Data Privacy Specialist


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Who We Are

Cobalt was founded on the belief that pentesting can be better. Our pentests start in as little as 24 hours and integrate with modern development cycles thanks to the powerful combination of a SaaS platform coupled with an exclusive community of testers known as the Cobalt Core. Accepting just 5% of applicants, the Core boasts over 400 closely vetted and highly skilled testers who jointly conduct thousands of tests each year.

Our award-winning, fully remote team is committed to helping agile businesses remediate risk quickly and innovate securely. Today, over 1,000 customers use Cobalt to run pentests on demand via Pentest as a Service, AKA PtaaS, a space which Cobalt pioneered (you could even say we wrote the book on it) and continues to lead.


We are looking for a passionate, driven, self starter to join the Legal team as a Privacy Specialist. Reporting to the Senior Corporate Counsel, you will be responsible for supporting and implementing all aspects of Cobalt’s global data protection strategy. You may be located anywhere within the United States, UK, or Germany.

Cobalt’s Privacy Specialist will play a critical role in operationalizing privacy throughout the company.. The Privacy Specialist will review the company's services, technologies, and engagement of third party suppliers to identify privacy related issues, help execute, and improve Cobalt’s global privacy strategy. The position will be responsible for consulting on privacy matters, and for the development and maintenance of policy and procedural documentation in support of Cobalt’s privacy and data protection efforts. This person will also coordinate cross-functionally throughout the company to ensure privacy requirements are effectively implemented to promote compliance objectives.

As a global company, Cobalt has exposure to privacy regulations in multiple jurisdictions spanning the Americas and EMEA. Priority is given to those with expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in creating and maintaining privacy related notices, policies, standards, guidelines and processes.

  • Conduct assessments and work with stakeholders to mitigate privacy risks across the organization.

  • Socialize privacy by design principles.

  • Provide technical privacy guidance to business leaders, developers, and product team members.

  • Help develop, implement and manage processes, internal controls relating to privacy frameworks and offer privacy support to various departments.

  • Assist in developing and administering privacy training and awareness campaigns for various groups within the company.

  • Identify and administer tools for managing privacy compliance obligations (including DataGrail and/or similar tools).

You Have


  • BA/BS or equivalent


  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in data privacy.

  • Background applying privacy and data protection laws and frameworks such as GDPR, UK Privacy Act, CCPA, etc.

  • Experience conducting privacy reviews, control assessments and privacy impact assessments.

  • Experience consulting cross-functionally with diverse disciplines to drive privacy compliance initiatives.

  • Highly collaborative, team oriented mindset.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Privacy certification (such as a CIPP designation or similar) is strongly preferred.

Diversity at Cobalt

With over 45 nationalities already at Cobalt (and counting) we respect and celebrate diversity! We’re proudly committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, or place of origin. We support each other and are grateful for each Cobalter's contribution to our mission — let's make security dance!

Please apply even if you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the job. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

Why You Should Join Us

  • Grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry operating at the forefront of the Pentesting industry
  • Work directly with experienced senior leaders with ongoing mentorship opportunities
  • Earn competitive compensation and an attractive equity plan
  • Save for the future with a 401(k) program (US) or pension (EU)
  • Benefit from medical, dental, vision and life insurance (US) or statutory healthcare (EU)
  • Leverage stipends for:
    • Wellness
    • Work-from-home equipment & wifi
    • Learning & development
    • Unlimited books
  • Treat yourself to paid remote lunches
  • Make the most of our flexible, generous paid time off, and 16-weeks of paid parental leave
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the US, the UK, or Germany
  • Explore the world with our travel bonus payouts at your 2, 3, and 5-year anniversary
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Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly