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Privacy and Product Counsel



Product, Legal
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

About the Opportunity

Contentful is an innovative, high-growth, customer-focused company in a large and growing market. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing legal team. As Contentful’s Legal Counsel Privacy you will advise and partner with our Engineering, Product, Security, Sales, Marketing, People, and other teams throughout the organization to manage legal risk and compliance with global privacy laws and regulations. On the privacy side, you will help develop and effectuate strategies and initiatives that focus on building a scalable privacy program. Success in this role requires a collaborative, services-oriented mentality, a willingness to embrace tactical details without missing strategic priorities, and skill in distilling complex legal concepts into simple, actionable business advice. This role will report directly to the VP & Deputy General Counsel PPIC (Product, Privacy, IP, Compliance).

What to expect?

  • Provide analysis and guidance on privacy, security, AI and associated issues to ensure compliance with existing and emerging laws and implementation into business processes as needed
  • Draft and negotiate DPAs, security addendums, and other agreements with customers and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain data-related contract templates, such as DPAs and security addendums, as well as associated playbooks
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product and other business partners at all stages of product development to identify privacy, AI and other risks and support the development of risk-mitigation processes and controls through privacy-by-design principles
  • Drive high-impact data protection projects with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Draft external privacy notices and disclosures, and manage/update internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries about individual data rights and Contentful’s processing activities
  • Support the Security team in investigating and responding to potential security incidents

What you need to be successful

  • 5+ years of legal practice with direct experience providing privacy-related advice to SaaS and/or other technology companies, product and IP experience desirable, but not required
  • Substantial experience drafting, editing and negotiating data protection related contracts (e.g., data privacy and security addendums)
  • Deep experience with data protection laws and regulations, particularly those governing the US and EU
  • Highly responsive, solution-oriented approach in working with stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills with an attention to detail and the ability to express complicated matters in easily understandable and effective ways
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, and business pragmatism
  • Self-directed and takes ownership of tasks with the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • CIPP/E or CIPP/US certification

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Comprehensive healthcare package covering 100% of monthly health premiums for employees and 85% of costs for your dependents.
  • Fertility and family building benefits, including a lifetime reimbursable wallet to support your growing family.
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, sick days, compassion days for loss, education days, and volunteer days
  • Company paid parental leave to care for and focus on your growing family
  • Use your personal annual education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual and in-person events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • An annual wellbeing stipend to care for your physical, financial, or emotional health
  • A monthly communication stipend and phone hardware upgrade reimbursement.
  • New hire office equipment stipend for hybrid or distributed employees. Get the gear you need to work at your best.

This role will need to be conducted in a state in which we are currently registered to do business.

Colorado Salary Statement: The salary range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for the role. Any offered salary is determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, market data/ranges, applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications (e.g. JD/technology), for example.

Colorado Salary Range: $181,000 - $190,000
[This position is eligible for equity awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s equity plans.]

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Who are we?

Contentful is the intelligent composable content platform that unlocks all of an organization’s digital content to deliver impactful customer experiences, making content a strategic business asset. The Contentful Platform, Contentful Studio, and the Contentful Ecosystem combine the flexibility of composable content with the intelligence of AI, empowering digital teams to drive business momentum through collaboration, speed, and scale. Contentful powers innovative content experiences across brands, regions, and channels for organizations around the world, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Nearly 800 people from more than 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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