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ByteDance Inc.(TikTok Inc) is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

Position Summary:

TikTok Legal is looking for a talented Senior Payments Regulatory Counsel, Americas to support our rapidly growing and evolving payments business across our family of apps including TikTok, CapCut, and Resso.

Responsibilities include:

– Counsel product and broad cross-functional teams on a wide range of legal issues (payments, virtual currency, money transmission, financial services, consumer protection, and other relevant laws) regarding existing and planned products, including e-commerce
– Manage local outside counsel to secure and provide advice regarding the launch of payments products and features across various geographies in the North America, and ideally, also South America.
– Identify and advise on risks arising from payments regulatory regimes and provide practical solutions to address risks identified and business needs
– Collaborate with subject matter experts within the legal team to ensure comprehensive and consistent legal risk mitigation strategies
– Work closely with compliance, product, policy, finance, security, and payments team.

Minimum Qualifications:

– J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in good standing of the California, New York, or Registered In-house Counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction
– 10+ years experience advising technology companies as in-house or outside counsel on payments, in-app or virtual currency, and consumer protection matters
– Experience advising business teams on issues involving payment products
Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working independently and cross-functionally within a global tech environment
– Experience working in a fast paced environment and navigating a large organization
– Experience building relationships and experience working collaboratively as part of a team
– Strong familiarity with FinCEN, AML, OFAC, and other state and federal regulations related to payments. Familiarly with analogous regulations in Canada and LatAm.
– Prior experience related to a user-generated content platform.
– Comfort working in a global environment with colleagues at all levels in various time zones in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong documentation skills.
– Self-starter with a sense of humor, positive attitude, and passion for the creator economy.


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