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Western Union Senior Counsel and Head of Technology, IP, Third-Party Vendor Oversight, & Real Estate– Denver, CO USA in Denver, Colorado

Senior Counsel and Head of Technology, IP, Third-Party Vendor Oversight, & Real Estate– Denver, CO USA

You will be based in our global headquarters in vibrant, Denver, Colorado. For such a detail-driven role. Are you an experienced attorney looking to combine your technical skills and past experiences while advising a cutting-edge Fortune 500 legal department? Would you be interested in working for a global FinTech company, as we re-imagine the way money can move in order to make the world a better place? If so, join Western Union as a Senior Counsel and Head of Technology, IP, Third-Party Vendor Oversight, and Real Estate (Legal).

Motivated by our values: purpose-driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We are a FinTech company using insights from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We are a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better requires process discipline and governance

We’ll be looking to you to report to the Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Affairs, supervise a dynamic team of legal professionals and provide business-savvy legal advice and support for technology and IP matters, including in connection with the development of products, platforms, services and other strategic technology and IP initiatives. You will be the company’s “Technology Counsel,” a trusted advisor to key business leaders in driving growth while fostering a culture of proactive risk awareness, identification, and mitigation.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Your day may include negotiating and drafting technology agreements, developing our patent portfolio, or advising senior management on a wide array of technology topics. You will be the primary interface between the legal and technical parts of the company, able to spot a wide range of legal and business issues that arise in strategic technology transformation initiatives. You will also help us oversee our vendor management program ensuring the most favorable value, compliance, and security terms. You will have primary responsibility for managing, strengthening, and developing Western Union’s innovation through its portfolio of IP assets, including identification of affirmative recovery opportunities. And, you will oversee and manage the use of third-party IP within Western Union products and services. Last but not least, you will provide support for our corporate real estate function in their global leasing needs.

  • In addition to your substantive contributions, you will be an effective manager for a team of four legal processionals. A key part of your job will be to support, develop, and direct these highly capable and motivated individuals to achieve their full potential.

  • For such a pivotal role, you will ideally have Proven ability to thrive in an interactive and global setting with fast paced deadlines and changing priorities.

  • 10+ years of experience at an in-house or law firm practice with significant technology experience, including advising on a variety of customer and partner technology platforms.

  • You will hold a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited school of law and be admitted to at least one U.S. state bar.

  • History of a strong technology or engineering background or degree and in-depth intellectual property knowledge.

  • You will preferably have significant experience with procurement or other large-scale cross-functional initiatives and have experience with real estate or supervising real estate transactions

  • Prefer if you have some knowledge of and interest in software intellectual property and can arrive at creative solutions

  • Deminstrated oral and written communication skills tailored for the client as well as willingness to question the status quo and advocate for necessary change to improve internal processes

  • Experience working in international settings and functioning in diverse cultures is a plus

Join us, and let’s move money for better

It’s an exciting time at Western Union. We’re growing as a business and we’re shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience and customer service to new levels of excellence. We’re unleashing our potential. If you’re ready to do the same, apply now.

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected category.

Western Union Company is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth.