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Data Protection & Privacy Consultant



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Are you looking for an opportunity that will help develop your career within the technology industry?

We’re looking for a Data Protection & Privacy Consultant to join our team and be part of our next stage of growth.

Job Description is an equal-opportunity employer looking for team members who have a real passion for security. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Data Protection & Privacy Consultant is responsible for helping clients gain insights into their privacy programs and capabilities to maintain compliance to local and global privacy regulations. Assess privacy programs and strategies, design solutions to remediate gaps or enhance maturity of specific privacy capabilities, improve measurements and monitoring, and develop sustainable processes to enable our clients to achieve business goals and mitigate their risks. In addition, as a certified partner of Vanta, the Data Protection & Privacy Consultant will leverage the Vanta platform to accelerate the client’s compliance journey as a part of the privacy program. The ideal candidate will blend deep security experience with client soft skills, communication, planning, and an ability to drive change.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to join a growing team, this is your opportunity. Kobalt is a rapidly growing cyber security services and technology firm focused on addressing the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. Founded in November 2018, Kobalt has been recognized as an emerging company on the Ready to Rocket Emerging ICT list, 2020 Startups to Watch by Techcouver, and has worked with over 500 companies addressing cyber security, privacy and compliance challenges since inception.

Skills And Abilities

Your Qualifications & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or above in Information Systems, Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Information Security, Data, Business Ethics, Privacy Law or related disciplines.
    • Knowledge and 2 to 3 years of hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:
      • Assessing client risk and compliance against privacy regulations.
      • Designing or operationalizing functional privacy within or on behalf of a business.
      • Providing guidance on selection of privacy enhancing technology (PET).
    • Experience with Record of Processing Activities (RoPA) or Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIA)
    • In-depth knowledge of data protection regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, USDP, PIPEDA) and privacy frameworks (e.g., NIST Privacy Framework, ISO/IEC 27701).
    • Familiarity with Data Security Solution tools, which includes tokenization, database activity monitoring, file monitoring, encryption such as Voltage, SecuPi, etc
    • Experience with Compliance Management Tools, e.g OneTrust, Vanta, etc.
    • Strong consulting and client-facing skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
    • Practical experience with conducting risk assessments and testing of data protection and privacy controls
    • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of data analytics methods
    • Ideally possess one of the following certifications: CIPP (Canada), CIPM or CIPT.
    • Solid oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience on writing reports on findings and analysis of privacy issues.

    Desired Qualifications:

      • Prior experience in practicing privacy law is an asset.
      • Prior experience in information security is an asset.
      • Holding these certifications are preferred by not required:
        • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
        • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
      • Operational understanding of networks, cloud systems, software development and other core security elements
      • Knowledge of security best practices across people, process, and technology
      • Experience in executing multi-stage projects over an extended period of time
      • Experience with technology firms, such as SaaS B2B firms, Health Tech, FinTech and related sectors

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        What’s In It For You:

        Kobalt Security believes if we take care of our team and value their meaningful contributions, they will take care of our clients and we will all succeed together.

        As a member of Kobalt Security, you can expect:

        • Competitive compensation and stock options to reward the value you bring to Kobalt.
        • Medical, dental, and optical benefits to prioritize you and your family’s wellbeing.
        • Paid time off to rest and reset.
        • Investments in your learning and development opportunities to support your career growth.
        • Engaging and fun team events to foster strong work culture and interpersonal connections.
        • An inclusive work culture that welcomes and celebrates diverse perspectives and opinions.

        About Us: brings security monitoring capabilities of enterprise-class security teams to smaller organizations through its team of Cybersecurity professionals with tons of experience but an innovative mindset. prides themselves in constant improvement and innovation by providing their team with a positive and celebratory environment. is an equal opportunity employer looking for team members who have a real passion for security. We welcome you and celebrate differences in race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

        Does this sound like the right opportunity for you to leverage your expertise?

        We want to hear from you – apply today with your resume!