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Senior Manager, Controls Automation

Okta

Okta

Ireland
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

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Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The Security Compliance team’s mission is to strengthen Okta’s position as the leading Identity-as-a-Service solution through a security-first approach to compliance. We are looking for someone with a strong compliance background and experience in the technical implementation of security controls from SOC2, ISO27001, and other international frameworks. The right candidate will have participated in a mature ISMS program and will play a key role in providing customers with confidence in Okta’s leadership in the identity space. As the Senior Manager, Controls Assurance, you will manage continuous monitoring activities, continuous assurance, automation of compliance evidence, and risk-based internal compliance assessments.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with the technical implementation of SOC2 and ISO controls in a cloud-based environment using tools such as Salesforce, Okta, ServiceNow, JIRA and others. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing continuous monitoring activities, experience managing IT audit assessments, and experience managing a diverse team with various skill sets. This position requires a unique set of skills including project management, personnel management, program building, and technical security understanding. If you’re a self-starter who wants to make a difference in global cloud security, we want you on board.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage continuous security monitoring program
  • Manage continuous assurance/controls efficacy validation
  • Manage compliance evidence automation and evidence repository
  • Manage risk-based internal assessments of security control efficacy
  • Utilize a common control framework to perpetually validate the Okta security control environment
  • Manage issue creation and reporting of deviations based on monitoring and assurance activities
  • Communicate with process and control owners to help them understand the audit results, identify remediation options, and prioritize their closure
  • Maintaining well documented standard operating procedures for continuous assurance activities
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within the Compliance program and build plans to address them.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Accounting, or equivalent experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of IT Security practices and the Governance, Risk, and Compliance lifecycle
  • In-depth knowledge in IT security frameworks and best practices, such as NIST-800 publications, FedRAMP, ISO 27001, CCM, and SOC2 Trust Principles and Criteria
  • Understanding of IT methodologies, such as software development lifecycle and operations
  • Experience managing a team of security professionals
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to “think-out-of-the-box”
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Able to work independently or with a team

Helpful Certifications / Skills:

  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Okta

And extra credit if you have experience in any of the following:

  • Manage continuous security monitoring program
  • Manage continuous assurance/controls efficacy validation
  • Manage compliance evidence automation and evidence repository
  • Manage risk-based internal assessments of security control efficacy
  • Utilize a common control framework to perpetually validate the Okta security control environment
  • Manage issue creation and reporting of deviations based on monitoring and assurance activities
  • Communicate with process and control owners to help them understand the audit results, identify remediation options, and prioritize their closure
  • Maintaining well documented standard operating procedures for continuous assurance activities
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within the Compliance program and build plans to address them.
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

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What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

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