Cybersecurity Operational Permanent Control Officer

Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent


Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal





About the job


·         Within IT Group, the Cybersecurity & Digital Fraud Department’s mission aims to structure, strengthen, and harmonize IT risk management and cybersecurity for the overall BNP Paribas Group.


·         CDF main mandates are:

o   define the vision and strategy for IT risk management and cybersecurity, and ensure the implementation of this strategy within the Group’s operating entities,

o   monitor the security of the Group’s information systems,

o   steer the IT Continuity and Resilience strategy and methodological framework.


·         Within CDF department, the Management Office team aims to manage any transversal activities common to all the Department’s teams (Department roadmap, training plan, events, Support for committee, etc.). The Management Office team also manages the IT & Cyber risks, IT and business Continuity and permanent control for the department itself (own account activities). CDF OPC is in charge of permanent control activities.


·         This particular role has a transversal mission with many interacttions with multiple entities of the group and experts in all Cyber Security fields. You will develop knowledge in Cyber Security and IT risk and have visibility of all different aspects of this department. This role aloows participation in the Group Program Transformation, which will provide oportunity to interact in strategy and give visibility across fuctions.



Your Main Activities Are


·         Maintain CDF Risk map (RCSA) for IT and non-IT risks and monitor related action plans

·         Monitor and analyze historical incidents and related action plans (action plan and follow-up of the implementation)

·         Participate in the implementation of permanent control plans (IT and non-IT)

·         Participate in the execution of these plans (collection of evidence notably)

·         Contribute to risk assessments linked with new projects and activities

·         Build and maintain guidelines, policies, best practices, and related material

·         Act as an entry point for all OPC requests (reporting, incidents, control plans) and contribute to the definition of a common action plan


Profile and Skills to Success


·         Academic backgound in Information Technology or Computer Science

·         Knowledge of cyber security and IT risk management (IT continuity, business continuity, crisis management, outsourcing, IT compliance, risk management, etc.)

·         Knowledge of Operational Risk or Permanent Control

·         Ability to work in an international multi-site environment

·         Project management skills

·         Experience in Office 365 (Teams, Excel, PowerPoint…)

·         Ability to understand, explain and support change

·         Ability to Analyze, Synthetize /Simplify

·         Dynamic and proactive attitude to solve issues.

·         Rigor, attention to detail and ability to act as critical thinker.

·         Communication skills – oral & written

·         Ability to collaborate / Teamwork – Ability to share/pass on knowledge                                                                                             



Why joining BNP Paribas?

· Leading banking institution

BNP Paribas is a leader in the Eurozone, and a prominent international banking institution with strong roots in Europe’s banking history. It has a presence in 65 countries, with around 190 000 Employees – including more than 145 000 in Europe.

 · Our presence in Portugal

Since 1985, BNP Paribas was one of the first foreign banks to operate in the country. Today, the Group has around 7.100 employees across several entities operating directly in the territory, offering a wide range of integrated financial solutions to support its clients and their businesses.

· International reach

Thanks to its international presence and regular and close collaboration among its different entities, BNP Paribas has the resources to support all clients with financing, investment, savings and protection solutions that help make their projects a success. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its three core operating divisions:

·         Retail Banking, a division that brings together all of the Group’s retail activities and specialised business lines;

·         Investment & Protection Services that include specialised businesses offering a wide range of savings, investment and protection services;

·         Corporate & Institutional Banking division that offers tailored financial solutions for corporate and institutional clients.

· Diversity and Inclusion commitment

BNP Paribas is an equal opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. We are actively committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Equity and diversity are at the core of our recruitment policy because we believe that they foster creativity and efficiency, which in turn increase performance and productivity. We strive to reflect the society we live in, while keeping with the image of our clients.

· Commitment towards work/life balance

At BNP Paribas we care about our employees wellbeing and promote a culture of good integration between work and rest. We believe our employees have rich personal lives outside of work, being fundamental to be disconnected from work to recharge both physically and mentally. Only through this balance we may all be at our best while working.

· Remote Working Conditions

At BNP Paribas, we embrace a Smart Working framework based on trust, autonomy and collaboration. Within this framework, eligible employees can benefit from flexible remote working modalities adapted to our hybrid working environment. To guarantee a comfortable and efficient working set-up, eligible employees are provided with both the office and home equipment, are entitled to an equipment allowance and can benefit from exclusive partnerships to purchase additional equipment at reduced prices.


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* Please note that only applications submitted in English will be considered.

* In case you are selected for this role, further documentation will be requested to support your hiring process.