About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

Gusto customers trust us with highly-sensitive, personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) when they sign up for or use our services. As a result, safeguarding our customers’ data privacy is a top consideration in everything we do here at Gusto. We are now looking to hire a Privacy Program Director to join our Product and Commercial, Legal team to build, scale, and mature Gusto’s privacy program.

What it is like to Work with Gusto

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Maintain subject matter expertise in applicable data protection laws at the state and federal level, including CCPA/CPRA, GLBA, HIPAA-HITECH, and GDPR.
  • Partner closely with our Security, IT, Data Platform, Trust & Safety, and Engineering teams to create or mature our programs related to data governance, data protection and privacy by design.
  • Review new products, features, partnerships, and APIs to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws as well as internal data governance and privacy by design standards.
  • Partner closely with our product and engineering teams as they build out Gusto’s Infrastructure as a Service offerings, starting with Embedded Payroll.
  • Advise and work with Security, Compliance, IT, and People Biztech teams to implement a corporate privacy governance program, including providing requirements for cross-border data transfers, data localization, and third-party risk management.
  • Support complex, strategic commercial transactions involving data protection terms, including reviewing and negotiating customer and vendor DPAs, with emphasis on CCPA, state laws, GDPR and new standard contractual clauses.
  • Mature our privacy program through the development of internal trainings, impact assessments, program assessments, and policy and procedure development.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • 7+ years of relevant privacy experience in the technology sector. 
  • Working knowledge of state, federal and international privacy laws, including GLBA, HIPAA-HITECH, PIPEDA, and GDPR.
  • Creativity in solving problems and dealing with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Prior experience developing and scaling privacy programs (including internationally) in close collaboration and partnership with engineering, product development, security and IT teams. 
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills with a passion for educating teams on privacy issues
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player mindset (no job is too big or too small).
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, cross-functionally, and independently.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $166,000-$198,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $202,000-$231,000 for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com. 


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