Privacy Consultant


Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Portland, OR
Contract type: Full time
Job Requisition ID #


The Data Privacy & Governance @ Autodesk

The Data Privacy & Governance team is responsible for implementing and maintaining a world class privacy program, supporting our products, engineering and operations work to deliver a respected and trusted experience to the Autodesk community as well as maintaining compliance with all applicable privacy and data protection laws

Position Overview

This role involves operating and driving results in a highly matrixed environment. It involves both technical projects as well as development of end-to-end processes and controls. Immediate focus will be on furthering the maturity of privacy management capabilities and operationalizing value-add privacy capabilities into the enterprise. This role is based in Portland, and reports to the Director of Privacy Program who is based in Portland


Governance, risk, and compliance

  • Identify, document, and implement privacy controls

  • Perform privacy risk assessments (PIAs) and data protection risk assessments (DPIAs)

  • Identify control improvement opportunities

  • Advise teams on control design and implementation

  • Provide contributions to the overall global privacy strategy, program design, implementation plan

  • Ensure compliance and operational risks are identified, escalated to the appropriate team and take appropriate steps to remediate risk


  • Keep up with cutting-edge privacy innovations, technologies, approaches, and techniques that can potentially be applied to Autodesk

  • Experience in implementing guidelines & policies and with training & awareness raising sessions

  • Build relationships and act as a evangelizer of Autodesk’s privacy principles

  • Stay abreast of privacy regulations worldwide

Project Management

  • Experience with implementation of privacy and data protection projects

  • Proactively identify, manage, and mitigate project risks

  • Communicate status & timelines for cross-functional team and executive understanding

  • Define and measure success metrics

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a deep respect and passion for protecting people’s data privacy

  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance to create structures and develop operational concepts

  • Knowledge and experience implementing privacy principles in a complex technological ecosystem

  • Knowledge of global data privacy legislations, industry practice and how they impact business operations and product design, could identify the potential impact/risk to business according to external regulations change

  • Strong cross-functional leadership and analytical skills

  • Problem identification, quantification, root cause analysis, and solving

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills (verbal/presentation/written)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7-10 years in a combination of privacy, security, and risk management, and project management

  • Experience in information security, data governance and privacy, and GRC

  • Privacy or security certifications (e.g., CISA, CIPP, CIPM, CISM)

  • Consulting experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, Masters a plus

The Ideal Candidate

  • Takes end-to-end ownership in the implementation of new regulations: gap analysis, impact analysis, process definition, bridge the gap between the business, IT & legal, and arrange for implementation in distribution/service models and business processes and operations

  • Is not afraid to take charge, but you do so in a way that demonstrates finesse, emotional intelligence, and business savvy

  • Is able to quickly understand where bottlenecks exist, how project activities and processes are interrelated to each other, and are able to make recommendations on how to improve a process to keep a project running smoothly

  • Is tenacious and have passion for your work – no matter what it is

  • Doesn't shy away from ambiguity or causes that may face resistance, and you know how to develop a shared vision

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law

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