Engineering Manager, Privacy Engineering


Role Description

The Dropbox security team is responsible for securing data at a massive scale. Over half a billion users and 300,000 teams trust us to keep their private data safe. As such, Dropbox is investing in a new Privacy Engineering function to decrease complexity and cost while improving speed and completeness of Privacy programs to allow us to comply with laws such as GDPR and become a leader in the area.
This team is entirely new. We are looking for an EM that can iteratively deliver against the goals and show results consistently, building a backbone within the organization. With the backbone in place, the EM can expand the space or take on additional responsibilities (owning other teams). We are looking for a builder! Someone that can grow a new space into something bigger.
The ideal candidate must have a Software engineering background and solid experience leading a software engineering team. Additionally, they must be familiar with Privacy laws.


  • You will lead and grow the Privacy Engineering team
  • You will be responsible for taking a new team, set the vision and grow it into something bigger.
  • You will lead the team to stay ahead of new Privacy laws and requirements.
  • You will drive the automation of subject deletion and access requests.
  • You will lead a team to build capabilities to suppress third-party sharing and manage consent.
  • You will drive building self-service privacy tools for Dropbox customers.
  • You will aim to improve transparency in our personal data processing.
  • You will have to communicate status and report on business goals to the leadership team.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience
  • 10+ years of total software engineering experience, including 2+ years with direct management responsibilities.
  • Experience setting a vision and iteratively deliver progress to it.
  • Experience with distributed systems or backend infrastructure at scale
  • Experience as a software developer
  • Strong on analytical capabilities to optimize solutions in a space with a lot of complex moving pieces, variables and constraints
  • Ability to mentor team members on having the highest possible impact