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Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist

Epic Games

Epic Games

Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Keep Epic’s networks, hardware, and people safe from security risks. Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and encryption programs. Document issues as they arise and assess & report any impact caused.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a Governance, Risk and Compliance Specialist to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Epic Games’ information systems. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving and contributing to various GRC initiatives including internal compliance assessments, policy creation and alignment, third-party risk management, and security training and awareness. This role requires a driven individual who can manage multiple projects simultaneously and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will

  • Develop and run the internal assessments program, aligned with industry-standard internal audit frameworks and tailored to Epic’s needs
  • Plan and conduct internal assessments to assess the effectiveness of internal security controls and ensure alignment with both internal policy and industry best practices
  • Work with teams across Epic to document, track and remediate assessment findings
  • Help define and maintain a security control library in collaboration with Risk Management SMEs and other relevant stakeholders
  • Help review, edit and update GRC process documentation and best practices documentation
  • Help maintain Epic’s security policies
  • Help maintain Epic’s training and awareness program Assist with industry standard alignment and certification programs

What we're looking for

  • Strong knowledge of Information Security principles and industry standards
  • Experience running internal compliance/assurance assessments
  • Knowledge of security frameworks (CIS, NIST etc)
  • Knowledge of internal audit frameworks (ISACA COBIT etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and policy documentation
  • Ability to work independently and proactively


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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