We invest in people who change the way the world works.

Interested in working with them?
Tell us about your professional DNA and get discovered by the amazing companies in our network.

Data Protection and Privacy Engineer



Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Join our team at ASAPP, where we're developing transformative Vertical AI designed to improve customer experience. Recognized by Forbes AI 50, ASAPP designs generative AI solutions that transform the customer engagement practices of Fortune 500 companies. With our automation and simplified work processes, we empower people to reach their full potential and create exceptional experiences for everyone involved. Work with our team of talented researchers, engineers, scientists, and specialists to help solve some of the biggest and most complex problems the world is facing.
Building trust with our customers is part of our everyday mission at ASAPP. Privacy is front and center of that approach. We accomplish this by starting early, shifting left, and designing privacy early into our processes to build trustworthy products. Our objective is to make it easy to rely on our privacy & security foundation, features, and assurance so that the constantly evolving regulatory landscape is front and center for our customers - and their customers - that benefit from the ASAPP AI platform and services.
We believe great privacy engineering begins with a strong and fundamental grasp of data, modern data flows and the infrastructure used to organize it. This understanding coupled with a translation of evolving privacy regulations into product capabilities and company policy is what this Privacy Engineer role will influence.
This role is onsite or hybrid flexible. Preferred locations are New York City, San Francisco Bay Area and Bozeman, MT. Remote work is also possible.

What you'll do

  • Translate global privacy regulatory requirements (CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, HIPAA, etc.) into technical and product specifications, in close partnership with product and engineering stakeholders
  • Work with internal teams to design, implement, and enhance processes and controls in the area of data protection and privacy to standardize and scale across the company (including but not limited to, data obfuscation, retention, data subject requests, usage of data in LLMs)
  • Maintain the data lifecycle management documentation, including data flows, policies, procedures, standards and engage in data lifecycle requirements elicitation such as data retention and destruction
  • Provide guidance and Data Privacy subject matter expertise to business and technology application owners related to personal data protection decisions, remediation planning, and associated execution activities
  • Drive the Privacy Impact Assessment process
  • Led Data Protection Steering Committee, enabling the decision making and facilitation, information sharing, and roadmap planning
  • Design/architect processes to manage customer and internal data end-2-end (collect, process, store, share, archive, dispose of)

What you'll need

  • At least ten years of cumulative experience in data protection, technology, or software development with minimum of five years in privacy engineering
  • Industry experience working in Technology/software/SaaS companies
  • Ability to influence across all levels of the organization
  • Experience translating privacy requirements into clear engineering objectives and providing guidance to engineering teams to develop and configure privacy controls
  • Experience in partnering with research, engineering, product and security teams throughout the product life cycle to address privacy compliance issues and move compliance beyond the checklist
  • Ability to exercise good judgment around the balance of compliance and business needs
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • Working experience in technical product development or previous experience building privacy controls in technology platforms

What we'd like to see

  • CDPSE, CIPT, CIPP certifications are highly preferred
  • Privacy SME with previous development/engineering/architecture/technology experience who can clearly communicate privacy expectations with engineering teams and contribute beyond the interpretation of privacy laws and regulations
  • Experience with coordinating with Legal to refine regulatory requirements, and contractual obligations and identify operational gaps in order to manage risk with regulatory compliance and contractual compliance


  • Competitive compensation with stock options
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Fitness and wellness stipend
  • Connectivity (mobile phone & internet) stipend
  • Mobile phone reimbursement
  • Mental well-being benefits
  • Professional learning and development stipend
  • Parental leave, including adoptive and foster parents
  • 3 weeks paid time off (increases with tenure) and unlimited sick leave
ASAPP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance with our employment application process, please email us at careers@asapp.com to obtain assistance. #LI-AG1 #LI-Remote