Head of IT Governance & Controls


Hyqoo Transforms the way clients and talent work together in a world without borders

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Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our organization as the Head of IT Governance and Controls. In this strategic leadership role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing robust IT governance frameworks, policies, and controls to ensure the effective management and protection of our organization’s information technology assets. As the Head of Governance & Controls, you will play a critical role in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, mitigating IT risks, and driving operational excellence across the IT function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement IT governance strategies: Lead the design and implementation of comprehensive IT governance frameworks, aligning IT strategies with organizational objectives and industry best practices. Establish policies, procedures, and standards for IT governance and ensure their adherence across the organization.
  • Establish IT controls and compliance: Develop and maintain IT control frameworks to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Define control objectives, conduct risk assessments, and establish control monitoring processes to safeguard IT systems and data integrity.
  • Risk management: Identity, assess, and prioritize IT risks in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. Develop risk mitigation strategies and oversee their implementation. Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of risk management practices and propose enhancements when necessary.
  • IT compliance monitoring: Develop and maintain a comprehensive IT compliance program, including the implementation of regular audits, assessments, and internal control reviews. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as GDPR, SOX, HIPAA, and other industry-specific requirements.
  • Policy and procedure development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish IT policies, procedures, and guidelines that promote information security, data privacy, and operational efficiency. Continuously review and update policies to reflect emerging risks and changes in the technology landscape.
  • Vendor and third-party risk management: Evaluate and assess risks associated with third-party vendors and service providers. Develop and implement a robust vendor risk management program, including due diligence assessments, contract reviews, and ongoing monitoring to ensure compliance and data protection.
  • IT governance reporting: Prepare and present comprehensive reports on IT governance and controls to senior management and the board of directors. Provide insights, recommendations, and updates on IT risk management, compliance, and control effectiveness.
  • Team leadership and collaboration: Build and lead a high-performing team responsible for IT governance and controls. Foster a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and innovation. Provide guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback to team members.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or a related field. A master’s degree or relevant certifications (such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, or CGEIT) are highly desirable.
  • Proven experience (X+ years) in IT governance, risk management, and compliance, preferably in a leadership role.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT governance frameworks, such as COBIT, ITIL, or ISO 27001, and their practical application in complex organizational environments.
  • Strong understanding of regulatory compliance requirements, including GDPR, SOX, HIPAA, and other relevant industry standards.
  • Experience in developing and implementing IT controls and assessing control effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated expertise in IT risk management methodologies, including risk assessment, mitigation, and monitoring.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address complex IT governance and control issues.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record in driving organizational change and fostering a culture of compliance and accountability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities.

Join our organization as the Head of IT Governance and Controls and contribute to the establishment of a robust IT governance framework. You will have the opportunity to shape the direction of our IT function and strengthen our risk management practices.

About Hyqoo:

Hyqoo is an on-demand talent cloud platform connecting companies with remote and vetted talent across the globe. Set to upend the on-demand talent industry, Hyqoo is the world’s leading source of vetted talent in data, software engineering, and product. Our clients engage with us to get high-performing talent for remote positions. Featuring the fastest-growing global talent network, Hyqoo empowers leading organizations and startups with their global hiring needs at any scale. At the heart of its operation, Hyqoo’s propriety AI engine revolutionizes the talent vetting and matching process, providing engaged and qualified talent faster than any service on the market.

At Hyqoo, we understand how challenging, time-consuming, and costly it is to hire the best talent in technology. That is why we have created a Global Talent-as-a-Service Platform, which provides companies all over the world access to highly skilled, on-demand and fully vetted talent in Software Development, Design, Product and Project Management.

The main benefits of Hyqoo are our ‘Why’, large global footprint of over 14 million experts, guaranteed quality, technology at the forefront, and hyper-personalized and proactive approach.

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