Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond (part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation) or remote from the comfort of your own home office or in one of our hubs.
Experience: Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a law firm and/or as an in-house DPO or legal counsel. Previous working experience in the automotive industry is preferred, but not essential.
Degree: Master degree in Law (LL.M.), preferably private and/or data privacy laws.
Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as a Data Protection Officer?
Let's start by saying Lightyear is very flexible in terms of your working hours, we offer near-full remote working with any office equipment we need to work ergonomically (and a work-at-home budget to upgrade your internet). If needed, or desired, you can spend your working time at our modern office at the Automotive Campus close to Helmond (travel allowance included). Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, fresh fruit and experience the buzz of the office and the labs/workshops.
Lightyear is looking for an all-round, proactive, solution-oriented Data Protection Officer who will be responsible for a diverse set of tasks. You will ensure Lightyear's products are brought to market with our customers' privacy as a top priority. In addition, together with the General Counsel, you will be expected to support in providing legal advice (both solicited and unsolicited) to all departments of the organization. You continuously find the right balance between what the business requests, the interests of the organization and any legal obligations that must be met. Your ability to provide strategic and proactive advice is of great importance. In order to be the right fit, you need to be able to quickly change gears and to process large portions of information in a short period of time. As a Data Protection Officer you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.
Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.
At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first, and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
2013 - 2015 - 2017
For Best Technology Achievement, beating Apple, SpaceX and Blockchain
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge
CES Climate Change Innovator Award
At t CES in Las Vegas, Lightyear wins a Climate Change Innovator Award for the huge potential to reduce the emission of CO2.
Automotive Innovation Award
Lightyear won the Challenging Concepts and the People's Price.