About the role

Strava is growing! And we are looking for a Product Counsel to join our legal team. In partnership with our Senior Privacy and Product Counsel and small but mighty legal team, you will help us tackle all sorts of interesting projects and challenges. The team is seeking someone who enjoys working cross-functionally, wants to be deeply involved in the product-planning and implementation process, and who wants to be at the forefront of continuing to develop the trust relationship we have with our athletes.

We are passionate about problem-solving, expanding our knowledge, helping Strava grow, and having fun while we’re at it.

Responsibilities

  • Advise product teams on a range of legal issues, including privacy, consumer protection, and regulatory matters
  • Act as a trusted advisor to product teams throughout the product development lifecycle, implement privacy-by-design strategies, and ensure healthy launches
  • Coordinate advice with cross-functional stakeholders, including Product, Community Management, Trust & Safety, and Legal 
  • Provide pragmatic day-to-day advice to minimize legal risks while advancing our obsession with our athletes and the product strategy that supports it
  • Work closely with the Senior Privacy and Product Counsel and Data Protection Officer to help build out Strava’s privacy program and update relevant disclosures, policies, and processes  
  • Stay on top of the latest developments in the legal/privacy world and develop deep expertise in our products 
  • Build positive and influential relationships company-wide through trusted advising, knowledge-sharing and training

About You

  • You have a sincere, collaborative, and empathetic personality with a strong inclination to be part of a winning team
  • You demonstrate humility, integrity, and creativity
  • You take the work seriously, but not yourself
  • You have high standards and strong communication and analytical skills
  • You have a passion for getting things done, working on cross-functional projects, problem solving, efficiency and effectiveness
  • You handle ambiguity well, excel at risk-based analysis, and have a good sense of when to escalate a matter 
  • You are excited to take on ownership early and tackle areas outside of your immediate subject matter expertise

Requirements 

  • You can distill complex legal requirements into actionable advice for product teams 
  • You have strong understanding of and experience with laws that are relevant to product counseling, including privacy, consumer protection, and regulatory laws   
  • J.D. and admission to relevant Bar or the ability to practice in-house in California or Colorado
  • 5-7, years of experience, with at least 3 years of focus on product and/or privacy counseling 
  • In-house experience at a multinational, consumer-facing technology company is strongly preferred

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava

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