Senior Data Scientist, Privacy Engineering

Job description

Who We Are

Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work™.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram . Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.

Who You Are

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Data Scientist, Privacy Engineering to work very closely with Geotab’s Data Privacy Advocate, Data Science team, Data Product teams, and Data Operations team.

What You'll Do

The Senior Data Scientist, Privacy Engineering will be to continually assess and reassess the data from a motivated intruder attack perspective to ensure that aggregated and anonymized data-sets cannot be reidentified and to improve anonymization algorithms. These data layers are used across the Data & Analytics department for internal and external products. Furthermore, they will also be driving research efforts to analyze the safety performance of Geotab’s Generative Al offerings.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Evaluate and optimize pipelines and architecture to ensure data flows remain privacy compliant.
  • Stress-test existing privacy controls and filters to demonstrate effectiveness and look for opportunities to modify controls and filters to improve the balance between data protection and data utilization.
  • Design models and data transformations to develop advanced encryption and anonymization techniques for Geotab’s PII and geo-spatial datasets.
  • Build and conduct motivated intruder attacks on aggregate datasets and further developing Geotab’s innovative anonymization techniques for geo-spatial data.
  • Conducting technical investigations in the event of a data incident.
  • Research and develop methodologies and strategies to encrypt and anonymize data.
  • Research and keep up to date on data privacy/protection best practices from a technical perspective.
  • Drive cutting-edge research on generative AI safety, privacy and Responsible AI initiatives, including contributing to red teaming exercises aimed at identifying and mitigating potential risks, biases, and vulnerabilities.
  • Collaborate to develop innovative solutions that enhance AI safety, fairness, and robustness, while gaining hands-on experience in ethical AI practices.
  • Engage in the design and implementation of experiments, data analysis, and model development, playing a key role in shaping the future of responsible AI technologies.

What you'll bring to the role:

  • 5-8 years experience as a Data Scientist or a similar role as a privacy or security engineer.
  • BS degree (MSc or PhD preferred) in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, privacy engineering or related field of study.
  • Familiarity with AI/ML frameworks, Responsible AI practices and Generative AI privacy.
  • Thorough knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python & SQL) and object-oriented programming.
  • Thorough knowledge of Big Data tools and Data Mining/Warehousing Programs (e.g. Google BigQuery).
  • Experience working with geo-spatial datasets.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques (e.g. Scikit-learn, Tensorflow).
  • Experience using/building business intelligence tools (e.g. Superset) and data frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience driving privacy initiatives end-to-end and designing/implementing technical solutions for complex privacy challenges.
  • Experience with privacy-preserving techniques like differential privacy, federated learning, or alike.
  • Knowledge of data anonymization and pseudonymization techniques.
  • Experience with penetration tests and security audits.
  • Familiarity with global privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA.
  • Demonstrated experience driving privacy initiatives end-to-end and designing/implementing technical solutions for complex privacy challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), ability to influence without authority.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.

Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Flex working arrangements

Home office reimbursement program

Baby bonus & parental leave top up program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits

Retirement savings program

  • The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only

How We Work

At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible hybrid working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

Geotab verifies candidates' eligibility to work in the United States through E-Verify , an internet-based system operated by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services .

Other Employment Statements

Geotab will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Geotab provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Geotab complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Geotab expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Geotab's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. If you would like more information about our EEO program or wish to file a complaint, please contact our EEO officer, Alex Cocq at For more details, view a copy of the EEOC's Know Your Rights poster . By submitting a job application to Geotab Inc. or its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Geotab”), you acknowledge Geotab’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy . Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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