Director of Internal Audit - Engineering & Security
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Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.
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Robinhood has a primary in-office working environment; please be sure you have reviewed the preferred working location(s) for this role before applying.
About the team + role
The preferred location for this position is in or around Robinhood's offices in Menlo Park, CA or New York, NY with in-office work capabilities, as may be required by management, but remote work in limited geographies within the U.S. may be considered. Check with your recruiter for more information.
The Internal Audit Team at Robinhood assists the company’s Audit Committee of the Board with protecting assets, reputation, and sustainability of the organization. The Internal Audit function provides independent, objective, reliable, valued and timely assurance regarding the effectiveness of internal controls that mitigate current and emerging risks and help strengthen the internal controls ecosystem.
Robinhood Markets (RHM) is the parent company of various lines of business, including Brokerage, Crypto, and Cash services. We are looking for a Technology Director to join our dynamic team of auditors. You will be charged with overseeing the execution of audits in the Engineering and Security functions and supporting integrated audits across the various lines of businesses.
This position requires a leader with expert understanding of risks in a regulated Fintech setting. The successful candidate is a proven leader, collaborative, analytical, technical expert that can lead audits across multiple disciplines such as information security, software development privacy, cloud technology etc. The preferred location for this position is in or around Robinhood's offices in Menlo Park, CA or New York, NY with in-office work capabilities, as may be required by management, but remote work in limited geographies within the U.S. may be considered. Check with your recruiter for more information.
This position reports to the VP of Risk and Internal Audit.
What you’ll do
- Assist Audit leadership with the development of the Internal Audit plan and the overall strategic direction of the Internal Audit program
- Be accountable for the achievement of Internal Audit objectives as they align to the internal audit strategy and company OKRs
- Be responsible for the execution of end-to-end audit procedures in the audit lifecycle: plan and lead audits to assess controls and processes in the areas of Engineering and Security, incl. audit planning, execution, reporting and remediation validation
- Conclude on audit results and present ratings and recommendations to senior management, C-Team members and the Audit Committee as needed.
- Lead the discussion on enterprise-wide topics to various levels of management within Security & Engineering. Influence management to act on recommendations to strengthen the control environment and make process improvements.
- Establish and manage relationships with senior leaders and risk partners. Share perspectives including industry best practices, audit standards, regulatory requirements and global impact with key stakeholders.
- Support the creation of reports and presentations for the department, Robinhood entities, Audit Committee, regulators and external auditors.
- Partner on continuous development and enhancement of the Audit practice to align with the overall objective and goals of the Audit function (including development of frameworks, metrics, procedures, partnerships, communications and training programs).
- Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
What you bring
- Master’s degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science or Computer Engineering)
- 10+ years of technology auditing experience, including IT and Operations auditing, risk management, IT Compliance, Information Security, or software development
- Financial Services knowledge and financial product knowledge is preferred
- Ability to partner with business, engineering, data and product teams to strengthen controls environment using automated techniques
- Experience in end-to-end project management, system evaluation, and cross-functional collaboration
- Experience with information system lifecycle processes, including source code management, continuous integration, scalable architecture concepts, and decentralized software development governance.
- Deep understanding of infrastructure components and corresponding relevant risk mitigation techniques.
- Audit experience related to systems reliability, cloud computing, software development processes, database design, setup and administration, product design and configuration of complex financial and regulatory requirements with systems
- Experience assessing environments for privacy/security risk using privacy/security fundamentals (i.e., cookies, encryption, anonymization, perimeter defense, etc.)
- Experience auditing Cyber and Cloud Computing/AWS, data privacy, business continuity planning and disaster recovery
- Experience conducting audits using frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, ISO, IT General Controls (ITGC), NIST, GDPR, NYDFS and/or other industry standard control frameworks to document and assess Cybersecurity & IT processes.
- CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CDPSE or CISM certifications
What we offer
- Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
- 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
- Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
- Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
- Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
- Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
- Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits
The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood’s equity plan.
US Zone 1: $213000 - $250000
US Zone 2: $187000 - $220000
US Zone 3: $166000 - $195000
Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. You can view comp zones for our US office locations in the table below. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.
Office locations (by comp zone)
US Zone 1: Menlo Park, NYC, Seattle, Washington DC
US Zone 2: Denver, Westlake (Dallas), Chicago
US Zone 3: Lake Mary
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