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Product & Regulatory
United States
Marqeta on the Forbes Fintech 50

Director, Assistant General Counsel - Product

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

As we advance our vision of modern money movement, Marqeta seeks a stellar product and regulatory lawyer who’ll be deeply engaged to help us grow and scale. You’ll be responsible for working in close partnership with financial institutions, networks and cross functional teams to provide product counseling, legal and regulatory guidance as we develop and deliver financial products and services, and enter into new global business relationships.

What You'll Do

  • Provide timely, concise and business-focused legal advice on payments law, consumer financial services law, and banking regulations (e.g. Regulation E, BSA/AML, UDAAP, card network rules and interchange regulation)
  • Provide proactive, collaborative, end-to-end product counseling for global risk products, card program management, customer experiences, processing, reconciliation and data platforms
  • Deeply engage with Product teams who are building technology to enable global money movement
  • Build strong partnerships with the Readiness team
  • Lead a team of attorneys
  • Instruct and manage outside counsel, as necessary

What We're Looking For

  • 10+ years’ experience practicing either in-house or at a reputable law firm, preferably with at least 4 years focused on payments law or financial services regulatory analysis
  • Experience analyzing and advising on a wide range of issues related to the fintech industry, including prepaid, debit and credit products
  • Understanding of the payments industry including the laws, rules and regulations related to banks and the participants in the payments ecosystem, including issuer processors and program managers
  • Understanding of novel technology (e.g. APIs, tokenization, crypto) and how it is viewed from a regulatory lens
  • A keen sense of ownership, and highly adaptable to a fast-changing environment
  • A solid business focus with practical risk awareness
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work both in teams and independently
  • Admitted to a state bar
  • Sense of humor with a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness

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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