Data Protection Officer (DPO)

  • Risk & Security
  • Remote job

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Job description


Xapo is a leading bitcoin wallet, and we have a mission to bring bitcoin to the everyday lives of people across the world.

Our business is growing fast, and we want to make sure we can keep providing the best quality support to our customers. We’re known for our fast responses to users, a positive attitude, and a real desire to find the best working solutions for the people who chose to use Xapo’s products and services.

Do you see yourself working with smart people in a collaborative, fast-paced, environment using the latest technologies? Have you always dreamed about working for a tech startup where you can apply your great talents and continue to learn and grow throughout your career? If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions then Xapo is the place for you!

This full-time position is planned to be remote, meaning you can work from anywhere!


  • To inform and advise the organization about obligations to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws including,  monitor compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, and with Xapo´s data protection policies.

  • To manage internal data protection activities; raising awareness of data protection issues, training staff, and conducting internal audits.

  • To advise on, and to monitor, data protection impact assessments by functioning as the first point of contact for supervisory authorities and other parties involved whose data is processed (employees, customers etc).

  • Prioritise and focus on the high-risk activities of the organization, for example where special category data is being processed, or where the potential impact on individuals could be damaging.


Skills and Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field.
  • +5 years of professional experience in a similar role in a multinational business.

  • Expert knowledge in national data protection laws and legal compliance with particularly solid experience with GDPR.

  • Familiarity with Information and Cybersecurity risks and information security standards, IT security knowledge, or IT audit background.

  • Experience in negotiating data privacy terms, privacy impact assessment, incident management, and subject access requests ideally in a tech-environment.

  • Ideally to have experience of working in a financial or professional services environment.

  • Familiarity and experience with the application of data protection regulations in a technology context.

  • Certification in Data Privacy: e.g., CIPM, CIPP, C-GDPR-P, BCS/ISEB or PDP.

Other skills:

  • Ability to assess data privacy risks and prioritize resources and activity to manage those risks.

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain a high level of confidentiality, respect, trust, and credibility.

  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Fluent in English, ability to speak a second language ideal, preferably Spanish, but not a requirement.

Some of the Perks of working for Xapo:

  • Attractive compensation.

  • Great remote-work environment.

  • Fully remote job.