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Cybersecurity Strategy Lead

Los Angeles, California; Jersey City, New Jersey


Our technology teams are transforming what it means to work in tech at a financial institution. We drive innovation for colleagues and clients. We immerse ourselves in the communities and industries that we serve. This helps us understand the needs, pain points and vision for growth so we can deliver customized scalable solutions.

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Job ID TI-16976 Date posted 01/10/2023


City National Bank's Technology & Innovation division is the hub for technology enablement at the bank. The Technology Strategy Lead role resides under the Tech Strategy & Planning group and will manage and monitor the development of the technology strategic planning for City National Bank. This individual contributor will provide visibility into technology investment decisions and connect technology to the business priorities to achieve City National's strategic objectives. Role responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of detailed plans and roadmaps. The Lead will also connect the technology and business stakeholders to inform the tech strategic planning progress and provide status and reporting to bank executives across City National and the Royal Bank of Canada. The position will continuously monitor and shape the composition and achievement of objectives over time. The Lead works closely with the Office of CIO and Technology & Innovation's Senior Leadership Team for alignment and accuracy supporting the IT organizational transformation strategies. Additional responsibilities include providing lead support for the other areas of the the Tech Strategy & Planning group, including IT Metrics & Reporting, Organizational Change Management / Tech Communications and IT Financial Management.

Technology and Innovation Division
As a member of City National's Technology & Innovation group, you will drive, develop, and maintain solutions for clients and colleagues. This is an exciting time of technology advancement and innovation across the bank, particularly within our technology teams.


  • Support the monitoring and maintenance of the enterprise technology strategy.
  • Collaborate with the CIO and senior leadership team to ensure the strategic alignment to the business and overall accuracy of tech strategy objectives.
  • Engage with industry experts and consulting partners to understand and evaluate industry trends.
  • Perform industry research, create strategic partnerships, attend events and create benchmarking to inform City National technology strategies and plans.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders to connect strategic planning to the metrics practices for measuring, monitoring and communicating progress and achievement of technology strategies for continuous leadership engagement and evaluating courses of action for effectiveness.
  • Communicate technology plans and strategies with business leaders across the bank.
  • Review the IT governance structure and ensuring current status on a regular basis.
  • Provide regular strategy updates to key stakeholders include T&I senior leadership, CNB executive committee and other stakeholders and ensure current status of planning and roadmap.
  • Complete all required regulatory and compliance training.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years work experience, preferably in consulting and/or corporate strategy
  • Minimum of two years experience in banking and financial services industry or fintech

Skills and Knowledge

  • Must have advanced skills in Powerpoint, require agility in deliverable turnaround time.
  • Experience with Visio
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with models and methods for business and technology strategic planning, including creating roadmaps, updates and concept visualization
  • Demonstrated ability to take abstract strategy concepts and translate into consumable documents
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with various business units and drive outcomes
  • Experience and perspective across multiple product and business lines, including scope outside of IT
  • Strong ability to clearly present on technology to senior leaders and executive committee, both technical and non-technical audience
  • Strong information competency, comfortable with abstraction and unstructured situations
  • Understanding of IT governance and risk and bank industry regulatory standards preferred
  • Understanding of fundamental IT Management
  • Preferred 2+ years experience in banking and financial services industry or fintech
Starting base salary: $111,408 - $189,738 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.

*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

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