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Privacy and Compliance Counsel


Job ID: R31-2213

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.


We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.


About the Role:

We are seeking a business-oriented attorney with experience in global privacy laws to join our growing legal team. In this role, you will assist in the development, implementation, and assessments of company-wide privacy and data governance programs, policies and procedures. To be successful in this role, you must be able to work independently, to build systems and processes, and to collaborate with teams and colleagues around the world.

In the legal department, we are passionate about enabling customer success, while building a strong foundation for the future. We strive to provide thoughtful and pragmatic counsel and to minimize risks as we pursue business opportunities. We thrive by working together to solve complex challenges, supporting and learning from each other, and having fun!


What You Will Do:

  1. Reviewing and advising on agreements with various parties to ensure regulatory compliance with legal, contractual, and corporate requirements.
  2. Examine potential compliance deficiencies and provide quick effective solutions to include: drafting policies, evaluating global regulatory and licensing principles, improving business processes.
  3. Identify gaps in compliance awareness, policies, and tools and build countermeasures and sustainable and effective techniques to close those gaps; continuous improvement of compliance policies and programs.
  4. Working with global and regional leadership teams in reducing risks related to potential non-compliance and corruption.
  5. Identifying, prioritizing, and managing risks to the company by engaging and assisting in research and drafting of presentations on legal issues.
  6. Support compliance activities, including sharing and communicating policies, best practices, and expectations to affiliates and subsidiaries worldwide regarding regulatory compliance matters, working issues with internal stakeholders and external personnel, and assisting with the escalation process.

What You Will Bring:

  1. JD from a top tier law school.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in public companies and/or law firms in relevant regulatory matters and business compliance programs, in public companies and/or law firms.
  3. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the FCPA and ABAC laws, financial services regulation compliance, including EBA guidelines, and other global regulations and guidance.
  4. Ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision, and manage multiple projects/meet deadlines within budget and with consistently high-quality work product.
  5. Strong understanding of software technology and cloud services, associated business models, and technology industry trends.
  6. Excellent legal and business judgment with the ability to assess and communicate risks to business partners in a clear and actionable way.
  7. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate regulatory compliance issues to senior management.
  8. High level of integrity, team orientation, and treating others with respect.
  9. People who are smart, humble and empathetic, and who enjoy working as one team to get things done!



Come As You Are


At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.



At Confluent, we are committed to providing competitive pay and benefits that are in line with industry standards. We analyze and carefully consider several factors when determining compensation, including work history, education, professional experience, and location.   This position has an annual estimated salary of 193,300 - 222,300 USD, an annual bonus, and a competitive equity package. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Confluent offers a wide range of employee benefits. To learn more about our benefits click HERE.


Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.


Click HERE to review our Candidate Privacy Notice which describes how and when Confluent, Inc., and its group companies, collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of California job applicants and prospective employees.




Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed job location or your immediate region.

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