Assistant General Counsel at OJO Labs

| Austin
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Why OJO? 
We’re on a mission to empower people to make better decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. We’re solving some of the biggest problems troubling the modern consumer experience. Through our unique, data-driven AI platform, we’ve introduced a fresh approach to the way people make important decisions. As part of our team, you’d be helping to build technologies that will significantly advance the world’s largest consumer industries, starting with home buyers in the real estate industry.
 
We hope to have an opportunity to meet you, learn about your experience and introduce you to the OJO team. 
The Basics:
You will report to OJO’s General Counsel and work closely with the General Counsel on all legal matters. The Assistant General Counsel will contribute to legal and business strategy development and will play a key role in legal execution and support for commercial activities.
The ideal candidate will have outstanding attention to detail, drafting and negotiation skills, and be unafraid of using technology to solve legal problems. More importantly, a candidate must have an expertise to quickly issue spot, evaluate practical risk, and offer creative solutions to sophisticated problems while anticipating the needs of departments.

What you'll do:

  • Provide legal support and guidance to executive team members and business units within OJO
  • Assist with OJO’s future equity and debt rounds.
  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on all legal matters related to merger and acquisition activity, due diligence and all related business matters.
  • Advise business teams on contractual obligations, including review, interpretation, and negotiation of agreements.
  • Assist in the protection of OJO’s data and intellectual property rights.
  • Provide legal support and guidance to marketing teams, including guidance on online marketing strategies and corresponding data use/protection.
  • Provide legal support in connection with privacy and data security.
  • Review/oversee dispute responses, including providing dedicated negotiation/dispute resolution support for key matters, as well as coordinate with outside counsel to resolve litigation matters.
  • Create documentation and education for teams about legal compliance issues.
  • Perform basic legal research and regulatory research matters.
  • Keep abreast of ongoing governance and work with the General Counsel on Board activities.
  • Provide support on equity matters, including stock option matters, and employee education.
  • Assist in oversight of maintenance of all foreign and domestic subsidiaries.

What we need from you:

  • JD from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law.
  • Preference given to candidates with at least 5 years of experience as a corporate lawyer with a national or regional law firm or an in-house legal department at a real estate or tech company
  • Strong communication and influencing skills; comfortable guiding internal & external senior executives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and maintaining a positive professional image required.
  • Exceptionally organized and prepared to work under pressure gracefully in a fast-paced, expanding and dynamic corporate environment.
  • Be comfortable assuming risk and offering live, practical business advice with limited preparation.
  • Excel at collaborating across departments and levels to develop consumer-centric, creative, proactive business solutions in a complex legal and regulatory environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be a deep thinker.
  • Be action-oriented.
  • Be an influencer and a leader.

What do we have to offer?

  • You get to work with the best of the best
  • A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited/Open PTO Policy
  • Hip SoCo Austin Office
  • Dog-Friendly Workplace
  • Commuter Stipend or Free Parking
  • 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums
  • Promote from Within Philosophy
  • Volunteer Program
  • Optimum Workspace Subsidy
  • Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Who is OJO?
We are an Austin-based, technology startup focused on fundamentally improving the way people make their most important decisions through the fusion of machine and human intelligence. With offices in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, San Mateo, CA and Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, we have over 300 employees globally. We are continuously named a Top Place to Work and have recently been named to the Inc. Best Places to Work list for the second year in a row. Backed by top-tier VCs and industry veterans, we have managed to hire the best technical, product and operational minds to pursue this incredible opportunity. We know we’re onto something big and everyone on our team has a significant impact on our evolving product, team and culture. 
OJO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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Location

We recently moved (Aug 2019) into our hip new SoCo office - with an unobstructed view of beautiful downtown Austin. Come check us out!

What are OJO Labs Perks + Benefits

OJO Labs Benefits Overview

* You get to work with the best of the best
* A collaborative, respectful environment where your voice will always be heard
• Competitive Salaries
• Equity
• Unlimited/Open PTO Policy
• Hip SoCo Austin Office
• Dog-Friendly Workplace
• Commuter Stipend or Free Parking
• Optimum Workspace Subsidy
• 70% Coverage of Employee and Dependent Health Premiums
• Promote from Within Philosophy
• Volunteer Program (OJO Cares)
• Many More – We have a whole team dedicated to making OJO an awesome place to work!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Monthly volunteer program called OJO Cares. Each month we go out into the community as a group and give our time to a variety of causes. Our people drive which causes we choose and how we participate!
Partners with Nonprofits
We've worked with some really amazing charities! A few examples are: Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First Village, Austin Animal Center, We are Blood, Safe Austin, Capital Area Foodbank, and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Culture Committee compromised of folks across all departments and job levels. This group helps shape the activities we do together as a team!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Our Executive and Senior leadership teams are diverse and well-rounded.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a pet insurance policy as part of our dedicated dog-friendly workplace (though our plans cover more than just dogs - even exotic pets)! We have multiple coverage options to choose from.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We've recently partnered with Equinox gym (located in our building) to have OJO specific rates and special classes just for us!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Competitive compensation plans.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We believe life is what happens outside of the office, and we support our team's individual needs to manage their schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 3 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
OJO holds semi-annual organized family events (such as Family Field Day in the summer) as well as various other options such as family-friendly volunteer opportunities through OJO Cares.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Our open PTO policy includes vacation and sick time, as well as anything else needed for our employees to manage their personal leave.
Paid Volunteer Time
We have a monthly volunteer program that provides opportunities to our team to give back to the community.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 42 days of paid sabbatical after their first 6 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Special rates at Equinox gym, a company offered subsidy and OJO only classes.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OJO has lots of growth and learning opportunities!
Lunch and learns
Our Data Science and Engineering teams hold regular lunch and learns ranging from beginner to advanced topics.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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