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Privacy Counsel



San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Do the best work of your career as a champion for small and mid-size businesses.

BILL is a leader in financial automation software for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). As a champion of SMBs, we are dedicated to automating the future of finance so businesses can thrive. Hundreds of thousands of businesses trust BILL solutions to manage financial workflows, including payables, receivables, and spend and expense management. With BILL, businesses are connected to a network of millions of members, so they can pay or get paid faster. Through our automated solutions, we help SMBs simplify and control their finances, so they can confidently manage their businesses, and succeed on their terms.

BILL is a trusted partner of leading U.S. financial institutions, accounting firms, and accounting software providers. We have operations in San Jose, CA, Draper, UT, Houston, TX and are continuing to expand into other geographic locations. If you’re looking for a place that helps you do the best work of your career, look no further than BILL.

Make your impact within a rapidly growing Fintech Company

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated privacy lawyer to join our fast growing legal team as Privacy Counsel. This is a unique opportunity to join a high-growth, fast-paced leading payments fintech at the cutting edge of the digital transformation. In this role, you will collaborate with stakeholders across the BILL family of companies, including Customer Support, Information Security, Data Analytics, Data Infrastructure and Engineering, and Product, to incorporate privacy into everything we do, while providing practical, innovative, and scalable solutions to new and challenging questions. This role reports to the Director, Privacy.


  • You will work within a fast-paced, collaborative team that values humor, initiative, and teamwork.
  • Support the Privacy Team’s mission to maintain a culture of privacy at the BILL family of companies, comply with privacy laws worldwide, and put our customers first.
  • Play a key role in the development of an enterprise-wide privacy, AI and data governance program, including privacy operations and documentation; employee training; AI guidelines, policy enforcement, monitoring and auditing; and incident response. Ensure the program’s ongoing, consistent and efficient operation.
  • Serve as a strategist and critical thought-partner to our product development teams across the Company in their day-to-day efforts to create the next generation of financial platforms, tools, and services.
  • Analyze and help operationalize new privacy and AI laws and standards.
  • Provide guidance internally on new legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Draft and review privacy and data protection agreements with vendors and partners.
  • Draft external privacy notices and disclosures, and manage/update internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with global laws bearing on privacy and cybersecurity.
  • Advise business and engineering teams regarding new product development, privacy by design techniques, and data governance.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of Company systems that include personal data, and stay informed about updates and modifications to these systems.

We'd love to chat if you have:

  • 4-8 years of combined, relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments.
  • Ability to provide pragmatic and actionable advice to clients on various legal risks and obligations under privacy and data security laws in the U.S. Experience with international privacy laws (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United Kingdom) a plus.
  • Fluency translating complex legal requirements and advice into actionable guidance for innovative product, engineering, InfoSec, and business teams.
  • Ability to engage in detailed analysis of data-driven products to understand and assess global privacy and other legal risks.
  • Technophilia, and a desire to learn and understand technology as well as you understand the law.
  • Intellectual curiosity, a desire to have a big impact and alignment with our core values: Humble, Fun, Authentic, Passionate, and Accountable.
  • Creative thinker with strong communication and problem solving skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, with effective resolution of conflicting priorities.
  • Comfortable with gray areas and interpreting and applying the law in unsettled contexts in a fast paced environment.
  • A JD and active membership in at least one state bar.


The estimated salary range for this role is noted below for our San Jose based role. Our ranges for each role and job level are based on a variety of factors including candidate experience, expertise, and geographic location and may vary from the amounts listed above. The role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending & health savings account, paid holidays, paid time off, and other company benefits.

San Jose pay range
$172,600$216,300 USD

Let’s talk about benefits

  • 100% paid employee health, dental, and vision plans (choose HMO, PPO, or HDHP)
  • HSA & FSA accounts
  • Life Insurance, Long & Short-term disability coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 11+ Observed holidays and wellness days and flexible time off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with employee discounts
  • Wellness & Fitness initiatives
  • Employee recognition and referral programs
  • And much more

For positions that are in office we support a hybrid work environment with on-site and remote work days. Check out our LinkedIn Life Page for each location and discover BILL.

We live our culture and values every day

At BILL, we’re different by design—it's our culture. Our CEO is a trusted entrepreneur who lives our cultural values: Humble, Authentic, Passionate, Accountable, and Fun. People here love being their authentic selves, contributing unique experiences, sharing ideas, perspectives, and intellectual curiosity. We celebrate our diversity as the heart and soul of how we work, grow, and succeed together. Inspiring people with meaningful career experiences they love really does make the dream work and our successes just keep getting better. There’s no limit to what we can build and where we can go from here. We’d love you to join us.

BILL is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer where everyone is welcome. Our innovation and technology are inspired by an inclusive culture unlike any other. Everyone brings a different personal story and perspective and this diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences is where our greatest ideas come from. We welcome people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to make us an even more vibrant company. We want everyone to bring their authentic selves here, to share our values, shape our vision, drive innovation, and become part of a culture we celebrate every day.

Our promise to our candidates is to be transparent, diligent, and engaging while guiding individuals through each step of our hiring process. At BILL we strive to achieve an inclusive and positive candidate experience that aligns with our core values and focuses on diversity.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for your application, interviews, or another aspect of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

BILL Culture:

  • Humble - We check our egos at the door. We are curious. We listen, accept feedback.
  • Authentic - We earn and show trust by being real—embracing our authentic selves.
  • Passionate - We care deeply about each other and our customers.
  • Accountable - We are duty-bound to each other, our customers, and society.
  • Fun - We wrap it all together by building connections and enjoying time spent together.

Our Applicant Privacy Notice describes how BILL treats the personal information it receives from applicants