Technology Operational Risk Associate Technology Operational Risk Associate …

Goldman Sachs
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Goldman Sachs
in Dallas, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Technology Operational Risk Associate

Organization: Risk Division, Operational Risk

Team / Role: Technology Operational Risk

Level/Location: Associate, Dallas

The Operational Risk Department at Goldman Sachs is an independent risk management function responsible for developing and implementing a standardized framework to identify, measure, and monitor operational risk across the firm.

This Technology Operational Risk role is for a professional with technology subject matter expertise dedicated to actively employ and strengthen the components of the firms operational risk management framework relating to technology risks.  This role will be responsible to continuously identify, monitor, measure and assess operational risk for the Engineering division.    



  • Identify, monitor, analyze and challenge operational risks targeting technology including but not limited to infrastructure (end-user compute, storage, networking, legacy technology, cloud-based infrastructure) and technology security (cybersecurity, patch management, data protection/privacy, access management)
  • Provide an oversight on risks and challenge on information systems controls implemented by Core Engineering and/or Divisional Engineering teams
  • Establish and maintain a qualitative/quantitative operational risk appetite/tolerance with associated metrics at the divisional level.  Maintain ongoing monitor, triggers, escalation and mitigating actions of the relevant metrics
  • Conduct scenario analysis by working with stakeholders to develop and quantify tail scenarios used for capital and stress testing activities
  • Facilitate operational risk event and data collection including reporting when necessary; perform detailed reviews of trends to identify significant risks and ensure monitoring and remediation
  • Perform New Activity review and ensure operational risks arising from new products and/or business, migrations, etc. are properly considered
  • Create and present divisional risk profile assessments by highlighting risk issues and trends to senior divisional managers and senior Operational Risk management team
  • Conduct quarterly trigger assessments for the division to ensure the divisions risk and control self -assessment and tail scenarios remain applicable and current
  • Remain current on business drivers, regulatory and industry changes impacting the business
  • Contribute to the advancement of operational risk methods and practices and the operational risk management framework inclusive of the Technology Operational Risk framework
  • Identify and drive initiatives that improve the risk management activities at the firm

This role requires an energetic self-starter that can liaise with Engineering teams both regionally and globally.  Experience and knowledge in a financial institutions technology infrastructure/applications and control requirements are required together with strong interpersonal and analytical skills for this role.


  • Strong business acumen with general awareness of technology related processes, risks and business flows
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, either working in operational risk or in a financial institutions technology division
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present with impact and influence
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a strong delivery focus
  • Strong organizational skills (project management experience a plus)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and knowledge share with other colleagues within team
  • Proficiency in Excel (pivots, VLookups), PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Tableau (a plus)
  • Familiarity with enterprise risk management best-practices and controls
  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree
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