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Director, Commercial Legal - Americas



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

At Airwallex (, we’re building the future of global finance on one platform. Founded in 2015 in Melbourne, Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses to grow beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all on one single platform.

If you’re excited to do the most ambitious work of your career and change the way money moves around the world - join us!

What You'll Do...

  • Partner with Airwallex’s dynamic, globally distributed commercial leadership to support the scaling GTM efforts which, in turn, enable the advancement of multi-product and multi-jurisdictional deal strategies and initiatives

  • Manage a wide variety of complex commercial deals originating in the US, many with significant cross-border elements; draft and negotiate outbound SaaS commercial agreements, strategic partnership agreements, and key vendor agreements

  • Build a strong, collaborative working relationship with our sales and partnerships teams in order to close deals efficiently; help our sales teams scale by working with them to improve legal processes, playbooks, and templates on a continuous basis

  • Work closely and effectively with Airwallex’s global legal, compliance, and risk teams on deals and projects that involve multiple jurisdictions

  • Handle a variety of other projects and requests as the need arises

  • Make positive contributions to the culture of the Airwallex legal team, the Americas leadership team, and the company as a whole

What You Bring...

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and active membership in at least one US state bar (California or New York preferred)

  • 8+ years of experience in an in-house legal department and/or a well-respected law firm advising on legal issues related to financial services and technology platforms.

  • Experience at a fintech or high-growth and/or globally distributed company is a significant plus

  • Excellent communication, drafting, negotiation, and writing skills

  • The ability to explain complex legal concepts to various (often non-legal) audiences, and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deals

  • High motivation and the ability to operate independently and pivot quickly within a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • A learner’s mentality: you are consistently looking to take on new and diverse challenges and expand your knowledge beyond your current areas of expertise

  • A collaborative and empathetic mindset, a good sense of humor, and a keen understanding of how to work effectively with colleagues from different teams and backgrounds

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.