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Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel, Privacy to join our global Legal team. You will work with the legal, security, data and product teams to develop, implement and manage a comprehensive global privacy program.

You choose where you work.  We want you to do the best work of your life – whether you choose to do that working in one of our offices, in a hybrid remote-and-office arrangement, or fully remote.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to key stakeholders working on projects that involve data protection and privacy, including the Information Security, Product, Marketing, Support, Information Systems and Information Technology teams;
  • Partnering closely with stakeholders across all functions and business units to provide both project-specific and day-to-day support and legal guidance.
  • Providing specialist advice and guidance on all aspects of privacy laws and regulations within the business, including but not limited to the GDPR, Bill 64 (Quebec), PIPEDA, the CCPA/CPRA, CASL and data breach notification requirements;
  • Providing privacy and security-focused drafting and contract negotiation support to the commercial legal team for new vendor, partner and customer agreements (and third-party management generally);
  • Supporting the development and ongoing maintenance of our personal data inventories and flow diagrams;
  • Overseeing and advising on the process for responding to complaints and individual privacy requests;
  • Monitoring new privacy and security regulatory developments and assessing the resulting impact to Lightspeed;
  • Providing privacy training to colleagues and stakeholder groups.

What you’ll bring to the team:

We’re a legal team of 20+ people located across Canada, the US, Europe and New Zealand. Our team of strategic business partners works closely with stakeholders to provide pragmatic and actionable support and guidance to help them achieve their business goals, adding value across the organization.

We’re looking for a junior to intermediate candidate who has experience with the following:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a law firm and/or as in-house counsel
  • Experience interpreting and providing practical advice on the application of privacy laws and regulations in a fast-paced, preferably international, environment
  • Strong knowledge of Data Protection/Privacy law and working knowledge of Commercial/Contract law
  • Professional-level proficiency in English

Who you are:

  • You are an analytical thinker and a pragmatic problem solver
  • You have a passion for privacy law and are intellectually curious
  • You are able able to break down complex and often ambiguous requirements into actionable advice
  • You are detail-oriented, autonomous, and able to take initiative
  • You can handle a high volume of assignments and manage competing priorities
  • You are motivated by new experiences and delivering a high level of service to your stakeholders
  • You demonstrate a high standard of professional ethics and integrity
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • You enjoy exchanging ideas with others and working as part of a diverse, inclusive and open-minded team
  • You have a can-do attitude and are eager to take on new challenges

Even better if you have, but not required:

  • Experience working in an international environment, across different jurisdictions and languages;
  • A CIPP certification (CIPP/M, CIPP/C, CIPP/US, and/or CIPP/E)
  • Policy drafting experience (both internal and external-facing) preferred;
  • Experience working with cloud-based software and payments providers;
  • Language in addition to English (particularly French, Dutch or German);

What’s in it for you?

  • Amazing benefits & perks, including equity for all Lightspeeders and a dynamic environment.
  • This is your chance to play a key role in continuing to build out the legal function for one of the most exciting companies in Montreal and Canada.
  • Opportunity to learn, expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark within the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed team.
  • Supportive colleagues, strong culture of collaboration cross-functionally, cool tech law problems to solve on a daily basis.

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Lightspeed (TSX/NYSE: LSPD) powers the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy.

Our one-stop commerce platform transforms and unifies digital and physical operations by enabling multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions and connection to supplier networks. With the Lightspeed commerce platform, merchants in retail and hospitality can build thriving businesses for the future.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favourite local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine in over 100 countries. Lightspeed has offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, Russia and APAC.

We’re passionate about enabling people to do their best work. We dream big and we’re looking for people who do the same. With us, career milestones happen often and we celebrate every one. Come work with us and find out where your career will take you at Lightspeed!