Program Manager, IT Internal Audit


  • Full Time


  • The Tesla IT Internal Audit team’s mission is to protect the company by calling attention to critical risks and driving management action to address those risks. Internal projects are driven by two guiding principles – Keep Tesla Safe and Enable Operational Excellence. The Team achieves its objective by collaborating with functional and business/product groups to identify areas of risk, making valuable recommendations on process and control improvements, cost reduction, and operational excellence.

    Tesla is seeking an experienced program manager to lead the IT Internal Audit plan in the complex areas of Information Security, Data Privacy, System Development, and Technology Risk Management. The expectation of this role will be to design and implement data-driven audit programs which enhance the effectiveness of IT operations and enable sustainable control.

    The successful candidate, who should be able to demonstrate a “can do” attitude and “go getter” personality.


  • * 7+ years of IT or Business audit experience from public accounting (Big 4 preferred) and/or internal audit.
    * Bachelor’s degree in MIS/AIS, Finance, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience.
    * At least one professional certification required such as CISA, CISSP, CGEIT, CPA, CIA or other applicable professional certification.
    * Strong understanding of technology processes (e.g. change management, access security, computer operations) and application controls for end users and back office operations.
    * Technical proficiency in areas such as ERP, Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Databases, SaaS.
    * Advanced understanding of internal control and the demonstrated ability to evaluate and determine the adequacy of controls by considering business, IT and infrastructure risks.
    * Strong project management and organizational skills, with the capability to work on multiple projects with minimal direction.
    * Familiarity and understanding of major professional audit frameworks and standards (NIST, ISO 27001, ITIL, COBIT, PCI-DSS, etc.).
    * Leadership skills (ability to take charge, confidence to interact with all levels, set objectives, drive results, and a team player).