Privacy Governance Lead


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At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone. There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo and SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid's network covers 11,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam.

The Privacy and Data Ethics Organization under Plaid's Chief Privacy Officer is looking for a Privacy Governance Lead to help us design, build and implement and operate scalable privacy and data ethics programs that help ensure Plaid adopts and consistently leverages privacy and data ethics best practices in alignment with our values while enabling growth. In this position, you will work cross-functionally with members of the EPDS operations, security engineering, security compliance, and privacy legal teams to translate legal privacy obligations and privacy principles into operational practice, along the way identifying and aligning cross-functional priorities to help devise the right operational privacy and data ethics solution for our business. If you are passionate about technology and privacy and data ethics and are interested in having a tangible impact on both the business and consumers in the growing fin-tech ecosystem, let's chat!


  • Operating and iterating on privacy by design and default programs in coordination with EPDS operations and other business functions
  • Conducting privacy impact assessments and iterating on the privacy impact assessment process
  • Provide operational privacy and data ethics guidance and support to the business
  • Managing records of processing activity
  • Working closely with the Chief Privacy Officer to develop and execute against the privacy and data ethics roadmap
  • You will work cross-functionally with members of our security engineering, security compliance, EPDS operations, product, engineering and legal teams to translate legal privacy obligations and privacy principles to design, build, operate and iterate on privacy and data ethics programs, such as privacy by design and default, privacy impact assessments, and AI/ML data ethics
  • You will help prioritize, and direct resources in relation to, privacy and data ethics operational efforts in support of the business's overall roadmap and aspirations
  • You will help identify privacy and data ethics risks and opportunities for the business, and drive efforts to address them

What Excites You:

  • Tackling operational challenges at the intersection of privacy and data ethics and technology
  • Working with cross-functional business partners
  • Thinking outside the box

What Excites Us:

  • 8+ years of privacy program management experience, some of which was at a high-growth tech company (or 3+ years of privacy program management experience, along with 5+ years of experience in a related field, with some time spent at a high-growth tech company)
  • Demonstrated cross-functional program management skills
  • Experience working with multiple global privacy frameworks
  • Experience designing and/or operating privacy by design and default programs, privacy impact assessment programs, and managing records of processing activity
  • Experience evaluating and implementing privacy technology tools
  • Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at
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Company name: Plaid
Remote job title: Privacy Governance Lead

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