Program Lead, Cybersecurity Risk and Policy

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkWorking at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You will work in an environment with a diverse group of experienced professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems.

The Bank believes in work flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Employees can expect to be in the office a couple of days per week as needed for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.

What we do:

The Supervision Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) supervises banks in the Second District. The objectives of supervision are to:

  • Evaluate and promote the overall safety and soundness of supervised institutions;

  • Ensure supervised institutions’ compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including consumer protection;

  • Facilitate the stability of the financial system of the United States; and

  • Support the growth and stability of the U.S. economy.

Supervision is carried out through a combination of methods, including on-site and off-site examinations involving staff dedicated to the supervision of an individual firm and other professionals focused on analytical, policy, and risk matters. Supervision is coordinated with other U.S. agencies.

The Supervisory Policy and Strategy (SPS) function’s responsibilities are concentrated in three areas. First, staff help to set the strategy around and contribute to the development of international and domestic prudential standards for banking organizations, financial market utilities (FMUs), and payment systems. Second, staff assist with policy implementation and supervision through a variety of means, including delivery of cutting-edge analyses and actively engaging with supervisory colleagues. Third, staff lead Federal Reserve System-wide supervisory efforts related to capital stress testing and cyber resilience and contribute to the oversight of systemically important FMUs.

Your role as the Program Lead, Cybersecurity Policy:

As the Program Lead for Cybersecurity Policy, you will lead a dynamic team responsible for cybersecurity supervisory policy and strategy for supervised financial institutions. Your team is composed of five subject matter experts. You and your team will work in partnership with key stakeholders and subject matter experts across the Bank, the Federal Reserve System, and domestic and foreign regulatory agencies and central banks.

The Program Lead for Cybersecurity Policy will manage and develop professionals on the team, provide strategic leadership in developing and executing business objectives, and build strong collaborative relationships with key leaders in the Federal Reserve, and domestic and foreign regulatory agencies and central banks. The selected candidate will represent the Bank in discussions on cybersecurity issues among domestic and international policymakers and supervisors. You will be a member of the SPS leadership team and responsible for building and maintaining a culture that is consistent with the Bank’s mission, vision, and values. We are seeking a strategic, innovative, and inclusive leader.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Model the behaviors of a senior people leader by providing opportunities for the professionals in the department to develop and grow in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

  • Develop and manage talent by providing ongoing feedback and coaching and holding team members accountable to push decision-making down to the most appropriate level within the organization to drive performance to meet agreed-upon expectations.

  • Develop strategies, programs, and pathways to ensure the workforce is properly skilled, capable, diverse, and inclusive, particularly as it relates to succession planning in attracting and retaining top talent.

  • Provide strategic leadership and senior-level oversight of cybersecurity supervisory policy and strategy, with a focus on cybersecurity resilience.

  • Represent the Group and FRBNY in discussions with domestic and international policymakers and supervisors on cybersecurity.

  • Influence the forward evolution of supervisory policy and strategy related to cybersecurity resilience via active relationship-building across the FRBNY, the Federal Reserve System, and international policymaking and supervisory peers.

What we are looking for:

  • Prior management responsibilities or experience leading large, complex projects, with demonstrated aptitude to build high-performing teams, diverse in gender, ethnicity, background, and thought, and create an accepting, empowering culture that makes all employees, regardless of background, feel valued and motivated.

  • Substantial cybersecurity policy experience and deep and broad understanding of cybersecurity risk to financial institutions.

  • Substantial financial industry, regulatory, or other related experience in assessing cybersecurity risks and developing related supervisory policy and strategy.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships in a complex organization and to communicate effectively across all levels of organizations.

  • Track record of significant thought leadership, innovative approaches, well-grounded decision making, and strong execution.

Salary Range: $204800-$320600 / year

We believe in transparency at the NY Fed. This salary range reflects a variety of skills and experiences candidates may bring to the job. We pay individuals along this range based on their unique backgrounds. Whether you’re stretching into the job or are a more seasoned candidate, we aim to pay competitively for your contributions.

Our Touchstone Behaviors—Communicate Authentically, Collaborate Inclusively, Drive Progress, Develop Others, and Take Ownership—help shape the culture of the Bank. They also provide a shared language for how we work together and achieve success, and they set clear expectations for leading with impact at every stage of your career with us. Learn more.


Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Fully paid Pension plan and 401k with Generous Match

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans (Medical, Dental and Vision including Flexible Spending Accounts and HSA)

  • Subsidized Public Transportation Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Onsite Fitness & Wellness Center

  • And more

This position requires access to confidential supervisory information (CSI) and/or Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) information. Access to CSI and FOMC information is limited to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, individuals who meet the definition of “protected individual” under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), and certain other nonimmigrants. All non-U.S. citizens authorized to access CSI and/or FOMC information must sign a declaration of intent to expeditiously become a lawful permanent resident and thereafter a U.S. citizen when eligible.

The New York Fed expects its employees to perform their duties with honesty, integrity, and impartiality, and without improper preferential treatment of any person. Learn more about our code of conduct and conflicts of interest rules.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, or military service.

We value accessibility for all candidates and are happy to provide an accommodation or assistance. Please email us at ny.leaves@ny.frb.org and we’ll be glad to help. Please note, this is a dedicated e-mail box designed exclusively to assist applications with accommodation requests in relation to our recruiting process. All other inquires including the status of applications will not receive a response from this e-mail box.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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Information Technology

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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