Information Security Manager (GRC)

McLean, Virginia

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Appian’s information security team is growing and is seeking a Information Security Manager to assist with information security operations, monitoring, and compliance. This person will work in a dynamic information security team and be exposed to modern cloud technologies and security frameworks. You will be assisting the Appian Information Security department in continuously evaluating the threat-landscape for Appian operations and service offerings as it relates to Governance, Risk, and Compliance. You will analyze international security concerns, emerging threats, vulnerability management, and industry regulations in order to drive Appian's GRC program.  

About the Job

  • Maintains security controls and operations in accordance with industry standards (e.g. NIST RMF, SSAE 16/SOC, SOX, PCI-DSS, FedRAMP)
  • Continuous monitoring activities, including monitoring for continued compliance with internal security controls, policies, regulations, and laws
  • Monitor Appian’s security boundaries, internal and external, to monitor for threats
  • Lead internal and external security reviews, audits, and control evaluations
  • Work with customers to present relevant Appian security framework information
  • Assist security incident response and investigation processes

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study
  • 3+ years IT/security audit experience (NIST RMF, SSAE 16/SOC, SOX, PCI-DSS, FedRAMP)
  • Knowledgeable of cloud-based infrastructures (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and layer security responsibilities
  • Experienced with assessing network security technologies and configurations
  • Demonstrated experience of presenting information security concepts and risks to management level personnel of varying technical backgrounds
  • You enjoy ‘pulling on the thread’ and deeply investigating issues as they arise
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

About Us:

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian’s success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co‐worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination.  

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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