Privacy and Product Counsel, Contentful


+ Stock options

Senior level

Content management platform

Open for applications


Content management platform

501-1000 employees

B2BMarketingContentDigital MediaSaaSAPI

Open for applications


+ Stock options

Senior level

501-1000 employees

B2BMarketingContentDigital MediaSaaSAPI

Company mission

To modernize how content flows by leading the transition from legacy CMS to content infrastructure.


Who you are

  • 5+ years of legal practice with direct experience providing privacy-related advice to SaaS and/or other technology companies, product and IP experience desirable, but not required
  • Substantial experience drafting, editing and negotiating data protection related contracts (e.g., data privacy and security addendums)
  • Deep experience with data protection laws and regulations, particularly those governing the US and EU
  • Highly responsive, solution-oriented approach in working with stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills with an attention to detail and the ability to express complicated matters in easily understandable and effective ways
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, and business pragmatism
  • Self-directed and takes ownership of tasks with the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • CIPP/E or CIPP/US certification

What the job involves

  • As Contentful’s Legal Counsel Privacy you will advise and partner with our Engineering, Product, Security, Sales, Marketing, People, and other teams throughout the organization to manage legal risk and compliance with global privacy laws and regulations
  • On the privacy side, you will help develop and effectuate strategies and initiatives that focus on building a scalable privacy program
  • Success in this role requires a collaborative, services-oriented mentality, a willingness to embrace tactical details without missing strategic priorities, and skill in distilling complex legal concepts into simple, actionable business advice
  • This role will report directly to the VP & Deputy General Counsel PPIC (Product, Privacy, IP, Compliance)
  • Provide analysis and guidance on privacy, security, AI and associated issues to ensure compliance with existing and emerging laws and implementation into business processes as needed
  • Draft and negotiate DPAs, security addendums, and other agreements with customers and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain data-related contract templates, such as DPAs and security addendums, as well as associated playbooks
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Product and other business partners at all stages of product development to identify privacy, AI and other risks and support the development of risk-mitigation processes and controls through privacy-by-design principles
  • Drive high-impact data protection projects with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Draft external privacy notices and disclosures, and manage/update internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries about individual data rights and Contentful’s processing activities
  • Support the Security team in investigating and responding to potential security incidents

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Creating, distributing and managing digital content can be complex, time-consuming and difficult, especially at scale. Contentful solves this problem by centralizing all content management into one API-based system.

Since founding in 2013, Contentful has grown to become one of the largest companies of its kind. It now serves thousands of customers, many of which are enterprises such as Danone and Bang & Olufsen. Importantly, the company has continued to improve its offering, for example by partnering with eSSENTIAL Accessibility to offer a way for users to achieve ADA compliance.

In recent years, Contentful has grown its executive team, attracting top talent from companies like Zendesk and Atlassian which has helped to accelerate its ambitious growth strategy. It has also expanded its relationship with AWS, launching the Contentful Composable Content Platform in AWS Marketplace, a key move that will help to broaden its reach and ensure it remains a key player in the competitive CMS market.


Top investors

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10% employee growth in 12 months


Employee endorsements

Diversity is a priority

"I really like the no-nonsense approach to D+E+I in Contentful. We employ people from over 70 nationalities, there are a lot of grassroots employee..."

Funding (last 2 of 8 rounds)

Jul 2021



Jun 2020



Total funding: $333.3m

Company benefits

  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share in the success of our company
  • Generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • Plus, Contentful socks! And other amazing swag as part of company events. Oh yeah!
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Comprehensive health/dental/vision care package covering 100% of monthly premiums for employees
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for and focus on your growing family
  • New hire office equipment stipend. Get the gear you need to work at your best

Company values

  • Be humble - We are not centered on ourselves, but focus on the needs and contributions of others around them
  • Embody a growth mindset - We believe in our collective potential to develop and evolve through dedication and continuous learning
  • Start with the customer and work backwards - The first question we ask is “What customer need does this solve?” and treats each customer with empathy
  • Strive together - Creating anything of significance without collaboration is challenging, so we work hard together to make an impact

Company HQ

Brunnenviertel, Berlin, Germany


Previously worked as Senior Developer at AutoScout24, and Senior Developer Team Lead at Wooga.

Sascha Konietzke

(CSO & Board Member)

Previously worked as EMEA Manager at Hewlett-Packard, and founded a range of companies including angel investment firm Ko9.

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