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IT Compliance Engineer

Location: Seattle, Washington Salary: US$110000 - US$1800000 per annum
Sector: Food & Beverage Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/055689_1542661662

RED is searching for a IT Compliance Engineer for a direct end client located in the greater Seattle area. This is a full time permanent position. They are offering a great base plus bonus, relocation, and much more!

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for governance and compliance frameworks for IS and business process regulations/compliance within IS Security GRC.
  • Stakeholder in the execution of risk management, information security, and data compliance corporate initiatives across all the business units globally.
  • Promotes and supports a culture of compliance, risk avoidance/mitigation and corporate accountability throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for the development of required corrective action plans relating to data compliance issues.
  • Manages the business relationships with the internal and external auditors/assessors.
  • Researches and evaluates new compliance requirements and works with other stakeholders and owner to insure they are incorporated into the security policy framework, standards, and procedures.
  • Defines and implements a risk-based approach to identifying, monitoring, measuring and reporting various types of security risk and compliance issues in regards to financial reporting.
  • Identifies and prioritizes risk management, information security, and compliance risks and recommend mitigating controls.
  • Works with counterparts across Costco Wholesale to insure the development and communication of policies, procedures, and plans to internal stakeholders regarding security and risk management best practices and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Evaluates security and risk assessments of internal business units and external vendors and service providers.
  • Provides governance for the identification, validation and remediation of information technology controls required by Sarbanes-Oxley, Payment Cardholder Information Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), HIPAA, California Privacy Law and other regulatory compliance frameworks. Ensure successful audits of these compliance programs.
  • Must be able to translate PCI DSS best practices, GIS compliance recommendations and international regulation requirements to protect international technology assets (cardholder data (CHD) and all CHD assets including people access).
  • May support line of business on self-assessments, third party QSA lead PCI Assessment as well as GIS lead PCI Assessments impacting the Domestic US and International regions.
  • Assists in the analysis of Compliance readiness assessment findings for California Privacy Law and will lead the identification of ownership, remediation planning and validation.
  • Participates in lines of business and enterprise control functions compliance strategic planning.
  • Assists in other areas of the department and company as needed.

Required skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Deep understanding in all aspects of risk management, data compliance, information security strategy, technologies and tools.
  • Over 5 years of proven experience developing and executing global security risk management and compliance programs.
  • Direct experience working with IT GRC tools (e.g., Archer, ServiceNow etc.)
  • Experience with developing and producing security and compliance metrics that are meaningful and actionable for Sr. Management.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to work effectively at executive levels.
  • Excellent conceptual and critical thinking skills and sound judgment, with strategic orientation and ability to perform tactically, as required.
  • Experience in providing technical expertise appropriate to knowledge of risk and cost effective delivery of essential security services.
  • Solid understanding of IT systems, applications, networks, and databases.
  • Proven experience developing and submitting audit and compliance reports to governing bodies, legal entities, and/or external authorities.
  • Solid understanding of assessing and designing internal controls in an enterprise-level environment.
  • Direct experience and knowledge of applicable local and federal information technology laws.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of security controls across all security domains such as access management, encryption methods, vulnerability management, network security, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of risk management practices and security governance programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) are a must.
  • Past or current certifications in one of following areas: ISA, QSA.

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications:

  • Certifications in one or more of the following areas preferred: CIPP, CISSP, CISA, and CISM.
  • Architectural level experience in information security, data compliance, and risk management.
  • Proven people management experience - worked with a variety of teams globally.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and developing information technology policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to propose creative solutions to successfully remediate identified compliance issues.
  • Proficient in using Gmail, Google Drive and related Google Apps.
  • Successful internal candidates will have spent one year or more on their current team.