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Technology Audit Director

 

Technology Audit Director

  • JR-127101
  • Toronto
  • Redwood City
  • Tampa
  • Frisco
  • Security, Risk and Business Continuity
  • Full time
Technology Audit Director

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 27 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: Equinix’s Internal Audit department, known as Business Assurance Services (BAS), enhances and protects organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.  In a demanding high-performance environment designed for high-caliber individuals seeking growth and career advancement, BAS team members gain valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the strategic, information technology (IT), product innovation, operational, finance, and compliance areas of the Company by working on a wide range of assurance and advisory activities. 

We are seeking a Technology Audit Director who will be the leader of the Technology Assurance group of the BAS department and will lead the risk-based technology assurance and advisory activities, focused on IT systems (including cloud platforms), cybersecurity, digital transformation initiatives, product development, emerging technologies, robotic process automation, and analytics.  The position will report to and work closely with the VP/Head of the BAS department and will be a member of the BAS leadership team.  The position will manage large, complex, and highly visible engagements, present results to the Audit Committee, develop strong working relationships with senior management, and manage and mentor other BAS team members.  The position requires a person adept in balancing the dual roles of independent, objective assurance provider and consultative business partner.  The position will be based in one of the following locations: Dallas, TX; Toronto, Canada; Redwood City, CA; or Tampa, FL. 

Responsibilities

  • As the leader of the Technology Assurance group, take ownership of defining, assessing, prioritizing, advising, providing assurance over, and reporting on the Company’s technology risk universe

  • Develop a flexible, risk-based annual technology audit and advisory services plan (forming part of the BAS department’s overall annual plan) by understanding risks and trends associated with IT systems (including cloud platforms), cybersecurity, digital transformation initiatives, digital services/products, and emerging technologies

  • Deliver the annual technology audit and advisory services plan, leading and overseeing the planning, fieldwork, and reporting of the technology audits and reviews, as well as working with other BAS team members on integrated audits and other BAS projects

  • Oversee and work closely with the BAS team’s IT Audit Senior Manager who is responsible for managing the Company’s IT SOX compliance efforts

  • Identify, evaluate, analyze, prioritize, and communicate risks and control improvements associated with Equinix’s IT, Information Security, and Digital Services organizations; summarize and present results to senior leadership and the Audit Committee

  • Become a trusted business advisor by developing deep business relationships and providing value-add assurance, advice, and insight to IT, Information Security, and Digital Services senior management on governance, risk, compliance, and control improvement matters

  • Work regularly and communicate effectively with IT, Information Security, and Digital Services process owners and senior management to relay findings and recommendations, help drive remediation efforts to closure, advise on control requirements to be included in the design of new systems, products, and processes, identify trends and insights, and continuously seek opportunities for improvement

  • Oversee and work closely with the BAS team’s Data Analytics Manager who is responsible for maturing the BAS data analytics program and expanding the use of analytics in our risk assessment, audit, and advisory activities

  • Liaise with other teams at Equinix that perform governance, risk, control, and monitoring activities; participate and advise on global Company initiatives in related areas such as enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, cloud governance, physical security, data analytics, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, data privacy, and ISO and SOC certifications

  • Model the Equinix culture and values, and provide leadership, direction, coaching, and career development to direct reports to drive accountability for performance and results and to ensure overall success of the team; ensure workload is balanced and challenging

  • Manage outside consulting resources on select engagements to carry out BAS activities and meet BAS objectives – within budget and on schedule for each engagement

  • Stay up to date on IT, cybersecurity, and digital product trends and technologies, and inform senior leadership of emerging trends and best practices in governance, risk, and compliance

Qualifications

  • IT, cybersecurity, and digital product expertise along with ability to learn the business model and the business processes, combining to adeptness at assessing complex IT, security, product, and business processes environments to identify potential IT, security, product, financial, operational, and compliance risks warranting audit attention

  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, global, and complex company environment, to easily adapt between working independently or collaboratively on a team (with various stakeholders and varied personalities), to be effective in new situations, and to work comfortably in ambiguity on unstructured projects and in a multi-tasking environment

  • Team player focused on team cohesion and success; adept at building relationships across organizations; willingness and ability to lead projects as well as participate as member of project team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to effect change through collaboration, professionalism, trust, credibility, and influence

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to quickly evaluate issues, determine root causes, and creatively solve complex problems in a solutions-oriented environment

  • Strong leadership and people management skills and executive presence inspiring confidence when interacting with direct reports, senior leadership, and Audit Committee

  • Commitment to quality, willingness to challenge current practice and innovate, and continuous improvement mindset

  • Ability to listen to understand and to bring a balanced perspective, while skillfully managing potentially contentious interactions and standing ground in the face of audit client or internal pressure

  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive, rapid learner and responsive; possesses passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action oriented; views challenges as opportunities; tenacious and focused

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally (up to 15%)

  • Experience with the following areas is strongly preferred: cloud applications (Oracle Cloud ERP, Hyperion, SFDC), cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), hybrid cloud architecture, product engineering, DevSecOps (GitHub, Jenkins, etc.), agile methodology, Siebel CRM & UCM,  Tableau, and Power BI

  • Experience with system implementation reviews and on-prem to SaaS application migration reviews is strongly preferred

  • Experience working with data analytics, programming language, and SQL in an audit context is preferred

  • Minimum 12 years of experience with at least six years in technology audit management role; combination of Big 4 experience and industry experience at a multi-national public company is preferred

  • One or more relevant professional certifications (CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CDP, PMI-ACP, etc.)

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related degree plus technical IT experience; advanced degree (MBA or MS) is a plus

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com.  Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you. 

 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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