Senior Governance and Compliance Program Management Lead

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About Pinterest:  

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that’s uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more. 

Pinterest is looking for an experienced and motivated Governance and Compliance Program Management Lead to build our compliance program management capability and steer the overall technical compliance trajectory at Pinterest. This individual will be responsible for working cross functionally with legal and engineering stakeholders to efficiently meet Pinterest’s compliance objectives and set us up for success for the long term. They will also invest in and grow their team to bring in new capabilities as compliance objectives expand.  

What you’ll do:

  • Establish and own relationships with key partners across the company as their strategic governance & compliance engineering partner – fostering ideation and driving execution to satisfy legal, business, and regulatory requirements via straightforward and transparent engagement models.
  • Build, grow and lead a team of compliance program managers who possess the knowledge and technical capability to drive impactful cross-functional programs including, but not limited to: Privacy (European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Sarbanes Oxley, Brand Safety, Security and Payment compliance, Security Exchange Commission rules regarding material non-public information (“SEC”); marketing standards set by the Media Ratings Council (“MRC”); laws limiting the users and content on the Pinterest product platform; contractual obligations to third parties, including customers; and internal policies regarding metrics certification and customer data.
  • Define compliance programs as new needs emerge and make sure that the compliance program management team is focused on the most important Pinterest risk-based objectives.   
  • Serve as the face of compliance to engineering, creating new engineering compliance frameworks when required and timely updates to engineering organization.
  • Find medium to long term opportunities to drive efficiencies across compliance programs to meet compliance requirements while also streamlining engineering efforts and cost. 
  • Advocate for product and architectural changes. Guide the implementation of products and systems related to governance and compliance.
  • Responsible for setting the governance & compliance vision, strategy and roadmap development and ensuring implementation across the organization. 
  • Participate in shaping emerging industry compliance standards, making sure Pinterest is on the forefront of emerging standards and building our compliance brand.  

What we’re looking for:

  • BS in a technical discipline or equivalent experience (10+ years in a technical or analytical role) preferably with some years of consulting experience with publicly traded companies.  
  • 5+ years experience in a technology people management role (engineering manager, product manager, program manager or technical consulting engagement manager)
  • Strong technical breadth and judgment – ability to quickly ramp up and go deep on a range of technologies, ability to identify technical risks and tradeoffs.
  • Comfort with a fast-changing, data-informed environment and ability to manage ambiguity with focus on execution and delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally to identify opportunities and deliver solutions.
  • Exceptional relationship-building skills, organizational awareness, and ability to persuade others to accomplish program objectives while holding yourself and your team to a high standard of accountability.
  • As a role that grows careers of Technical Program Managers, experience as a TPM is highly desirable.

Colorado based applicants only:

  • The minimum and maximum salary for this position is $186,700 to $280,100 in Colorado;
  • This position is eligible for equity; and
  • Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Pinterest’s good faith estimate as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors that may include location, travel, shift requirements, relevant prior experience and/or education, or particular skills and expertise.



Our Commitment to Diversity:

At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love—and that includes our employees. We’re taking on the most exciting challenges of our working lives, and we succeed with a team that represents an inclusive and diverse set of identities and backgrounds.

We’re growing rapidly throughout Latin America and Mexico! Check out our open positions and learn more about Pinterest’s exciting opportunities in these regions.

It all starts here.
Meet the people behind the product.

Mar Camps

“Pinterest has provided me with the opportunity to grow as a recent graduate. Being a Pinployee means being surrounded by peers who want to uplift and uplevel you, with an endless amount of mentors. This cycle of mentorship is what inspires me to be a better person both personally and professionally.”

—Autumn Rose Vargas,
Junior Account Manager, Sales

“Joining Pinterest without leaving my kitchen has been a peculiar and incredible ride. With all the tools in place for success as a new Pinployee, I was able to hit the ground sprinting, even in this new, fully remote world. Pinterest has a start up feel – a lot has yet to be defined, nothing is set in stone, and you can be a key part of shaping future strategies, structures and even product features that will truly impact the company’s growth. I feel comfortable bringing my whole self to work, and can learn and develop with a diverse and talented team/community.”

—Mar Camps,
Partner Manager

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“One of my favorite things about life at Pinterest is how discovery and exploration are honored, respected, and celebrated. Much like the experience a Pinner might have using the app, I get the chance to appreciate and live out the processes of asking questions, seeking new ways of doing things, trying something out, which then leads me to something else, and another, and another… all in the spirit and with the purpose of bringing people inspiration to create a life they love!”

—Monica Climaco,
Recruiting Coordinator Lead

Ashley Guzman, Technical Recruiter

“In Recruiting, our product is people – the talent that will be making decisions and writing the many lines of code behind the inspiring experience that Pinners see daily. I love helping connect a candidate to a role where they can use their unique set of experiences, passion, and background to help Pinners create a life they love. I’m especially inspired every day by the opportunity to not only change a candidate’s career, but change their life by placing them in their dream job. I believe that happy candidates lead to happy Pinployees which leads to happy Pinners.”

—Ashley Guzman,
Technical Recruiter

Deepak Agarwal, Head of Content & Discovery

“A major benefit of working at Pinterest is our data. More than 300 billion Pins are saved each month by 450+ million people. This data powers a sophisticated search system, and our content organization produces strong engagement. Pinterest is one of the only places where people don’t mind seeing ads, since they facilitate inspiration to action, making Pinner’s goals more tangible.”

—Deepak Agarwal,
Head of Content & Discovery

Learn more from Deepak

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“I’ve grown a lot as an engineer at Pinterest. In the same way, Pinterest itself has grown not just as a business but also in becoming a community that I love being a part of. Good people, inspiring work and a willingness to continuously improve the culture are what stand out for me at Pinterest.”

—Terell Brown,
Software Engineer

Pinterest is one of the largest presences in AWS, and although we consider Python our main language, we are largely language agnostic. Check out our tech stack ** to learn more!
Pinterest caters to 459M+ monthly active users with an engineering staff of 1,250+ engineers, leaving a lot of room for every individual at Pinterest to have a lot of impact. We are still rapidly scaling, which creates a lot of internal growth opportunities at Pinterest.

We are growing quickly across many global regions! While San Francisco is currently where the majority of our engineers sit, we are growing quickly in Toronto, Dublin and other regions. We also have a large presence in Seattle.

From the blog

Take a peek inside the home offices, laundry rooms and even forts of Pinterest’s design team, to see how we’re staying inspired while working from home.

We are a growing company and work very hard! Our EMEA office is still very new, and we have a lot of momentum! We have a super strong team with amazing experience who are constantly learning from each other.