Compliance Program Manager


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 02/13/2021
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  • Company Address: , Redwood City, CA

About Alation

Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions.

Job Description

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.
Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, and digital transformation. Nearly 230 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation. For more information, visit
Alation is seeking to add a Compliance Program Manager to our Compliance Team at our HQ location in Redwood City, CA. Our growing Compliance Team is in need of a program manager with a focus in SOC 2, ISO 27001, ISO 27701, and GDPR/CCPA. This position will be responsible for maintaining the control gap assessment, implementing security controls, and running internal checks to ensure that the controls are functioning throughout the year. This role reports to the Senior Director, IT & Security.

At Alation you will:

    • Maintain a deep understanding of our products and its supporting infrastructure and processes, as well as how our compliance obligations apply to our offerings
    • Provide responses to and maintain reference material for customer inquiries and due diligence procedures that involve technology compliance, and participate in discussions for security and compliance assessments
    • Continuously confirm and refine Alation’s internal control framework and related documentation (e.g., policies, procedures, narratives, training material)
    • Develop, perform, and report on internal testing of technology controls
    • Actively identify and communicate control gaps; help the company develop and confirm remediation efforts
    • Liaise with external auditors and internal partners to facilitate audit procedures and evidence gathering
    • Support third party oversight processes, including security and compliance assessments of Fastly’s vendors and service providers
    • Contribute to ongoing controls development and improvement

You may be a fit if you have:

      • 5+ years of experience auditing and/or implementing CIS Critical Security Controls, ISO 27001, SOC2, NIST 800-53, HITRUST, or similar security standards
      • Experience managing cybersecurity compliance in a cloud environment such as AWS, GCP,  or Azure
      • Experience at a rapid growth technology company understanding complex systems and technology stacks
      • A broad and practical understanding of security fundamentals and their application including network security, software development lifecycle, identity and access management, vulnerability management, and incident detection and response
      • The ability to drive consensus across stakeholders, often for complex problems without clear solutions
      • The ability and desire to embrace ambiguity, problem solve, and deliver solutions in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to executives
      • The ability to think both strategically and tactically in a high energy fast-paced environment
      • Experience establishing goals and metrics to identify and measure opportunities and success
      • Proven ability to take ownership, self-motivate, and deliver results in ambiguous environments
      • Experience with GRC applications and ticketing systems
      • The ability to be detail-oriented, flexible, and able to meet tight deadlines
      • An understanding of working in regulated environments such as GDPR, or CCPA
      • Skill in building dashboards and generating reports
      • The ability to work independently and adaptively, and take initiative to resolve challenges
      • CISA, CISM, CISSP, or related certification preferred
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.
For information about company benefits, please visit Password is Alation21.
Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!

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