DoorDash is hiring an exceptional business-minded lawyer to join our Legal Team as real estate counsel. You will have a unique opportunity to take on wide-ranging responsibilities, with ownership of projects that make an immediate impact on a fast-growing, dynamic business.
We’ve built a strong reputation within the company for our confident, supportive approach to counseling, always with a bias for action. We’re team players and we’re always looking for ways to grow and excel together. Join us!
About the Role
This role will be our second in-house Real Estate counsel and will report to the Director, Real Estate Counsel. This attorney will partner with teams across DoorDash, including our Real Estate and New Business teams, as well as Legal, Finance and Accounting teams to provide legal guidance on all real estate matters, including the expansion of DoorDash’s business into new markets, such as Dashmart and DoorDash Kitchens. You will be responsible for supporting the growth of our real estate portfolio to help our business scale. This position will be based in our downtown San Francisco office (working from home remotely until it is safe to return to our offices).
What You’ll Do
- Draft and negotiate commercial leases including office, retail, food business, retail and warehouse leases.
- Advise cross-functional partners with regards to real estate development, including but not limited to zoning laws, building ordinances, construction permits and other land use ordinances.
- Serve as the primary contact on real estate issues for our Real Estate and Product Teams.
- Actively engage in a legal function that handles all real estate legal matters, including managing outside counsel responsible for reviewing and negotiating real estate leases.
- JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and member in good standing of at least one state bar (preference for California State Bar membership, but not required).
- Must have a minimum of five (5) years of substantive real estate experience with a corporate/in-house legal department or a nationally recognized law firm.
- Experience building real estate legal processes at fast growing technology companies is a major plus.
- Experience with the on-demand economy
- M&A experience
Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash
We are leaders – Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
We are operators – We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions to lead our company and our industry is what we do on every project, every day.
We are learners – Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute. We are committed to learning and implementing what is best for our customers, merchants, and dashers.
We are one team – The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.
At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly and always learn and reiterate to support merchants, Dashers and the communities we serve. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods. Read more on the DoorDash website, the DoorDash blog, the DoorDash Engineering blog, and the DoorDash Careers page.
DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. Our leaders seek the truth and welcome big, hairy, audacious questions. We are grounded in our company values, and we make intentional decisions that are both logical and display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to Merchants to Customers.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall wellbeing by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.
Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.
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