Product Counsel (Hardware Wallet)

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Since we first opened our doors in 2009, the world of commerce has evolved immensely – and so has Square. After enabling anyone to take a payment and never miss a sale, we saw sellers stymied by disparate, outmoded products and tools that wouldn’t work together. So we expanded into software and started building integrated, omnichannel solutions – to help sellers sell online, manage inventory, run a busy kitchen, book appointments, engage loyal buyers, and hire and pay staff. And across it all, we’ve embedded financial services tools at the point of sale, so merchants can access a business loan and manage their cash flow all in one place.

Today, we’re a partner to sellers of all sizes – large, enterprise-scale businesses with complex commerce operations, sellers just starting out, as well as merchants who began selling with Square and have grown larger over time. As our sellers scale, so do our solutions. We all grow together.

There is a massive opportunity in front of us. We’re building a business that is big, meaningful, and lasting. And we are helping sellers around the world do the same.

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. Block 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

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD54566975 is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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