Data Protection Officer- Dublin Office

Etsy, Dublin, IE

Peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies

Etsy Ireland UC (“Etsy”) is seeking an experienced data protection & privacy professional to fill the role of Data Protection Officer. The position is located in Dublin, Ireland. Some travel may be required.

You will help build and oversee a data protection and privacy compliance program to ensure that Etsy handles personal data safely and responsibly and complies with all applicable data protection and privacy laws, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). You will work collaboratively across multiple teams to build and enhance an appropriate compliance framework for developing and deploying products, infrastructure and policies that adhere to best-in-class privacy practices. You will also act as the primary point of contact for Etsy and its employees, regulators, and the public for issues relating to our data protection and privacy compliance program.

About Role:

  • Monitoring and overseeing the continued development and improvement of all aspects of Etsy’s data protection & privacy compliance program
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with the GDPR, US and other national data protection laws, including conducting regular internal compliance checks and maintaining accurate and up-to-date records demonstrating such compliance
  • Informing and advising Etsy on all issues relating to data protection and privacy under the GDPR, US and other national data protection laws
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for Etsy and its employees, regulators, and the public for issues related to our data protection and privacy program
  • Performing all other necessary duties in accordance with Article 39 of the GDPR
  • Overseeing training and raising awareness internally in respect of our data protection and privacy compliance program and our overall global compliance program
  • Working with and assisting our Global Compliance Team to help strengthen and improve our overall global compliance program

About You:

  • Have 5+ years of relevant work experience with global data protection and privacy issues in a multi-jurisdictional environment
  • Detailed understanding of GDPR compliance issues
  • Familiarity with information systems compliance standards and information security frameworks and certifications.
  • Knowledge of major database/data processing technologies, analytics tools and cloud infrastructure platforms.
  • Experience with developing and enhancing global compliance programs and rolling out employee training and educational programmes
  • Experience working collaboratively with Compliance,Legal and Product Management teams on a global basis
  • Demonstrated ability to find practical, pragmatic and creative solutions to compliance issues
  • Work well autonomously (for example, in a negotiation scenario) and in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Are an effective communicator -- verbally and in writing (this means you can speak and write in plain English, not only legalese)- and can tailor your communication to suit a wide-range of audiences (board of directors, IT/Engineering teams, product managers, legal teams, Etsy members etc)
  • Willingness to travel frequently to our NY headquarters and undertake initial training in our HQ.
  •  Fluency or working knowledge of French or German is a bonus.

What’s Next
Interested in joining the team? Send us a cover letter and your resume explaining why you’d be great for the job. We value individuality and variety, so make sure to tell us what you’re all about. If you have an online presence (blog, Twitter, Facebook), send it along. And if you write, draw, craft, or contribute to something you’re proud of, we’d love to hear about it. 

Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About Etsy

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.

The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace.

Want to learn more about Etsy? Visit https://www.etsy.com/