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Compliance Specialist

MRI Software

MRI Software

Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

From the day we opened our doors in 1971, MRI Software has built flexible, game-changing real estate software solutions to improve people’s lives. The only way to carry out that mission is to hire the absolute best employees on earth. People like you.

Work hard, play hard. Always. Our relentless commitment to client success, our employee resource groups and our promise to empower our teams to reach their full potential are a few examples of what makes MRI Software special.

And we’re insanely dedicated to creating a work environment that you look forward to every single day. That’s why we invest heavily in our employee engagement, so you enjoy the tech industry’s best perks. Together with the whole Pride, (lion roar for "family") employees, customers, and partners, we’re on a mission to break new ground and lead the real estate industry into a digital-first future.

We understand the need to provide a flexible working environment partnered with team collaboration and socialisation. Therefore, we operate a hybrid working model with 3 days of working from home per week. This role is based in our Cape Town office.

The Compliance Specialist plays a crucial role in ensuring that MRI's business practices align with relevant regulations, industry best practices, and common security standards. By conducting thorough audits and evaluations of various business functions, the Compliance Specialist helps maintain MRI's commitment to cybersecurity, risk management, data privacy, and continuous improvement. While the primary focus is on technical aspects of security, the role also encompasses non-technical business practices to provide a holistic approach to compliance.


  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to conduct comprehensive audits related to IT general controls, application controls, information security, and business functions.

  • Address client and internal inquiries regarding compliance, privacy, and security matters, providing expert guidance and solutions.

  • Maintain and enhance MRI's risk register by creating, updating, and assessing entries to ensure accurate documentation of potential risks and mitigation strategies.

  • Ensure timely completion of corrective actions by diligently following up with internal and external parties.

  • Manage the lifecycle of policies and security documentation, including drafting, updating, archiving, and circulating to relevant stakeholders.

  • Prepare detailed minutes, collect and analyze data, and maintain action lists to support meetings, audits, and incident response efforts.

  • Align MRI's overall security strategy with internal teams, industry best practices, and global legislation, including but not limited to SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, NIST, and other standards.

  • Develop and oversee mitigation plans related to information security risks, audits, and policy findings, collaborating with relevant teams to ensure effective implementation.

  • Conduct vendor security risk assessments and provide risk-based recommendations to help evaluate and improve the company's risk posture.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of engaging and informative enterprise-wide security awareness initiatives to foster a culture of security.

  • Forge strong, collaborative partnerships with security, infrastructure, legal, audit, and IT teams to ensure a cohesive approach to compliance and risk management.

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, threats, and best practices in cybersecurity and compliance, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing necessary changes.


  • Professional experience and familiarity with specifically ISO 27001, while ISO 9001, SOC 1, SOC 2, and other auditing standards are also plusses.

  • Professional experience and familiarity with one or more: NIST, CIS, SANS, ISO, CES, FedRAMP, and other cybersecurity frameworks.

  • Working knowledge of major international, national, and state level security and privacy regulations, practices, and standards.

  • Solid technical background with an applied understanding of common types of security risks and mitigation strategies.

  • Experience with vendor risk management and performing security risk reviews.

  • Ability to work effectively with geographically distributed teams across different time zones.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to think critically.

  • Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Relevant certifications such as CISA or CRISC are highly desirable.

We’re obsessed with making this the best job you’ve ever had!

We want our teams to love working here, so we’ve created some incredible perks for you to enjoy:

  • Competitive market related salary, attractive commission structure and additional quota attainment incentives

  • We want our staff to love working here, and so we’ve created a few unique perks such as office breakfasts, quarterly lunches and virtual social events.

  • Additionally, we value your input in your employee experience and have employee-led groups such as our DEI committee, employee resource groups such as Women and Allies, and our Pride Event Group

  • Have confidence in your health with our offered Medical Aid Scheme.

  • Invest in our competitive Personal Pension plan and help set you up for your future.

  • Big on family? So are we! Here at MRI Software we recognise that your family is important, and being able to spend quality time with your family as it grows is a wonderful experience. Therefore, the MRI Software Parental Leave benefit is designed to give you the opportunity to spend time with your new arrival(s).

  • Enjoy a fantastic work-life balance with 25 days of annual leave plus Public Holidays, in addition to a bank of 16 hours of "Flex Time Off" to be used whenever and however you choose!

  • Further your professional development with our Tuition Reimbursement Schemes

  • Enjoy the flexibility of working from anywhere in the world for two weeks out of the year!

MRI continues to strive to amaze as a global industry leader in real estate software. Whether you are joining as a new pride member or bringing your expertise back, your talent is important to maintaining MRI’s high client experience standard and continuing our growth in the PropTech space.

Amazing growth takes amazing employees. Are you up to the challenge?

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting remarkable candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you!

As a global company, we believe diversity brings benefits for our people, customers and clients. This is why MRI Software is committed to being an inclusive employer, regardless of your ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military and veteran status.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are values that are critical to our success; come and see for yourself.