Compliance Analyst/Officer



IT, Legal
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity.

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

We are seeking an experienced compliance professional to ensure our operations meet regulatory standards and industry best practices. In this pivotal role, you will oversee and implement compliance strategies that support our ambitious growth trajectory while maintaining our commitment to integrity and quality. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Head of Legal, you will play a crucial part in shaping and enhancing our compliance practices and maintaining a culture of compliance throughout the company. If you are looking to work in a dynamic, challenging, and fun environment contributing to a mission with worldwide impact, we would like to meet you!

Key Responsibilities
• Develop, implement, and maintain robust compliance policies, procedures, and controls to ensure adherence to federal, state regulations, and contract requirements.
• Monitor regulatory changes, assess their impact, and recommend adjustments to maintain compliance.
• Foster a culture of integrity and legal compliance throughout the organization.
• Prepare reports for senior management and external regulatory bodies as required.
• Provide guidance, training, and support on compliance matters.
• Investigate incidents, violations, and complaints, and implement corrective actions and remediation measures.
• Build effective relationships with regulatory authorities, industry associations, and partners.
• Exchange best practices, and address compliance inquiries.
• Prepare and submit regulatory reports, filings, and disclosures in compliance with federal and state regulations, ensuring timely and accurate submission to meet regulatory requirements.
• Develop data driven metrics to track progress and report on ethics and compliance program developments to senior management.
• Conduct compliance risk assessments and audits.
• Participate in other projects as needed and contribute to the areas where you have skills.

• Other professional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in law, finance, business, or a related field.
• 5+ years of experience in compliance role within highly regulated industry, such as space, defense, intelligence or national security.
• Experience creating and successfully managing a compliance program in a government contractor setting.
• Deep knowledge of regulatory frameworks, standards and best practices in connection with international trade, data security, or spectrum management.
• Demonstrated ability to take ownership of multiple projects and guide teams through challenges.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, present findings, and influence decision-making at all levels of the organization.
• Resilience, resourcefulness, and the ability to make decisions with imperfect information.

Desired Qualifications
• Compliance experience in space, defense, intelligence, and/or national security industry.
• Knowledge and experience with Agile methodologies.
• Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) or Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM).


  • Flexible Time Off, Sick, Family & Medical Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD (employer funded)
  • Vol Life, Critical Illness, Accidental, Hospital Indemnity, Pet Insurance (employee funded)
  • 401k with 3% non-elective company contribution
  • Stock Options

Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Employment Eligibility Verification

In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

ITAR/EAR Requirements

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

Pay Transparency
This job posting may span more than one career level. To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base ranges for all job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function and level benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by skills, responsibilities and relevant work experience.