Product Counsel

| United States +80 more | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 200,000-230,000 Annually
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Upgrade is a fintech company that provides affordable and responsible credit, mobile banking, and payment products to everyday consumers. We were the fastest growing company in the Americas last year according to the Financial Times and Upgrade Card was the fastest growing credit card in America two years in a row. We have delivered over $25 billion in affordable and responsible credit to our 2.7M customers. The company is backed by some of the most prominent technology investors and was recently valued at $6.3B.

We have built an energizing, collaborative and inclusive culture where team members help each other, learn and innovate to move the company and its customers in the right direction, and own the outcome of their efforts.

Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” three years in a row, “Top Companies to work for in Arizona” and one of the "Best Engineering Department" awarded annually by Comparably. We've also received recognition for being a best company for Diversity, Women, Culture, and Veterans.

We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and delivering new and better products to join a team of 1600 talented and dedicated professionals. Come work with us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.


About the Role:

Upgrade’s growing Legal team is seeking a Product Counsel to focus on providing legal guidance on a variety of product related initiatives. You’ll work cross-functionally as we develop new products and advise on legal risk and regulatory compliance. The legal issues you'll encounter are cutting edge and always evolving. The successful candidate will be skilled at building strong relationships, working in the unknown while balancing legal risks, and comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

This role has flexibility to be remote in the United States, but will be expected to work on PST hours.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Review new products and features from early stages of development through launch by assessing legal risks while providing practical legal advice
  • Counsel and coordinate across Product, Compliance, Marketing, Engineering and Risk to recognize and mitigate legal issues related to products and marketing collateral
  • Research and spot issues related to consumer protection laws and regulations, privacy, commercial and contractual issues, and other legal requirements
  • Prioritize workload to set goals and meet deadlines in a fluctuating and sometimes ambiguous business environment
  • Own your projects with a can-do attitude and a willingness to jump in where needed – no job is too big or too small – and some may not exactly fit in the four corners of this job description


What We Look For:

  • J.D. and membership in the California Bar in good standing, or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the California Bar
  • 5+ years advising financial institutions/fintech companies as a lawyer at a leading law firm or in-house legal department
  • Consumer financial regulatory experience/knowledge
  • Innate curiosity, desire and ability to learn rapidly
  • Resiliency and comfort serving as a trusted business partner
  • Quick adopter of new and evolving technology
  • A team player with a sense of humor and self awareness


Nice to have:

  • Big Law and Fintech startup experience


What We Offer You: 

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Learning stipend for personal growth and development 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health & wellness initiatives
  • Relocation expenses (if appropriate)

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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An Insider's view of Upgrade, Inc.

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I'm surrounded by so many smart, humble and passionate people, where I can learn and grow from everyday. With culture where everyone’s voice is valued and heard, this makes for a very collaborative and thriving workplace where you can grow. It is very empowering and it truly feels like we can achieve anything we, as a team, set our minds toward.

Nelson Lobo

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since I started at Upgrade, I have been exposed to new technologies for test automation, infrastructure and code coverage, to name a few. I had some challenges in making our test framework more efficient and faster. This is another aspect of Upgrade that I love: there are always different projects to work on which means new learning opportunities.

Seti Momayez

QA Developer

What are Upgrade, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Upgrade offers up to 4% match after 90 days of employment.
Company equity
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend

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