GRC Specialist

Job description

FlexTrade Systems

Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems is the global leader in high performance, multi asset order and execution management solutions. FlexTrade introduced the first trading system that enabled clients to control and customize their proprietary algorithms while maintaining the confidentiality of their trading strategies via a vendor-provided, broker-neutral platform.

Our worldwide client base spans more than 175 buy- and sell-side institutions, including investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors, and institutional brokers.

Located in Great Neck, NY, with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, FlexTrade maintains an experienced staff of developers, programmers, strategists and product specialists, who work hand-in-hand with our clients' technologists and traders to break new ground in the field of electronic trading.

The Team

The Global Information Security team’s mission is to ensure FlexTrade and client’s security globally and to ensure solutions implemented by FlexTraders are secure and fulfil FlexTrade’s mission – Trade Your Best.


About You

FlexTrade Global Information Security is looking for a GRC Specialist who loves what they do. Reporting to the Global Information Security Manager, you’ll work with FlexTraders globally. The primary focus will be on carrying out business assurance activity and providing general compliance support on a company wide basis.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure Information Security Policies are up to date and signed off by all stakeholders
  • Response for the global risk register
  • Support the delivery of a risk-based compliance monitoring plan. Conducting a number of scheduled reviews aimed at ensuring all policies are followed
  • Preparation of reports / presentations that arise from the reviews
  • Liase with internal teams to prepare evidence for annual audits e.g. SOC
  • Assist with responses to client due diligence requests and other client questionnaires regarding IT
  • Contribute to the monitoring of policy and quality standards, procedures and systems
  • Act as a first point of contact for any internal assurance stakeholders for their enquires
  • Assist in tracking and following on issues on the risk management list
  • Ensure a global adherence to relevant privacy policies
  • Review client / vendor contracts for security compliance
  • Familiar with FINRA standard

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Understanding of MS Office excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of governance and assurance, implementing governance and compliance within best practice frameworks
  • Understanding of various security standards (NIST, ISO27k, CAIQ)
  • An aptitude for regulated environment and compliance
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.