General Counsel

With over a million customers trusting PayJoy, it’s increasingly important that our apps and services operate with integrity and high availability while keeping our customers' data confidential.

PayJoy is looking for a General Counsel and Head of Compliance to join our executive team. This role will be responsible for PayJoy’s Legal and Compliance functions globally.  The role can be based in Mexico or the United States.  PayJoy is deeply committed to our users and we see Compliance and Legal as a way to ensure we deliver products that reflect our values. We are looking for an entrepreneurial lawyer with Compliance experience who can help us continue our global expansion and deliver quality financial services to the world’s emerging middle class.  


  • Build and run PayJoy’s Legal department as part of PayJoy’s executive team
  • Lead and grow PayJoy’s Compliance function 
  • Chair PayJoy’s Compliance Committee of the Board 
  • Own PayJoy’s Legal and Compliance strategy, ensuring it enables us to scale from 2 products in 3 countries to 4+ products in 10+ countries in the next 5 years
  • Work collaboratively with product and engineering teams to ensure compliant practices are a part of product design and implemented in a scalable and user-centric way
  • Provide legal and compliance guidance to lines of business regarding products/services and new initiatives
  • Inform leadership and board about emerging legal and regulatory risks and providing proposals for how best to mitigate these emerging risks
  • Requirements

  • 15+ years of experience with experience leading both Legal and Compliance groups
  • Experience building and growing Legal and Compliance teams
  • Experience in consumer financial products
  • Experience working on products based outside the US
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways 
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Spanish
  • Benefits

  • Company-funded health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and immediate family
  • Company-funded employee life and disability insurance
  • 401k contribution
  • Company holidays; 15 days vacation (20 at 3rd year); unlimited sick leave
  • Annual fitness benefit ($500); professional development benefit ($2000), and international travel benefit ($2000)
  • Commuter benefit
  • Headphone benefit
  • About PayJoy
    PayJoy's mission is to deliver access to credit to the next billion people in emerging markets worldwide. Our unique mobile locking technology gives customers the ability to afford their first smartphone on credit, using the phone itself as collateral, and then provides further access to credit to help weather life's unexpected financial surprises and climb the ladder of economic well-being.

    Founded in 2015, today PayJoy has reached millions of customers in a dozen countries around the globe, including Mexico, Brazil, India, Kenya, and South Africa, and is on a strong growth path with support from major industry partners to bring credit to millions in the near future.

    PayJoy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    PayJoy Principles
    Finance for the next billion * Ownership * Break Through Walls * High-Bandwidth Communication * Transparency & Directness * Focus on Scale * Work-Life Balance * Embrace Diversity

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