Cybersecurity and Tech Control Testing Lead, Issues Remediation

Bank of Montreal

VIRTUAL43 – HomeRes – TX

Job Family Group:
Business Management

This is an exciting opportunity to have ownership of Issue Remediation Projects where you will build your experience in overseeing your own team of Control Testers who do the control testing in IT and/or Cyber Security . In your role as the Issue Remediation Testing Lead in Tech & Cyber, you will be leading and managing first line (1B) issue remediation testing across a core group of functions in Technology & Operations as well as analyzing data, recommending corrective actions, and collaborating with leaders to determine the most appropriate course of action. In this role, you will be responsible for writing the report and leading discussions with Management to communicate the results. This role is a high-visibility role where you will have the opportunity to work with various levels of Management across multiple Technology and Cybersecurity domains.

This is a fantastic role to help elevate your career to the next level! It’s a very high paced role in a challenging environment that requires a strong ability to multi-task, make decisions quickly, and think critically.

KEY Technical Qualifications:

  • Min of 5-7 years of experience in control testing in both Technology AND Cyber securityfocused areas such as vulnerability and patch management, identity and access management, IT governance, etc…
  • MUST HAVE experience with control testing in Access Management
  • Experience with Cloud Security controls/auditing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with IT Management frameworks (i.e. COBIT, NIST, FFIEC IT Handbook) is preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:
Lead the planning, execution and reporting of assigned issue remediation testing within the first line of defense across a core group of functions in Technology & Operations to provide insights and recommendations on test results.
Lead 1-2 Issue Remediation projects at a time where you are responsible for writing the test steps, execution and developing the report for Management. . The Remediation projects take approx. takes 10 weeks in total for the life of a project.
There may be times where you will be assigned to a project as a Control Tester. ( This is approx. 1/3 of the time, but your other time is spent leading and overseeing Control Testers who are doing the Control Testing in IT and Cyber Security )

You will have a key role in overseeing Control testers on the Issues Remediation Projects, and ensure engagements are aligned to standard testing methodology and established procedures.
Acts as an escalation point for Control testers to support successful completion of testing projects
Ensures accurate and timely reporting . (Reporting is mostly done in PowerPoint but your writing skills will be very important; you will be writing executive -level summaries to an Executive level audience)

This role is 100% remote, but candidates MUST reside in EST or CST time zones

Executes testing to provide insights and recommendations on test results, findings, identified issues, re-performance testing, and continuous improvement insights. Executes testing, monitoring and operational activities of various complexity based on assigned portfolio ensuring adherences to established service levels and standards.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Provides advice and guidance on control effectiveness, program compliance and issue descriptions.
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.
  • Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.
  • Supports change management of varying scope and type; tasks typically focused on execution and sustainment activities.
  • Manages the end-to-end test execution of designated programs/engagements.
  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of operational programs.
  • Executes and/or leads testing and fieldwork that is complex in nature and requires subject matter expertise.
  • Reviews control and issue closure testing activities performed by team members to ensure accuracy.
  • Executes identified test programs for a variety of specializations to support effective testing & monitoring of controls within business groups and across the Bank.
  • Understands the business/group strategy and develops and maintains knowledge of end to end processes.
  • Develops knowledge related to program and/or area of specialty.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with internal & external business partners/stakeholders to execute work and fulfill service delivery expectations.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of operational testing programs and executes within required service level agreements and standards.
  • Executes work to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensures consistent, high quality practices/work and the achievement of business results in alignment with business/group strategies and with productivity goals.
  • Analyzes root causes of any errors discovered to provide for effective communication of issues to appropriate parties.
  • Creates and maintains adequate testing support documentation such as workpapers, testing reports, etc. to support the results of reviews including the write-up of findings/issues for reporting.
  • Provides ongoing support to the continuous improvement process of the business unit.
  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically between 5 – 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • General understanding of the business unit’s risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Good understanding of control frameworks and audit methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of process and/or project management.
  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.
  • Verbal & written communication skills – In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills – In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills – In-depth.
  • Influence skills – In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making – In-depth.

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