Privacy Engineer (Remote)


Toronto, ON, CA Hamilton, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  33666
Jobs by Category:  Technology Solutions
Job Function:  Planning and Analysis
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



The TELUS Data & Trust Office provides world-class, innovative privacy solutions to TELUS. We partner with teams across the organization to advance our corporate priorities, support innovation and ultimately deliver on our promise to safeguard our customer’s privacy and to earn and maintain their trust.


We see compliance with the law as our starting point and we passionately pursue opportunities to demonstrate respect for our customers and their data through transparent, robust, and ethical data practices.


Our team takes pride in earning a reputation for being innovative thought leaders, strategic business partners and subject-matter experts in privacy and data governance.



The impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together


As the Privacy Engineer, supported by the Director of Privacy & Innovation, you will materially influence the ongoing development of TELUS’ business innovation focused on supporting the growth of the business along with the development, deployment, and use of new digital technologies.


You will collaborate with, advise and guide the business to embed privacy by design principles from the first stages of development to ensure data practices meet our rigorous privacy, security and ethical standards, and in a manner that demonstrates TELUS commitment to putting customers and their privacy first.


You will be an integral member of the Data & Trust Office.  This team is tasked with solving some of our organization's most complex challenges while building a thriving community of practice around data ethics and data governance.


You will be a champion for Privacy & Innovation and you will advocate for TELUS’ Trust Model as the fundamental driver for all of our decisions around data, recognizing how critical customer and team member trust is to TELUS’ mission.


Here’s how:


  • Identity opportunities to build or procure privacy-enhancing technologies, including to support the use of de-identification and synthetic data
  • Advise on how privacy-enhancing technologies can serve as an enabler for business program operations and assist with their deployment within the organization
  • Architect solutions to enable algorithmic fairness and explainability, data quality monitoring, and the development and implementation of data validation and testing strategies
  • Support the development of a data analytics program to deploy or leverage technology responsibly and ethically always in a manner that demonstrates TELUS’ commitment to putting customers and their privacy first
  • Develop the design and documentation of processes that standardize best practices in privacy engineering and support an agile development methodology
  • Educate and advise business units on existing or new data uses, and provide innovative strategies and creative solutions to address privacy, compliance and data governance considerations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure adherence to the TELUS’ Trust Model





You are the missing piece of the puzzle


  • Demonstrated track record of providing subject matter expertise in embedded privacy by design into product and services while delivering on measurable outcomes for our customers and our businesses in a highly complex stakeholder environment
  • Familiarity with privacy-enhancing technologies (e.g. differential privacy, federated learning, synthetic data, etc.) and demonstrated working knowledge or understanding of software engineering fundamentals and lifecycle development
  • Familiarity with statistics, algorithms, and machine learning tools to analyze and evaluate fair and ethical AI
  • Passionate about privacy, data ethics and the imperative to use data to solve big and small problems
  • Keen to explore new and creative solutions to change the trajectory of persistent challenges and motivated to bring those solutions to life
  • Appreciated for your excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and your ability to distill complex and/or ambiguous problems into clear, actionable requirements
  • Known for your ability to influence and negotiate effectively, to be a persuasive advocate, and known for your conflict resolution skills with a focus on win-win solutions
  • Sought out for excellent communication skills, verbal & written, with the ability to present information at all levels of the organization and leadership forums
  • 3-5 years experience in privacy / data protection or a graduate degree or concentration in privacy engineering
  • Post-secondary degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, privacy engineering, or related field of study
  • Certification in Privacy (e.g., CDPSE, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP certification)




  • Experience is proactively embedding privacy considerations into product design
  • Experience with the development, design, and architecture of IT technology, data management, and data integration processes
  • Experience with design for software applications running on multiple platforms
  • Experience with web architecture and the privacy and security model of the web
  • Bilingual in French & English, verbal and/or written




A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.





Technology Solutions

We’re into seeing where technology can take us, so if you have ever imagined what the future of supply chain management, cybersecurity, the cloud and Internet of Things will look like, we want you to be part of the team that makes it happen.

We are honoured to be recognized

TELUS’s fastest network. 5G enables a superior experience with fast downloads and richer multimedia applications

Innovation centres across Canada that bring our team members together with customers, partners, start ups, universities, hospitals and fellow colleagues to tackle some of the biggest technological hurdles Canada will face in the near future.

Million active users logging into My TELUS per month (consumer mobility).


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.