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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally . We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in a complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, infrastructure and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously towards the same goal. Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

Are you passionate about decentralizing our future and taking control of how we evolve? Then join us! We are seeking passionate, determined and resilient individuals who thrive in a self-directed, collaborative culture. Our technology is transforming global society and humanity - we welcome you to this exciting opportunity.

About Us

This role will support ConsenSys Labs which operates our venture studio and provides world class resources, tools, and talent to over 40+ ConsenSys startups around the world. Labs is the most integrated vehicle for building a company with ConsenSys. We focus on both internal and external opportunities to strengthen the portfolio of ConsenSys Spokes by providing both capital and strategic resources.

About the Role

As the Consensys Labs Legal Counsel, you will have a significant impact by working closely and collaboratively with the 40+ teams within our portfolio. You will lead and assess new projects and participate in deal evaluation and structure process. This role is seeking a ‘forever student’ that is intellectually curious and has a demonstrated ability to learn new industries. You will wear many hats, including, but not limited to, putting together capitalization tables, providing strategic legal advice, counsel and support to emerging companies whose businesses involve blockchain technology, as well as, looking at future security and utility tokens and understanding the impact of how we structure future deals.

Ideal Experience and Skills
  • Juris Doctor from a leading accredited U.S. law school, and a license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
  • 5+ years of experience practicing law working with emerging growth companies / startups either at a large law firm or in-house at a venture capital firm or incubator
  • Experience working directly with founders on deals
  • Experience drafting and negotiating term sheets and emerging company documents
  • Fluency in, or a desire to learn about, blockchain technology and legal issues
  • Hard-charging, innovative, and comfortable with responsibility
  • Business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical advice
  • Ability to engage with internal and external business and legal counterparts
  • Exceptional analytical mind and the ability to understand complex structures and issues quickly

Perks of the Mesh
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a leader with vision in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the attention. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Decentralized culture. We offer a new way of structuring an organization: holacratic (non-hierarchical) meaning you are free from hierarchical restraints, working in an environment that truly encourages all levels of collaboration.
  • Remote work
  • Global reach. Connect with brilliant minds across 6 continents as we continue to grow and build a diversified culture.

Opportunities for the Decentralized Future
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that the next generation of technology presents an opportunity to craft a more just and equitable society.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. The entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. For these platforms to scale to the order of millions or billions of users we have much work ahead. The team at ConsenSys is building technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities. We are always encouraging our community to push the boundaries with innovative dApps.

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ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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