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MUFG Union Bank Cyber Strategy & Execution VP in Tempe, Arizona


Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018). In the Americas, we’re 14,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, developing positive relationships built on integrity and respect. It’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. We’re a team that accepts responsibility for the future by asking the tough questions and owning the solutions. Join MUFG and be empowered to make your voice heard and your actions count.

Job Summary:

The Cyber Strategy and Execution team is seeking a VP to lead, oversee and report on sustained improvement of the cybersecurity program maturity including the remediation of open regulatory, audit or self-identified issues, with appropriate metrics and dashboard to report on the progress to senior leadership, deliver objective analysis and insights and lead cross-functional efforts to mitigate the cybersecurity risks facing the firm. In this role, you will be part of a team of high-performing cybersecurity practitioners and need to be a self-starter with tremendous skill in working and communicating in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will provide thought leadership, analytical rigor, and a growth mentality to their work.

COVID-19 Update : Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned to a work-from-home model. This role is expected to begin as a remote position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of cybersecurity strategy, development of a mature cyber risk measurement framework and its strategic roadmap, including identification of appropriate cyber metrics and their data sources that enable our stakeholders to understand our risk posture and progress

  • Work closely with cybersecurity teams, function owners and Risk & Control teams to address and drive remediation of gaps and open issues

  • Help establish and manage metrics that support Risk Appetite and residual risk measurement and reporting to the firm’s executive leadership and risk committees

  • Drive complex, firm-wide initiatives towards successful completion and develop reports to communicate the progress to senior management, risk committees, and Board of Directors

  • Understand current cybersecurity strategy and help mature it on a continuous basis through targeted initiatives

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand gaps and process improvements to enhance business operations

  • Evaluates current state business processes, from beginning to end, to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities

  • Analyze and measure the effectiveness of existing business processes and develops sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvement recommendations (business requirements definition, gap analysis, cost-benefit analysis)

  • Recommend solutions (in terms of both technology and business outcomes) based on root cause analysis, cost/benefits, feasibility analysis and research of sound industry practices

  • Drive progress in executing the overall cyber strategy through analysis, stakeholders management, leadership communication, and ideate recommendations on how to execute strategic goals including:

  • Partner with stakeholders to monitor and achieve annual targets

  • Identify and drive process improvement initiatives and organizational structure changes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related discipline

  • Minimum of 8 years overall experience in IT Security & Risk Management, preferably in Financial Services sector

  • Experience developing or driving cybersecurity or technology strategy strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of information security industry frameworks (i.e., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FFIEC)

  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment as it applies to information security within financial services industry

  • Strategic planning and process improvement experience

  • CRISC, CISM, CISSP, Lean Six Sigma or other relevant professional certifications are desirable

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and build relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders

  • Advanced communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking/problem solving skills

  • Ability to consistently exhibit good judgement, perform thorough analysis, and recommend decisions in an organized fashion under time constraints

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: ARIZONA-Tempe

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10038083-WD