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The Senior Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Analyst works in support of IT Security compliance requirements and company risk tolerance. This role ensures that adequate and effective security processes, controls, and lifecycles are followed and aligned to deliver compliance with security policy and regulatory requirements. The Sr. GRC Analyst supports the security compliance program, tracking completion and remediation of compliance activities, and documenting compliance program evidence. This role works with a wide variety of people from different internal customer organizational units to track and maintain compliance activities throughout the organization when and where IT systems are utilized.


-Works as a senior team member in the Cybersecurity Department focusing on GRC processes and initiatives, acting as the central point of contact and collaborating with other organization units within the company in these matters.

-Supports the Darden GRC program, ensuring the identification, tracking, prioritization, and remediation of all internal and external compliance requirements; also supports Internal Audit activities and remediation requirements.

-Ensures adequate and effective IT controls exist to meet applicable current and future compliance requirements found in laws, regulations, frameworks such as requirements to comply with SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), SSAE 16 SOC I & II, PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards, HIPAA, state and federal privacy law.

-Supports and updates a centralized repository of security controls aligned with corporate, regulatory, security framework requirements.

-Coordinates selected tests of information security measures, including targeted penetration attacks, vulnerability scans, and other configurable controls reviews.

-Coordinates the GRC efforts of all internal and outsourced functions that have one or more information security-related responsibilities, to ensure that organization-wide GRC efforts are consistent.

-Understands the fundamental business activities performed by company, and based on this understanding, aligns appropriate information security solutions that adequately protect these activities.

-Mentor and train junior members of the GRC team.

-Support vendor risk management program.

-Support risk management program.

-Support vulnerability management program.

-Learn, understand, utilize and administer a GRC platform.

-Perform and present assessment findings to a cross-functional teams such as product, engineering, legal and IT teams.

-Deploy company-wide security awareness and education programs that are aligned with security policy, standards, regulatory requirements, and industry practices. Provide metrics to leadership.

-Provide vulnerability management reporting including patch management tracking and software code analysis reports. Meet with product owners for accountability.

-Perform identity management reviews from automated and manual systems.

-Stay current and informed on developing regulatory concerns and changing IT and information security trends.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


-5+ years of experience in an IT role focusing on information security and IT compliance.

-Knowledge of regulatory compliance regulations (PCI, SOX, PII).

- Practical experience with NIST, COBIT, ISO and other regulatory frameworks.

-Security risk certification required – CRISC, CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar.

-Experience assessing risk using formal risk methodologies across varying security domains in different contexts such as product, project and vendor risk assessments.

-Experience in managing multiple customers or projects with competing priorities.

-Deep understanding of technical and organizational security vulnerabilities, threats and risks.

-Knowledge of information technology systems and processes, network infrastructure, data architecture, data processes and protocols.

-Experience with creating and maintaining high quality documentation related to IT processes including flowcharts and dataflow diagrams.

-Strong project management skills and organizational skills demonstrated ability to complete assignments timely and effectively.

-Must be able to effectively interact with other teams across the organization.

-Ability to manage multiple tasks along a parallel process.

-Ability to develop security standards and guidelines based on best practices and industry standards.


-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a relevant field, or equivalent experience.


-Strong familiarity with PCI and SOX security requirements and controls.

-Ability to maintain accurate and detailed notes regarding compliance issues.

-Ability to work efficiently with multiple compliance frameworks and deadlines.

-Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with business partners across the enterprise.

-Ability to quickly take direction from the primary Sr. Compliance Analysts and Team Leads without a formal training structure.

-Excellent relationship-building skills and cultural awareness, along with the ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment.

-Capable of delivering results through a position of influence.

-Ability to maintain industry relationships and look to all sources available to develop the best technology strategies.

-Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


-CISA or CISSP certification preferred.

-MSCE, CISM, and other technical certification strongly preferred.