Product and Regulatory Counsel at Homeward

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About Homeward

Buying a home should be an exciting milestone. But all too often, it’s stressful, especially in a competitive market or when you’re buying and selling at the same time. So we’re redesigning the home-buying experience. We’re a fast-paced real estate startup that empowers agents to help homebuyers buy with cash. We buy homes on behalf of our partners’ clients with our cash, then the client buys the home back from us. 

Founder and CEO Tim Heyl, a 10-year industry veteran and owner of one of the fastest-growing agent teams in the country, started Homeward in 2018. In fact, he bought our first customer’s home with his own life savings. Today we offer two services — Buy With Cash and Buy Before You Sell.

We’ve raised more than $160MM in equity capital from top-tier venture investors, including Norwest, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Adams Street, Javelin, and LiveOak. Our leadership team includes experts from the real estate, mortgage, and technology industries.

About the opportunity

We’re focused on bringing home finance innovations to life and delivering a seamlessly integrated home purchasing experience.  We are looking for subject matter experts and business people with an entrepreneur's mindset who will combine their expertise with a willingness to think outside the box to come up with new solutions.

We’re seeking a Product and Regulatory Counsel who is passionate about designing new financial products and helping to scale and grow a business. You will report to our head of legal while working cross functionally with other members of our senior leadership team, financial product team, sales team, and marketing team to enable financial product launches, new product features and expansion of existing financial products, while managing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. You will have the opportunity to help build a regulatory and compliance program for a rapidly growing company which is changing the way the residential real estate industry does business. 

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

In this role you will

  • Collaborate with and provide regulatory and compliance guidance to our financial product, marketing, operations, and business development teams on issues related to  new and existing products from the initial stages of product development through launch
  • Advise the various stakeholders how to navigate applicable laws for expansion to new markets and expansion into new lines of business
  • Develop and maintain a repository of legal resources required for products, such as terms of service, product policies, privacy notices and other disclosures
  • Cross collaborate across the organization to design and implement company policies and trainings to comply with the latest relevant industry, consumer protection, advertising, and privacy laws
  • Anticipate and identify legal and regulatory risks and propose creative and effective solutions to address those risks
  • Work with our compliance team to develop and maintain Homeward’s compliance management system (CMS), which spans across Homeward, Inc., Homeward Mortgage LLC, and Homeward Title LLC

What you’ll bring:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and currently licensed as an attorney
  • 5+ years of regulatory legal experience at governmental agencies, law firms, or in-house legal departments related to the financial services industry 
  • Experience in preparing, modifying, and implementing regulatory and compliance-related policies to address consumer protection laws, data protection laws, and other regulations applicable to the company’s products and services
  • A working knowledge of RESPA and other statutes and regulations relating to real estate, residential lending, title insurance, data privacy, information security, and consumer protection
  • A positive problem-solving orientation, with the ability to effectively translate legal advice into actionable guidance and collaborate on legal solutions with other departments and senior management
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high production environment
  • The drive to build something new that will change the real estate industry

Nice to have:

  • In-house product counsel experience at a high growth start-up fintech or proptech company

Our Values

THE GOLDEN RULE

Whether we’re dealing with colleagues or customers, we follow The Golden Rule, treating others the way we want to be treated. It’s a simple rule, but it’s also significant: we don’t prioritize money or growth over people, and we practice empathy at every opportunity.

CALM FOCUS

We work in tech and build solutions for real estate. Both are fast-paced and stressful industries. So it’s important that  we focus on the larger objective rather than rushing from one task to the next. If something is out of scope, we say “No.” If something feels rushed, we pump the brakes. This calm focus helps us create solutions our customers love.

ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM

Big problems require big solutions. We look at our customers’ experience holistically, and recognize that solving them requires collaboration across teams. This approach extends to cooperation among our three affiliate companies — Homeward, Homeward Mortgage and Homeward Title — and produces  a more integrated homebuying experience. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ModeAnalytics
    • Google DriveManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • HubspotEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

An Insider's view of Homeward

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture blends tech with mortgage and title, two traditional industries. So you might hear a product team member say, “Tell me more about title insurance.” And someone from title will say, “Remind me what an MVP is.” It’s humbling to marry expertise from both of those worlds and it reminds us that we all have a lot to learn from each other.

Caroline

Lifecycle Marketing

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our goal as a leadership team is to help our teams understand shared goals, then support them in defining sub-goals, how to measure success, & the best practices to drive projects forward. By aligning on outcomes & successful project execution, teams can quickly experiment & learn, allowing them to explore novel solutions to deliver better results.

Colin

VP, Product

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We have common goals & success metrics that we point to at the company level, but there’s no single common denominator for success at the individual level. We believe there are many paths to get to the “right” solution, and so we encourage employees to leverage their unique strengths and take reasoned, and calculated risks.

Shaun

Senior Director, Product Management

What are Homeward Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Homeward's Care Team focuses on supporting team members, volunteering, and donating to non-profits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The Care Team
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Homeward's recruiter is certified as an Inclusive Talent Acquisition Provider and will be promoting Homeward at various female and minority-focused groups around Austin.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Up to 2% 401K matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
You’ll get 14 weeks of paid leave as a primary parent and seven weeks as a secondary parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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