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Privacy Program Technologist

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love-from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news-with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.A Little About Us:The privacy landscape is rapidly developing in countries around the world. Yahoo, like many of our peer companies, is investing in a comprehensive privacy program to manage increasing privacy risks. This role offers the opportunity to help shape Yahoo's compliance program and materially reduce our risk exposure.Yahoo's privacy team supports all of Yahoo's business units - including ad tech, media and commerce - across all brands (which include Yahoo, AOL, Techcrunch and Engadget). Our role is first and foremost to ensure privacy compliance, but we also serve as a valued partner to internal clients - helping enable business goals while appropriately managing privacy related legal and reputational risk.We are looking for someone to help drive the design, development and deployment of platforms that support Yahoo's privacy strategy, globally. The individual will collaborate with many cross-functional teams, including product management, program management, systems architecture, engineering, design, governance, security and legal and business teams. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who loves the intersection of technology and complex legal issues and has a passion for driving change.Responsibilities:

  • Drive the ongoing program of development of core privacy platforms and technologies
  • Work closely with other members of the Global Privacy team to understand their requirements
  • Work closely with the business, product management, program management, design and engineering teams to elaborate on the requirements leading to the development of user stories ready for development teams
  • Act as the interface between the product management team and the Global Privacy team throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Participate in planning and strategy development
  • Perform, or coordinate user acceptance testing on behalf of the Global Privacy team
  • Support other members of the Global Privacy team as a subject matter expert on the platforms and technologies used to support privacy at Yahoo
  • Support other members of the Global privacy team as a subject matter expert in software engineering and software development methodologies
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state and international privacy laws, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to support organizational adaptation and compliance.
  • Perform highly detailed technical reviews of complex data-driven systems and processes.
  • Think and communicate in the abstract to derive value and draw meaningful conclusions from often incomplete information, such as that provided via conference call, hallway conversation, or high-level presentation.
  • Provide meaningful clarity to unclear, abstract, or nuanced problems accurately and efficiently. Use technical talent and experience to shed light on complex problems for non-technical stakeholders and partners.
  • Bring creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to the group to consistently find the best optionsMinimum Qualifications:
    • Must have a minimum of 3+ years experience working within digital technology companies as a software engineer, systems architect, quality assurance engineer, business or technical analyst, or program or project manager
    • Must have experience working in an agile development environment
    • Must be familiar with the use of user stories, acceptance criteria and user acceptance testing
    • Must be familiar with the principles of project and program management, and associated tools and software
    • Must have experience working with product management and design teams
    • Solid working knowledge of privacy laws, such as GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, LGPD, PIPL, etc.
    • Team player, able to influence, collaborate, negotiate and solve problems with business partners and expert teams across organizational lines.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to consider and reconcile abstract, big picture considerations with concrete use cases and nuanced, low-level details.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Desire and ability to quickly learn about the activities and specificities of our unique business model, advanced technology capabilities, and evolving regulatory environment
    • Self-starter, willing to take individual ownership and drive initiatives to resolution while reporting appropriately on progress made and escalating when difficulties are encounteredPreferred Qualifications:
      • Minimum Bachelor's degree
      • Relevant experience working in a privacy related role
      • Solid knowledge of software development technologies (both frontend and backend technologies)
      • Solid knowledge of software tools for managing project delivery (for example Jira or similar)Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $90,750.00 - $188,750.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don't require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you'll be given notice to make arrangements.If you're curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Privacy Program Technologist, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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