About the Team

DoorDash is looking for top legal talent to play a pivotal role in building our business in New Zealand and Australia! This is an exciting opportunity to create something great together and be a part of a global startup changing how local economies grow. We’re looking for people with deep market knowledge who are inspired to bring their vision, passion and skills to enable us to best serve our merchants, Dashers and consumers. Join us in our global mission to empower and grow local economies.

About the Role

As Country Counsel for New Zealand, you’ll have a broad range of responsibilities providing legal guidance and working closely with the management teams to drive strategic initiatives forward across the region. (TL;DR: exciting stuff!). This is an opportunity at a dynamic and fast-growing company, where you’ll work on a variety of legal issues and help to drive our success in New Zealand and Australia.

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!

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Support our businesses with legal advice on a broad range of operational and business matters spanning employment, privacy, competition, regulatory and consumer law.
  • Advise, draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts with third parties such as marketing partners, suppliers and restaurants.
  • Manage investigations that may arise from time to time.
  • Instruct external law firms and external counsel as required; synthesise input from outside counsel, your own research, and feedback from internal stakeholders to provide practical guidance applicable to the teams you advise.  
  • Collaborate with our legal teams globally to ensure standardisation and alignment on legal matters.

We’re excited about you because…

  • You’re able to work autonomously while exercising sound judgment in a fast-paced environment.
  • You love technology and like to discuss the technical details.
  • You have a proven ability to balance legal risk and business objectives.
  • You have a positive attitude and high EQ.  No job is too big or too small!


  • Qualification to practice law in Australia and/or New Zealand with approximately 3-7 years PQE.
  • Background in commercial law with reputable law firms or as an in-house counsel, ideally with e-commerce or internet companies.
  • Experience in fast-paced, startup/technology, entrepreneurial environments will be an advantage.
  • Commercially astute and pragmatic with a strong bias for action, with demonstrated influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative legal mind and a sense of adventure are all required, and someone who can work in both structured and unstructured environments.
  • Excellent communication skills 

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 strategic - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day. 
  • We are learning - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. 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 customer obsessed - We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Delivering Good”
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights. 
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for DoorDash and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to Merchant partners to consumers.  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. 

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. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being 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. 

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.

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