Senior IT Security Officer

Zurich, Switzerland

Senior IT Security Officer

Zurich, Switzerland

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The Business

RBS Services (Switzerland) Ltd is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and headquartered in Zurich. Its purpose is to manage the Swiss based technology platform and back-office operations supporting the private banking business of Coutts. Coutts forms part of the Commercial and Private Banking division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group and is widely recognised as one of the leading private banks and wealth managers in the UK, connected to nearly 70,000 private clients.

Role Purpose:

You will be part of the IT Security & Risk team who is responsible for RBS Private Banking security and IT risk management. We make sure that RBS Private Banking remains on acceptable information and IT security risk level. You support projects with security consulting in order to make sure that projects deliver compliant solutions to meet information security requirements of RBS Private Banking and the bank wide security policy. Further tasks are the monthly IT security and risk reporting and maintenance of the IT control framework.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide Information Security and IT Security consulting
  • Conduct internal risk assessments
  • Maintain ISMS and IT Control Environment
  • Support IT projects for security/penetration testing and track vulnerability remediation
  • Coordinate third party reviews and service impact assessments
  • Act as a single point of contact for internal and external IT Audits
  • Manage existing IT risks and support in threat intelligence
  • Provide security reporting based on KRI/KPI in line with bank’s risk appetite
  • Coordinate information security awareness campaigns and support security awareness trainings


  • Strong knowledge in IT and Information Security
  • Broad knowledge of IT across all layers (application, operating system, database and network)
  • Good understanding of IT architecture, preferred in IT security architecture and technologies
  • Experience in data protection and privacy compliance
  • Experience in (IT) security standards and frameworks like ISO 2700X, COBIT, NIST, OWASP, ITIL, etc.
  • Good understanding of operational risk management
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills in English; German is a benefit

Required Experience:

  • University degree in IT or related areas, ideally in IT/Information Security
  • 5+ years of general IT experience
  • 2+ years of experience in IT/Information Security
  • Experience in the financial industry sector preferred

We are looking forward to your application. Please note: We will consider direct applications or through our preferred suppliers only.


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