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Director, Compliance Counsel

Posted Jan 16
Full Time
On Site
San Jose, California
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About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

This position will be Director or Senior Counsel, depending on experience. 
Lead Zscaler’s export and sanctions compliance programs, as well as provide legal support for our general corporate compliance and ethics initiatives. 

Location: Bay Area, CA preferred, will consider remote for the right candidate


  • Counsel and advise on export controls for business transactions, product offerings, and other activities
  • Assist in the design and implementation of company-wide compliance programs and initiatives, including compliance policies, processes, and training
  • Counsel on general compliance and ethics matters, including developing, implementing, and/or enhancing corporate compliance programs and initiatives
  • Develop policies and provide training and counseling of executive and subsidiary management, and a wide range of related activities
  • Undertake special projects and support other compliance program initiatives



  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • 7+ years of attorney experience with US and international export and import regulations and general corporate compliance at a law firm or in-house with a multinational corporation
  • Ability to provide subject matter guidance on key compliance risk areas, such as anti- corruption and anti-bribery, anti-trust and competition law, privacy, trade control, and other critical areas
  • Solid understanding of Software and Cloud/SaaS services and products and related global compliance and privacy issues
  • Ability to identify and prioritize legal and ethics compliance issues of concern to the company and work with management to identify appropriate direction and courses of action
  • Experience with M&A diligence and Channel Partner compliance 
  • Experience in developing, drafting, promulgating, and maintaining policies, standards, and procedures in key risk areas and ability to work cross-functionally with stakeholders to integrate these policy requirements into global operations
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and/or enhancing in-house training programs
  • Ability to conduct, guide, and participate in legal and ethical risk assessments; develop and implement risk mitigation plans 
  • Ability to build relationships, work closely with business stakeholders to understand their business processes, applications, and technologies and to supervise and work closely with outside counsel to identify/minimize business risks in order to achieve strategic objectives in a cost-effective, timely basis
  • Ability to work cooperatively to grow and develop the compliance function to support Zscaler’s growing business
  • Strong record of legal and business judgment and strategic thinking
  • Experience with hotline management, internal investigations, and training would be a plus
  • Experience with global security compliance frameworks (ISO, SOC II, FedRAMP, ISMAP) would also be a plus


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The base salary range listed for this full-time position excludes commission/ bonus/ equity (if applicable) + benefits.

Base Pay Range
$182,000$240,000 USD

By applying for this role, you adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and Zscaler policies, including those related to security and privacy standards and guidelines.

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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