Product Counsel (Hardware Wallet)

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We’re building a hardware wallet for the next 100M bitcoin users. Our goal is economic empowerment -- starting with bringing easy to use, reliable self-custody to a global audience. As Product Counsel, you'll have a broad range of responsibilities providing legal guidance on product development. You will report to the Product Counsel Lead and partner with our innovators to develop new technologies while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will also be called upon to negotiate complex commercial relationships that contribute to our products’ success. As we expand our offerings, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.  

This role can be in a remote location.

You will:

  • Provide guidance to product, engineering, design, and marketing teams on issues related to Square’s hardware wallet product and features throughout the entire product development lifecycle

  • Draft and negotiate commercial and intellectual property agreements affecting our products and services

  • Remain up-to-date on relevant U.S. and international industry, consumer protection, regulatory, advertising, IP, and privacy laws and regulations to provide an ongoing ability to provide risk-tolerant, compliance-oriented guidance. 

  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes

  • Provide ideas and thought leadership on how we can work within the law to create amazing product experiences for our customers

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of combined, relevant experience in top-tier law firms and in-house legal departments, preferably working with cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and/or fintech

  • Familiarity with launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space

  • Excellent commercial negotiation and drafting skills

  • Fluency in translating legal advice into actionable guidance for creative products and collaborators

  • Work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes

  • Sound, practical business judgment, and creativity solving problems

  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar 

Even better:  

  • Experience with securities regulations, banking and financial services regulations, and global privacy regulations.

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Square is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Sellers use Square to reach buyers online and in person, manage their business, and access financing. Individuals use Cash App to spend, send, store, and invest money. And TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform that expands Square's purpose of economic empowerment to artists. Square, Inc. has offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Norway, and the UK.

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