Principal Security Compliance Analyst

Ref#: 28916

Function: IT

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

The opportunity:

The Principal, Security Compliance Analyst will have the opportunity to impact meaningfully contribute to the OpenText Compliance Program in accordance with ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, SOC1/2, HIPAA, SOC2+HITRUST, SOX and FedRAMP. The Principal, Security Compliance Analyst plays a key role in the continued development and maturity of an ever-growing Security Compliance Program that supports the delivery of compliance certifications to support customer security requirements. In this role, you will be involved in managing and sustaining the various compliance programs by working collaboratively with internal teams, SMEs, external customers, vendors, auditors and other stakeholders.

You are great at:

• Setting strategic direction for audit readiness, managing compliance programs, driving continuous improvement activities, delivering dashboarding & reporting metrics.
• Interfacing with auditors, articulating control implementation and impact, and establishing considerations for applying security and compliance concepts to a technical cloud environment.
• Effectively communicating compliance program results, including assessment status, workflow, remediation, and reporting, to a broad audience including peers and senior leaders.
• Coordinating the overarching annual audit plan with internal and external auditors to support delivery of multiple, simultaneous audits and certifications (both new and existing) within the Open Text portfolio
• Supporting delivery of audit milestones to ensure audit timelines stay on target by proactively identifying and coordination resolution of roadblocks, compliance risk..
• Collaborating cross-functionally with technology and business stakeholders to drive, track, and resolve all aspects of compliance readiness and audit execution.
• Participating in, or potentially leading, gap assessment, compliance readiness, and compliance monitoring activities.
• Developings metrics and dashboards for reporting on assigned compliance programs

What it takes:

• 10+ years of experience in IT audit and/or compliance, with a concentration on leading multiple, simultaneous audit engagements for a Cloud Service Provider, encompassing multiple frameworks.
• Competency in Compliance Program Management.
• Experience delivering compliance programs in GCP, AWS, Azure is a plus
• Detailed understanding of evaluating the design and effectiveness of IT controls and experience working with auditors/regulators for compliance assessments
• Experience leading preparation for and/or managing assessment activities (SOC 2, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITRUST, SOX, etc.) for assigned cloud services through assessment planning, assessment fieldwork, and final report delivery
• Experience building certification roadmaps based on customer requirements, compliance documentation, and ensuring that committed assessments are delivered on schedule.
• Experience with FedRAMP is a plus.
• Experience with GRC Tools is a plus.
• Strong technical, analytical, interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
• Ability to work both independently and within a global team environment
• Demonstrated strength in working in a high change environment.
• Effective team collaboration plus the ability to coach and mentor others.
• Strong personal characteristics as demonstrated by the following: Owners mindset, achievement-oriented, self-controlled, self-confident, flexible, approachable, and dedicated.
• Required Iindustry standard certifications (CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer/Auditor) or equivalent
• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business, or related vocations.

At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of sex, national origin, disability or race. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email

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