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Microsoft Corporation Principal Privacy Architect in Redmond, Washington

Are you enthusiastic about privacy? Do you want to make a measurable impact to Gaming products and services that exceed our customer’s needs?

The Xbox Product Services (XPS) organization is looking for a Principal Privacy Architect to help drive strategic privacy initiatives and data management for the entire Gaming organization.

XPS works across the entire Gaming business at Microsoft to demonstrate empathy and make customers happy. We strive to deliver extraordinary experiences while enabling customers to control their personal data. As technology becomes more embedded in our lives, customers want to understand how and why their data is collected and used, and they want to be able to make appropriate choices. We build trust with our customers through transparency and choice. We do this by driving privacy data governance and focusing on promoting clarity and customer choice over how data is used to power our gaming ecosystem.

The role of Privacy Architect will focus on data collection, management, and use best practices across Gaming. Desirable candidates should have a natural aptitude for communicating at high levels, assess engineering impact, and address implementation challenges that arise from policy decisions. As well as be detail-oriented with implementation and data management conversations. This person will welcome change and thrive on teams that constantly adapt and evolve to meet the everchanging regulatory landscape of our complex business. If this sounds like you, this may be a great fit!


Responsibilities include:

  • Drive strategic horizontal privacy initiatives that advance the ability of the Gaming organization to manage data privacy requirements.

  • Understand the business priorities and strategies when it comes to the collection and use of data to enable privacy compliance.

  • Partner with teams across Microsoft to ensure success in the development and implementation of sustainable global privacy policies, programs, and tools for Gaming and beyond.

  • Identify, leverage, and evangelize opportunities to improve data management.

  • Convey complex legal concepts and requirements to engineering in ways that resonate with them.

  • Work closely with Microsoft legal teams and partners to serve as the voice of the customer to the business on matters related to privacy.

  • Develop and execute on strategic plans to build a privacy-aware data architecture across Gaming.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to show progress in the face of high levels of ambiguity

  • 10+ years’ experience in Project Management, Program Management, Feature PM or equivalent.

  • 5+ years experience in relational and non-relational database technologies (SQL, Kusto, Cosmos, Azure Data Lake)

  • Ability to develop quality measures/metrics/KPIs/OKRs

  • 5+ years’ experience in one or more of the following areas or combination thereof: Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management, Incident Management, Security or Legal Support

  • 10+ years’ experience in Software Development, Software Development Management, or equivalent.

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Customer obsession, and a real passion for customer privacy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .

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