Senior Privacy Analyst



Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

The opportunity:

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our Security Compliance team in building out Flexport’s Privacy program. This technical position will include working closely with Legal, Security, Data Governance, Operations, Data Analytics, Engineering, and Executive Management. Key responsibilities include implementing and owning a privacy first capability to ensure Flexport is protecting the privacy of all its stakeholders, including customers, partners and Flexport personnel, in the North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

You will:

  • Improve on the existing Privacy Program which include the verification of international privacy requirements, creation/updates of policies, procedures, standards and controls, draft a new roadmap, and providing regular reporting on privacy metrics.
  • Promote a privacy culture throughout the organization and help create privacy by design and decrease privacy risks; instill accountability and demonstrate the value of privacy across a wide range of individuals including engineers, IT, executives, business operations teams, administrative functions, customers, and regulators, etc.
  • Translate privacy requirements in close collaboration with the legal team and devise strategies to detect, report and remediate privacy issues, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Conduct privacy vulnerability assessments on Flexport administrative processes (e.g. Sales, Marketing, and HR) and implement solutions to mitigate risks.
  • Work with the information security team to manage PII and implement data protection controls.
  • Integrate a privacy review process into Flexport’s software product roadmap to make it simple for product engineering teams to understand and implement applicable privacy requirements into Flexport products. The product you’ll help build will make privacy transparent, compliant and trustworthy for Flexport customers and partners.
  • Work with the vendor security and legal teams to ensure vendor agreements meet privacy standards.

You should have:

  • 5+ years experience with information security, privacy frameworks, privacy principles and/or compliance requirements (e.g. privacy by design, user data protection, GDPR, CCPA, Privacy Shield, data inventory, DLP, encryption, anonymization or privacy impact assessments).
  • 1+ years experience translating privacy requirements for a B2B SaaS organization.
  • Understanding of one or more industry and/or compliance regulations – PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, SOC 1/2, preferred; Flexport’s Security Program is ISO 27001 based.
  • In-depth knowledge of information security audit, risk management and policy compliance
  • Understanding of enterprise cloud infrastructure and data platforms and software development and delivery practices.
  • Strong listening and presentation skills necessary to understand, communicate with, and persuade, a wide range of audiences.
  • Familiarity with the freight forwarding/global trade industry is a plus.
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.


Worried about not having any logistics experience?

Don’t be! Our mission is to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. That’s why it’s important to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the global logistics industry forward.

We know this industry is complex. That’s why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range displayed, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and / or training.
The US base salary range for this position: (exclusive of bonus, equity and benefits.)
$131,220$163,400 USD

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.