IT Compliance Analyst – Privacy Job at Costco Wholesale in Issaquah, WA

Job Description

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco’s success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes “America’s Best Employers”.

The IT Compliance Analyst (Privacy) will be responsible for ensuring that Costco’s systems, applications and business process are compliant with emerging privacy regulations such as CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA etc.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST “to work for” companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


Understands and documents complex records of personal processing activities across the enterprise.

Applies established Privacy scoping criteria.

Obtains and reviews evidence of compliance to support technical or complex SOX control requirements.

Conducts technical activities on privacy management including privacy impact assessment, analysis, drafting remediation plans.

Drives necessary system and process updates.

Scopes, interprets, and prioritizes both privacy control requirements, controls testing for completeness and accuracy.

Manages and communicates key compliance milestones for critical systems and complex processes.

Facilitates interaction between the business and Costco’s internal and external assessors and auditors.

Consults on complex privacy considerations and requirements for architecture, systems design, application design and data lifecycle management.

Works closely with cross-functional teams and develop strong liaison relationships.

Stays current with new and evolving security, compliance, privacy topics and technologies via formal training and self-directed education.

Willingly shares knowledge and experiences with less experienced staff to help grow team talent bench through training and mentoring.


Service delivery experience in an enterprise environment.

Privacy knowledge base including but not limited to understanding GDPR and CCPA legislation.

Understanding of ServiceNow Platform CSM module, ticketing system modules and related capabilities.

Demonstrated interest in privacy and data protection.

Understand and able to draw inference on the data mapping and flow (ROPA – Records of processing).

Collaborate effectively with a diverse range of internal stakeholders including IT stakeholders.

Ability to work with multiple inter-disciplinary teams.

Troubleshooting skills for system integration including ServiceNow, websites, databases, APIs.

Management of technical activities including data discovery, analysis, generation, masking, subsetting, validation, defect resolution, refresh, archival, and purge.

Problem solving ability to delete, anonymize or mask data ability to work with database administrators and application teams.

Interact with technical teams to stay involved and abreast of current and emerging technologies and regulations in Privacy space.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Required Documents

Cover Letter


About Company

Company: Costco Wholesale

Company Location:  Issaquah, WA

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