Product Counsel

Job description

This position is unique in two ways. First, True Link’s regulatory ambit is much larger than almost any company of its size. We have the standard card-issuer oversight (OCC, CFPB, FDIC, OFAC, FINRA, PCI, GLBA) and the standard investment advisor oversight (SEC) and money transmitter rules, but also handle HIPAA-covered data (addressing medical situations such as addiction and disability), carefully track the Social Security Administration’s POMS and other eligibility rules because many of our customers are public benefits recipients, are actively engaged in issues around power of attorney and conservatorship, work closely with ABLE Act programs, and have an ambitious product roadmap that includes credit and insurance products that will open new areas of regulation. It’s more than anyone can be an expert in.

Second, True Link thinks of legal / regulatory / compliance excellence as a strategic advantage rather than a business-slowing chore. It’s because we’re more sophisticated about issues from power of attorney abuse to identity verification that we’re able to offer our unique product to vulnerable seniors. It’s because we understand the POMS so well that we’re able to give public benefits recipients such a unique source of independence. It’s because we understand HIPAA so well that we’re able to work hand in glove with rehab centers to help their patients on the road to recovery. So we are looking for someone who is excited to put together the puzzle pieces and invent something new – someone who sees the legal function as a way to solve problems rather than to throw up barriers.

This is a unique opportunity for someone with a big vision about what can be accomplished at a mission-driven financial services company, who wants to help achieve that vision by analyzing and executing on important, complex legal, contractual, regulatory, and compliance matters to advance our growth.

You will work directly with every team at the company: engineering, card and investment operations, customer support, business operations, and people operations to ensure that we achieve our goals. The focus of this role is developing and enacting processes ensure our financial products comply with applicable financial, customer support, marketing, privacy and security laws, regulations, and best practices. This is a chance to address novel, complex regulatory issues, and provide rapid, creative, and compliant solutions.

Who you are:

Financial services expert – You have a firm understanding of financial services and the complexities involved with operating in a highly regulated environment. While not an expert on all disciplines, you are comfortable enough with the regulatory frameworks to be able to figure things out quickly.  

Critical thinker – You can navigate your way through a complex landscape, focusing on the key opportunities and points of failure, without letting the details cause you to lose sight of the ultimate goals.

Problem solver - You carefully understand the business objectives of each initiative and participate in finding solutions, rather than simply saying what can or can’t be done.  

Relationship builder – The job relies on trust. You build meaningful relationships with partners, regulators, and the internal team. All parties know they can trust you to meet their needs, execute from a place of deep expertise, communicate respectfully and honestly, and take a balanced approach to forming conclusions.

Negotiator and advocate –  The easiest answer isn't always the best one. Your job here is not to be a people-pleaser but to arrive at and defend the best answer. You are firm and creative – devising a solution that is a win for everyone. You don’t let ego get in the way of finding the best outcome for the business.

Intellectually curious – You are a continuous learner and love the challenge of taking on unfamiliar tasks. Emerging trends and technologies excite you, and you enjoy understanding more about their origins, applications and possibilities.  

“Hands-on”leader – You are an outstanding individual contributor as well as a manager and leader. You like digging into the details and take pride in producing excellent work products, especially policies, procedures, and controls.  

Why you'll love us:

  • We’ve got the energy and passion of a startup combined with the professionalism of a financial services firm and the compassion of mission-driven organization that truly cares about the people we serve.
  • We offer competitive salary packages, Health, Dental & Vision coverage, flexible working hours, early-stage equity, and an awesome vacation package.
  • Our customers are not only grateful but are the absolute best. We have the privilege  of providing financial protection for vulnerable members of society and partnering with expert service providers to do so. Our customers and partners  love us and we love them back. You can sleep soundly every night knowing you are doing a really wonderful thing by getting our services into more hands.
  • We treat each other like we treat our customers: with 100% respect and dignity. Diversity and inclusion are cultural values we take very seriously and welcome team members of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Our office provides catered lunch and is dog friendly, full of snacks, and friendly, caring people.

This job description is subject to change at any time. This is an at-will position.

Please note: Inclusion is one of True Link’s company values. We stand against forms of discrimination based on personal characteristics (gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.) and we correct each other when we don't live up to those values. Inside of True Link, we don't replicate the unfairness of the outside world. Instead, we strive to create a fair environment where people succeed based on the quality of their work. TL;DR: no bozos, no jerks!

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About True Link

We are a mission-driven, venture-backed startup growing quickly into a large financial enterprise. We solve complex, life-changing problems for older adults, people with disabilities, and people recovering from addiction, all of whom are often neglected by the financial services industry.

It is an honor to wake up in the morning knowing that we have a profound impact on our customers’ lives, whether it’s our True Link Prepaid Visa Card saving a retiree from losing thousands of dollars of his savings to scams and fraud or our best-in-class Trust Solutions platform helping a guardian manage her client’s disbursements and long-term spending plan.

If you are a high-performing person who wants to join a diverse, inclusive team and use your skills to make a real impact in people’s lives, we invite you to apply to join our San Francisco-based team. (TL DR: No bozos, no jerks.)

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The Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Early-stage equity
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Free catered lunch
  • Annual team retreat and fun team outings
  • Parent-friendly
  • Flexible hours and great vacation benefits
  • Nap room and stocked kitchen
  • Infinite possibilities to lead
  • Dog-friendly office!
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