Alliant Credit Union
We set the standard for simple and rewarding digital banking.
Chicago, IL

Sr. IS Risk Management Analyst

| Northwest Suburbs
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What will your day look like?

You will be responsible for supporting Alliant’s Information Technology and Security (IT/S) Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance initiatives and projects. The incumbent will support requirements of the Risk Management program – identify, analyze, and facilitate decision-making and actioning on risks.

 

The Sr. Risk Management Analyst will focus mostly on Risk Management, as part of the Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) team, but will also assist in the other GRC areas of Governance and Compliance. They will ensure alignment with Enterprise Risk Management processes and organizational risk appetite.  General direction is received from the Director, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

Responsibilities

Do you see yourself doing this?

  • Perform and lead risk management assessments and data security governance reviews for internal applications, infrastructure and service providers utilizing established IT risk assessment frameworks and assessment programs.
  • Lead and assist in the execution of risk programs around FFIEC, NCUA, HIPAA, Privacy, NIST, and GLBA.
  • Work closely with risk owners and stakeholders to gather required documents and address questions.
  • Manage and execute projects to ensure design of controls that appropriately mitigate compliance/regulatory risks, including improving existing compliance/regulatory processes and controls.
  • Prepare and present risk assessment findings, guide remediation plans and report on progress.             
  • Analyze and document findings, recommend and report program gaps to security leadership.
  • Report key metrics including status of assessments, issue management, and risk management.                 
  • Support timely remediation of regulatory and audit findings and recommendations.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the security program as they relate to privacy, security, business resiliency and compliance frameworks.
  • Support vendor due diligence to define third party risk management efforts.
  • Maintain strong oversight of third parties, vendors and business partners to safeguard against undue risk presented by external entities. Escalate to security management and business unit leads when points of weakness are discovered.
  • Assist with IT/S policies, standards, and procedures development and updates.   Lead training and awareness session to explain the requirements to others.
  • Identify organizational and regulatory requirements and draft IT/S controls required to meet.
  • Participate in other security and audit compliance efforts.
  • Interact with multiple cross functional teams to educate, train and address questions related to process, policies, controls and risk mitigation.
  • Consider and promote continuous improvement in respective processes, controls and compliance certifications.
  • Stay current and utilize industry standards and best practices to drive improvements in overall security posture.
  • Learn, understand, utilize and administer our GRC platform.

Adhere to and ensure compliance of all business transactions with policy and process of the Bank Secrecy Act. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, company procedures and policies. Maintains integrity and ethics in all actions and conversations with or regarding credit union members and their accounts; complies with Privacy Act directives.

 

Qualifications

What makes you a great fit?

You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science MIS or related field, or equivalent industry experience, required, and you have:

 

  • 7+ years of progressive experience in IT Governance, Risk Management, or Compliance (GRC) as a practitioner, with at least 2 years focused on IT Risk Management.
  • Experience and understanding of various regulatory requirements and laws, including but not limited to FFIEC, NCUA, PCI, SOX, HIPAA, Privacy and GLBA.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: ISO 27001/2, ITIL or NIST.
  • Strong business acumen and proven ability to align with security practices and compliance responsibilities.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to translate security and risk to all levels of the business.
  • Capacity to understand legacy and progressive technology and security controls along with respective risk.
  • Self-motivated and well-organized, with the vision to position controls in anticipation of threats.
  • Working knowledge of technologies such as cloud computing, DevOps and application security is required.
  • Track record of acting with integrity, being inquisitive, adaptable, and communicating effectively.
  • Preferred experience with cloud environments such Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
  • Prior experience with leading GRC systems from vendors such as RSA, MetricStream, IBM or TruOps.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities, and ability to manage complex local security requirements.
  • Successful track record of managing external entities’ contracts and relationships, and mitigating risks to business development opportunities.
  • Maintain or is working toward one or more of the following Compliance, Risk Management, or Governance certifications: CRISC, CGEIT, CISM or CISA.

 

When you’re happy, we’re happy!

