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About the Company:

Worldcoin is an open-source protocol, supported by a global community of developers, individuals, economists and technologists committed to expanding participation in, and access to, the global economy. Its community is united around core beliefs in the inherent worth and equality of every individual, the right to personal privacy, and open and public collaboration. These beliefs are reflected in what the community is building: a public utility to connect everyone to the global economy.

The Worldcoin Foundation is the protocol’s steward and will support and grow the Worldcoin community until it becomes self-sufficient. Tools for Humanity is a global hardware and software development company. It helped launch Worldcoin and continues to provide support to the Foundation, in addition to operating the World App.

The Lead privacy engineer will ensure the continual alignment of technology solutions against the organization’s privacy and legal-related requirements. This role is the technical side of privacy, requiring a strong understanding of the relevant systems and services while also coordinating and interfacing with the core business and legal/regulatory departments across the organization.


Crafting Privacy Solutions: Develop, implement, and maintain cutting-edge solutions that seamlessly apply privacy policies across our technology and information assets.

‘Privacy by Design’ Advocacy: Champion the integration of advanced privacy technologies throughout the Software Development Lifecycle, ensuring a proactive and strategic approach to privacy.

Collaborative Coordination: Work closely with product and marketing teams to guarantee that every use of data aligns with privacy best practices and incorporates the necessary privacy components.

Holistic Data Management: Assist in managing data privacy, data protection, data usability, and data security solutions, collaborating with developers and systems management personnel to ensure alignment with privacy principles.

Guiding Innovation: Provide expert guidance on developing new privacy features and functionalities, contributing to our commitment to a robust privacy posture.

Continuous Improvement: Conduct regular privacy assessments, identifying areas for improvement to enhance our organization’s overall privacy resilience.

Transparent Communication: Effectively communicate progress, issues, and relevant information to key stakeholders and management, fostering a culture of transparency and accountability.

Align and advocate for advanced technologies in a “Privacy by Design” approach throughout the Software Development Lifecycle

Knowledge and Skills:

Analytical Prowess: Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills in navigating the complex privacy and data protection landscape.

Communication Excellence: Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to convey intricate technical concepts to diverse audiences.

Risk Management: Identify and balance risks in an ambiguous and complex environment, ensuring a proactive and strategic approach to privacy.

Collaborative Spirit: Showcase teamwork and collaboration skills, working seamlessly in cross-functional and globally dispersed teams.

Technical Proficiency: Demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of software development and design principles, concepts, and tools.

Privacy Focus: Competently manage and analyze large datasets with a clear focus on privacy-related issues.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with the implementation and support of privacy-related technology solutions in a security or other technically-relevant role.
  • Certification in privacy-related standards (e.g., CIPP, CISSP) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with relevant privacy laws, regulations, and best practices (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA).
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages (e.g. Typescript, Rust) and web and mobile development technologies.

Key Attributes:

Adaptability: Embrace change and adapt to evolving privacy regulations and technologies.

Ethical Commitment: Demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical behavior and confidentiality.

Detail-Oriented: Pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring thorough privacy assessments and implementations.

Proactive Mindset: Take the initiative to identify potential privacy risks and recommend proactive measures.

Continuous Learner: Stay updated on emerging privacy trends, technologies, and regulations.

Effective Communicator: Convey complex privacy concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Join us in redefining privacy standards and be a part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to privacy excellence. Apply now and embark on a rewarding journey with Tools for Humanity.

Note: This position is based in either our Berlin or San Francisco office.

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