IT Compliance Manager
  • CrossLend

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an IT Compliance manager with immediate effect, to own the creation and expansion of the IT compliance management system in order to maintain a compliant IT work environment with regulatory standards. The role will entail the responsibility of handling all information with regards to the security within the organisation and towards third parties.

Ideally, you have had first-hand experience working in a financial institution in the IT compliance environment. You have had a front row seat to regulatory requirements for IT and have a solid understanding of IT architecture thanks to your ITIL experience. The right candidate will demonstrate previous experience of initiating and monitoring the implementation of information security measures. We await your endeavors in creating and educating the internal information security culture throughout our organisation.

What we offer you

  • Be part of a growing team making fast decisions, where you can watch your ideas and actions come to fruition. This is what adds up to time well-spent – not mere billable hours
  • Creative ownership – drive the business forward with your ideas, launch projects from the ground up and see them through from inception to completion, giving your input and galvanising your colleagues while you bring out the best in each other
  • An opportunity to be the change you want to see: at CrossLend you can use your skills to not only make a good living, but to enhance the transparency of the financial ecosystem
  • Diversity: intellectual as well as cultural – join a welcoming international team of smart and open-minded people, where it’s easy to make friends
  • A Personal Development Plan, along with access to dedicated resources to ensure that you can be the best in your role
  • Work-family-friends balance – step off the treadmill and feel like a human again: our office is all about maintaining a healthy balance between a results-driven work environment and your all-around wellbeing

What you bring on board

  • University degree in Business (Information Technology), Information Security, Computer Science, Economics, Finance or Law with a focus on IT law preferred or a comparable field of study
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the IT compliance environment
  • German and English language skills
  • Excellent communication skills, you strive to work in a start-up environment and it is in your nature to find pragmatic solutions
  • Experience with ITIL in order to establish cost-effective practices and build a stable IT environment that allows for growth and scale
  • ISO certifications in order to ensure that CrossLend meets all requirements for standardisation and quality assurance
  • Solid delivery of a project lifecycle
  • Ability to present your findings on a high-level and report these to all stakeholders on a cross functional level
  • Confidence when it comes to challenging existing processes and supporting your arguments with backed-up reasoning
  • You are familiar with BAIT, MaRisk and other regulatory requirements for a BaFin authorised and supervised financial institution
  • Technical knowledge of cloud environments would be ideal, and a familiarity with Jira and Confluence
  • Knowledge and understanding of information security frameworks, security operations and application security best practices

Why do we need you

  • Your first priority will be to set up from the ground up and regularly update an IT compliance program comprising internal policies on information security and procedures for CrossLend to comply
  • These new processes and other relevant regulations should be documented and monitored in line with regulatory, legal and internal requirements
  • To steer the development of recommendations for action in the context of IT compliance in line with new technologies, trends and regulations
  • To assist in the preparation and revision of the IT – and Onboarding Strategy and the respective guidelines to support information security
  • To be an advisor on information security topics to all employees of CrossLend
  • To monitor the IT security process in the company and its outsourcing providers and participate in all related tasks
  • To create awareness, handle and investigate information security incidents and training activities; a budget will be allocated for your function for information security training within CrossLend and for personal training and development
  • To ensure that quality assurance processes and activities are based on industry best practices
  • The reporting will be directly to the Managing Director

What are we doing

CrossLend is developing a platform to connect institutional sellers (originators) and buyers (investors) of loans on a large scale. Originators are providing historical data that are used to create prediction models. Based on the predictions, investors can run several types of analytics to define their investment criteria. Once an investment is done, the platform will be fed with updates about the loan performance to provide further portfolio analysis. This provides investors with a high level of transparency to prevent crashes like the one that happened in 2008. In an additional step, the purchased loans can be resold on the platform to create a liquid market for loans to enable a better flow of capital between countries in the European Union.

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