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Principal Solution Architect

DiligentLondon, United KingdomFull-time$130k - $270k*Feb 2, 2023

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About Us

Diligent is the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, serving 1 million users from over 25,000 organizations around the world. Our software enables holistic and informed conversations about GRC and ESG to ensure CEOs, CFOs and the board have an integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance from across the organization.

Position Overview

Key Responsibilities 

• Be an evangelist of Diligent’s approach to solving GRC problems through customer events and within GRC sales opportunities
• Serve as the resident audit, risk, and compliance subject matter expert for select regions
• Maintain a strong and current knowledge of the audit, risk and compliance domain
• Identify and research regulatory changes and regional trends to develop market relevant stories 
• Use market relevant stories to design market relevant solutions that will help customers solve real world business problems
• Own the management and delivery of market relevant solutions through research, design, building, testing and toolkit creation
• Lead strategy sessions, discovery workshops and product demonstrations to align customers business priorities, outcome, and recommendation on Diligent solutions.
• Educate internal stakeholders on market relevant stories and coach Product Marketing and Sales on real world challenges faced by audit, risk and compliance teams
• Review solution proposals with the Solution Engineering teams and inject real world insights into demonstration scenarios and technology concepts
• Create demonstration guides, talk tracks and scripts to execute repeatable sales engagements at scale
• Guide Customer Services on implementation milestones and objectives, and help customersmap a pathway to realizing value and achieving positive business outcomes
• Document and present best practices guidance at marketing events and customers conferences, during customer meetings and online.

Required Skills and Experience

• Proven success in a customer facing consulting role, with demonstrable experience of working with large and complex organisations
• Deep domain knowledge in the areas of internal audit, internal controls, SOX, compliance and ethics or IT risk management.
• Extensive experience in consulting and managing audit, risk and compliance initiatives and managing change within client organisations
• Excellent research skills to search for, locate, extract, organise, evaluate and use or present information that is relevant to a particular topic
• Experience of leading and collaborating in a matrix organization
• Excellent communication skills

What Diligent Offers You 

  • Creativity is ingrained in our culture. We are innovative collaborators by nature. We thrive in exploring how things can be differently both in our internal processes and to help our clients
  • We care about our people. Diligent offers a flexible work environment, competitive vacation policy and meeting-free days across the company. We care about our team’s health and wellness and even offer a quarterly health club reimbursement!
  • We have teams all over the world. We may be headquartered in New York City, but we have office hubs in Washington D.C., Vancouver, London, Galway, Budapest, Munich, Bengaluru, and Sydney.
  • Diversity is important to us. Growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority for us. We foster and encourage diversity through our Employee Resource Groups and provide access to resources and education to support the education of our team, facilitate dialogue, and foster understanding.

Diligent created the modern governance movement. Our world-changing idea is to empower leaders with the technology, insights and connections they need to drive greater impact and accountability – to lead with purpose. Our employees are passionate, smart, and creative people who not only want to help build the software company of the future, but who want to make the world a more sustainable, equitable and better place. 

Headquartered in New York, Diligent has offices in Washington D.C., London, Galway, Budapest, Vancouver, Bengaluru, Munich, and Sydney. 


We are a drug free workplace. Diligent is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status, protected veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Diligent's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

To all recruitment agencies: Diligent does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Diligent employees or any other organization location. Diligent is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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