Company Introduction

Highline is a payments startup that helps millions of people turn careers into better credit. By automating bill payment from income, consumers can get approved for lower cost credit and pay down loans faster without worrying about missed payments and overdraft fees. There is a massive opportunity in front of us to build a better, more reliable payment method that works for all: consumers, billers, and lenders.

Founded by fintech executives from Capital One, LendingClub, Goldman Sachs and Salary Finance, our team has deep industry expertise to make access to better solutions a reality. We are backed by Foundation Capital, Costanoa Ventures and Jump Capital.

What you’ll be doing

We’re seeking a Head of Legal to lead contracts for client and partnership agreements, as well as serve as Chief Compliance Officer and BSA Officer.  Highline’s product is a game changer for bill payment. This role will leverage your significant experience as an attorney, likely in the Fintech space, to drive success for Highline when sales and negotiation becomes contract and performance, and products move from idea to reality.

  • Contracts: Ensure the company can meet its strategic goals as it enters into contracts with clients, partnerships, and suppliers to make payments from payroll broadly available to billers
  • Consumer Compliance: Ensure the highest standards of consumer protection by helping build products that serve customers well, reviewing and advising on development and changes
  • Product development: Participate in Agile delivery of new products and features, providing legal and compliance guidance to ensure we build it right the first time
  • Legal quarterbacking - Help Highline determine what legal work can in-house, what portion needs to go to outside counsel, and help queue up the work to ensure efficient and effective work product.

What we are looking for

  • 5+ years experience advising Fintech companies either as a lawyer at a law firm or as in-house counsel
  • J.D. and membership in the Texas Bar in good standing, or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the Texas Bar
  • Strong communication skills; able to articulate the technical aspects of payroll payments to lenders as well as the desired outcomes to technology teams to ensure risk management
  • Ability to embrace and enjoy the pace of Fintech and this rapid growth company
  • A team player; someone who knows we are better together and enjoys being a great business partner 
  • A problem-solver who likes to whiteboard solutions and approaches obstacles with an attitude of “let’s figure this out together”
  • A consumer advocate who puts customers first and loves the idea of building great solutions for real world needs

Why Highline

  • Join a global team on a mission to revolutionize how people pay bills and access credit
  • Mold the culture and journey of a high growth startup
  • Have space, autonomy, and resources to do your best work
  • Remote-first culture with regular in-person meetups 

Highline is a diverse and inclusive company committed to growing a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, or veteran status.

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