Principal, Risk Management


ETRADE is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. Having executed the first-ever electronic trade by an individual investor more than 30 years ago, the company has long been at the forefront of the digital revolution, offering easy-to-use solutions for individual investors and stock participants. Founded on the principle of innovation and determined to level the playing field for individual investors, ETRADE delivers digital platforms, tools, and professional assistance to help investors and traders meet their near-and long-term investing goals. The Company provides these services both online and through its network of customer service representatives and financial consultants - over the phone at two national branches and in-person at 30 ETRADE branches.


The Principal, Risk Management is a tactical leadership position that requires experience and knowledge of emerging methods used to collect, organize, structure and search large amounts of data found in traditional databases, and gathered from non-traditional sources.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing, testing, and implementing in software applications the kinds of methods that are highly effective for discovering and communicating meaningful patterns in data.

Primary Responsibilities and Activities:

The Principal will lead the ongoing building and execution of an analytics program and must be experienced in developing a methodical risk-based approach to understanding operationally critical business processes, the data involved, and the IT systems that enable them to operate. The role is responsible for building tools that can identify risks and key risk indicators in areas where the Information Security team can then conduct further inquiry.

As a member of the information security risk management team, with direct access into enterprise-level data resources, candidates will need a proven track record of developing, testing, implementing in software applications the kinds of methods that are highly effective for discovering and communicating meaningful patterns in data. This person must be self-directed and capable of building and maintaining analytical models, and implementing methods that are used for risk testing and risk rating. They must be familiar with following a standardized framework of technical protocols and risk assessment guidelines, and should have some level of familiarity in using risk management processes such as OCTAVE or FAIR.

As an individual contributor, the candidate will need to quickly and independently validate data sets, build and troubleshoot analytical solutions based on the testing plans created by the Cyber-security team, their own operational understanding of the business, as well as developing an understanding for internal audit, risk and compliance expectations involved.


Required Minimum Experience:

SQL - minimum of 3 years of experience

Designing and building analytics tools in Tableau - minimum of 1 year of experience

Big data analysis - minimum of 1 year of experience

Requirements analysis and documentation - minimum of 10 years of experience

Data validation, analysis, and debugging - minimum of 3 years of experience

Experience Desired:

Exposure to quantitative finance field through education or work experience

Advanced user level proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, R, Stata, MATLAB

Solid skills in MicroSoft Excel and experience with quantitative analytics software such as Tableau, ACL or SAS is a must

Strong foundation in statistics (or econometrics) and applied mathematics

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Proficiency in ACL, SQL and relational databases

Desire to work in financial services industry

Ability to understand the descriptions of statistical techniques in research papers and to implement them in software

Quantitative risk management certification in FRM or PRM aplus

Experience in Internal or IT audit highly valuable

Other Desired Skills:

Related Work experience

Telecomm/Cable industry experience

Accounting/Financial/Audit experience

Data mining experience

Business Process Improvement experience

Business Continuity-Disaster Recovery Planning


Either a graduate degree in relevant quantitative fields (finance, statistics, economics, etc.) or an undergraduate degree with 5 years of relevant experience


We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities.

E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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