Senior Privacy Program Manager
Herzliya | Program Management | Mar 27, 2024 | Job number 1703206

The mission of the Microsoft Security Privacy Program is to enable Microsoft to build the most trusted devices and services, while keeping our company safe and our data protected. Microsoft Security is responsible for company-wide information security and compliance, with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance, and enterprise business continuity. As customer zero, we deploy and secure these services inside Microsoft and then expand our best practices with enterprise customers at scale across the globe. We have exciting opportunities for you to innovate, influence, transform, inspire, and grow within our organization and we encourage you to apply to learn more! 


Are you analytical and passionate about enhancing customer trust and protecting the Microsoft brand? Are you interested in defining the future for a leading-edge privacy compliance program to the next level? If yes, then this role is for you! The Microsoft Security Privacy Program team is looking for an experienced, highly driven Program Manager to work as part of a team to enhance Microsoft Security's Privacy Program. 


This role provides you with the leadership opportunity to effect change that will have enterprise-wide impacts. As a Program Manager, you will initially work on leading our consolidated documentation efforts for a data storage commitment program across security products and services. As our primary point of contact you will be the connective tissue between our privacy compliance goals as a company and the product teams across Microsoft Security providing strategic insights and guidance.


A significant part of your role will be to ensure that Security products and services comply with Microsoft privacy requirements while also taking the lead on the roll-out and support of enterprise-wide cutting-edge privacy compliance solutions. You will contribute to the development and execution of our best-in-class strategic privacy practices and initiatives, to ensure Microsoft continues to be a leader in privacy while exceeding customer expectations. 


The ideal candidate could have an engineering or compliance background, command of engineering best practices, and experience in raising the quality of existing solutions. This candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication, a passion for technology, experience providing guidance and direction to technical audiences, ability to drive towards the “big picture” while managing details, and the ability to build relationships with key partners.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: 

  • Support risk and compliance program activities across the Security Division.
  • Contribute incremental improvement to the privacy program increasing efficiency of operating processes. 
  • Continuously aligning services and strategy with the company standards, policy, and strategies, and understanding how they need to be applied within our organization. 
  • Identifying opportunities to expand the services model to include other risk and compliance offerings across the enterprise. 
  • Support the team in clarifying business, tooling, and engineering requirements to land impactful outcomes for compliance and risk management. 
  • Support Microsoft Security engineering teams on privacy and risk management clearly and relevant to their roles. 
  • Present status and service health updates to senior leadership. 
  • Understand emerging privacy, compliance, and technical issues and how they will impact our services, programs, and resourcing needs. 
  • Closely coordinate with other privacy, compliance, and risk management leaders in the company to ensure our programs are aligned, as well as staying connected to governance owners, including Privacy Regulatory Affairs and Corporate External Legal Affairs Front Line.


Required Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computer Science, Software and Computer Engineering, or equivalent. 
  • 7+ years of experience in privacy, engineering, product/technical program management,data analysis, or product development.
  • 3+ years of experience managing cross-functional and/or cross-team projects.
  • 3+ years of experience in Privacy Operations / Program Management.
  • 2+ years of experience with compliance or cybersecurity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • IAPP certification or equivalent.
  • Great curiosity and willingness to question.
  • High enthusiasm, integrity, ingenuity, results-orientation, self-motivation, and resourcefulness in a fast-paced competitive environment. 
  • Love the next problem, the next experiment, the next partner.
  • Have a deep desire to work collaboratively, solve problems with groups, find win/win solutions, driving change, and celebrate success.
  • Get excited by the challenge of hard technical problems.
  • Solve problems by always leading with deep passion and empathy for customers.
  • Experience partnering closely with internal and external customers and partners.
  • Familiarity with data privacy and regulatory policy such as GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, SOX.
  • Preferred previous experience in data technology, risk management, or security field.
  • Strong technical aptitude with a deep understanding of data and cloud services.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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