Data Privacy Officer

  • 42 Pearse St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

SocialTalent is the world’s most popular eLearning platform for hiring skills. Our company goal is to enable organizations to find, hire, onboard and engage the best talent. We are a privately owned, Irish Enterprise SAAS company currently employing close to 50 wonderful people. We operate a remote-first working environment and love it!

Our internal values of ambition, bravery, collaboration and dignity (A, B, C, D) inform everything we do. We pride ourselves on driving innovation, being open and transparent, focusing on the well-being of our staff and giving a voice to each employee. 

If you’re a Data Privacy Officer (DPO) and like the idea of working for a fast growing and exciting EdTech software company, keep reading.  

Job Description

As a DPO you will ensure that SocialTalent is a safe place for sensitive data. You will team up with people from the technical, legal and business teams to ensure this objective is met. You will work closely with our largest and most important customers and address questions related to data privacy and information security. You will own all corners of SocialTalent’s technical and organisational measures as they pertain to security capabilities related to operations, web development, and workstations. 

On any given day, you will:

  • Respond to data security questionnaires, and review data processing agreements  submitted by customers

  • Develop, deliver, and maintain the ongoing compliance programme around data privacy and information security as it pertains to ISO27001 and SOC2

  • Manage and ensure compliance with training programmes

  • Implement pre-existing remediation roadmaps and frameworks

  • Design, manage and deliver appropriate data management policies, processes and procedures

  • Develop and implement specific requirements for IT infrastructure compliance

  • Engage management teams to take ownership of local actions under compliance activities

  • Support all members of staff in relation to data protection queries and incidents

  • Initiate management of data quality assurance programme

  • Assist with corporate governance processes as required, including managing GDPR data subject access requests

  • Work within the overall policies and procedures 

Applicants must have a valid visa to work in the Republic of Ireland. SocialTalent is a remote-first organisation. We welcome applicants that reside in any county in the Republic of Ireland.


  • Experience of working in an organisation that processes large volumes of personal customer data

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and awareness of current data protection legal and regulatory requirements including GDPR

  • Proven track record of translating legal and regulatory requirements into operational solutions

  • Solid understanding and experience of IT infrastructure

  • Ability to accurately identify key issues, develop solutions, and communicate them in an accessible manner

  • Advanced report writing and policy writing skills 

  • Experience building relationships with Senior Leadership 

  • Strong time management and organisational skills

Additional Information

As the name suggests, we are a social bunch and so we also run regular remote and optional in-person social events to keep us all connected.

We provide all of our team with a laptop, phone allowance and a work from home grant to get you set up for success.  We also provide uncapped vacation time and full maternity pay along with fully paid health insurance and annual bonus. 

Salary: €75K basic, + 10% discretionary annual bonus