• Security Risk and Compliance Specialist

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco
    Information Security
  • Overview

    First Republic is an ultra-high-touch bank that provides extraordinary client service. We believe that one-on-one interactions build lasting relationships. We move quickly to serve our clients’ needs so that their financial transactions are handled with ease and efficiency. Client trust and security are paramount in our line of business. Ultimately, our goal is unsurpassed client satisfaction which will lead to personal referrals – our number one source of new business. We recognize that our competitive advantage starts with our people and our culture. At First Republic, we work hard and move quickly as a very coordinated team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and contribute in a fun, fast-paced environment, First Republic is the place for you. We have exceptional people focused on providing extraordinary service.


    The Security Risk and Compliance Specialist will support the Information Security risk management process within the Company. The primary responsibilities of the position are to assess the adequacy of security and business continuity/disaster recovery controls of First Republic's  's vendors and recommend mitigating controls.  In addition, the position will be responsible for compliance reviews against information technology policy and procedures, tracking of remediation items, security risk reporting and tracking, and Information Technology audit preparation and response.


    The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have an inquisitive, analytical mind that constantly looks for solutions to difficult problems.  The Specialist must have the ability to convey technology and security concepts to management and ideally has technical knowledge and/or experience in security with a proficiency in a risk management framework with the ability to assess administrative and technical controls.


    The Security Risk and Compliance Specialist will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to understand business requirements.  To succeed in this position, they must be able to develop risk management strategies that align with business goals and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information systems and our data.


    A successful candidate must be driven and goal-oriented with the ability to complete tasks with limited supervision within an evolving and entrepreneurial environment.  The Security and Risk Compliance Specialist will work with other departments throughout the Bank and must be detail-oriented to successfully manage multiple projects at the same time.

    • Continuously review the security and business continuity controls of Bank's vendor based solutions for compliance with Policy and Procedures.
    • Identify and communicate recommended security and business continuity controls and control deficiencies to business units. Document and monitor the implementation of controls for technology and business project plans
    • Review vendor contracts for compliance with Bank security, business continuity and disaster recovery requirements and recommend appropriate language as necessary.
    • Maintain broad knowledge of best practices and trends in the field of IT Controls, Information Security and Business Continuity.
    • Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities.
    • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor.


    • Minimum 4 year college degree required.
    • Relevant information security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, or GIAC) preferred or the ability to gain a certification within 6 months of hire.
    • 5- 7 years of information security, information technology, IT controls assessment or technology risk management related work experience.
    • Strong communication & organizational skills, ability to multi-task, strong attention to details, excellent problem solving and follow-up skills required.
    • Work independently, make decisions and multi-task effectively in a very diverse, project oriented environment.
    • Ability to complete high quality deliverables.
    • Team Player
    • Provides Extraordinary Service
    • Furthers the First Republic culture and values

    Mental/Physical Requirements:

    • The ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions; understand the meanings of words and respond effectively; and perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly.
    • Vision must be sufficient to read data reports, manuals and computer screens.
    • Hearing must be sufficient to understand a conversation at a normal volume, including telephone calls and in person.
    • Speech must be coherent to clearly convey or exchange information, including the giving and receiving of assignments and/or directions.
    • Position involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
    • Must be able to travel in a limited capacity.


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