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Director, GRC & Security Technical Program Management

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Remote, United States

Job ID: R00572

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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 Head of GRC & and Security TPM will implement the vision and execute against the strategy of the Trust and Security Organization.  An excellent candidate will fully understand the intention and future direction of the organization and motivate cross functional teams to plan for the future, coordinate and measure tactical progress across the enterprise, and provide necessary corrective guidance.

A leader in this role directs the efforts of the trust and security program management team as well as our governance, risk, and compliance program providing guidance, coaching, planning, and direction to existing teams of professionals. 


What You Will Do:

Confluent is looking for a strong leader who thoroughly understands program management, security executive functions, governance, risk, and compliance.  In this role, you should:

  • Lead global teams of professionals providing direction, decision making, delegation of responsibilities and support of team and executive decisions

  • Partner with sales, legal, engineering, IT, business systems, and other departments to drive security and compliance initiatives

  • Provide clear, concise metrics, analytics, and reporting of risk posture to executive stakeholders

  • Monitor programs and progress against commitments and keep initiatives on track for timely completion

  • Demonstrate strategic impact by developing teams, tools, and methods to transform the operation and effectiveness of our organization

  • Set strategy and objectives, drive organizational change, and solve problems holistically independent of organizational boundaries. Be an authority in the trust and security domain

  • Demonstrate thought leadership, vision, and a deep understanding of Confluent’s technologies, business goals, and the industry; develop strategic alliances, have a sphere of influence to execute multiple complex programs, and create market opportunities where possible

  • Nurture the trust and security community, help grow the talent pipeline, and drive Confluent-wide citizenship efforts.  Coach and mentor members of our community to grow in improve in their careers

What You Will Bring:
  • BA/BS degree required. 
  • Proven track record and experience in leading teams and managing technical projects in a software engineering domain.
  • Proven ability to run and deliver results on large-scale, complex technical projects and GRC programs across distributed sites under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management.
  • Ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment.
  • Exceptional people management and organizational development skills.


What Gives You an Edge:

An exceptional candidate with a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience.



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 $211,700 - $248,800, 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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