Senior Compliance Analyst

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 120,000-150,000 Annually
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Why should you want to work at Kong?


Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!

Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!

Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!


Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.

Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021

We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!


Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.

Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021

Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

2022 Forbes Cloud 100 Honoree


Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!

Kong Named in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for API Management for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!



About the role:


As a Senior Compliance Analyst, you will be responsible for helping build customer trust in Kong’s Compliance program. This role focused on the more technical aspects of our compliance initiatives. You will partner with stakeholders across the organization to continuously improve Kong’s security control environment, vendor assurance, and provide assurance to customers. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a high growth, fast paced environment and is interested in continuous learning and in applying their technical skills to help Kong scale its Compliance program. 

What You'll be doing

  • Collaborate closely with Kong’s Engineering, Product and other teams, as well as colleagues in Compliance, to assess product and third-party risk and develop efficient and effective remediation plans.
  • Partner with various internal teams and subject matter experts to assess and automate control evaluations.
  • Assist in maintaining an accurate knowledge base of Kong’s Compliance program to address customer enquiries, including contributing to Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), and automating responses to customer security enquiries via GRC applications and diligence assessments. 
  • Partner closely with the Kong Sales organization to support the sales engagement lifecycle which includes customer information security enquiries.
  • And any additional tasks required by the manager.

What you'll bring

  • Extensive experience within InfoSec, Compliance or Privacy.
  • Experience in programming, scripting, and workflow creation in the automation of GRC processes and evidence collection.
  • Hands on experience evaluating cloud controls and environments like AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Strong practical solutions in IT, InfoSec and Compliance, risk management and information security principles including access control, asset control, containers, network security, change management, information security architecture, information security operations, and leading practices and associated tools.
  • Experience in partnering with sales enablement and field sales teams on responding to customer security inquiries.
  • Experience in working with internal cross-functional teams and product engineering groups.
  • Experience in a fast-paced product startup environment, especially in the software or SaaS space.
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of certification and attestation requirements like ISO 27001:2013/2022, SOC2, CSA STAR, PCI DSS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong engagement skills (internal and external).

Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long term disability benefits, basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in the US is $120,000 - $150000.


What is a Konger? 


We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 


We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 


We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 


We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.


Kong Core Values: 


We are CUSTOMER CHAMPIONS. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything we do. We are all empowered to make an impact.


We are OWNERS. We are drivers, not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.


We are UNSTOPPABLE. We work with purpose, obsession, and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things builds muscle.


We are REAL. We are genuine, principled, and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.


We Are ACCELERATORS. We prioritize speed, iteration, and results.


We are GLOBAL. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.


We are EXPLORERS. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.


About Kong: 


Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 


83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  


For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

More Information on Kong
Kong operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kong was founded in 2017. It has 354 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, 401(K), Employee stock purchase plan and Flexible work schedule. To see all 63 open jobs at Kong, click here.
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