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Data Protection Officer - Ireland

  • Department Legal
  • Location Ireland - Remote
Guidewire is looking for an experienced Data Protection Officer (DPO) to work with senior management at Guidewire to help meet its obligations under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our customers place incredible trust in us to help them adapt and succeed – which means our customers have high expectations for us from a privacy perspective. We need an attorney who does not shy away from such challenges and enjoys working in a fast-paced but very collaborative environment with fellow employees worldwide. You will monitor Guidewire's compliance and data practices internally to ensure we comply with the applicable requirements under the GDPR. You will be involved in staff training, data protection impact assessments, and internal audits and will also serve as the primary contact for supervisory authorities and individuals whose data are processed by the organization.
You will also work closely with the Legal, Privacy, and Information Security functions to develop and supervise policies and standards applicable to our business and in compliance with the GDPR.

Your day-to-day:

  • Implementing measures and a privacy governance framework to manage customer data use to be aligned with the GDPR.
  • Working with key internal shareholders to review projects and related data to ensure compliance with local data privacy laws, and where vital, complete and advise on privacy impact assessments.
  • Serving as the main point of contact and liaison for EEA Data Protection Authorities on all data protection-related matters under the GDPR.
  • Managing and conducting ongoing reviews of Guidewire’s ISO 27701 privacy governance framework.
  • Monitor changes to local privacy laws and making recommendations when appropriate.
  • Setting standards and reviewing policies and procedures globally that meet the GDPR requirements and any localization requirements in countries of operation.
  • Coordinating and conducting data privacy audits, as appropriate.
  • Collaborating with the Information Security function(s) to raise employee awareness of data privacy and security issues and providing training on the subject matter.
  • Working with the teams to maintain records of all customer data assets and maintain a data security incident management plan to ensure timely remediation of incidents, including impact assessments, security breach responses, complaints, claims or notifications, and subject access requests (SARs).
  • Work with Privacy Team and, where needed, outside counsel to help advise on local data privacy law issues. 

What you need to be successful:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school preferred.
  • Hold at least one Data Protection and/or Privacy certification such as CIPP, CIPT, ISEB, etc.
  • Experience with EU data privacy laws.
  • Experience within a compliance, legal, audit, and/or risk function, with recent experience in privacy compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of EU data privacy and data protection regulation and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide.
  • Good knowledge of information technology and data management systems.
  • Ability to working unsupervised, exercise leadership and inspire change.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion when making the majority of decisions.
  • Having a thorough approach to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
  • Some international travel may be required post-COVID.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.


Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

CONSENT and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 
By clicking the submitting your application on the following page:

1. You consent to Guidewire collecting, retaining, disclosing and using your Personal Data as outlined above, and to its transfer of your Personal Data outside the country where you live or work, and/or to third parties for the above purposes.
2. In the event that you submit any Sensitive Personal Data, you explicitly consent to Guidewire collecting, retaining, disclosing and transferring your Sensitive Personal Data on the terms and for the same purposes as described above in relation to Personal Data.
3. You acknowledge that you have the right to access your Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data at any time and have the right to correct any errors.
4. You acknowledge that your Personal Data will be retained for up to 24 months.
Talent rewards

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We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.