International Fintech Product Counsel

About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 200,000 businesses nationwide.

Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life, and it starts right here at Gusto. That’s why we’re committed to building a collaborative and inclusive workplace, both physically and virtually. Learn more about our Total Rewards philosophy.

We are seeking a Product Counsel to join our growing Legal and Compliance Product and Commercial team to meet the expanding needs of our company and our customers.  In this newly created role, you will be advising and working collaboratively with our product, engineering, business, and marketing teams to support our global product experiences.

We are passionate about using innovative technology and excellent service to elevate the experience of small business owners and their employees. Each team member is a true owner and makes a tremendous impact every day.  If you shine in a fast-paced environment and thrive on the success of a job well done, let’s chat! 

This position is fully remote with a preference for someone on the East Coast.

What it is like to Work with Gusto

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Counsel the product, engineering, and design teams on a range of issues including global payments, international consumer fintech experiences, data transfer, and tax.
  • Navigate global regulatory frameworks to design innovative fintech products and services.
  • Look around corners and creatively solve problems for the business as they plan, build, and execute on their international product roadmap.

Here’s what we're looking for:

  • JD degree and a member of a State bar/ active license to practice law.
  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience in a law firm, government, and/or in-house legal department at a technology company.
  • Experience enabling international fintech products and the launches of highly regulated yet innovative, global products.
  • Experience providing pragmatic, business-oriented and consumer-centric guidance related to global data privacy laws, including GDPR (bonus if CIPP/E certified).
  • Ability to spot and resolve a variety of legal issues across multiple jurisdictions within the U.S. and abroad (e.g., payments, regulatory, commercial, IP).
  • Experience creatively solving problems, taking into account legal risk and business needs.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player mindset (no job is too big or too small).
  • A collaborative approach and demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, cross-functionally, and independently.

Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $166,000-$198,000 in Denver & most remote locations, and $202,000-$231,000 for San Francisco & New York. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the amounts listed above.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

Gusto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Gusto considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gusto is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@gusto.com. 

 

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