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Data Privacy & Tech Lawyer | Legal Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
At Apheris, we are empowering organizations to jointly analyze their data while protecting intellectual property and preserving data privacy. We are building the foundation on top of which organizations collaborate on data and distribute the resulting value.

Our product allows companies to develop new data-driven business models and create entirely new data marketplaces. Via leveraging cutting edge technologies like decentralized computation and cryptographic approaches, we open-up privacy-preserving data ecosystems within and between institutions. This allows data scientists to analyze third-party data without direct access to it. Owners of big amounts of sensitive data on the other side can unlock value by providing their data via the Apheris platform without risking their intellectual property. We have set up such data ecosystems for top 10 pharma and chemical R&D enterprises and are ready for more.
Enabling new ways of collaboration and innovation is not just our purpose, collaboration is as well one of our core values. We are driven by impact and strive for the impossible. We build a safe environment for our team where we are responsible together and everyone commits to take up ownership. Together, we create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We are always hungry to learn and stay humble while we grow.

Our team of world-class researchers and engineers at the intersection of data privacy, cryptography and computational sciences is backed by some of the world’s best investors and tech leaders like LocalGlobe, Twitter chairman Patrick Pichette and MuleSoft founder Ross Mason. With their help, we currently focus on productization of a general-purpose tech core and on winning our next 10 early customers. If you want to join us in our exciting and rapid growth phase and collaborate with us, we would love to get to know you.
About the role
As Apheris’ Data Privacy & Tech Lawyer | Legal Engineer you are responsible to ensure that our product complies with customer internal requirements and regulations including but not limited to GDPR. You work closely with our product team to make sure our platform and its features are designed and constantly refined to be trustworthy and compliant while providing exceptional performance for our customers’ ambitious goals. You are a lawyer by training but a techie at heart.
What you will do
  • Shape Apheris’ vision of data privacy in machine learning and AI in general
  • Contribute to the development and design of our platform with a focus on the legal perspective
  • Work across our data science, software development and business teams, and outline the impact of legal and privacy implications on their work
  • Draft legal statements, whitepapers and customer specific material on data privacy and compliance
  • Keep up to date with German, EU and international regulation and legislation around our business-related topics
  • Network with industry leaders, academia and politics
  • Drive Apheris’ positioning as a thought leader in data privacy and compliance
You should apply if
  • You have 2+ years of relevant professional experience in a law firm or the legal department of a tech company or within the academic world in data privacy law and IT law
  • You are knowledgeable in software development, coding, machine learning, data privacy from a tech perspective and/or artificial intelligence
  • You speak the language of the tech world as well as legal German and English and are a good writer
  • You are a creative mind, passionate about deeply technical problems and ready to venture off the beaten track
  • You have a winning personality, great people skills and are comfortable and confident representing Apheris vis-à-vis customers, partners and authorities
Bonus points if
  • You are a fully qualified lawyer and gained both state examinations excellently
  • You have hands-on coding skills or a technical degree on top of your legal qualification
  • You have previous work experience in a similar position with an AI heavy company
  • You have a relevant network within the tech scene, academia and/or politics
  • You have experience managing large scale public projects
If you do not match 100% of the above requirements, but you think you fit this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value the right people and search based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow. Together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant for you!
What we offer you
  • Plenty of room to grow personally and professionally and shape your own role
  • A fun and diverse team of smart and driven people
  • Industry-competitive compensation
  • Access to an employee participation program
  • Personal budget for conferences, books, trainings and courses
  • The right hardware to make you efficient – be it a laptop with Linux, Windows or a MacBook
  • Regular team lunches and social events
  • Daily fresh fruit, drinks, coffee (and an occasional beer)
  • Inspiring office space in the heart of Berlin directly at the river (Paul Lincke Ufer)
  • Possibility to work remotely
Our interview process is split into three phases:

  1. Initial Screening: If your application matches our requirements, our hiring manager will invite you to an initial video call. In this 45 minutes interview, you will get to know us and the role. Our hiring manager will be interested in your relevant experiences and skills as well as answer any question on the company and the role itself that you may have.
  2. Deep Dive: Your second video call will be with a domain expert from our team. Our interviewer will assess your skills and knowledge required for the role by asking you about meaningful experiences or your solutions for specific scenarios in line with the role we are staffing.
  3. Final Interview: Finally, we invite you to our office for two to three hours of interviewing with our founders, talking about our culture and meeting future co-workers on the ground.
About us
We are inspired by complexity and driven by impact – apply now and join a team that is set to build the next large tech company!
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