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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Compliance Specialist

Department: Legal & Compliance
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses B2), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with almost an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. We exited 2019 growing quickly and cash flow positive, and we’ve done all this with just $3M of funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking a Compliance Specialist to join our team!

This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Support, maintain and help expand our internal compliance control operations, including audits, certifications, attestations, related documentation, and remediation activities.
  • Work with internal stakeholders across all departments to help navigate through various compliance standards, assessments and requirements related to PCI-DSS, SOC2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR.
  • Assist stakeholders with compliance related customer inquiries for customers and potential customers alike.
  • Assist with responding to compliance and information security questionnaires and other due diligence documents.
  • Update and maintain internal library of compliance documentation and information security questionnaire responses.
  • Support Legal and Compliance team to help build efficient processes around privacy related requests, data subject requests, contracts, and questionnaires from existing customers and potential customers alike.
  • Liaise with engineering, operations, security and IT teams to understand specifications and controls required to meet the intent of security, legal and compliance requirements. 
  • Conduct independent research and analysis of complex programs, regulations, and policy issues in response to inquiries from internal clients and external customers
  • Liaise with outside parties during regulatory audits, risk assessments, and privacy assessments.
  • Help develop and implement procedures and processes to ensure employees’ continual compliance with various rules and regulations.  
  • Perform ad hoc compliance research projects.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The Right Fit:

  • Able to communicate and collaborate cross-functionally with other team members to address various privacy and compliance matters 
  • Experience in PCI-DSS, SOC2, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, CCPA, and GDPR preferred
  • Familiarity with RFP, Compliance Document Management, and Governance, Risk and Compliance tools desired
  • Highly motivated and collaborative, with a positive attitude
  • Reliable and detail oriented, with strong organizational skills and project management skills 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with an ability to build strong relationships
  • Flexible, agile and open minded, with the ability to operate in a fast pace and dynamic environment 
  • 5+ years of compliance experience
  • Bachelor Degree preferred

Backblaze perks 

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Dental and vision plan
  • Competitive compensation and 401K 
  • RSU grants for full-time employees
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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