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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.

Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We’re looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.

The Senior Legal Counsel, Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) will help build a best-in-class commercial program at Wealthsimple. This includes negotiating complex commercial agreements, support for vendor procurement, IP protection and licensing. We are looking for someone who is an excellent business partner and negotiator, who is pragmatic and creative, and who expects to leverage technology to enhance both the quality and efficiency of our commercial function. As a key partner to our Finance and R&D teams, you will actively identify opportunities to grow revenue, manage risk and protect and monetize our assets.


Role responsibilities:Negotiate and draft agreements that enable the development and execution of our product roadmap and growth initiatives, including strategic partnerships, licensing and outsourcing. Provide legal advice and support on new products, in particular IP advice, including drafting policies and associated documentation.Contribute actively to innovative ideas for growth and scalability, including new partnerships, new opportunities to monetize our significant R&D assets.Partner with our procurement function on all types of vendor agreements.Implement AI and other innovative technology to increase the quality and effectiveness of our large and growing commercial program. 

Skills you bring:A law degree and minimum 5-8 years’ experience in technology commercial law, gained at a major Canadian law firm or an in-house corporate legal department.Experience with drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements, in particular those common in the Canadian financial industry. Expertise in SaaS and technology licensing agreements.Familiarity with Canadian financial infrastructure and intermediaries, including regulated intermediaries, data providers, cloud infrastructure, and security providers.Rigorous analytical skills and ability to proactively issue spot and problem solve. Ability to effectively apply risk-based frameworks to ambiguous problems.Skills to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal audiences.Project management and organizational skills that can be used to balance competing priorities.

Nice to have:Fluency in French an asset.Expertise in crypto and blockchain.Working knowledge of and interest in generative AI.


Why Wealthsimple?

🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance

📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work

🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days

📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively 

🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year 

🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)

💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year

We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!

Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

DEI Statement

At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

Accessibility Statement

Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.

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