Director of Compliance

Full Time

We are seeking a Director of Compliance to join our organization to help orchestrate and oversee the various company compliance audits, ensuring all departments adhere to the applicable, respective compliance standards (in a timely manner), and to assist in the drafting and review of corporate Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) policies.

Why PayJunction?

PayJunction is relentless and emphatical about helping others.  We exist to drive the success of our partners.  Specifically, the developers who connect to us, businesses who process payments through us, and all of our team members who work with us at PayJunction.

We believe dreams inspire people to start a business, and others to partner with them.  While building dreams, entrepreneurs and business professionals will face many challenges along the way. We believe great partners can make all the difference.

We are your dream partner.  

Your success is our success. 

Our dream is to help you realize yours.

We exist to drive the success of our partners.  We do this by fundamentally changing the way you transact with others.  We just happen to make great payment systems.  If you love helping others succeed, in a culture that celebrates perfecting your craft, consider partnering with us.


PayJunction takes a Flex First approach to work environments. This means that our team members can choose to work from our Santa Barbara office or remotely from home. We ensure that everyone has the resources and equipment to work where they feel most productive. We trust our teams to make the best decision for their work environment. All PayJunction employees must reside in one of the following states: CA, IL, TX, MN, CO, GA, NY. 


Our Compliance team’s mission is to keep PayJunction and its partners safe, and attract more partners by demonstrating proper controls.


Our Compliance team’s vision is to make sure partners are confident in their choice to work with PayJunction because we safeguard their information, and publicly share the many rigorous compliance standards we adhere to for their safety.



  • Contact, schedule, and contract with compliance auditors as necessary to maintain compliance across multiple standards.  
  • Stay informed with all applicable compliance, regulatory, and legal requirements for our industry.
  • Help draft update policies for executive leadership to adopt and approve.
  • Develop a strategy to reduce compliance burdens across multiple standards, by factoring out common denominator requirements.
  • Implementing comprehensive compliance training specific to PCI DSS, NIST, HIPAA, etc.
  • Regular risk assessments and mitigation strategies in line with multiple compliance standards.
  • Document risk reviews, host tabletop exercises, and perform other tasks as necessary to ensure leadership teams and the company are fulfilling their required / scheduled risk management requirements.
  • Maintaining meticulous records for compliance with various standards.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on compliance-related issues, updates, and strategies as necessary to fulfill the mission of the compliance department.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in software or computer engineering, computer science, information technology, information security, business administration, finance, law, or related field.
  • Over 5 years of proven experience in a compliance role, demonstrating comprehensive understanding and application of regulatory requirements.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a compliance leadership role, showcasing adeptness in leading compliance initiatives and teams.
  • Previous experience as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), highlighting expertise in assessing and ensuring compliance with industry standards preferred.
  • Direct involvement in PCI DSS audits, demonstrating hands-on experience and proficiency in ensuring adherence to payment card industry standards.
  • Proficiency in at least 2 of the following compliance standards: NIST CyberSecurity, SOC2, HIPAA, CCPA / CPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience with automated security scans, indicating proficiency in leveraging technological tools for compliance purposes.
  • Track record of generating and analyzing PCI reports, showcasing strong analytical skills and attention to detail in compliance documentation.
  • Basic experience in penetration testing, reflecting a foundational understanding of security vulnerabilities and testing methodologies preferred.
  • Familiarity with Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) tools and software.

About PayJunction

Founded in 2000 by three UCSB graduates, PayJunction has grown from a bootstrapped startup to a recognized and respected leader in the payments industry. PayJunction processes more than $12 billion dollars annually for thousands of businesses with solutions that make it easy to accept credit and debit card payments in-store, online, and on-the-go.

Our people-first culture values long-term relationships over short-term profits. Honesty and integrity are part of every interaction with partners, customers and employees. We foster a collaborative work environment, where creative ideas are welcomed, teams are inspired, and success is celebrated. PayJunction is a place where you can find experienced mentors and supportive friends who are committed to your growth.

Total Rewards Benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision paid 100% by company for you and your dependents
  • 401k with 6% match
  • FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Long-term & short-term disability coverage for you paid 100% by company
  • 8 paid company holidays per year 
  • 2 paid floating holidays per year
  • 1 paid volunteer day per year
  • Paid Time Off
  • Home office equipment stipend
  • Annual Learning Stipend
  • Quarterly “fun budgets” for team bonding events
  • Opportunity to be part of a company that is changing a whole industry
  • Opportunity for growth within the company
  • Opportunity for remote, in-office, or hybrid work 

Office Environment

  • The opportunity to choose the work environment that best suits you - remote, in-office, or hybrid.
  • All remote & hybrid team members can enjoy:
  • Those who choose to come into the office can look forward to:
    • Bright and open offices in downtown Santa Barbara
    • Stocked snack kitchens 
    • Collaborative work spaces with Herman Miller chairs, height-adjustable desks, and a large 32-inch monitors
    • Dog-friendly office

Company Values

  • Build the Dream
  • Put People First
  • Value Long Term Relationships Over Short Term Profit
  • Make it Simple
  • Be Data Driven
  • Own It

Salary Range Transparency - The base salary range for this role is $150,000-180,000/year plus our Total Rewards Benefit package.  Actual base salary offered will vary depending on factors including but not limited to: education, experience, skills and qualifications.

PayJunction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a work environment where people from all backgrounds and identities thrive. We firmly believe that more diversity and inclusion in our workforce creates a stronger team, product, and culture.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. PayJunction reserves the right to conduct background and/or credit checks on all of its potential employees.


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