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Senior System Development Review Auditor
Boston, MA

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Job Description

The Global Internal Audit System Development Review (SDR) squad is responsible for reviewing system implementation and change initiatives across the organization. The Sr. SDR Auditor II executes complex reviews by partnering with the agile squads as they are doing their work, before deployments. This hybrid audit role participates in pivotal agile events (e.g., Sprint Planning, User Story Refinement, Demos, Quarterly Program Increment Planning) during each review. While adapting to each flavor of agile (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban), the Sr SDR Auditor II is tasked to build relationships with Product Owners and Scrum Masters. Our goal is to provide value-add service by helping improve quality, address related risks, and enhance the overall control structure of each initiative reviewed.

The Senior SDR Auditor primarily leads complex projects to conduct independent assessments of Liberty Mutual's system initiatives, inclusive of each initiative's operational and IT internal control environment, and IT infrastructure through the execution of risk analysis, control evaluation, and innovative audit testing procedures and techniques.


* Participates in guiding assigned audit staff through risk analysis, control identification, and audit program development. Is able to conclude on the effectiveness of controls through the review of work completed by others. Demonstrates and applies a thorough understanding of project management skills ensuring assigned audits meet department minimum requirements. Demonstrates the ability to multi-task, by in-charging and/or performing testing on more than one audit concurrently.

* Demonstrates technical knowledge of more complex IT systems and processes and continues development of technical and analytical skills to understand technologies of the highest complexity. Interprets the associated risks, develops testing approach, and proposes solutions. Leads risk analysis, control identification, and audit program development

* Furthers insurance industry and technical knowledge. Demonstrates a strong understanding of the department's audit methodology, insurance industry concepts, Cyber Security, IT General Controls and Agile Software Development Practices. Provides guidance and on-the-job training to assigned team members to ensure these capabilities are employed when completing assigned SDR engagement.

* Effectively communicates SDR engagement and related recommendations in both technical and non-technical terms to Operational and IT management. Makes sound recommendations for audit finding rankings and effectively supports conclusions during discussions with audit clients.

* Contributes to continuous improvement (CI) efforts. Leads complex root cause problem solving efforts and participates in department-wide CI efforts.

* Demonstrates proficiency in data analysis concepts and practices. Effectively uses the department's data analysis software to facilitate audit scoping and testing. Shares knowledge and experience with less experienced team members.

* Takes an active role in facilitating the training and development of less experienced team members.

* Keeps abreast of changes in Agile practices, operational and IT audit practices (e.g. Scrum, SaFE, Kanban, System Development Life Cycle), regulatory requirements, and IT Risk frameworks to understand their impact to Auditing and Liberty. (e.g. NIST Cyber, CSC, COBIT, ISO2700x)


* Requires in-depth Agile Development or IT Audit skills as typically acquired though a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a comparative field.

* 3-5 years of Agile development, Operational audit, IT Audit or information technology experience with a focus on security, risk management, or system development.

* Demonstrated ability to evaluate internal controls, effectively execute large portions of an audit independently, analyze and solve complex problems, conduct research, and express ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively both verbally and in writing.

* CISA, CIA, and/or PMI-ACP Certification is preferred. CISSP or other technical / IT security certifications are a plus.


We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to positive change. In return for your service, it's our privilege to offer you benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:


At Liberty Mutual, we give motivated, accomplished professionals the opportunity to help us redefine what insurance means; to work for a global leader with a deep sense of humanity and a focus on improving and protecting everyday lives. We create an inspired, collaborative environment, where people can take ownership of their work; push breakthrough ideas; and feel confident that their contributions will be valued and their growth championed.

We're dedicated to doing the right thing for our employees, because we know that their fulfillment and success leads us to great places. Life. Happiness. Innovation. Impact. Advancement. Whatever their pursuit, talented people find their path at Liberty Mutual.

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