Principal Privacy Manager

  • Company: Microsoft
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Posted: March 05, 2018
  • Reference ID: 1074928
Microsoft Business Applications Group is chartered with driving Microsoft’s “third cloud” including Dynamics SaaS services, PowerBI, PowerApps and Flow tools to extend business applications, as well as PaaS developer services. As a privacy expert in the Business Applications Division, you will apply expertise in global privacy concepts and our customer commitments to make our cloud and on-premises products better. Privacy is a strategic differentiator in our business services, and you will help us grow a billion-dollar brand. Your job will include:

• Mastering regional/global privacy frameworks
• Partnering with engineering teams to build and maintain privacy-friendly systems
• Operationalizing privacy in a cloud service
• Advocating for our customers’ privacy needs
• Developing deep expertise in our products
• Managing and coaching a team of privacy professionals
• Participating in corporate privacy initiatives
• Occasional travel (<10%), possibly including overseas trips
• Driving accountability for identified gaps

Job Requirements:

• 5+ years’ experience in a governance role (e.g. privacy, compliance, security, audit) including working with auditors, regulators, and/or customers on governance topics
• 5 + years of experience working across multi-disciplinary teams (e.g. program managers, developers, attorneys) and engaging business group leadership to build and maintain strategic plans
• 5+ years of experience evaluating alternative design solutions and proposing written, risk-based, data-based recommendations
• Able to obtain CIPP/E and CIPP/US certifications within 12 months of role acceptance

Preferred Qualifications:

• CIPM certification
• Demonstrated capability in coaching a high performing team
• Strong understanding of security concepts (e.g. access control, encryption, auditing and logging)
• In-depth expertise with privacy standards such as EU Data Protection Directives, HIPAA, Model Contractual Clauses, and the Fair Information Practice Principles
• Experience in highly regulated industries
• Privacy experience as a data processor rather than a data controller

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:
Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

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