Corporate Counsel, Payments (REMOTE) at FIS

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Job Description
Are you motivated and forward-thinking? At FIS you'll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial and passionate.
We are looking for a proactive and solution-oriented attorney to provide legal and regulatory guidance in the design, implementation and scaling of highly innovative financial products and services.
About FIS
FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Our more than 55,000 people are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests by applying our scale, deep expertise and data-driven insights. We help our clients use technology in innovative ways to solve business-critical challenges and deliver superior experiences for their customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS is a Fortune 500® company and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500® Index.
About the team
The FIS legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. This is an exciting opportunity to join FIS regulatory compliance legal team to work on innovative payment solutions and services worldwide. The role requires an experienced regulatory counsel that balances a high-growth mindset with world-class compliance and control skills.
What you will be doing
This role requires a balance between building (a) new products and services and expanding into new jurisdictions, with (b) the need to build a functional and effective compliance framework in each market of operations. The role will require the successful candidate to:
  • Act as a legal advisor to FIS businesses focused on innovative products and services.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the sales and products teams in addressing regulatory compliance, licensing, business and reporting matters; as well as designing and implementing comprehensive AML/KYC risk assessment programs and policies.
  • Support our global product roadmap to accelerate speed to market.
  • Provide legal and regulatory guidance on the design, modification and geographical expansion of products.
  • Translate legal and regulatory requirements into functional specifications and standard operational procedures and provide ongoing regulatory advice and guidance on internal policies and changing regulations.

What you bring:
  • Relevant qualification and 3 years of experience in financial services, fintechs and/or money transmission companies.
  • Confident self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to provide sound legal advice, exercise good judgement, and work well with senior management and cross functional stakeholders.
  • Subject matter expert in compliance and regulatory standards applicable to payment institutions, cryptocurrency businesses, and other highly regulated money service businesses in the applicable region(s) to ensure they are being met.
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in emerging payments technology and the financial services industry.
  • Experience working in regulated environment of financial services industry.

Added bonus if you have:
  • Experience with innovative payments industry and US money transmission federal and state laws is preferred.
  • Deep expertise in development and implementation of KYC/AML/CTF regulatory frameworks.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced international environment.
  • Creative thinker; able to think and act strategically as well as tactically.

What we offer you
  • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in financial services & technology
  • A work environment built on collaboration, flexibility and respect
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Vaccination Requirements
Notice to all US applicants: All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals with a disability (including a medical condition) or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.
Privacy Statement
FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.
EEOC Statement
FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here
For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Sourcing Model
Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.
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Location

Our Denver office is located in the Tech Center at Belleview & I-25, and our pictureqsue Durango office is nestled alongside the Animas River.

An Insider's view of FIS

What's something quirky about your company?

We love to dance at company parties and picnics.

We love to give "High 5s" and shout-outs for people that go above and beyond and "rock!"

Wendy Graham

Training and Careeer Development

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to launch our 2019 Rewards of Better Business Banker referral campaign. We'll combine the successes of our 2018 campaign with new incentives for 2019, to grow the volume of qualified referral submissions from banks. Our goal is a culture of support for account executives and bankers with easy access to tools and impactful conversations.

Diana Quetti

Channel Demand Marketing Analyst, FInancial Solutions

What is your vision for the company?

We’re passionate about being the partner for connected commerce for businesses around the world and we’re creating a company culture where colleagues grow and thrive, while having fun along the way. Our teams collaborate to seamlessly serve our global customers and each colleague plays a critical role as we proudly advance the ways the world pays.

Kelly Beatty

Senior Leader, Strategic Program Management

What are FIS Perks + Benefits

FIS Benefits Overview

Taking care of our colleagues means that our customers, company, and communities are well taken care of, too. That’s why we’re always looking for attractive benefit offerings to support our colleagues and their families. In addition to competitive medical/dental/vision plans, life insurance and disability coverage to take care of basic needs, there’s also opportunities to participate in a stock purchase plan, have 401(k) deferrals matched, receive HSA seed money, earn wellness incentives, and even have your charitable contributions matched – just to name a few.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love to make a difference in the community! Some favorite local causes include Brent's Place, The Ronald McDonald House, The United Way, The Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity.
Partners with Nonprofits
Some favorite local causes include Brent's Place, The Ronald McDonald House, The United Way, The Food Bank of the Rockies and Habitat for Humanity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
African American Network, Women's Network, Young Professionals Group, LGBTQ Organization (GLOW), WorldpayGives, Worldpay Social Committee, and the list goes on!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Worldpay's Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for medical, dental, prescription or vision care expenses for you and your dependents
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Enrollment in the Worldpay dental plan provides access to two networks. You can select any dentist, but staying in the networks will cost you less.
Vision Benefits
Enrollment in the Worldpay vision plan provides access to two networks. With each, you receive discounts on eye exams, frames, lenses, contacts and vision correction surgery.
Health Insurance Benefits
Worldpay offers four medical plans - one PPO plan and three Consumer (HSA-eligible) plans. All plans offer preventive care covered at 100%.
Life Insurance
In addition to the basic life insurance provided to you by Worldpay, you can also opt for supplemental life insurance which offers another layer of protection to help meet your family's needs.
Wellness Programs
Wellness365 is a fun and rewarding way to make small changes toward better health every day. Set your interests to get personalized daily tips on nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and much more.
Onsite Gym
Can't make it to your favorite fitness class or need to de-stress before facing the world? We have a large, well-equipped gym onsite that will help you keep you with your fitness goals!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Colleagues are eligible to participate in the Worldpay 401(k) plan immediately upon hire. Choose from traditional pre-tax 401(k), or pre-tax or Roth catch-up contributions or a combination of both.
401(K) Matching
Worldpay matches 100% of the first 5% of deferrals on a per paycheck basis. And the best part - the match is immediately 100% vested!
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase shares of Worldpay stock at a 15% discount off the market closing stock price on the day of purchase.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
FMLA-eligible colleagues are eligible for up to 120 hours of paid time off to recover from childbirth and to care for and bond with their newborn or newly adopted child.
Family Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for your own medical condition, or for the care of a spouse, child or parent who has a serious medical condition.
Adoption Assistance
An adoption reimbursement benefit is offered to full-time colleagues who have been employed for at least one year. This one-time, per person benefit helps to cover various adoption-related expenses.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our generous PTO plan allows colleagues to enjoy time away from work and promotes a healthy life balance. PTO can also be used for illness days and unexpected emergencies.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Worldpay encourages all colleagues to pursue continuing education or to work toward a degree in their field.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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