Lead IT Risk Analyst

MGM Resorts International   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


5 - 7 years

Posted 154 days ago

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As part of the IT Risk Management team, the Lead IT Risk Analyst will be responsible for driving risk analysis, presenting findings, making recommendations and being a catalyst of change for IT matters as they pertain to business continuity, disaster recovery, risk registers, capability maturity models and other risk related projects.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and authority on IT risk matters, including but limited business continuity planning, disaster recovery, risk registers, capability maturity models, BIAs and other related processes.
  • Act as an authority in the risk management methodology, ensure governance principles are operating effectively and ensuring, standards and processes are in place to foster positive risk reduction activities.
  • Actively drive requirements gathering, analysis and executive reporting for risk management matters and board.
  • Drive control & accountability of processes by reviewing risk reduction plans for remediation and routinely ensuring that the remediation is effective.
  • Conduct/support data audits, collaborating with IT, and initiate corrective actions to ensure data meets defined standards.
  • Understand IT controls, attend meetings as a SME and drive any /other regulatory requirements as needed within the department.
  • Executes risk assessments as needed.
  • Participate in regulatory meetings as required to maintain current regulatory industry information.
  • Provide regulatory support for development of regulatory software products.
  • Suggest improvements regarding new and current control processes.
  • Assist with all IT areas regulatory knowledge needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or a related business field or equivalent education and experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in regulatory matters for Information Security Compliance/Governance directly related to risk management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a hospitality/gaming environment and how the business is affected by regulatory requirements.
  • Must be knowledgeable and capable of working in a 24x7 environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms. 


  • Previous project management experience is highly desired.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.