As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

 

  • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Contributions towards gym memberships
  • Generous PTO and banking holidays off
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What are Alliant Credit Union Perks + Benefits

Alliant Credit Union Benefits Overview

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Our Human Capital Group team seeks ongoing employee feedback to continue to raise the bar on employee-focused benefits, making updates to the existing and adding new benefits every year.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Alliant participates in local volunteer activities such as Fantasy Flight, Plane Pull, Feed My Starving Children & more. In addition, we offer 8 hours of paid volunteer time benefit for all employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
To execute on our mission of Bridging the Digital Divide, Alliant has partnered with PCs for People, Connected Nation, DiGiTunity and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Alliant has Employee Events & Community Engagement team, the ACU Foundation, Brand Journalism/Alliant Reporters team, on-site Toastmasters club & Women's Resource Group.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Alliant provides our leaders and employees with unconscious bias, psychological safety and inclusive mindset training.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Alliant supports employee resource groups. At this time, employees created INCLUDE, a women resource group and ALL, an LGBTQ+ employee resource group.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Alliant, we ensure that we have a diverse candidate slate for every role for which we hire and that our interview panels are also diverse.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Alliant employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their medical FSA and $5,000 to dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Preventive services covered at 100%, Basic services covered at 80%; Major restorative services covered at 50%; Orthodontics covered at 50%
Vision Benefits
Alliant offers free vision benefits to its employees. The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams after $10 copay and $150 for glasses and contact lenses annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our insurance policy covers up to 85% of out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
With Alliant's wellness reimbursement program, each employee receives up to $35 per month (non-cumulative) to spend on wellness activities and discounted wellness services through ThrivePass.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Alliant employees get free access to Calm and myStrength apps and services.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Alliant matches 100% of employee’s contribution up to 5% of salary
401(K) Matching
Alliant provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of contributions up to 5% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
In the last years, Alliant’s bonus payouts were above 100%.
Match charitable contributions
The Alliant Credit Union Foundation also matches employee donations made to non-religious, non-political 501(c)(3) organizations up to a total of $200 per person per calendar year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Alliant provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Since the pandemic began, all non-essential job functions have been remote 100%.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for up to 26 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our employees receive between 21 and 31 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. Alliant also offers a Flexible Time Off (unlimited time off) policy for Sr. Managers and above.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Employees can withhold up to $265 per month pre-tax for transit expenses and up to $265 per month pre-tax for parking expenses.
Company Outings
Alliant hosts between 4 and 6 major employee events in a year, including the Annual Volleyball Tournament, annual summer party and employee appreciation day celebration.
Stocked Kitchen
Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water during the day, free lunch/food events on occasion and bi-weekly free fruit.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Alliant reimburses its employees up to $35 per month for gym, health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Alliant offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Alliant hosts lunch and learn and hour with the leader meetings once per quarter, giving our employees to hear from our executive and senior leadership teams.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $5250 annually for continuing education through our tuition reimbursement benefit.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Alliant constantly works on improving its Employee Value Proposition. Currently, Alliant offers free snacks, free hot beverages and bottled water, free lunch/food events on occasion, personal concierge service, on-site package/mailing service, massage therapy, discounted ticket sales, car wash, dry cleaning, convenience store, vehicle maintenance, banking and a gym at our headquarters location.

Our company works hard to create a work environment that allows our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance. We encourage our employees to take advantage of flexible hours and offer an option to work remotely. Alliant also offers a very generous PTO package, which starts new employees with 21 PTO days annualized in their first year of employment.

The well-being of our employees and their families translates to productivity and commitment to their jobs. That is why we constantly work on launching new benefits that will help them find the best medical care at the lowest cost and get the help they need with convenience and without unnecessary stress.

An Insider's view of Alliant Credit Union

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Although a lot is expected of us, there is definitely a focus on keeping your life in balance. Alliant’s response to our Coronavirus-prompted switch to working remotely has been exemplary. Senior leadership shares videos with us regularly, and our managers are understanding of family needs and have made huge efforts to keep our team connected and e

Pam Leibfried

member communication specialist

What projects are you most excited about?

All the creative projects I get to work on. I have the tools and resources to do my job. This is not the case at previous employers whose only focus was on cost and not efficiency. A lot of my work is creative, and it requires costly design software.

Kendra Sutter

instructional designer

How does the company support your career growth?

Alliant is the first company that has made it a point for employees to set a development plan for themselves & allow employees to work towards a better ‘me’ – both personally & professionally.

Kate Plata

manager, wholesale consumer lending

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Alliant and its management have always been very open to creative new ideas on more efficient ways to run our business. Truly the adage “Your opinion matters” is alive and well at Alliant!

Matt Dempsey

manager, consumer loan underwriting and processing

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started with Alliant as a temp in the call center and now am in a leadership position within technology, and my story is not unique. If you are looking to grow your career, this is a great place to explore different areas you may be interested in!

Terry Hagio

technical implementation manager

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