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Head of Privacy

at Robinhood

Menlo Park, Seattle, Washington DC, New York, United States

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.

As we continue to build...

We’re seeking curious, growth minded thinkers to help shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future. If you’re invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world — we’d love to have you apply.

About the team + role

Robinhood is looking for an experienced privacy technologist to lead our privacy and data protection team. We are looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility and patience. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company and contribute to our mission to democratize our financial system.

The role is located in the office location(s) listed on this job description which will align with our in-office working environment. Please connect with your recruiter for more information regarding our in-office philosophy and expectations.

What you’ll do

  • Strategically develop, enforce, and lead a global privacy program, collaborating with product, engineering, legal, and compliance teams to ensure robust privacy practices.
  • Spearhead the integration of privacy by design principles in product development, working hand-in-hand with engineering to implement advanced privacy features and controls.
  • Lead compliance efforts, interpreting complex privacy laws and regulations to develop policies that align with Robinhood's business practices, particularly focusing on CCPA, GDPR, and other global privacy mandates.
  • Lead the team in conducting privacy impact assessments in collaboration with product and engineering teams for new and existing services, identifying and mitigating risks while ensuring privacy compliance.
  • Champion privacy awareness across the organization, initiating training and education programs to embed privacy considerations in all business processes.
  • Direct incident response for privacy breaches in coordination with security, legal, and compliance teams, overseeing mitigation strategies and regulatory communications.
  • Keep abreast of technological advancements and regulatory changes, advising senior management on privacy trends and compliance strategies.
  • Promote a culture of privacy and data protection within Robinhood, ensuring privacy considerations are a core aspect of organizational decision-making and product innovation.
  • Escalate and provide visibility to urgent or emerging Privacy concerns to Business General Managers (GMs) and executive management.
  • Act as the point of contact for the supervisory authorities for all data protection issues, including breach reporting and coordination during investigations.

What you bring

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in privacy, data protection, or a related field, with at least 5 years in a leadership role involving direct oversight of privacy and/or security engineering teams.
  • Professional certifications such as CIPP, CIPT, CIPM, or similar.
  • Familiar with global privacy laws (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), regulations, and frameworks.
  • Strong technical acumen, with a solid understanding of technical privacy control implementation and practices.
  • Proven ability to navigate complex regulatory environments and drive compliance across diverse business units.
  • Advanced degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience working as an appointed Data Protection Officer or in a similar role where GDPR compliance was a key responsibility.
  • Certification as a Data Protection Officer by a recognized authority (e.g., CIPP/E, GDPR DPO Certification) is highly desirable

What we offer

  • Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
  • 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
  • Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
  • Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
  • Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
  • Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
  • Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits


Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood’s equity plan. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.

Zone 1 (Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY; Bellevue, WA; Washington, DC)
$310,000$365,000 USD
Zone 2 (Denver, CO; Westlake, TX; Chicago, IL)
$310,000$365,000 USD
Zone 3 (Lake Mary, FL)
$310,000$365,000 USD

Click here to learn more about Robinhood’s Benefits.

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood embraces a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please review the specific policy applicable to the country where you are applying.


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