Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Governance

| Austin

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Governance

More than 60,000 merchants rely on BigCommerce to secure billions in annual online sales. We are seeking a Legal Counsel, Privacy and Data Governance who wants to empower innovators, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to be successful at each stage of their business. 

You’ll be solving interesting privacy and compliance challenges in a complex SaaS environment, where you will help us drive to a stronger, complaint, and secure solution overall. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Develop, implement, and oversee BigCommerce’s global privacy program, including developing and communicating controls, policies and procedures, performing risk assessments, and monitoring ongoing compliance efforts in connection with GDPR, CCPA and other applicable regulations 
  • Support the negotiation of contractual clauses relating to privacy and data protection 
  • Advise appropriate stakeholders on compliance matters across all aspects of U.S. and applicable international privacy and data protection laws and regulations, including data retention, use/sharing, marketing, security, and breach 
  • Develop and enhance workflows and processes for responding to privacy-related inquiries, such as data subject access requests 
  • Develop, manage, and refine our information governance and records management program, policies, and procedures, including ensuring alignment with privacy and security policies 
  • Advise the Marketing and Sales teams on privacy implications of various activities, including online advertising, cookie use, affiliate marketing, social networking, email, SMS, and other customer-facing communications
  • Prepare and manage the implementation of internal and customer-facing privacy policies and related communications 
  • Keep the organization abreast, and advise on the potential business impact, of new, pending or proposed federal, state, and foreign legislation, rules and regulations, as well as industry developments and trends, related to privacy, data security, and information governance that may affect the company and its operations 
  • Build close relationships with personnel in supported business operations, and developing and maintaining a strong knowledge of the products and objectives of those operations 
  • Conduct periodic employee training on relevant privacy, data security, and information governance-related matters 
  • Efficiently manage outside counsel in areas of coverage with an eye toward meeting budget objectives 

Who You Are:

  • J.D. with exceptional academic credentials 
  • Must be admitted, active and in good standing with at least one state bar, as applicable, or eligible to apply as registered in-house counsel
  • 3-6+ years of privacy and data security experience gained at a leading law firm or in-house (ideally at a global SaaS or other technology company) in roles of increasing responsibility 
  • Deep knowledge of domestic and global privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR and CCPA 
  • Experience with data privacy impact assessments and data mapping 
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity standards and frameworks
  • Experience advising multiple stakeholders across an organization, including R&D, IT/Cybersecurity, Marketing, and Sales
  • CIPP certification and international experience are a strong plus 
  • Experience interacting directly with law enforcement personnel or privacy and data protection regulators a plus
  • Passionate about technology and energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, high-growth company
  • Excellent written verbal communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Highly analytical with exceptional business and legal issue identification and problem-solving skills • Practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving with the ability to effectively counsel internal clients by providing clear, concise, and commercial advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs 

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.


Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the internal job board to apply for openings.


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Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Open Door Policy
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Company Sponsored Family Events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education Stipend
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams. Competitive compensation packages. Pet Insurance. Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one. Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members. Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc. Peer to peer rewards and recognition program. Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents. Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage. Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses.

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