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Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Mar 21
Bridgewater Associates
in Westport, CT
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 Mar 21
Security Risk Associate
Security Risk Associate, Governance, Risk & Compliance
Security Department

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world's markets and economies work - using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Powering this engine requires a diverse community of investment professionals, technologists, managers and other specialists. The firm attracts independent thinkers who share a commitment to achieving excellence in their respective lines of work and operating in our unique culture. Bridgewater was founded in 1975 and its principal offices are located in Westport, CT - an hour outside New York City.

Our Culture

Bridgewater aspires to be an idea meritocracy in which radical transparency and believability-weighted decision-making allow the best ideas to prevail. Feedback is frequent and flows in all directions, meetings are recorded and shared, mistake-based learning is encouraged, and everyone is expected to uphold high standards of excellence and personal accountability.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is central to that mission - to develop the deepest understanding of markets and economies we must find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. To unlock the power of that diversity also requires an inclusive environment. In pursuit of this vision, Bridgewater has a full-time D&I team reporting to our CEO, vibrant affinity networks, and several companywide initiatives to drive progress. Ask your Bridgewater recruiter to learn more.

About the Security Department

The Security Department's mission is to protect Bridgewater. We secure the investment engine, which manages assets for global institutional clients, as well as various business operations functions. We constantly evolve our cyber, physical, and staff security practices to meet the business needs and stay ahead of the changing threat landscape.

About Your Role:

The Security Risk Associate is accountable for supporting the development and implementation of the governance framework, related policies and guidelines, and alignment of risks across the organization. In particular, the Security Risk Associate is responsible for managing the risk assessment and risk aggregation processes, enhancing the effectiveness of the risk management program, and supporting the [GRC Senior Manager] in updating and maintaining the company's Security Control Framework, Enterprise Risk Management Policy, and related documents and processes.

You will drive the following responsibilities:
  • Own the policies, standards, and underlying processes for making governance and risk acceptance tradeoffs
  • Understand business processes, regulations, and controls, and develop meaningful audits to ensure controls are operating effectively
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders and teams to deliver projects as needed to meet security goals
  • Contribute to building and operating our security risk management processes: risk assessment design and execution, risk treatment, issue and action management portfolio oversight, insight analysis, and reporting

You'd click for this role...

...If you're knowledgeable in:
  • Security risk analysis and audit
  • Fundamental security principles, risk management, internal control principles, process control/improvement, risk, and security and regulatory compliance
  • Project management fundamentals

...If you're great at:
  • Building and managing business relationships
  • Understanding, prioritizing, and communicating security risk
  • Ensuring key security controls are in place and operational
  • Providing departments with security tools, resources, and training
  • Cultivating collaborative relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Quickly, decisively, and deliberately reacting in urgent, high-visibility situations

...If you're able to:
  • Quickly learn about the business, its technology, and risks
  • Successfully drive projects in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Synthesize data and express findings at both strategic and tactical levels
  • Logically evaluate and prioritize risks
  • Practically and resourcefully solve problems
  • Strategically balance business needs and security requirements
  • Calmly and reasonably resolve issues and conflict
  • Confront ambiguous situations head on

Minimum qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of relevant security risk or internal audit experience in the financial services and consulting industry.
  • Background in Technology or Information Security (including CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification) is preferred but not required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective relationship-building skills.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:
  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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