Companies you'll love to work for


Data Privacy Officer EMEA



Cork, Ireland
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are reimagining international payments at scale and building new products to create deeper relationships with our customers and their loved ones across the globe. Join over 2,700 employees across 10 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally. Remitly is registered as a Money Services Business in the U.S., Canada, EU, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia. Each of these jurisdictions require, among other items, that Remitly maintain a comprehensive Risk and Compliance Program.

About the Role:

Remitly’s EMEA Data Protection Officer (DPO) will help Remitly meet our aggressive goals in leading the industry in customer privacy and will help meet Remitly’s obligations under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The DPO reports to Remitly’s Technical Governance, Risk, and Compliance Leader and Remitly Europe Head of Compliance. The DPO monitors compliance and data practices internally to ensure the business and its functions comply with applicable requirements under the GDPR. The DPO oversees programs encompassing staff training, data protection impact assessments, and internal audits, among other areas. The DPO also serves as the primary contact for supervisory authorities and individuals whose data is processed by Remitly.

As a Principal Privacy Manager, you will also contribute to the implementation of a centralized global privacy program that strives to fulfill our Privacy program vision of bringing peace of mind to our customers by handling their information with transparency and respect. Your role will involve a high degree of collaboration with members of our Legal, InfoSec, Operations, Compliance, HR and other teams.

The DPO will have resources and direct access to the CISO and other executives to accomplish their tasks.

You Will:

  • Act as DPO for Ireland and other EMEA countries, as may be required. DPO responsibilities are aligned with Article 39 of GDPR.

  • Monitor Remitly’s compliance with the GDPR and member state data protection laws and policies, including reviews and ongoing monitoring of privacy impact assessments and other relevant data protection activities.

  • Participate in the EU and UK entity's executive-level Risk Controls Committee.

  • Be our key point of contact for internal and external inquiries (data subjects, customers, regulators) about Remitly’s data protection and privacy policies and practices, including the exercise of data subject rights.

  • Maintain expert knowledge in the areas of privacy and data protection.

  • Monitor the program and as needed advise on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and Third-Party Risk Assessments.

  • Monitor the program and as needed provide support for responses to Data Subject Requests (‘DSRs’) and support Incident Management.

  • Assist in the development of innovative solutions to streamline and simplify privacy policies and processes.

  • Assist with regular horizon scanning to keep up to date on key developments in data protection.

You Have:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in privacy, data governance, or information security.

  • Experience engaging with external parties on data protection issues (regulators, customers, industry associations, etc.)

  • Experience working through others with all levels of the organization and with cross-functional teams.

  • Strong understanding and experience with international privacy laws, with an emphasis on GDPR, including frameworks and standards relied on by regulatory bodies.

Even Better:

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, a related field or equivalent

  • CIPP/E or similar privacy certification

  • Experience with finance, technology, and/or privacy regulation in a high growth company

  • Experience with data privacy tools

  • Experience with or familiarity of NIST-P framework

Our Benefits:

  • 34 days of vacation (including public holidays)

  • Group private medical insurance with Irish Life & Health

  • Group pension (6% contributed) and group income protection

  • Learning and development benefits.

We are committed to non-discrimination 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 equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.