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Be a part of the modern card issuing revolution

Remote, UK
Marqeta on the Forbes Fintech 50

Director, Assistant General Counsel, Commercial

Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our open API provides unprecedented flexibility and control for industry-leading companies such as Uber, Coinbase, J.P.Morgan, and Block, to manage payment operations in real-time. 

Our team is a mix of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. Marqeta was named a 2022 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, highlighting our company culture and collaborative work environment. We are building a global team as diverse as the markets we serve and we’d love it if you joined us on our mission to change the way money moves. 

We’re a remote-first company. You have the choice to work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive, whether that’s from home, a co-working space, or one of our four global offices, depending on your location. It’s uncommon for candidates to match all job requirements, but if you’re not far off, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary

Director, Assistant General Counsel. This will be our first commercial legal role located in the United Kingdom. You will have a broad range of responsibilities and work in close partnership with cross-functional and geographically diverse teams supporting the development and delivery of Marqeta’s payment products and services. As we advance our vision of modern money movement, we seek a rock star transactions lawyer who’ll be deeply engaged to help us scale globally. 

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as the lead attorney for strategic, complex and cross-border agreements with Marqeta’s customers and partners within Europe
  • Provide timely, concise and business focused legal advice on payments law impacting Marqeta’s contractual relationships in Europe and other regions
  • Partner within the Commercial Legal Team, Legal Ops, and cross-functionally to help automate, scale and continuously improve standard form agreements and legal processes
  • Work in partnership with other members of the legal team
  • Instruct and manage outside counsel, as necessary
  • Handle other matters as required to support the business  

What We’re Looking For

  • 10+ years’ experience practicing either in-house or at a reputable law firm, with at least 5 years working in or advising companies in the payments, fintech or financial services space
  • A proven high-caliber, solution-oriented and proactive attorney with experience in the payments space, including experience with prepaid, debit and credit card products
  • A solid business focus with practical risk awareness
  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts for payments companies or financial institutions
  • Understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to financial services and technology (including Payment Services Directives; Anti-Money Laundering Directives; GDPR; Interchange Fee Regulations and EBA Guidelines)
  • Familiarity with rules for card networks and other payment clearing systems
  • Understanding of payments technology (e.g. APIs, tokenization, digital wallets, crypto)
  • A keen sense of ownership, and highly adaptable to a fast-changing environment
  • Sound judgment and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Amenable and ready to support colleagues and projects across multiple time zones

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Employee insurance premiums paid 100% + coverage for dependents and pets
  • Family forming benefits including fertility support and up to 20 weeks Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial coaching, and a Wellness stipend
  • Monthly stipend to support our hybrid work model 
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation

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