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Analyst, Public Sector Security Compliance

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Job Title: Analyst, Public Sector Security Compliance

Locations: Herndon, VA

Role Description:

Come join the Public Sector Technology Compliance team at Salesforce!  Grounded in Salesforce’s core values of Trust, Growth, Innovation, and Equality, this team works across Salesforce to deliver sustainable, world-class public sector compliance programs that protect the company and enable the success of our customers and Salesforce.  This team is responsible for the execution and management of advisory, audit, and continuous monitoring programs related to U.S. public sector compliance authorizations maintained by Salesforce, including those stemming from FedRAMP and the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirement Guide.  You will be directly involved in shaping compliance for one of the fastest growing areas at Salesforce.

In this role, you will work with a team of subject matter experts from multiple disciplines to help define and deliver on the compliance needs of the business.  You will be involved in evaluating new and changing compliance frameworks, facilitating control assessments and audits, as well as delivering best in class compliance programs for our customers.  

Job Functions:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work assignments with process and control owners, business partners, and external auditors

  • Perform controls testing, document results, and provide detailed updates to compliance management and internal stakeholders from other teams

  • Assist in managing the timely and high-quality execution of certification programs

  • Assist process/control owners with the preparation and ongoing maintenance of controls and control documentation (e.g., policies, procedures, narratives, etc.)

  • Proactively identify management, administrative, technical, and physical gaps or conflicts in existing controls and work with internal business partners to develop solutions

  • Track and assist with remediation of control deficiencies and gaps identified during the audit and/or continuous monitoring processes

  • Assist with the education and training of process/control owners so they better understand the applicable control frameworks and their responsibilities

  • Evaluate new and evolving certification programs, updates to existing programs, and net-new requirements

  • Build strong relationships with business partners and facilitate continuous improvement aligned with operational processes

  • Effectively communicate program execution and task status, key accomplishments, and risks to senior management


  • U.S. citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) who does not hold dual citizenship. You agree to complete a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) for a Moderate Public Trust position with the U.S. federal government or other clearances as deemed appropriate for the role.

  • Strong technical background with a good understanding of security concepts and their practical usage

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively and flexibly communicate across all levels of the company

  • Analytical thinker with strong organizational skills. Attention to detail is a must

  • Innovation and creativity are key qualifications, as this role will assist business partners in designing scalable and sustainable approaches to satisfying our regulatory requirements

  • Prior audit experience with public sector frameworks (e.g., FedRAMP, DoD Cloud Computer SRG, FISMA, CJIS, DHS 4300A, IRS 1075, ICD 503, etc.). Additional compliance and regulatory experience related to security and privacy standards across industries and geographies such as PCI, ISO, SOC, HIPAA, and HITRUST is a plus

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with limited oversight and/or direction

  • Must have strong time management skills

  • Possess a "whatever it takes to get the job done" mentality (e.g., pick up the phone, stop by a desk)

  • Flexibility in daily hours (i.e., willingness to work longer hours during peak periods)

  • 2+ years of information technology compliance, audit, and/or security experience preferred

  • BS degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field or at least 2 years of equivalent information systems management experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Ability to travel up to 15% (US and Canada)


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This candidate must be a U.S. citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) who does not hold dual citizenship and agrees to complete a U.S. federal government Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) for a Moderate Public Trust position.

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