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Data Privacy Specialist

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Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We have recently been named a Grid Edge 2016 Award winner by Greentech Media for its OpenWay Riva IoT solution. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top 20 companies or projects that have a demonstrated potential to shape tomorrow’s distributed energy systems.

Itron's Austin, TX location is currently looking for a Data Privacy/Security Specialist to assist with critical operational functions for Itron’s privacy program including GDPR, document retention and other data privacy projects.  Reporting to the Global Privacy Officer, this key position will assist with managing the data inventory, document retention program management and overall, privacy compliance across Itron globally.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Interface directly with product and development teams to document existing and planned data collection processes and data flows;
  • Create and maintain a data inventory and related data flow diagrams and documentation;
  • Conduct privacy reviews and risk assessments for new and existing products and business processes and work with relevant teams to identify privacy impact mitigation strategies;
  • Partner with Information Security team to update, implement and facilitate the company’s document retention program for data privacy;
  • Document and maintain records regarding privacy reviews, risk assessments, controls, and other program components;
  • Track key performance indicators and other metrics to evaluate the effectiveness, growth, and value of the privacy program over time;
  • Conduct privacy gap analyses against the company’s privacy framework to identify opportunities to enhance organizational privacy protections;
  • Prepare privacy program training materials and documentation;
  • Evangelize privacy principles to achieve better privacy integration in the product development lifecycles.


  • 3+ years of experience working with data inventory documentation and records retention management including privacy regulatory compliance, privacy impact assessments and data mapping;
  • 3+ years of experience implementing and managing records retention program;
  • 3+ years of experience working with software and information technology systems, preferably in the IoT or smart infrastructure industry;
  • Significant practical experience leading and delivering global cross-functional projects or programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and track program compliance requirements;
  • CIPP, CIPM, CIPT and/or related certification a plus.


Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to capture and record detailed information thoroughly and accurately, and the ability to tailor communications to the target audience;
  • Eagerness and ability to dive into technical details to understand privacy implications and requirements;
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with coworkers and share knowledge as part of a team;
  • Detail-oriented and passionate on delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the desire to take ownership of issues and follow through until resolution;
  • Time management and prioritization skills.

 Preferred Skills:

  • IT and/or information security Project Management experience with suitable qualifications;
  • Working knowledge of UK and EU data protection legislation (including GDPR)
  • Experience in Information Security, Risk Management, Governance, Data Protection and Legal / Regulatory compliance;
  • Ability to speak/read/write European languages is a plus.

Education: Bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems or related field) required.  



Itron is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or other characteristics protected by law. If you require an accommodation in order to apply to this position, please contact your local recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email Accessibility@itron.com.

Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries, Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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