Sr IT Compliance Project Manager

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

IT, Legal, Operations
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Senior IT Compliance Project Manager

We are seeking a Senior IT Compliance Project Manager reporting to Sr Dir, IT Infrastructure Operations and be responsible for running IT projects that will span a variety of IT functional areas. Initiation of journey will be with managing and elevating the health of SOX IT Compliance at Twist and then role can transition into leading other IT projects. This individual will collaborate with IT and business (Business Applications, Infrastructure, Security, SOX Compliance Program team, cross-functional Business leads) to keep the IT Compliance control environment, documentation and testing of controls in clean health. This individual will also lead IT projects and initiatives that need attention to Automate and streamline the existing IT processes. The individual should be adept at balancing technical expertise, leadership; and communication skills to successfully deliver projects within scope, time, and budget constraints.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Project managing SOX IT initiative and/ or Infrastructure and Business Application projects that get prioritized by IT leadership.
  • Be responsible for Project Planning, Budget and Resource Management. Create and maintain project plan, scope, objectives, deliverables, and timelines while working in partnership with IT leadership and business stakeholders.
  • Identifying and managing Project Risks. Monitoring project risks and taking necessary actions to minimize their impact on project outcomes.
  • Facilitating clear and effective communication with project stakeholders, and other relevant parties.
  • Ensuring that project deliverables meet established quality standards and align with business stakeholder requirements.
  • Specific to SOX Project management responsibilities:
    • Run (or support) a variety of meetings to support Twist’s SOX project, including: SOX IT core team meetings, sync meetings between internal and external teams, walkthroughs with internal and external auditors, and executive updates
    • Engage with the Twist SOX Program team on the business side and provide the needed support as the primary representative from IT.
    • Document, manage and upkeep the SOX narratives, flowcharts, calendar for Audit needs on a central content store.
    • Upkeep the content of IT Policy and Procedure space for SOX and lead the periodic recertification process.
    • Perform IT general computer controls (ITGC) and application control assessments to help ensure compliance with corporate SOX and Twist policies.
    • Lead the Quarterly and Annual User Access Reviews for IT managed Applications.
    • Plan, schedule and coordinate SOX IT walk-throughs and testing in accordance with the departmental testing strategy while meeting SOX Internal and External Audit project deadlines.
    • Project manage the timely reporting and closure of Audit open items from Internal and External Auditors by working with Twist IT leads.
    • Communicate and escalate Audit progress, findings and recommendations for improvement to management and senior management.
  • Partner and be the central IT conduit on the BCP/DR program. Coordinate with IT teams on DR updates and plan testing.
  • Adept with compliance terminologies, facilitate and/or conduct compliance education and training sessions to internal customers.

What You Will Bring to the Team

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/ MIS, IT audit, cybersecurity or related degree program is required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of direct experience on IT Project Management, IT SOX Audit & Compliance activities.
  • Experience running core team meetings and meetings with external teams; experience documenting those meetings with detailed notes covering decisions and action items
  • Strong experience and strengths in organizing, multitasking and prioritizing tasks.
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with and leading cross-functional stakeholders to drive business outcomes.
  • Strong business judgment and excellent analytical and problem solving skills..
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to prepare executive-ready presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team player with a great work ethic and willingness to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
  • Skill in dealing politely, tactfully, and firmly with a wide range of people and personalities.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize projects with minimal supervision.
  • Experience of vendor risk management and security assessments is a plus.


  • Required current PMP certification
  • CISA certification a huge plus
  • Proficiency with GSuite and Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) required
  • Experience with Confluence, Jira is required
  • Experience with Smartsheet, Asana project management solutions will be very beneficial in this role.
  • Agile/ Scrum experience is a big plus.
  • Experience in IT SOX Compliance, Audit, IT risk, privacy and/or security a plus (e.g., CISSP, CRISC, CISM).
  • Familiarity with SAP, Salesforce Applications is a nice to have
The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$127,000$150,000 USD