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Head of IT Internal Audit

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10M to 400G bits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 10 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.

At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

Job Description

Arista Internal Audit deploys modern and effective practices, tools, data analytics technology, scientific research in decision making, behavioral economics and organizational analysis. We focus on key business risks and high-impact policy changes in the organization. Working collaboratively with management to build processes for managing risks and improve operational effectiveness, we deliver unique insights, assurance, and consulting services to management and the Board’s Audit Committee.

Reporting to the head of Arista Internal Audit and in close partnership with IT and CISO organizations, develop and execute IT assurance strategy with focus on cybersecurity, cloud security and compliance, IT infrastructure and business applications security (ERP, CRM, etc.), and privacy. The scope includes all aspects of technology risks including Corporate IT, Cloud Service, and Engineering.


The position is based in Shannon, Ireland and is mostly remote, reporting to the head of Internal Audit in Santa Clara, California. You will be working with all members of the Internal Audit team in Belfast, Norther Ireland, Santa Clara, California, and help build the team in Ireland (ROI and/or NI). You will lead a diverse set of highly visible projects and interact with all levels of management. You will be required to work in multiple time zones to effectively interact with the IA team and our business partners in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. As a result, high degree of flexibility will be required and provided.

You will lead projects that are primarily focused on IT governance, risks, and controls, application controls and security, cloud service security and compliance, and cybersecurity. You will also support other internal projects that include IT components. You will maintain strong relationships with the IT, CISO, Engineering, Cloud Service security, Legal and compliance groups to stay informed of emerging risks and provide ongoing advice. The projects include a mix of traditional assurance, advisory, SOC 2 audit readiness, as well as collaborative implementation of governance, risk, and compliance policies and tools that advance both IT and IA objectives.

To be successful in this role, you will exhibit:

  • Highest level of integrity

  • High degree of self-sufficiency and motivation

  • Ability to lead and train junior members of the team

  • Collaborative approach and mindset to lead cross-functional efforts at Arista

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team to achieve project goals


  • Strong technical audit and IT audit skills Leverage data analytics techniques to improve audit effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes

  • Analytical skills

  • Experience in managing employees, projects, and cross-functional teams

  • Strong understanding of corporate governance, internal controls, IT governance & security, ERM

  • Strong knowledge of common security and control frameworks and standards (NIST CSF, SOC 2, COBIT, ISO, SOC-2, and others) and aptitude to learn and keep current on the updates.

  • Experienced using ERP both as a user and auditor

  • Strong experience and understanding of ERP application security, SOD management and application controls

  • Awareness of AI risks and opportunities

  • Experienced using MS Office and data analytics tools


  • Contribute to the annual risk assessment and developing internal audit plan

  • Lead internal audit projects, corporate risk management and compliance programs with high degree of independence and limited supervision

  • Provide advice to management on risks, internal controls and process improvement opportunities

  • Build and maintain relationships with employees at all levels, seeking to become trusted advisor

  • Train and provide advice to more junior team members

  • Contribute to the knowledge base of the internal audit team

  • Maintain independence and objectivity and follow the IIA guidelines for professional conduct

Additional Information

Education, professional certification and work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or other relevant fields

  • ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIA, CISA or other relevant professional certification strongly preferred

  • External audit, internal audit, consulting or a mix of experience in publicly listed companies and industry

  • Experience working with international technology companies

Hours and place of work

Role based in Shannon with Hybrid work scheme in place.


The salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.


  • Pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexitime
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Profit sharing
  • Sick pay
  • On-site parking
  • Company events
  • Wellness program

Supplemental pay types

  • Performance bonus

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.