Director of IT Compliance

Milpitas, CA, USA | Western Digital

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Overall guidance, training and implementation of IT SOX policies and procedures. 

Very Strategic and Process Focused

Lead a team in the risk assessment, scoping, execution, reporting, issue management including impact assessments, and process improvements related to IT General Controls and IT Application Controls

Collaborate and coordinate with the internal audit team to address risks identified through various audits

Coordinate the schedule for the annual SOX audit to address all necessary scoping, testing, and remediation exercises between the various parties

Work to reduce the risks to the company by improving the control environments

Regularly report results to Sr Organizational Leadership and executive committees via written and oral updates 

Participate in the SOX steering committee

Actively manage, develop, and grow the skills and careers of those on the IT Audit team

Build the IT Compliance strategy and annual roadmaps


Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate focus area (Computer science, accounting, etc…) or equivalent experience in related fields

8+ years’ experience in a large public company setting up and/or implementing IT SOX programs 

4+ years’ managing personnel related to audit

Requires technical knowledge of IT controls and PCI compliance

Excellent written and oral communication skills for various levels of reporting 

Effective and efficient time management and organizational skills 

Attention to detail a must while not losing site of the bigger picture

Ability to operate under pressure in a highly complex IT environment