ensure that the company operates in a safe and sound manner within regulatory expectations. In a world increasingly subject to digitalization and the use of technology, technology risk management has become increasingly significant across organizations, becoming one of the key themes at board meetings. Cyberattacks have become increasingly commonplace and the trend continues to move upward.

This individual contributor role is part of the second line technology risk management team within the GRC group, headed by the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of the company. This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of diverse and talented professionals who are responsible for building the technology risk management program and providing independent risk oversight to the technology, cyber security, and business continuity management risks.

Reporting to the Director for Technology Risk oversight, this position is responsible for independently assessing and reporting risks and providing a view of aggregate risks. The risks identified by this team are reported to the Senior Management, Risk Management Committees, Board of Directors, and Regulators. This position will be responsible for effectively collaborating with key stakeholders across lines of business and lines of defense to ensure risks are managed effectively and efficiently in accordance with the company policies and applicable regulatory requirements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conduct independent, proactive risk management and oversight of technology, cyber security and business continuity management risks generated within business processes or that occur due to use of Technology.

  • Perform risk management across multiple Information Security (IS) and Information Technology (IT) domains, including but not limited to Cloud Security, Network and End Point Security, Identity and Access Management, Data Protection, Application Security, Cyber Intelligence and Incident response, Threat Hunting, Vulnerability Management, Asset Management, Security and IT operations.

  • Perform data-driven reviews focused on technology processes, cyber security controls and business continuity management risks.

  • Conduct exploratory data analysis on large sets of structure data using SQL, Python, and Excel to develop meaningful insights on cybersecurity and technology related data.

  • Develop and enhance data-driven key risk indicators and key performance indicators that provide real time insights into the risk and performance trends.

  • Learn technology, cyber security, and business continuity management processes at American Express, demonstrating strong levels of curiosity and willingness, to present an effective credible challenge.

  • Stay knowledgeable of relevant regulations, guidelines & industry standards.

  • Support the design of independent technology risk oversight program which defines the engagement and integration with various risk management programs, including Process Risk Self Assessments, Business Continuity Management, New Product Approval, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technical debt etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

  • 5 years of experience in risk management across any of the three lines of defense.

  • Cyber Risk professional from U.S. Category I Global Systematically important bank (GSIB), Category II and Category III banks.

  • Proven ability to identify risks, analyze issues and derive meaningful insights about risk trends by conducting interviews and analyzing large volumes of data.

  • Strong knowledge of Infrastructure and cloud security.

  • Excellent analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong knowledge of one or more of the data mining/big data analytical tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel: Pivot Tables SQL, SAS, Python, R)

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Required self-starter who can work with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Willingness to challenge traditional thinking by actively engaging in constructive dialogue.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Educational background: Computer Science or Information Systems.

  • Experience in risk management across cyber security, information technology, 3rd party, business continuity management.

  • Industry certifications (e.g. CISM, CISA, CRISC, CISSP).

  • Cloud security certifications (e.g. CCSK, CompTIA Cloud , CCSP, Azure Security etc.)

  • Understanding of risk assessment methodologies, frameworks and industry standards (e.g. COSO, COBIT, ISO 27001, FAIR or NIST RMF)

  • Knowledge of relevant policies & regulations (e.g. OCC Heightened Standards, FFIEC IT booklets)

  • Experience with Governance, Risk and Compliance tools (e.g. Archer)


Salary Range: $110,000.00 to $190,000.00 annually bonus benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries

  • Bonus incentives

  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan

  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits

  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy

  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)

  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program

  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site .

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 24005001