Madrid, M, ES

Senior Digital Risk Control Expert for Group Functions & Services (Hybrid setup)

Join a team of digital risk governance and security professionals helping Swiss Re to fulfil its mission in making the world more resilient. As Senior Digital Risk Control Expert, you will be responsible for supporting the effective delivery of first-line digital & technology operations risk and control activities within the group functions & corporate services domains – ensuring IT risks are identified, mitigating controls applied, and the performance is monitored, measured, and reported to our technology and business leaders. What's more, you'll be working in a hybrid setup, balancing work from home and the office premises.


About the team


The Security Team is the focal point for all security activities across Swiss Re. We are responsible for cybersecurity engineering and operations, corporate security, governance, operational resilience, risk and compliance. We define and advance the company's security and digital risk governance & control strategy. The team drives control design and operating effectiveness for the IT domains at Swiss Re.


About the role



  • Be part of a team of digital risk control experts supporting Applications and Business stakeholders with applying digital risk governance principles and standards
  • Actively contribute to the implementation of the digital risk framework as the trusted digital risk partner for Group Functions InfoTech (IT for Finance, HR, Risk Management, etc.)
  • Ensure IT threats and risks are understood, issues are handled timely, and that IT controls are designed and operating effectively
  • Embed controls into operational procedures by collaborating with our digital & technology teams to automate, measure performance, and continuously improve our risk position
  • Build operational transparency with continuous monitoring and assessment of controls so that we meet our risk appetite and drive corrective actions where needed
  • Be someone who believes in continuous innovation, is curious and adamant in finding a better way every day


About you


Nobody meets 100% of our requirements. If you, however, meet some of the criteria below and are curious about working in a passionate digital risk control team, we will be more than happy to meet you!


  • A track record of successful delivery in IT governance, IT audit, or operational risk management
  • Industry knowledge of insurance, reinsurance or banking business, and modern technology solutions
  • General understanding of Risk Management Frameworks such as COBIT, ISO 31000 or COSO ERM
  • CISA, CGEIT, CRISC or similar qualifications would be an advantage   
  • Ability to continuously build and maintain a strong collaborative network within the business domains
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of stakeholders – from senior managers to IT development teams
  • Passion, drive and a belief in the value of digital risk management as an enabler of business performance,  high level of integrity, result-oriented approach
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English


About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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