Technology Risk and Compliance Senior Manager

Full Time
Pleasanton, CA
Areas of Interest: Information Assurance (IA) Compliance, Strategic Planning and Policy Development
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Job Description

Are you a self-motivated risk and compliance professional looking to join one of the hottest cloud companies in the world?  Do you enjoy building and managing risk and compliance programs in fast paced and rapidly growing environments?


As a member of the rapidly growing Privacy, Ethics and Compliance Team at Workday, you will help build and manage programs designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of our customers' most sensitive data. 


The Technology Risk and Compliance Senior Manager is an important part of Workday’s privacy, ethics and compliance function. In this role you will manage a team responsible for ensuring that company policies, processes and practices are performed in accordance with contractual and compliance requirements. You will also play a critical role in managing compliance related interactions with Workday's customers, vendors and partners and advising internal business stakeholders on risk and compliance requirements related to the product development life cycle and other strategic organizational initiatives.


Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in an equivalent technology risk and compliance related role.
  • 5+ years of people management experience with a proven record in professional development, leadership and mentoring. Experience directing and supervising the work of others, ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Deep familiarity with compliance reports, certifications and standards as they relate to Software as a Service and Cloud Computing, such as SOC1 (SSAE16), SOC2, ISO27001, ISO27018, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, NIST Cyber TeSecurity Framework, and NIST 800-53.
  • Extensive experience coordinating, facilitating and managing security and compliance audits; industry-specific regulatory compliance knowledge, a plus.
  • Experience developing, managing and/or auditing vendor risk management programs.
  • Strong executive presence with the capability to speak articulately to technical and operational processes.
  • Successful record of implementing and improving operational processes; can drive program efficiency and high customer satisfaction.
  • Organized, proactive and capable of cultivating support and consensus across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated program/project management experience.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and organize time effectively.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • CISA, CISSP, CIPP, PMP or other certifications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science, finance or related field.


  • Collaborate regularly with cross functional leadership to address emerging compliance requirements.
  • Manage compliance projects across multiple teams, including operations, security and development.
  • Develop individual and team skills, provide stretch opportunities to advance the team and provide career development opportunities for team members.
  • Accountability for the success of customer audits in accordance with Workday’s Customer Audit Program.
  • During customer audits, manage communications to third parties regarding Workday’s compliance program, operational processes and key controls.
  • Drive the compliance aspects of Workday’s vendor and partner security compliance risk management programs in cross functional partnership with Security, Services, IT, Procurement and Legal.
  • Develop and implement internal policies and procedures in support of Workday's compliance initiatives.
  • Assist in the management of external compliance audit activities.
  • Review new product features to determine impact to compliance programs.
  • Execute formal risk assessments of projects, initiatives, technologies and processes.
  • Lead internal trainings related to technology compliance requirements.

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Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

Financial Management, Human Capital Management (Human Resources Management, Workforce Planning + Talent Management), Payroll, Expenses, Time Tracking, Procurement, Grants Management, Recruiting
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000