iRobot Corporation

Data Protection Architect

Information Technology
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
6 days ago


Are you a passionate and high-energy leader? Do you know everything about data, privacy and security? Want to be a key part of iRobot’s consumer data protection and IOT Security in the connected / IoT world? Do you enjoy rapid-paced, creative environments? Then we want to hear from you!


iRobot is looking for a senior level, well-rounded individual to fill in a role within our Information Security department. You will partner with other senior Information Security staff, Architecture, Dev/Ops, Legal, Internal Audit and various business leaders to develop new cutting-edge security and data protection capabilities. You will be able to create data security solutions that fulfill our promise to our customers as well as other data protection needs such compliance and privacy.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties


  • Design a leading edge data protection ecosystem
  • Work with various internal data consumers to understand their requirements and provide relevant access permissions
  • Guide architects on embedding techniques like tagging, data anonymization while building or enhancing data solutions
  • Ensure proper level of access and data classification within iRobot and provide guidance to data custodians.


  • Develop technical security solutions such as ‘opt-out’ and ‘forget me’
  • Responsible for designing and implementing global data protection; providing security architectural guidance on technology solutions to ensure privacy and security compliance with internal and external policies
  • Work with product management and translate their requirements to security controls
  • Consults with legal team for guidance of regulations and applicability to iRobot’s business environment

 Policies & Compliance

  • Develop and implement the organization’s Data Classification Policy, technology system specific standards
  • Provide guidance to create ‘best practice’ guidance for data processors, data owners and data custodians
  • Define responsibilities of data owners and data custodians
  • Work with internal audit to define a regular audit mechanism to ensure compliance with data security policies
  • Identify and monitor the data processors at work, ensuring that they deal with data in a manner consistent with the data protection principles
  • Process and respond to all requests for information by data subjects

Education & Awareness

  • Educate the company and employees on important of data protection requirements; Provide security training on design principles like ‘least privilege’ and ‘need to know’
  • Train staff involved in data processing
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all data processing activities conducted by the company, including the purpose of all processing activities, which must be made public on request
  • Interface with data subjects to inform them about how their data is being used, their rights to have their personal data erased, and what measures the company has put in place to protect their personal information



  • Expertise of data security architecture and data protection
  • Hands on experience in a data governance & architecture role for the past 5 – 10 years
  • Should have excellent knowledge on leading edge security technologies and architectural design patterns
  • Past experience in cyber security, advanced threat prevention is needed
  • Prior experience in securing IT infrastructure, technologies, networking and applications is a plus
  • Global travel is needed and is approximately 15% of the role
  • Should have an excellent management skills, ability to interact with various global business owners is needed
  • Prior experience in customer data protection in the IoT / big data / smart home industries is a huge plus
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or equivalent



About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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