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Product Counsel - Connect

Posted Feb 03
Full Time

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

Stripe’s Product Legal team is responsible for managing the legal and regulatory elements of the design, build and execution of our many products and services. We work on some of the most difficult technical, commercial, and regulatory problems around, and we’re looking for a product lawyer to join the team. In this role you will be a key advisor and voice for our Stripe Connect Product - Stripe’s largest payments product which enables marketplaces and platforms to enable payment capabilities for their merchants across the globe. In this role, you will work on a diverse set of issues across payments and money movement, product development, and innovative technology.

What you’ll do

The ideal candidate is passionate about helping businesses grow and thrive in the payments space. We’re looking for someone who is a team player and willing to jump in on tasks of any size. Broad experience in financial technology, payments and money transmission, and experience with developer platforms and internet tech is a huge plus.


  •  Counsel the global product team on a range of issues including payments regulations (including money transmission), product development, financial services regulatory issues, and marketing and data/privacy as it relates to the Stripe Connect product
  • Closely collaborate with teams across Stripe (including, engineering, risk and financial partnerships, data and privacy teams) to deliver pragmatic and actionable legal advice to your clients on a range of issues related to the product development lifecycle - from initial scoping to launch
  • Draft, review, and update internal and external-facing foundational documents for the Stripe Connect product and service offerings
  • Stay up-to-date (with the support of Stripe’s many legal subject matter experts) on laws and regulations dealing with payments and financial services; analyze laws, regulatory updates, industry trends to proactively advise clients of potential product impacts 
  • Participate as a proactive business partner to your product team and build a trusted advisor relationship offering key legal and strategic business input in evolving Stripe and the Stripe Connect product roadmap and strategy
  • Over time, develop deep subject matter expertise of the Stripe Connect product and serve as a legal team member point of contact for escalations and questions related to Stripe Connect (Stripe Connect is an integral and foundational product for Stripe’s products and services)

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience either as a qualified lawyer in a top law firm, in-house legal team and/or government agency working with payments or other financial services technology companies on the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space
  • Proficiency in, and passion for, working with technology and ability to understand complex operational and business models as well as multiple product use cases quickly
  • A self-starter and self-learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple workstreams and priorities simultaneously and efficiently
  • Someone with an ownership mentality that deals well with ambiguity, prides themselves on having excellent judgment and making decisions with limited information
  • Strong communication and relational skills and can work well cross-functionally with a sense of urgency, while remaining highly collaborative and fun
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills to stay on top of shifting priorities and thrives working under tight deadlines

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $173,800 - $260,700. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.