• Locations
    • Remote
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Jan. 6, 2022
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

Check is a payroll-as-a-service API that lets you embed payroll directly in your vertical SaaS, HR, or time-tracking platform. Our API abstracts away the complexities of running payroll: tax calculation, remittance, and filing, plus the movement of money between companies and employees. This enables companies to easily build fully integrated payroll products to offer to their customers.

The Legal and Compliance team advises on Check’s obligations as a Money Services Business and licensed money transmitter, as well as a payroll processing platform. We guide our business and technical teams through the myriad regulations that govern payroll processing and money movement. Our objective is to provide users with certainty that Check’s compliance is best-in-class while unlocking opportunities for innovation and superior user experience.

We’re looking for our first product counsel to lead our effort to build an innovative and compliant product, in close partnership with our product and engineering teams.

In this role, you will:

  • Be the expert on payments and general legal product compliance across the company
  • Collaborate with Check’s Product and Engineering teams on Check’s legal and compliance obligations throughout the product lifecycle
  • Maintain clear line-of-sight into all new product development and manage its impact on Check’s compliance and risk
  • Assess the need for third-party vendors and evaluate vendor options to maximize compliance impact
  • Stay abreast of regulatory developments in the areas of payments, risk, and general fintech compliance
  • Liaise with our General Counsel, Payroll Compliance team, and outside counsel

Many backgrounds could fit this role, but ideal candidates have:

  • 3-5  years of experience as product counsel at a payments or fintech company
  • Familiarity with launching products and advising on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development
  • Fluency in translating legal advice into actionable guidance for innovative product and business teams
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively
  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar

Our team is distributed across the US, with hubs in New York City and San Francisco. While we welcome remote work, some travel may be required.

You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. Don’t see a role that fits your interests? If you’re passionate about working at Check email us at hello@checkhq.com and tell us how you’d like to help.

Check is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Check is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at hello@checkhq.com with “accommodations” in the subject line.