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Senior Technical Program Manager, Privacy

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

Role Description

As a Privacy TPM at Dropbox, your primary role is leading projects within the Privacy Engineering team, focusing on safeguarding customer privacy and ensuring legal compliance. We are committed to exceeding customer expectations by prioritizing privacy across all Dropbox products and proactively complying with privacy laws, aiming to be leaders in privacy protection. This encompasses initiatives such as enhancing data control options, managing user consent, and ensuring robust privacy measures across our internal systems, thereby prioritizing privacy in all our operations.

We are seeking a talented Technical Program Manager to join the Security PMO, contributing to critical programs related to Privacy Engineering. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and adaptable to new challenges, showcasing exceptional skills in prioritization, innovative thinking, and collaboration on cross-functional initiatives.

Our Engineering Career Framework is viewable by anyone outside the company and describes what’s expected for our engineers at each of our career levels. Check out our blog post on this topic and more here.

Please note, Dropbox is currently only authorized to hire candidates from the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.


  • Lead and manage projects supporting Privacy Engineering's strategy and operations, including developing project briefs with stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Privacy Engineering leader to drive innovation, define OKRs, portfolios/roadmaps, and long-term strategies, and communicate these effectively to the team
  • Engage with key stakeholders across Dropbox to understand and deliver program requirements, identifying process gaps for improvement
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to define, evaluate, and prioritize program dependencies, manage project schedules, and ensure clear communication throughout the project lifecycle
  • Present program/project status and updates to senior management, ensuring on-time delivery and implementing risk mitigation strategies as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience with 5+ years of related work experience
  • Strong project planning skills and a proven track record of successfully launching software projects
  • Project or program management experience with cross-functional teams, demonstrating collaborative, team-oriented, and consensus-building abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to navigate competing business and technical priorities, translating business needs into technical requirements, and vice versa
  • Deep understanding of organizational tech stacks to identify dependencies, risks, and mitigation strategies
  • Experience working on strategic programs and fostering a remote-friendly culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Privacy experience, including an understanding of privacy laws and related technology
  • Curiosity or experience with AI
  • Passion for data protection and privacy.

Total Rewards

Canada Pay Range
$140,300—$189,700 CAD

The range listed above is the expected annual salary/OTE for this role, subject to change.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox is a Virtual First company and is open to hiring candidates in all authorized locations. However, for this role, the locations posted are preferred.


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • Retirement Savings through a defined contribution pension or savings plan**
  • Dropbox provides a Flexible PTO Policy in addition to your statutory holidays allowing you to unplug, unwind, and refresh
  • Dropbox also provides exclusive additional paid time off for all FTE employees across the Globe, in addition to any relevant statutory holidays
  • Protection Plans including Life and Disability Insurance*
  • A Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Fertility Benefits, Adoptions and Surrogacy support, and Lactation support 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.
*Where group plans are not available, allowances are provided
**Benefit, amount, and type are dependent on geographical location, based upon applicable law or company policy


Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

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Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.