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Head, Research and Innovation, ReBIT

Mumbai, India

This position is closed as on 2019-03-10


Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT) has been set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to take care of the IT requirements, including the cyber security needs of the Reserve Bank and its regulated entities. The Head, Research and Innovation (R&I) is expected to be an independent thinker who can lead a team engaged in supporting RBI’s role in ensuring cyber resilience of the Indian banking sector, as well as enabling technological innovations aimed towards financial inclusion and effective supervision and decision making. The R&I vertical is responsible for development and promotion of interoperable technology standards, APIs and engage in technology policy research. ReBIT is a security first organization. The Head, R&I will be responsible for building a world class research team, will focus on awareness and competency development for the sector, ensure efficient information sharing amongst the pertinent stakeholders, and support the incidence response capabilities.


Job Duties:

  • Act as a think-tank for innovation, big systems and new ideas in the financial sector and make recommendations to RBI for implementation of IT solutions to enhance the robustness and safety of the Indian Financial System.
  • Advise stakeholders on design, and user experience, and support development of modern technology architecture for the regulators.
  • Participate in deliberations of IT Standard setting bodies to achieve robust and inter-operable Standards for the Indian financial Sector.
  • Coordinate or facilitate high quality research in various IT related areas pertaining to the financial Sector, with focus on Cyber Security, and render advice to RBI for IT Security including Cyber Security related aspects.
  • Undertake, engage in, promote, assist, conduct scientific and technical research, developments, experiments, investigations, inquiries, studies, projects, analysis, examinations, surveys and tests of all kinds including, but not limited to those related to banking technology, cyber security,  privacy, and usage of computers, software, and hardware..
  • Provide consultancy, information processing, hardware, software and network system management as well as business advisory services related to Cyber Security, statistical, scientific or mathematical information and reports, data processing, preparing, collection and data of every kind and description, systems or aiding commerce, industry, scientific and research problems and for all other related businesses
  • Awareness and competency development for the sector through various channels engaging with industry peers and stakeholders


Skills and Qualifications:

Advanced IT Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Motivational Ability, Technological Analysis, Digital Forensic techniques, Malware Analysis, Research, Business and Computational Skills, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Public Speaking, Presentations, Team Building, Industry Knowledge, IT Terminology, Computer Network Development and Maintenance, Client Management, Strategic Planning and Leadership.



  1. Qualification: The candidate should be a graduate preferably in Engineering / Information Technology related subjects, such as, Computer Science, Electronics, Communication Engineering, Systems Management, etc. A post graduate qualification in above areas / Management would be an added advantage.
  2. Experience: Minimum 20 years of experience in IT industry in respective areas out of which at least five years as head of respective functional areas in IT companies of repute.
  3. Age: Preferred age would be between 35 to 45 years as on April 01, 2019.


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