San Diego, CA
FLSA Status: 
Position Type: 
Full Time

"Accelerating the digital transformation of business through intelligent mobile capture."

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is an innovator in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that simplify everyday tasks, is seeking qualified candidates for a Compliance Director role in the San Diego area. 

Mitek is a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification software solutions. Mitek’s ID verification allows an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a mobile transaction, enabling financial institutions, payments companies and other businesses operating in highly regulated markets to transact business safely while increasing revenue from the mobile channel. Mitek also reduces the friction in the mobile users’ experience with advanced data prefill. These innovative mobile solutions are embedded into the apps of more than 5,800 organizations and used by tens of millions of consumers for mobile check deposit, new account opening, insurance quoting, and more. 

We have a track record of breakthrough achievements that have helped to transform mobile banking and the identity authentication markets. As a result, we have grown globally with offices in the UK and the Netherlands and are listed on the NASDAQ.  

We’re looking for team members that live our core values of Delivering, Learning and Caring.


What You’ll Do (Role Description)

Mitek is looking for a Compliance Director to join our growing team.  As a world-leading processor of sensitive personally identifiable information, Mitek needs to ensure that all data is processed, stored and handled in a secure manner that supports global PII regulations.  Reporting to the CFO, the Compliance Director will work with a cross-functional team comprised of business, technology and legal representatives to develop policy, define processes, implement controls and gather evidence to support the internal and external requirements.  Experience in leading growing organizations through the process of achieving ISO 27001 and SOC2 in a global context is required.  The ideal candidate will be able to contribute directly to the delivery of stated objectives, communicate with senior management and help establish a compliance roadmap.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Mitek to achieve and maintain ISO 27001 certification and SOC2 attestation globally
  • Create and manage plans to achieve internal and external policy and compliance related objectives
  • Serve independently as the intersection between business, legal and InfoSec
  • Create auditable processes and controls
  • Help translate legal requirements, regulations and third party guidelines into manageable business requirements & processes supported by adequate controls.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively communicate to the senior executive team and the board of directors.
  • Communicate current compliance status and roadmap to customers.


Who You Are (Soft Skills, Attributes)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, with relentless curiosity and attention to detail
  • Positive, people-oriented, and energetic attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguous requirements, adapt, and learn
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills


What You Need (Skills/Experience)

  • 10+ years working in a systems audit and/or compliance function
  • Very strong project and program management skills
  • Experience with ISO 27001, SOC2, SOX and GLBA.
  • Experienced in working closely with external auditors.
  • Global data privacy experience: GDPR and Privacy Shield
  • Experience in building and leading compliance/audit teams
  • Technical understanding of information security
  • Strong working understanding of the legal aspect of policy development and be the key liaison to General Counsel


What Would be Nice (Preferred Skills/Experience)

  • Experience working with companies that deliver cloud based products
  • Prior experience in secure practices of handling sensitive data and PII
  • Experience with corporate compliance
  • Experience developing IT GRC programs


Education & Certifications

  • BA / BS degree in a technical or financial field
  • CISA preferred
  • CISSP, CISM is a plus

Apply today by emailing your resume and cover letter to jobs@miteksystems.com with the job title in the subject line.