Principal Associate, Technology Audit
McLean, VA  / Richmond, VA  / Plano, TX 
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Job Description
Job ID: R110111

Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Technology Audit

Capital One's Audit function is a dedicated group of professionals focused on delivering top-quality assurance services to the organization's Audit Committee. Audit professionals are experienced, well-trained and credentialed, and operate within a collaborative, agile environment to deliver value-added opinions and recommendations. Audit's vision to provide high value, independent, proactive insights, to innovate with technology, and to be a top-notch talent destination, creates a dynamic and challenging atmosphere for both personal growth and professional opportunity.

Capital One is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Technology Auditor interested in becoming part of our Audit team. In this role, the candidate will directly support project management activities for the Technology Audit team including progress tracking and reporting. The candidate may also have the opportunity to participate in audits of critical technology functions including cloud-based technology implementations, application controls, and cybersecurity risks.


  • Ensures team(s) maintain focus on quality and timely delivery.

  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments and progress and integrates Agile principles into team practices and work products.

  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required).

  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve.

  • Execute major components of audits, including critical technology functions, cloud-based infrastructure, cybersecurity, risk management, application, and third-party management, as well as lead small to medium size audits.

  • Perform risk assessments of business units and technology operations, design and execute audit procedures to verify the effectiveness of existing controls, identify and define issues, review and analyze evidence, and document client processes and procedures.

  • Understand the broader context and implications (e.g., financial, legal, reputational, etc.) of the various types of risk affecting the business and critical technology functions.

  • Establishes and maintains good client relations during engagements and projects. Communicates or assists in communicating the results of some audit projects to management via written reports and oral presentations.

  • Identify expectations of the customer and take actions to support the customer experience.

  • Prepare clear, organized and complete documentation to support work performed.

  • Self prioritize and effectively plan own work activities managing multiple priorities and tasks across the team to deliver quality results.

  • Coordinate with others and proactively take on additional work.

  • Deliver appropriate, succinct and organized information, tailoring communication style to audience.

  • Provide periodic on-the-job coaching and direct supervision over less experienced associates.

Here's what we're looking for in an ideal teammate:

  • You are a critical thinker who seeks to understand the business and its control environment.

  • You believe insight and objectivity are core elements to providing assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of Capital One's governance, risk management, and internal control processes.

  • You possess a relentless focus on quality and timeliness.

  • You adapt to change, embrace bold ideas, and are intellectually curious. You like to ask questions, test assumptions, and challenge conventional thinking.

  • You develop influential relationships based upon shared risk objectives and trust to deliver outstanding business impact and elevate Audit's value proposition.

  • You're a firm believer that a rich understanding of data, innovation, and technology will only make you a better auditor. This will require leveraging the power of data analytics and furthering your technical expertise.

  • You're a teacher. You do the right thing and lead by example. You have a passion for coaching and investing in the betterment of your team. You lead through change with candor and optimism.

  • You create energy and an environment that fosters trust, collaboration, and belonging, making it easy to attract, hire, and retain top talent.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, in information systems risk management, in technology operations, or a combination

  • At least 2 years of project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications related to Technology or Auditing, such as Cloud provider certifications, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • At least 2 years of Agile Delivery experience utilizing Scrum, Kanban or SAFe methodologies

  • 5+ years of experience with IT control frameworks

  • 2+ years of experience in planning and executing technology audits

  • 2+ years of experience auditing cyber or information security

  • 1+ years of experience auditing emerging technologies or digital assets

  • 1+ years of conducting audits of controls in cloud-based environments

  • 1+ years of experience performing data analysis in support of internal auditing

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

Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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; Newark, New Jersey Ordinance 12-1630; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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