Head of Data Privacy - Global

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Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products on the planet. For nearly 10 years, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises. Today, we are proud to have served millions of customers globally. We strive daily to meet our promise to our customers by building peace of mind into everything we do. Join over 1,300 employees who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

The Role

Remitly is looking for an experienced Head of Data Privacy to lead and protect our customers, employees, and third-party personal data through the delivery of a global data privacy program, driving change and accountability across the Remitly global business to protect and maintain trust. Reporting to our General Counsel, you will lead Remitly's privacy and data protection function and be an essential member of our growing team working with Remitly's legal, information security, compliance and operations teams.

What You'll Do

  • Support our global business by informing and advising on Remitly's obligations under global privacy and data protection laws and practices (including GDPR, GLBA and CCPA), as they may apply across our services and business operations.
  • Lead Remitly's global data protection and privacy program, including related procedures in compliance with relevant laws and guidance. This includes: building processes involving data subject rights, managing data processor registers, data protection impact assessments, and implementing the Remitly security incident reporting procedures.
  • You'll oversee new products and services being implemented to ensure compliance with global regulations
  • Work closely with the Remitly legal team privacy counsel, and other key departments to ensure the global data protection and privacy program is properly supported and monitored.
  • Communicate with global data protection and privacy regulators and ensure that all registrations and notifications are managed, and partner with other external stakeholders (advisors, vendors, partners).
  • Monitor and anticipate changes to relevant regulations and guidance and then drive changes to policies and procedures to respond.
  • Establish an internal data protection and privacy audit program.
  • Conduct on-going privacy training and awareness activities for Remitly staff.
  • Lead other relevant privacy and data protection projects.

Who You Are:

  • 6+ years experience of data protection compliance advisory work
  • You have recognized Data Protection / Legal / IT security qualifications (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPT)
  • You have a practical understanding of multi jurisdictional data protection law and practice (including UK, EU, US, and Canada), with relevant experience supporting a data protection program. (Experience of data protection laws in other regions such as the Philippines, Singapore and Australia advantageous)
  • Experience supporting a major change or improvement program.
  • You've worked in a centralized team, delivering data protection tools, training, and projects.
  • You're experienced working with an audit methodology at a regulator / compliance level.
  • You liaise and work with senior executives and the board of directors
  • You can identify a range of data protection and privacy risks and advise within a structured commercial framework
  • You're willing to travel globally (when permitted within company and Government safety guidelines)
  • Bonus if you've had a focus and knowledge of the Fin-tech industry
  • Ideally, you've worked in a company during a period of growth from hundreds to thousands of employees, and whose reach was global
  • Team leadership experience a plus.
Our Benefits
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching
  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits
  • Scholars program

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

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Remitly' is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Situated near tons of bars and restaurants, with easy access to public transport, it's an ideal location

An Insider's view of Remitly

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've never worked anywhere where balance has been a priority. Coming to Remitly really changed my perspective. There is never an expectation to work nights or weekends, management encourages vacation time, and during the pandemic, leadership added additional holidays to our calendar to provide more time off and balance.

Judy

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

"Lead Authentically" is one of Remitly's values, and one of mine! An example of staying accessible through authenticity is instigating and participating in weekly "self care" and "learning" checkins at standups. It's my hope that admitting imperfection makes it easier for my reports to come to me if they have any kind of problem.

Colleen

Technical Lead, Product Treasury

What are Remitly Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Remitly's executive leadership is as diverse as our staff, and our Director of Diversity & Inclusion is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At Remitly, our nine affinity groups are open membership - any employee who self-identifies, self-affiliates, or is an aspiring ally who wants to connect, learn, and share is welcome to join!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Remitly partners with Modern Health to provide enhanced employee benefits that support a holistic approach to employees' well-being. This includes sessions with licensed therapists for clinical needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Remitly offers the opportunity to purchase stock options through its Equity Incentive Plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remitly offers up to 12 weeks of paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remitly offers a flexible schedule outside of core hours, designed for parents in mind.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Remitly sponsors family-oriented events semi-annually (e.g., holiday party and company picnic).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All King County-based employees receive the ORCA Card transportation benefit on day one. The ORCA Card can be used on all regular buses, Regional Rail, and a few other modes of transportation.
Company Outings
Remitly has regular paid team outings, as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events, for all employees and a guest.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Remitly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and the flavored Bevi water you can handle.
Happy Hours
Virtual happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy in the building's below-ground garage.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Remitly hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Remitly allows employees to set aside 8 hours of designated learning and development time, per employee, per month.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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