IT Continuity Officer – Risk & Cyber – Cybersecurity

February 21, 2024

IT Continuity Officer – Risk & Cyber – Cybersecurity


  • Standard / Permanent
  • IN-TN-Chennai
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About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

About Business line/Function:

 For 150 years, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been committed to protecting clients’ wealth, developing it, and eventually passing it on to their loved ones. We deliver tailor-made experience, with outstanding attention to detail and expertise from precise local knowledge to the global know-how that we access from the Group. Our goal is to create a new wealth management experience fit for a world where digital interactions have come to enhance human ones. Wealth Management Investment Solution Hub (WMIS Hub) provides a global IT solution for BNP Paribas Wealth Management where we develop, maintain and evolve IT applications which fits to the specific needs of BNP Paribas Wealth Management business users.

Job Title:

IT Continuity & Resilience Analyst




WMIS IT Risk and Cybersecurity Governance Office



Business Line / Function:

WMIS IT Risk and Cybersecurity Governance Office

Reports to:




(if applicable)



Number of Direct Reports:


Directorship / Registration:


Position Purpose

The main responsibility of IT Continuity Analyst is to manage the IT Continuity and the IT Resilience of Wealth Management (WM) IT assets.

The incumbent will work hand in hand with the IT Development teams and IT Production teams as an enabler and a facilitator.

More globally, the incumbent will work closely with Wealth Management ICRO (IT Continuity & Resilience Officer) and Wealth Management ITRO (IT Risk Officer).

Within Wealth Management (WM), the incumbent will have the following missions:

–       Manage the IT Continuity and the IT Resilience of WM IT Assets.

–       Maintain IT Governance Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) related to IT Continuity.

–       Report, Communicate and cooperate with stakeholders.



Direct Responsibilities

ü  Manage the IT Continuity and the IT Resilience of WM IT Assets

o    Coordinate with each owner to perform and update the IT Continuity classification of their IT Asset; making sure that the level of continuity of IT assets is consistent with the Business Continuity needs.

o    Coordinate with each owner, together with technical architects, and IT production teams or Third-Party providers, to review the implementation of required IT Continuity solutions.

o    Make sure IT Continuity plans (IC Plans) are completed and comply with Group Requirements for each IT Asset.

o    Make sure IT Disaster Recovery exercises are scheduled, driven and reported by IT Production teams.

o    Follow-up post-DR exercise action plans

ü  Maintain IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) related to IT Continuity

o    Maintain WM IT Continuity policy & procedures, ensuring their alignment with Group-level framework.

o    Ensure compliance with IT Continuity & Operational Resilience from Regulators, e.g. DORA in Europe, MAS in Singapore, HKMA in Hong Kong.

o    Make sure data is complete and accurate in the IT GRC tool: asset classification, compliance with IT continuity requirements, IT Continuity dashboard, IT Continuity plans accuracy, etc.

ü  Report, Communicate and cooperate with stakeholders.

o    Report on a regular basis to senior management on the progress of IT continuity classification of IT assets, the implementation of required solutions, regular DR exercises and remediation projects.

o    Report on IT GRC tool completeness and accuracy (i.e. coverage level and data quality issues).

o    Provide metrics and presentation material to WM IT Risk, Cybersecurity and IT Continuity committees.

o    Take part in the awareness and training activities, i.e. keeping documentation up to date, producing training material and animating training sessions

o   Coordinate with the Group IT Continuity & Resilience office.

o   Contribute to responses to requests from regulators, partners and customers in terms of IT Continuity and Resilience, or when requested by the Group


Contributing Responsibilities

Essential Technical Knowledge

IT Professions, technical architecture, application development, application architecture and IT operations

Deep knowledge

IT resiliency mechanisms (clustering, load balancing, failover solutions, data backup and recovery, etc.)

Deep knowledge

Project management practices, as well as reporting, tooling (Sharepoint, Planner, Microsoft 365, PowerBI, Confluence, Jira)

Deep knowledge

Knowledge of IT standards and methodologies covering IT Continuity and operational resilience topics


IT Risk Assessment and Management


Essential Personal Skills

Communication skills – Ability to interact throughout oral and written communication skills

Deep Knowledge

Provide leadership to various stakeholders in proactive manner

Deep Knowledge

Ability to provide an accurate reporting to the Management

Deep Knowledge

Must be motivated, and able to work independently as well as part of a team

Deep Knowledge

Must demonstrate ethical responsibility, maturity, and discretion

Deep Knowledge

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Communication skills – oral & written

Creativity & Innovation / Problem solving


Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to develop and adapt a process

Ability to inspire others & generate people’s commitment

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Ability to set up relevant performance indicators

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 5 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

Qualifications and Experience

ü  5-8 years’ experience in IT Continuity management, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management and Project Management.

ü  Functional as well as technical knowledge of common IT architecture and resiliency mechanism.

ü  Knowledge of Norms and Standards in the banking and IT industry.

Other Value-added Competencies

ü  Project Management skills

ü  Advanced IT security / IT continuity / risk certifications

ü  Operational Risk and Permanent Control


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