Level makes benefits as simple as paying with cash, starting with insurance. To make this possible, we’re rebuilding every part of benefits so everyone wins. Employers can offer bigger benefits for far less, members get more freedom and choice, and providers are paid instantly.
At its core, Level is a fintech company with a diverse team from industry-leading companies like Square, Oscar, Uber, and ZocDoc. We’re backed by Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, First Round, Homebrew, BoxGroup, and Precursor Ventures. Dental and vision is just the start. There's so much more to come in helping employers and their teams get more from their benefit dollars through fast, flexible spending.
This role is about doing the hard stuff. Level is tackling hard problems with great people, and is built understanding that great ideas come from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Level brings together all kinds of industries and people – insurance, payments, healthcare. These industries aren’t simple, but Level is taking on the challenge – from instant claims to growing a network, from a member app to employee insights. Strategic legal thinking is at its core.
About the Legal team at Level
Level's legal team is the backbone that supports, facilitates, and drives Level's product and business growth. Because Level's business touches so many different regulated environments - payments, insurance, healthcare, and others - this team occupies a tremendously important and highly influential pillar at the company. On a daily basis, the legal team is regularly involved in critical operations and negotiations, and partners with teams across the business to solve challenging problems. Today, Level partners with external legal and policy advisors on our legal affairs, and we are now at a stage where it makes to sense to develop and expand our internal legal function and capabilities. Consequently, there also exists an extraordinary opportunity for function and process building at Level, and we're looking for individuals who correspondingly thrive in a fast-paced and oftentimes ambiguous environment.
What You'll Do:
- Provide strategic legal advice to Level's leadership and help manage risk for Level's business teams as the lead payments attorney for the company
- Provide ideas, solutions and insights on Levels new products that meaningfully impact our customers
- Work with product and engineering team to launch payment products to support Level’s strategic direction
- Help structure, draft, review, negotiate, and close all-things payments, such as payments processing agreements, digital payment services partnerships, banking relationships, consumer privacy protections, etc.
- Advise on a broad assortment of regulations, industry standards, and legislation that impact payments, insurance, benefits including privacy, financial & payments regulatory frameworks, intellectual property, marketing, and consumer protection
- Recommend constructive solutions to complicated issues, with a bias towards getting things done, and approach issues balancing both legal and business perspectives so as not to interfere with the flow of the business. This includes federal and state payments and/or banking laws, card processing activity, rules and regulations
- Help scale Level’s legal function by developing and maintaining contracting and legal operations playbooks, contract templates and libraries, process Wikipedia’s, and other tools
- Collaborate cross-functionally with internal Level teams
- Appropriately leverage outside counsel for expert advice
Who You Are:
- 8+ years of counsel experience, ideally with stints at a law firm and in-house experience. Experience in the financial and/or fintech industries is a plus
- Demonstrated experience in all things payments including building payment products as well as extensive experience working with and understanding financial agreements and managing relationships with financial institutions
- Experience developing and maintaining legal operations processes. Keep an eye out on maximizing efficiency - looking for areas to further maximize productivity
- Intuitive product understanding, and strong relational skills with product, engineering, and design teams
- Excellent communication, organization and project management skills, and the ability to independently prioritize multiple simultaneous projects with different deadlines. Possess interpersonal skills, especially in contract negotiations
- Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast-paced environment, and can apply sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations
- Excited about being part of a mission-driven organization in a fast-moving and highly collaborative work environment within a complex industry
- A passion for working in high performing teams and helping people make better decisions around their healthcare
- Experience working with confidential and highly sensitive information
What We Offer:
- Have the chance to work as a leading innovator and trailblazer in the world of insurance and payments.
- A small, tight-knit legal department, with opportunities to develop new areas of subject matter expertise and grow your function
- Competitive salary and equity
- Remote first with work from home stipends
- 100% paid medical for you and 80% for your dependents, 100% covered dental and vision through Level for you and your dependents
- Flexible vacation policy - take the time you need when you need it!
- Fully Paid Parental leave for 3 months
Level is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Please apply to this role if you feel you are a good fit, regardless of your race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other perceived limiting factor. We welcome applicants from all walks of life.
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