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DNX Ventures
DNX Ventures

Privacy Counsel



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

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:

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated Privacy Counsel to join our growing privacy team. You’ll work cross-functionally as we develop new products and advise on legal risk and regulatory compliance. The successful candidate will be skilled at building strong relationships, working in the unknown while balancing legal risks, and comfortable prioritizing multiple matters.

We are open to candidates located in San Francisco (hybrid) and remotely.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide legal advice on privacy laws and regulations, including GLBA, CCPA, PIPEDA and Law 25, and other relevant data protection laws.
  • Monitor and respond to changes in privacy laws and regulations.
  • Partner directly with our commercial, product, marketing, and other business teams to integrate privacy considerations into current and future product developments.
  • Draft and review privacy-related agreements, including commercial contracts, data processing agreements, and vendor contracts.
  • Support investigations and incident response related to privacy and security incidents.
  • Conduct privacy impact assessments, audits, and training sessions to identify and mitigate potential risks and gaps.
  • Support the development and implementation of privacy-enhancing technologies and practices.

What We Look For:

  • 3-5+ years advising financial institutions/fintech companies as a lawyer at a leading law firm or in-house legal department
  • Experience with the bank partnership model is a plus
  • J.D. and membership in the California Bar in good standing, or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the California Bar
  • Innate curiosity, desire and ability to learn rapidly
  • Resilience 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

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health & wellness initiatives

The compensation range of this position in San Francisco, CA is USD $180,000 - $200,000 annually plus equity and benefits. Within this range, an individual's base pay will be dependent on a variety of factors, including without limitation, job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience.

For California residents: Upgrade's California Notice at Collection and Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of the personal information of job applicants.

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.