Senior Program Manager - Governance, Risk, and Compliance at Assurance

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ABOUT ASSURANCE
Assurance offers the best online insurance shopping experience; within minutes a customer can have instantly approved life, health, auto, or home coverage. We’ve simplified the online checkout process so that customers can get covered instantly online, and we’ve also built an on-demand workforce of licensed insurance agents that can speak with customers who want to talk to an expert, 24x7. Powering all of this is a cloud-first, event-driven, service-oriented-architecture, using the latest software frameworks. We combine our web technology with data science models at every step to make intelligent decisions about how we market to customers, what policies we recommend, and which agents we match to customers. Our mission is to make insurance easier, cheaper, and higher quality, for everyone – not just the affluent.
Our team is humble, driven, and committed to improving the lives of millions.
In September 2019, Assurance was acquired by Prudential (NYSE:PRU; $36B market cap) to further the joint mission of improving financial wellness across the world. We are at the forefront of this exciting mission and are looking for experienced software engineers who are excited about the chance to rethink the insurance industry from the ground up in a technology-first manner.
We have 4 offices worldwide in Seattle (HQ), Toronto, Fort Lauderdale and Kathmandu. We work collaboratively across time zones and geographies, using Slack, Zoom, Github, and email.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The InfoSec team is responsible for understanding the latest security threats, assessing Assurance’s IT security risks using HIPAA, PCI and SOC-2 frameworks, monitoring & responding to real-time threats, and working collaboratively with software engineering teams to minimize risk to our customer data.
DESCRIPTION
You will be hands-on solving security problems and providing thought leadership and direction for the Information Security program. You will own writing and updating our information security policies, and working with our Compliance, Privacy, Legal and Business teams to make sure these policies are right for Assurance. You will own our application inventory & risk assessments, and third party vendor inventory & risk assessments. You’ll evolve our framework for evaluating application and third party risk, and work with our engineering, data science and business teams to ensure we are have the appropriate security controls in place. Where we have security gaps, you will innovate to define solutions that mitigate the risk without impeding the business. You will also take the lead on many internal and external security audits, such as SOC-2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS.
REQUIREMENTS
-5+ years of InfoSec risk work
-Have successfully led one or more major security audits (SOC2, HIPAA, or PCI)
-Perform internal evidence reviews to follow compliance requirements
-Proactively informs senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and governance
-Insightful understanding of security threats and hands on experience remediating critical security issues
-Excellent written communication skills
-Work with our partner teams to assist on customer inquiries
Develop security policies and procedures

What Assurance Offers
 
At Assurance, we strive for audacious goals, and we’re relentless in our pursuit to be the very best we can be, personally and professionally. Our benefits program is intended to enable every Assurance employee to be the best version of themselves. Our culture clears the way for you to challenge yourself and achieve the impossible. Learn more about life at Assurance! 
 
Our Culture 
Trust and Autonomy 
At Assurance, we hire experts in their field, and we give them the independence and trust to build based on their expertise. We find that brilliant people, given this freedom and trust, will collaborate to build far more amazing things than they could ever be directed to create.
Drive to Innovate 
We don't settle for the status quo – we're a team of innovators who believe that there’s almost always a better way. We operate on first principles – we challenge commonly held assumptions to create new and better solutions from scratch. In our short history we’ve made a lot progress with this mentality, launching new business lines and innovative products constantly. Following our historic acquisition by Prudential, we have more support than ever to innovate and change the world of insurance and financial services. 
Humble Collaboration 
We leave ego at the door and work together to uncover the truth. We prioritize what is best for the whole and avoid focusing on what is best for the individual. We all care about achieving goals more than looking good, and we're eager to constantly be learning from each other.
 
 
Our Benefits 
Flexible Working Environment 
Your schedule and working hours are up to you at Assurance. We care more about results than when and where you get your work done, and we find that a flexible schedule can help alleviate the stress of a rigid work-life balance.
Unlimited Time Off 
We work hard, so it’s important that we take time to refresh and reset when we need it. We empower our employees to take the time that make sense for them. 
Nutritional Snacks and Weekly Lunches 
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for employees in all ways that we can, and we don’t want it to be tough to find sustenance when you’re hard at work! We provide healthy, nutritional snacks throughout our office, and outstanding local coffee. We also host a weekly lunch, featuring top local restaurants, to accompany our all-company meeting.
Commuter Benefits 
We want to make sure it’s easy for you to get to and from work, so we a provide free public transportation or greatly subsidized parking close to our office.
Inspiring Offices 
From the beginning, our founders believed that beautiful, open, inspiring spaces lead to energy and creativity. We seek beautiful office spaces in all of our locations, and in 2020 we’ll be taking occupancy of a stunning new office on the top two floors of Madison Center in downtown Seattle – this space features floor to ceiling windows with stunning 360 degree views of the Puget Sound, and an exclusive private rooftop deck. 
Competitive Health Benefits 
Access to high quality healthcare is core to our business, and we care that our employees don’t have to worry about visiting a doctor. All employees receive competitive health, dental, and vision benefits packages.
Choice of High-End Equipment 
We want to make sure you’re empowered to create amazing things. We give new employees the option of a variety of high-end computers and accessories.
Investment Opportunities 
We believe in the importance of investing in yourself in a variety of ways, including financially. We offer a strong 401k plan, with options to invest in traditional, Roth, and after-tax options, all backed by a best-in-class platform from Prudential. 

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Location

We're located in the heart of downtown Seattle at the corner of 5th and Madison, conveniently between Westlake Center and Pioneer Square.

An Insider's view of Assurance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

“We're all so friendly and open to working and collaborating. We care for each other's work and personal health so that we can all be strong and grow together. No teammate gets left behind.”

Adrienne

Partner Marketing Specialist

What does your typical day look like?

“If I write code in the morning it often goes out on the same day, impacting thousands of customers and often having a noticeable change on our 'mission control' style dashboards throughout the office.”

Alex

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

“Everybody is very smart but not arrogant. In the data team, especially, everybody puts the team first over themselves - there are no egos. It is always about making things better for the team and the business.”

Callum

Director of Data Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are calculated decision-makers. Every idea is a potential experiment waiting to be tested. We drive the business forward by rapidly iterating on several ideas leveraging the data to tell us which direction we should take next.

Megan

Principal Data Scientist

What are Assurance Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Assurance provides flexible start and end times for our employees
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
We offer employees A parking subsidy.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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