Director, Lead Risk CounselSan Jose, California Requisition Number R0036438 Subsidiary eBay
eBay is where the world goes to shop, sell, and give. Whether you are buying new or used, plain or luxurious, commonplace or rare, trendy or one-of-a-kind – if it exists in the world, it probably is for sale on eBay. Our mission is to be the world’s favorite destination for discovering phenomenal value and outstanding selection. We give sellers the platform, solutions, and support they need to grow their businesses and thrive. We measure our success by our customers' success.
About the team:
In partnership with the businesses, we drive the purpose and success of eBay and its buyers and sellers. The team includes the company's global legal department, risk management program, and its policy group who interacts with content regulators, law enforcement, IP, corporate governance and SEC compliance, contracts, and other legal and government relations matters.
eBay Inc.’s innovative Legal Department is seeking a global, business-focused Director, Lead Risk Counsel to join our team based in San Jose, CA. You will lead legal support for eBay’s Risk team within its Global Payments organization. The Risk team has responsibility for limiting payment fraud, improving buyer and seller risk policies, implementing new product solutions that mitigate financial risks and using data to improve risk management across eBay. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams in Risk, Finance, Compliance, and Product to ensure that eBay has a plan to successfully build the risk policies, procedures and platform to improve revenues, effectively manage risk, and efficiently utilize operating expense to deliver an outstanding buying and selling experience for our customers. Risk management is also at the core of Payments done well - and we are hiring curious, driven, and confident specialists to transform our business unit to enable eBay's next generation Payments strategy. Our focus is to ensure the integrity of our marketplace for buyers and sellers who transact with us every single day.
The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about building and innovating with a driven focus on the customer experience. S/he will have been part of advising risk management functions within FinTech companies and/or other global marketplaces. S/he will work in one of the e-commerce world's elite in-house Legal & Government Relations/Public Policy Departments as a key advisor on one of eBay’s most significant strategic moves in the last few years. S/he must lead in a practical, pragmatic way on a diverse range of ground breaking legal issues in the risk and payments space.
- Work with business and functional partners to implement solutions related to underwriting, fraud mitigation for online and mobile payment transactions, and loss mitigation and recovery
- Negotiate commercial contracts with a wide variety of risk and data vendors in support of new Risk initiatives
- Serve as a strategic partner and counselor to eBay’s VP for Risk.
- Act as a primary liaison between the Risk team and eBay’s AML Compliance program
- Provide product legal advice throughout the implementation of new risk-related products and programs
Candidates must ideally have:
- Law degree and authorized to practice law in the United States.
- At least 8+ years of relevant legal experience
- Understanding of legal principles applicable to risk, especially in the payments and FinTech space, including the payments ecosystem (e. g., the role of acquiring and issuing banks, card networks, payment processors, gateways, etc.), compliance obligations and consumer protection laws
- Experience providing product legal advice and also negotiating commercial contracts
- Strong business acuity and, in particular, proficient and eloquent in connection with trends and key players in the payments and e-commerce sectors
- The ability to build positive relationships quickly and interact with junior to senior business leaders with ease
- Willingness to be flexible with the scope and variety of projects to be undertaken in this role
- Comfort with ambiguity, constant change, a fast-paced culture, and a practical, solutions-oriented focus to solving legal challenges
- Capable of working with minimal direction.
- Self-motivated and self-directed
- Strong judgment and project leadership skills and someone who is always thinking about better ways of doing things
Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.
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