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WeLab - Senior Technology Control & Assurance Manager - WeLab Bank

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Hong Kong
Senior Technology Control & Assurance Manager - WeLab Bank
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About Us

WeLab aims to bring joy to everyone’s financial journey. We strive to improve people’s lives by reinventing financial services through game-changing technology. We put our people first, whether it’s our customers or our employees. As the only homegrown Hong Kong fintech to receive a virtual banking license, we aim to reinvent and redefine the banking experience by building a bank we love.

Who we're looking for

We are an energetic and passionate team that can deliver and execute. We are looking for other intellectually curious, open-minded and smart-working individuals who are just as passionate as we are about making financial services enjoyable. Now you have the opportunity to join us on our journey to achieve our vision and be part of building a better financial future for everyone.

What you will be doing

WeLab operates WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (我来数科), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tianmian Lab (天冕) in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia. WeLab aims to bring joy to everyone’s financial journey. We strive to improve people’s lives by reinventing financial services through game-changing technology. We put our people first, whether it’s our customers or our employees.

As the only homegrown Hong Kong fintech to receive a virtual banking license, we aim to reinvent and redefine the banking experience by building a bank we love.

We are an energetic and passionate team that can deliver and execute. We are looking for other intellectually curious, open-minded and smart-working individuals who are just as passionate as we are about making financial services enjoyable. Now you have the opportunity to join us on our journey to achieve our vision and be part of building a better financial future for everyone.

What you’ll do and what success looks like in this role:

Reporting to the CTO, you will be responsible to drive and to maintain the Technology Risk and Control on the 1st Line of Defence, collaborate closely with Technology Risk Team and Business Stakeholders to manage technology risks within tolerance and regulatory landscape.

  • Assess IT environments and IT-related business processes that support the virtual bank to determine extent to which reliance can be placed on internal control environment
  • Identify and remediate control and performance gaps compared to leading practice, help internal technology teams to gain stakeholder buy-in in order to reduce risk and increase value and visibility of IT cost
  • Assist the virtual bank in identification and management of information security risks by assessing current state, prioritise improvements, conduct projects and conduct regular security assessments to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance
  • Gain understanding of IT applications and infrastructure to determine effectiveness of the control environment through performing and reviewing process walkthroughs
  • Conduct regular reviews and analysis on vulnerabilities scanning reports and alerts  
  • Perform detailed analysis of the control environment to gain assurance over effective operation of controls
  • Conduct periodic cyber resilience and penetration tests
  • Produce weekly technology risk MIS reports (eg KRI, Dashboards) for IT, Risk, Compliance and Business Management
  • Identify control weaknesses and mitigate controls, articulate control findings to key stakeholders
  • Investigate security incidents by gathering evidence and reviewing system logs / audit trails ensuring prompt identification and remediation of all vulnerabilities
  • Provide the necessary technology risk guidance and training to IT Team
  • Work with stakeholders, audit, risk and compliance colleagues in developing a strong environment whilst maintaining relationships
  • Keep abreast of latest trends in IT Security threats and solutions
Who you are
About you:
  • You're a go-getter with mad juggling skills (or multiple hats) who can thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • You have a strong thirst for knowledge and are driven to find solutions that don't exist yet
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and extremely resourceful (in your past life you could've been a detective)
  • You always find a way to get things done without sacrificing the quality of your work, integrity and values. No task is off limits for you.
  • You are humble and prioritize the success of the team over your own with an eagerness to help those around you
  • You don't shy away from challenges and have the ability to bounce back from setbacks
What is required and what we’re looking for:
  • Degree holder in Information Technology or equivalent disciplines
  • Minimum 15 years’ IT operations control or IT Audit experience in financial services and banking industry
  • Holder of CISA, CISM, CISSP or related certifications is a must.
  • Knowledge of HKMA requirements on IT policies and procedures, and other
  • Good knowledge on security standards and framework (COBIT, COSO, NIST)
  • Experience in performing vulnerability scanning, penetration test and technology risk assessments.
  • Good knowledge in the security controls of client server technology, web applications (using HTML, Java, and .NET) and database (such as Oracle, NuoDB, DB/2, MS-SQL, Sybase, etc.)
  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Windows, Linux, CISCO router and switch, Cloudflare, Solace, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Strongly analytical, independent with good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Chinese
What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • Learning and development stipend, because we value lifelong learning and believe the best way to invest in our employees is to encourage them to continue to learn
  • Work hard and laugh lots (chicken wings and french toast, etc.) with a high-performing, fun and diverse team
  • Weekly afternoon teas and fully stocked fridge
  • Coffee stipend
  • Conveniently located office surrounded by diverse and delicious lunch options
  • Lively office with gaming consoles and a ping pong table
  • Fun extracurricular activities with your colleagues like hiking, yoga, badminton, wine tasting, dragon boat racing, rock climbing, etc.
  • Employee referral bonuses

We offer competitive salary package to the successful candidate.  If you are interested in joining this exciting team, please apply with resume via the "Apply" button.

All information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment purposes only. Information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed within 24 months of receipt.

Awards & recognition
  • Financial Times (FT) 2020 Asia-Pacific High-Growth Companies – #2 ranked company
  • 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 List – #11, only company included from Hong Kong and just one of five from Asia

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