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Technology Audit Director

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Finance & Accounting

West Coast Region, United States

Job ID: R00475

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.


We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.


About the Role:

The Director of Technology Audit will partner with the Head of Internal Audit to build the Technology Audit function at Confluent. In this strategic leadership role, you will have the opportunity to assess technology risk across the company, provide advice to senior leadership, and improve the cybersecurity position. You will devise strategies to provide advisory/assurance services to improve processes. You will oversee the execution Technology internal audit efforts including privacy, cybersecurity, M&A due diligence, system implementations, product launches and other business initiatives.

The ideal candidate will bring a solution-oriented mindset and risk-based approach to identifying, evaluating, and addressing critical technology risks and the relevant business and governance processes; and will partner extensively with the Engineering, Product, IT, Security, Finance and Legal teams at Confluent.


What You Will Do:

  • Develop the annual technology audit plan and schedule using a risk-based approach, creating a pipeline of projects related to Cybersecurity, Privacy, Emerging technology risks, Infrastructure Security, Product Security, and controls over financial reporting
  • Build the technology audit function
  • Plan for, and audit processes and controls across the company to ensure security, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, and reliability with limited supervision
  • Partnering with business / functional management to understand their objectives, identify potential issues and the root causes, make value added and practical recommendations, and ensure those recommendations are implemented on a timely basis
  • Assist the Head of Internal Audit in annual Enterprise Risk Management activities
  • Exercise business judgment to prioritize and evaluate level of risk
  • Prepare clear, written, fact-based reports for board and management use and work with management on documenting action steps to reduce risk
  • Manage assigned projects within a team, such as audit planning, board report preparation, or providing training on emerging issues
  • Present regular status updates to the CAE and business leadership


What You Will Bring:

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about Technology, Cybersecurity, Product Security
  • Experience with reviewing systems such as Netsuite, SalesForce, etc and the underlying infrastructure
  • Proficient with reviewing Secure Development Lifecycle, Product Security, DevOps, Open-source usage, Software supply chain security, Data Privacy, and other emerging technology risks.
  • Big 4 Experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to quickly grasp business needs and objectives
  • Self-starter who is results driven and possesses a strong sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated history of leading a team of professionals and developing and growing your team through skills development and increasing scope
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with senior leadership teams and build credibility quickly
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing, rapid-growth, fun environment
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably IT or business related
  • 12+ years of public accounting, internal auditing, or related technology audit / compliance experience
  • Strong technical knowledge in multiple compliance frameworks including NIST, ISO 27001/2, SOC 2, PCI DSS etc.
  • Strong compliance and risk management skills: CISA, CIA, CISSP Certification desirable


Come As You Are


At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.  This position has an annual estimated salary of $188.900 - $222.000, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


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