About the Role 

As a Senior Consultant (QSA), your responsibilities will include helping support project execution and testing activities, focused primarily on PCI DSS assessments. You will lead the testing and execution on PCI engagements, helping assess the security posture of A-LIGN’s customers.

You will have the opportunity to gain a variety of project experience with high profile clients, across various industries. As an added benefit, we have eliminated the strict chargeability goals, and sales pressure! Our Senior Consultants will also have the ability to move into a Mentor role that will allow them to mentor and train Associate QSA's.  Associate QSA's will be lead by a Senior QSA on all assigned engagements.

In this role, you’ll: 

  • Lead and execute the testing of PCI DSS assessments as directed by the Project Manager, create agendas
  • Lead internal meetings providing status updates regularly
  • Perform audit testing and mentor Associate QSA's (AQSA's) performing assigned audit review tasks
  • Communicate effectively and proactively to the Project Manager throughout the engagement
  • Prepare fieldwork notes throughout the project
  • Gather evidence and review
  • Provide preliminary findings, observations and draft reports to the Project Manager within agreed-upon timelines
  • Provide detailed project status reports weekly to the Project Manager
  • Organize and archive client information / PCI assessment evidence on A-LIGN’s OneDrive folder
  • Proactively communicate to the Project Manager regarding any potential project issues or challenges
  • Provide feedback to junior consultants and the Project Manager

Reports to: Director, PCI 

Pay Classification: Full-Time 



  • At least 2 years of experience working in a lead QSA role. Prior hands on Information Technology and/or Information Security experience, also preferred.


Currently possesses or is actively pursuing at least one of the following certifications: CISA, CISSP, CISM, PCIP, QSA or other relevant certification. In addition, must hold both CISSP and CISA certification within one year of hire date.


  • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work individually as well as collaboratively



  • Health, Vision, Dental Benefits 
  • Competitive Bonus Structure 
  • Employer Paid Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan 
  • Technology Reimbursement 
  • Paid Office Closure December 25-January 1 
  • Paid Holidays Schedule 
  • Certification Reimbursement 


About A-LIGN 

A-LIGN is the leading provider of high-quality, efficient cybersecurity compliance programs. Combining experienced auditors and audit management technology, A-LIGN provides the widest breadth and depth of services including SOC 2, ISO 27001, HITRUST, FedRAMP, and PCI. A-LIGN is the number one issuer of SOC 2 and HITRUST and a top three FedRAMP assessor. To learn more, visit a-lign.com.

Come Work for A-LIGN! 

Apply online today at A-LIGN.com and learn about life at A-LIGN by following our Careers at A-LIGN LinkedIn! 
A-LIGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer! Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans encouraged to apply! 

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