Sr. IT Risk & Compliance Analyst at Elastic

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At Elastic, we have a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open-source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We unite Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting!), 18 timezones, and 30 different languages into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Are you tired of repeating last year’s IT audit plan? Are you more excited about adding value rather than finding exceptions? If so, come join a growing team at Elastic where you will work with a diverse group of teams in a dynamic IT environment!

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join the IT Risk and Compliance team. This team sits within the IT department, not Internal Audit so it will afford you the opportunity to be a truly trusted member of the team that you are helping rather than be “the auditor”. In your role as a trusted advisor, you’ll proactively consult on matters of risk management with the IT team, as well as provide assistance supporting audits. IT Risk and Compliance makes the audit experience easier for everyone – by educating and communicating expectations to the IT department while also being a key IT contact point for internal/external auditors during walkthroughs, testing, and evidence collection.

You will work directly with the IT Risk and Compliance Manager in addressing a broad spectrum of risk including compliance, financial, operational, fraud risk, etc. Currently, SOX risk will be a heightened point of attention, as Elastic went public in late 2018 and is still in our first few years of SOX compliance.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • Partner with system and process owners to evaluate and document key processes and controls, including reviewing and updating process narratives
  • Continuous monitoring for controls/process compliance
  • Using your technical knowledge to develop automated solutions for monitoring and mitigating risk
  • Prepare high-quality guidance, templates, education, etc for the IT org
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors and respond to requests or reported issues in a timely manner
  • Propose process improvements that will strengthen the internal control environment while increasing efficiency and effectiveness
  • Monitor control gaps/deficiencies/findings, review and validate remediation plans
  • Adapting your priorities and methods to proactively address the ever-changing IT risk landscape as we grow and go through change over time
What You Bring Along:
  • 3+ years of IT audit or related IT risk management experience
  • Understanding of SOX testing/documentation requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Systems or Finance/Accounting
  • Industry certifications such as CPA, CIA, or CISA strongly preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and comfort with the unknown
  • Strong authentic relationship building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills around business processes, controls, and deficiencies
  • Experience in building and maintaining control monitoring solutions
  • Interest or experience with open source systems, Git version control, SAAS solutions, CRM systems, ERP systems, system integrations, and custom applications/solutions
Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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An Insider's view of Elastic

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One of the really amazing things about working for a distributed company is that you have true flexibility to find your work/life balance. There are no fixed hours and nobody is watching. I think being able to manage your day and step away and come back is a really powerful thing for many Elasticians.

Raya

Director of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

When we're able to capture the stories about how our customers are using our software to fight child sex exploitation, for example, or how NASA is using Elasticsearch to further investigations into whether there is water on Mars — that gets Elasticians excited, and makes them feel proud of what the company is doing.

Daniel

Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy

What makes someone successful on your team?

The people I’ve seen rise quickly and do well are people who are sponges. Those people who, in any situation they’re sitting in, are learning and absorbing more information.

Elastic products might be very foreign to a new hire, and it’s important that they learn every single aspect of Elastic products.

Jeremy

Sales Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We want our engineers to feel free to create in the manner they work best. To feel empowered. Having distributed engineers made this an easy one to solve. Managing distributed Elasticians makes it impossible to micromanage people, even if you wanted to. So we embrace that.

Kevin

SVP, Engineering

What's something quirky about your company?

Our Source Code is truly what makes Elastic, Elastic. It may just seem like a pretty set of values, but Elastic really lives by it. Personally “Space, Time” and “Home, Dinner” are the biggest reasons I chose Elastic — I knew those promises would give me the flexibility to be the parent, sibling, and daughter I want to be.

Alexis

Recruiting Coordinator

What are Elastic Perks + Benefits

Elastic Benefits Overview

At Elastic, we strive to have parity of benefits across regions. While regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of people is the right thing to do.

Healthcare for you and your family in many locations.
Flexible location and schedule for many roles.
Generous number of vacation days each year.
Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary.
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.

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Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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