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R127625 Posted 11/12/2021

Senior Associate, Cyber Strategy

McLean , Virginia | Plano , Texas | Richmond , Virginia
  • Category Cyber
  • Experience Sr. Associate
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia


Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Associate, Cyber Strategy

At Capital One, we’re rethinking the way the world approaches banking by experimenting and innovating how we serve our 65 million customers. We are looking for experienced, pioneering thinkers who will craft the strategies that inspire and guide our cyber security organization. We are drawn to action, inventive and self-motivated, and we’re passionate about security. We get excited when building solutions that protect our associates and our customers. It takes a big group of people with a broad range of skills to do that well, and we need to keep all those people aligned, connected, and passionate about our work.

That’s where you come in – you will partner closely with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), VP of Programs & Strategy, Sr. Director of Cyber Strategy, and Cyber Senior Leadership to develop and effectively communicate our overarching enterprise cyber strategies. Cyber Strategy Analysts are big-picture strategic thinkers, who also work with close attention to the details. Cyber values an entrepreneurial attitude and fosters an inclusive environment for professional growth and career development. Strategy Analysts are excellent communicators, unafraid to ask the tough questions, challenge the status quo, and drive change.

As the ideal candidate:

  • You are a self-starter who works efficiently and effectively to achieve the best possible result.

  • You are passionate about Technology and Cyber, and actively seek out first-hand information and research-based insights to ground assertions.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and enjoy cutting through distractions to discern the core priorities and create structure where none exists.

  • You are an analytical problem solver who grounds assertions, balancing facts, common sense, and intuition to make decisions.

  • You ask why, you explore, and you want to learn. You come up with creative, unconventional ideas and are comfortable sharing them with diverse groups to push the thinking. You don’t let yourself be constrained by the status quo, and look for alternative approaches.

  • You can craft a compelling business case by distilling complex information to key points, and effectively articulate a clear vision or destination that informs and inspires buy-in from others.

  • You have the ability to tell a story in a compelling and forward-thinking way. You effectively tailor communications strategies to convey information for a wide variety of audiences (in written, oral, dashboard, or diagram form).

  • You have strategic influencing skills and the ability to drive agreement through intellect, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.

  • You are a team player who helps us achieve more than the sum of our parts by collaborating effectively with others and encouraging an inclusive culture with diverse teammates.

  • You consistently demonstrate Capital One's values in all your interactions with our teams, customers, and stakeholders.

As an associate on the Cyber Strategy team, you will:

  • Meet with senior business leaders to understand business challenges and priorities and explore strategic solutions.

  • Work with subject matter experts across the enterprise to structure problems, helping to drive and execute an agenda in an uncertain and fluid environment, and identify and evaluate potential strategic options such as new capabilities. 

  • Partner with teams on multiple concurrent projects, and provide consultative services to colleagues to align near-term deliverables with the strategic trajectory of enterprise cyber.

  • Partner with stakeholders to determine needs and provide creative, effective solutions to a diverse set of problems.

  • Design and execute analysis, and creatively applying rigorous analytical techniques leveraging a variety of data sources.

  • Create and deliver content for compelling senior leader and executive-level presentations that are informative and insightful to influence senior business leaders in the company. This includes written, visual, and oral presentations on business, risks, and technical topics for a variety of audiences.

  • Research and stay abreast of current trends in cyber security, and maintain a broad awareness of the Enterprise, to develop recommendations grounded in data and a deep understanding of risk.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification

  • At least 2 years of experience in strategic planning, information technology, information security, cyber, cyber engineering, or consulting

  • At least 1 year of experience with business or data analysis, metrics, and reporting

  • At least 1 year of experience preparing written, oral, and presentation materials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3+ years of Information Security, Cyber, or Technology Strategy Consulting experience

  • 2+ years of experience with business analysis and reporting

  • 1+ year of experience in a financial institution

  • 1+ years of experience writing code in SQL or Python

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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