Lead Governance, Risk and Compliance Analyst


FARO Technologies

FARO provides the most precise 3D measurement, imaging and realization technologies for manufacturing, construction and public safety analytics industries.

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FARO is an imaging company - and an imagining  company. We envision a better, more insightful, and more powerful world realized through digital 3D means and measurement technologies. Right from the start, we have helped our customers make better decisions - faster and more accurately than anyone else in the industry.  

We work with the largest companies on the planet to provide the solutions that enable them to overcome their most pressing industry challenges. In aerospace and automotive, we work with firms like SpaceX, NASA, Tesla and Volvo among others. In the construction industry, we work with the largest builders to scan and design astonishing projects. For public safety professionals, our forensics scanning tools solve crimes and document scenes with high tech gear you probably see on CSI and in the movies! 

We believe that if it can be dreamed it can also be measured. And if it can be measured, it can also be realized.


  • Oversee comprehensive risk assessments of IT systems, infrastructure, and processes to identify vulnerabilities and potential threats.

  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies, controls, and security measures to minimize IT-related risks, and ensure these are properly executed by the team.

  • Ensure that IT systems and practices comply with relevant industry regulations, standards, and best practices (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST, GDPR, SOX) and assist in audits and compliance assessments.

  • Develop and lead incident response plans to address and contain IT security incidents and breaches, ensuring a swift and effective response.

  • Generate and present regular reports on IT risk status, trends, and remediation progress to senior management and stakeholders, and ensure that team members contribute to these reports as needed.

  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of risk assessments, policies, procedures, and security measures is maintained and managed effectively.

  • Manage and allocate resources effectively to support risk management initiatives and projects, and provide input into budget planning for the team.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest IT trends, vulnerabilities, and emerging threats to proactively address potential risks, and ensure the team does the same


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated progressive experience and advanced knowledge in IT risk management, cybersecurity, or a related field

  • Understanding of IT risk management principles, risk assessment and modeling techniques

  • Expert knowledge and management of regulatory requirements related to IT security and data protection

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex information to non-technical audiences

  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team, as well as independently when necessary

  • Detail-oriented and proven ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously

  • Advanced experience in using IT risk management and security tools

What FARO can offer you:

FARO has excellent benefits for you and your family.  We not only care for our employees but also to their immediate family members. We believe in a balanced work-life and have developed programs and benefits plans to support that ethic, such as:

  • A competitive paid time off bank and paid holidays

  • Medical, dental, life and AD&D insurance plans

  • Pre-tax flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care

  • 401K with employer match

  • Tuition reimbursement and training opportunities

  • Wellness fairs

  • Frequent lunch and learns to help educate employees about issues affecting their lives

  • Other employee events


At FARO, we are committed to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that foster innovation.  We believe that we are strongest with a diverse team of employees.  We want every FARO employee to feel our commitment to showing respect for all and encouraging open collaboration and communication.

FARO is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. FARO is a government contractor and will take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Join us. Become part of a dynamic organization that values quality, leadership, teamwork, honesty, and openness as a way of life in conducting our business. 

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Tags: Audits Compliance Forensics GDPR Governance Incident response ISO 27001 NIST Risk assessment Risk management Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Health care Team events Wellness

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America South America
Country: United States
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