Vertex Ventures US
Vertex Ventures US

PCI Specialist (Part Time Internship)

Very Good Security

Very Good Security

United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
VGS is the world's leader in payment tokenization. Large banks, aspiring fintechs, and growing merchants embed our universal token vault into their technology stack to manage the complexities of payment data tokenization across processors and networks, open banking, card issuance, omnichannel loyalty, PCI compliance, payment orchestration, and more. We empower our clients and partners by tokenizing sensitive payment data, limiting compliance scope, and consolidating payments to unlock revenue and business opportunities.
VGS provides processor-agnostic tokenization solutions via secure universal token vaults, iframes, mobile SDKs, tokenization proxies, APIs, and data orchestration tooling to support payment acceptance, card issuance, PII and bank account tokenization, and other payments value-added services. Some of the use cases we enable include multi-processor Network Tokenization, Account Updater, payment orchestration, secure settlement file processing, 3DS, and Risk provider connectivity.
Very Good Security (“VGS”) makes it easy for customers to collect, protect and share sensitive financial data in a way that accelerates revenue, eliminates risk, ensures compliance, and drives profitability. We are on a mission to protect the world’s payment information and are seeking global talent to support our portfolio of payment security solutions including VGS Vault, PCI Compliance as a Service (PCIaaS), Payment Optimization. and Card Issuance Products.
We’re looking for a PCI Specialist who can work with both internal and external customers to provide guidance on complying with PCI-DSS. The person in this role will be able to simplify and decompose data security compliance requirements into clear technical specifications and organizational processes and provide customers with a clear path to PCI Compliance using the VGS platform.
As a member of our compliance team, you would own our technical PCI assessments and work closely with our customers as well as our product and engineering teams to ensure that our products fully address customer PCI compliance needs and enable our customers to accelerate their businesses. You would be responsible for project management for both internal and customer assessments.
You would also engage with other auditors to complete customer audits and help us further develop auditor industry relationships and help create educational and marketing materials internally for our sales and engineering teams and externally for our customers.

What you will be doing at VGS

  • Work closely with Customer Success delivery team(s) as needed for compliance-reliant customer projects
  • Provide input on compliance products and services during the sales process to help Account Executives close deals
  • Prepare customers for PCI audits with clear and technically sufficient documentation that can be referenced throughout the project life cycle
  • Assist customers and internal team with documenting their PCI compliance in a Self Assessment Questionnaire and Attestation of Compliance when a Report on Compliance is not required
  • Interface with onsite QSA’s on behalf of customers utilizing product and project manage the customer intake and audit process
  • Advise customers on best practices re: policies, procedures and architecture
  • Enjoy ownership and responsibility for a fully compliant solution, working with customer resources and/or third parties
  • Flag risks and transparently communicate to other members of the project team or into the Very Good Security team to get ahead of potential future issues
  • Advise product and engineering teams on compliance of new products or features.
  • Help develop technical specifications and an overarching product roadmap that enables our customers to achieve best-in-class security and be prepared to face upcoming compliance requirements
  • Recommend tooling and vendors to streamline compliance or compliance management
  • Draft internal and external educational material
  • Train staff on general PCI compliance principles relevant to their role
  • Contribute to ongoing improvement in compliance streams in customer-facing compliance delivery
  • Actively contribute to internal compliance practice

What we are looking for from you (Requirements)

  • Experience in data security field preference for emphasis on payment or privacy-related fields
  • A personal passion for PCI compliance, staying current and understanding new trends and risks in the industry
  • PCI compliance experience, either internally or working with clients or customers
  • Semi-technical, security-focused background with an understanding of cloud platforms (esp. AWS)
  • Experience in delivery and project management and understanding initial scope and seeing delivery through to completion within scope and on time.
  • Experience developing and improving templates, estimation and reusable material for internal teams
  • Exceptional collaborator and communicator able to effectively prioritize and drive multiple important initiatives with short timelines
  • Great communicator and comfortable working with Account Executives to promote VGS and its compliance services and products
  • Able to project manage and effectively prioritize and advance a large number of projects happening simultaneously, often on tight deadlines
  • Very comfortable with in-person or virtual communication directly with customers and third parties
At VGS we have a remote-first philosophy, believing employees should have a comfortable work-life balance. We value great talent. Striving to provide the best experience for our candidates, VGS appreciates your candidacy.
We consider applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or other protected classes under all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled).
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
VGS will not be able to support any kind of employment sponsorships at this time.