Senior Risk & Compliance Engineer



United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

We're transforming the grocery industry

At Instacart, we invite the world to share love through food because we believe everyone should have access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. Where others see a simple need for grocery delivery, we see exciting complexity and endless opportunity to serve the varied needs of our community. We work to deliver an essential service that customers rely on to get their groceries and household goods, while also offering safe and flexible earnings opportunities to Instacart Personal Shoppers.

Instacart has become a lifeline for millions of people, and we’re building the team to help push our shopping cart forward. If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, come join our table.

Instacart is a Flex First team

There’s no one-size fits all approach to how we do our best work. Our employees have the flexibility to choose where they do their best work—whether it’s from home, an office, or your favorite coffee shop—while staying connected and building community through regular in-person events. Learn more about our flexible approach to where we work.

About the Role

As a Risk and Compliance Senior Engineer, you will have the opportunity to transform and automate our IT SOX compliance programs within the Engineering and Financial System domains. You'll be the subject matter expert on compliance obligations, leveraging your solid understanding of systems architecture to design, influence, and build cohesive control environments. Your work will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our financial operations, ensuring a robust and automated compliance framework that supports Instacart's sophisticated marketplace platform.

About the Team

You will join Instacart's Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) team, a partner organization to our Security Engineering team, reporting through the Chief Information Security Officer organization. Our team is dedicated to managing risks related to security, privacy, and finances. You will join our subdomain team for IT SOX. By providing thoughtful advice and developing innovative solutions, we enable control owners to maintain a balanced approach to risk management. Our work is pivotal in ensuring Instacart can scale while maintaining trust and adhering to regulatory requirements.

About the Job

In this role, you will:

  • Design and routinely validate effectiveness of IT SOX controls, specifically IT General and IT Automated controls.
  • During the course of IT SOX controls design and validation, facilitate the communication and validation of questions and evidence between Control Owners, Internal Audit, and External Auditors.
  • Collaborate with Engineering DevOps teams to build compliance-related code and monitoring tools.
  • Automate financial transactions and oversight processes, contributing to the seamless operation of Instacart's marketplace platform.
  • Provide expert advice on compliance to control owners, balancing risk, effectiveness, and efficiency.

About You

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience auditing IT general controls or IT automated controls.
  • Proven experience in designing controls in collaboration with management control owners.
  • Strong project management and process expertise, particularly in executing and communicating with auditors and control owners.
  • An ability to work directly with data systems using SQL or other sophisticated query language or code.
  • Experience in SaaS systems, especially those with homegrown revenue-generating platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, Accounting or related work experience
  • Background in working and auditing IT SOX controls for modern cloud DevOps environments, multi-sided marketplaces, and/or advertising technology companies.
  • Prior experience with a reputable auditing firm, such as the Big Four or another firm following best-practice IT SOX audit standards.
  • Experience building small applications in containerized environments to monitor compliance obligations.

Instacart provides highly market-competitive compensation and benefits in each location where our employees work. This role is remote and the base pay range for a successful candidate is dependent on their permanent work location. Please review our Flex First remote work policy here.

Offers may vary based on many factors, such as candidate experience and skills required for the role. Additionally, this role is eligible for a new hire equity grant as well as annual refresh grants. Please read more about our benefits offerings here.

For US based candidates, the base pay ranges for a successful candidate are listed below.

$185,000$205,000 USD
$177,000$197,000 USD
$170,000$189,000 USD
All other states
$153,000$170,000 USD