Privacy & Security Counsel

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 130,000-210,000 Annually
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Who we are:

Motive empowers the people who run physical operations with tools to make their work safer, more productive, and more profitable. For the first time ever, safety, operations and finance teams can manage their drivers, vehicles, equipment, and fleet related spend in a single system. Combined with industry leading AI, the Motive platform gives you complete visibility and control, and significantly reduces manual workloads by automating and simplifying tasks.

Motive serves more than 120,000 customers – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses – across a wide range of industries, including transportation and logistics, construction, energy, field service, manufacturing, agriculture, food and beverage, retail, and the public sector.

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About the Role:

As Associate Privacy & Security Counsel, you will play a critical role in collaborating with our product and business teams from the initial stages of product development and beyond, ensuring the identification and mitigation of legal risks.

What You'll Do:

  • Report directly to the Lead Privacy & Security Counsel 
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding and develop subject matter expertise in areas of data use and protection laws (including U.S. state/federal privacy laws and international privacy laws such as GDPR, CCPA, BIPA, CUBI, EU AI ACT and other existing and emerging global privacy laws).
  • Independently counsel internal research and product teams on the practical impact of those laws
  • Work closely with product lawyers, researchers and product/engineering teams to provide global privacy-forward advice, design policies/playbooks to maintain compliance with local privacy laws and regulations
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on emerging privacy and security issues, providing insights and recommendations to mitigate risks
  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with cross-functional stakeholders across Motives’ business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments
  • Develop and conduct role-specific privacy trainings across Motive
  • Manage internal privacy compliance programs and processes to ensure we meet our obligations under those programs
  • Assist in responding to data privacy and security incidents, including breach notification obligations and regulatory inquiries.
  • Stay updated on developments in privacy and security laws and regulations, and assess their potential impact on the company's operations.

What We're Looking For:

  • J.D. degree and membership in at least one US state bar
  • 5+ years of legal experience directly in privacy law, including at a major law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Expert knowledge of the US and international privacy and security laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Experience advising on international privacy legal risks and mitigations and workstreams
  • Demonstrated business judgment, client counseling skills, an effective work ethic, and sense of curiosity to learn about new technologies and areas of the law
  • Fundamental understanding of SaaS technologies, cloud tech stacks and privacy program implementation with companies such as Motive 
  • Effective analytical, research, and communication skills, with the ability to translate complex legal concepts into practical advice for non-legal stakeholders.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality.

Pay Transparency
Your compensation may be based on several factors, including education, work experience, and certifications. For certain roles, total compensation may include restricted stock units. Motive offers benefits including health, pharmacy, optical and dental care benefits, paid time off, sick time off, short term and long term disability coverage, life insurance as well as 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Learn more about our benefits by visiting Motive Perks & Benefits.
The compensation range for this position will depend on where you reside. For this role, the compensation range is:

United States

$130,000$210,000 USD

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Motive's core values. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. 

Please review our Candidate Privacy Notice here.

The applicant must be authorized to receive and access those commodities and technologies controlled under U.S. Export Administration Regulations. It is Motive's policy to require that employees be authorized to receive access to Motive products and technology. 


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Our headquarters are located in the heart of the city’s bustling South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood, a short walk from major public transit lines.

What are Motive Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
We sponsor Women@Motive, Melanin@Motive, AAPI@Motive, Motive Proud, Allies@Motive, and regularly host Intersectionality Roundtables to discuss identity in the workplace.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Motive employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
We offer comprehensive mental health benefits through Lyra Health.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Motive has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the on-tap beer and kombucha you can handle.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month. See our instagram @LifeAtMotive for details!
Recreational clubs
Motive has office sports leagues year-round. We currently hold the title for back-to-back Basketball Champs in the San Francisco Equinox League!
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Motive offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Motive hosts lunch and learn meetings for our interns bi-weekly and all are invited to attend!
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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