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Job Post: Vacancy for Corporate Counsel-Payments at Amazon India, Bangalore

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About the Opportunity

Amazon’s Legal Department is looking for a talented payments counsel to fill the position of Corporate Counsel to support Amazon Payments business, a dynamic and rapidly growing business.

About Amazon, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.

It was founded by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington, on July 5, 1994. The company started as an online marketplace for books but expanded to sell electronics, software, video games, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. Amazon is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world.

Amazon Retail operates similarly to large big box stores and is a lot like adding Amazon as a retail trading partner. Suppliers negotiate wholesale prices for their items, which Amazon then purchases, merchandises, and resells on the website.

Who should Apply?

  • LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India.
  • Additional CS qualification is desirable.
  • A minimum of 8+ years of legal experience in financial sector (with several years of experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house at a major multinational corporation).

Experience and Competencies

  • Extensive experience and strong skills in drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Extensive experience in analyzing and responding to regulatory and compliance matters
  • Ability to function autonomously yet communicates laterally and upwardly with ease.
  • Strong legal and business judgment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and coordinate complex issues and projects with diverse levels of management and employees.
  • In-house experience at a technology or financial service company.
  • Familiar with the electronic financial services sector to counsel and assist with payments-related matters to support Amazon’s payments businesses (such as merchant processing arrangements, payment association rules, banking and credit laws, and financial privacy).
  • Familiarity with money service business compliance requirements, anti-money laundering rules, know-your-customer requirements, and payment aggregation regulations.



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