Senior Data Protection Program Manager - San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Portland, OR

  • Splunk
  • San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Portland, OR
  • Jul 10, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!


We are seeking a hardworking and motivated individual to join Splunk’s growing legal team. The Sr. Data Protection Program Manager is responsible for helping build practices and procedures to support Splunk’s global data protection and security obligations. The individual will be an integral player in Splunk’s global data protection programs and will help ensure that Splunk continues to embrace best-in-class practices through strategic program management. The role will report to Splunk’s Sr. Director, Data Protection (Data Protection Officer). Splunk is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; for this position, full-time remote is available (West Coast time zone preferred).

Personal Characteristics and Skills

  • Adaptable, welcomes change, and is comfortable with ambiguities
  • Strong EQ and track record of working collaboratively with cross-functional business partners
  • Demonstrates initiative, passion, and resourcefulness
  • Detailed-oriented and able to think both creatively and strategically
  • Maintains a strong work ethic and a high degree of accountability
  • Organized, responsive, persistent with good follow-through
  • Speaks and writes clearly and concisely
  • Expresses complex ideas in easily understandable ways
  • Effectively balances competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced environment
  • Enjoys operating both independently and cross-functionally
  • Passionate about data protection and building a culture of data protection at Splunk
  • Maintains a sense of humor and lives the mantra–work hard, have fun, and make history!


In supporting Splunk's global data protection programs, you will:

  • Take a leading role in cross-functionally developing internal controls and business processes/procedures with the legal team and other business partners (e.g. IT, Security, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, and Products) that enable Splunk’s compliance with its global data protection obligations
  • Promote best practices in the areas of the privacy and security of customer, employee, partner and vendor personal information
  • Help build a common control framework to manage Splunk’s data protection programs, including the laws of the US, EMEA, APAC, and AMER
  • Manage key compliance frameworks, such as Privacy Shield, BCRs, and APEC CBPR
  • Develop program requirements, detail the relevant scope, and estimate required resources and budgetary needs
  • Lead critical process initiatives and manage third-party contracts
  • Establish and handle processes and tools for documenting and tracking compliance
  • Help develop a data protection audit program
  • Provide ongoing management, content development, and oversight of intranet resource center for privacy and security
  • Provide ongoing management, content development and oversight of program resources, including corporate trainings and intranet resources that highlight legal obligations and company standards
  • Form strong working relationships with industry peers
  • Flexibly assist in other areas of concern to Splunk’s dynamic legal team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree a plus
  • 10 to 12+ years of program management experience
  • 5+ years of experience in privacy compliance
  • Fundamental project management skills (e.g. project charters, trackers, timelines, and reports)
  • Relevant project management certifications preferred (e.g. IAMP, PMP, MPM, or CSM)
  • Relevant privacy or security certifications (e.g. CISSP, CIPP, CIPT, or CIPM)
  • Experience in a major law firm, sophisticated in-house legal department, privacy department, or consulting firm
  • Experience with global data protection laws, standards and associated frameworks (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and APEC CBPR)
  • Experience with cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS)
  • Sophisticated Microsoft Office and GSuite skills (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Docs, Sheets, or Slides)
  • Proficiency with project management practices, tools and methodologies (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheets, or Lucidchart)
  • Familiarity with privacy program management tools (e.g. OneTrust or Nymity)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of data privacy and security requirements globally
  • An affinity for graphic design

 We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which you are applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.