Come join Twitter’s Compliance team as our International Trade and Sanctions Compliance Counsel! This position can be based in any of Twitter’s larger U.S. offices including San Francisco, New York, Seattle, or Boulder.
Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with a conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.
Who You Are
You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of our global trade compliance program, providing advice, oversight, and governance on a wide range of complex legal and business issues related to sanctions and export controls. You will report to the Director, Compliance Legal who leads our Investigations and Trade Compliance programs. You will work closely with our Compliance team, Legal colleagues, control and support functions, and business leaders across the organization. You’ll also be responsible for contributing to our team's objective of continuing to develop our compliance culture and to embed integrity and compliance initiatives as Twitter grows.
Sound like you? Read on:
We're looking for an experienced professional who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with broad responsibilities including:
Day to day operations of Twitter’s trade compliance program (focusing on sanctions and export controls), including policy and process enhancements, education and communication, monitoring and auditing screening activities to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and maintaining ECCN product classification;
Develop and implement a trade compliance training plan, working in close coordination with other members of the Compliance team, to support awareness and drive compliance across Twitter;
Provide effective, practical, and timely Trade Compliance legal advice and guidance;
Develop a deep understanding of Twitter’s business and product roadmaps to meaningfully engage with the business, counsel on risk, and engage appropriately on projects that could implicate trade compliance concerns.
Partner with relevant functions to and operationalize the policies and principles to ensure compliance with applicable law;
Conduct periodic assessments of risk associated with trade compliance, including development and oversight of the implementation of any control enhancements or remediation;
Conduct program focused due diligence for new business opportunities and acquisitions;
Ensure the Compliance team and key stakeholders are advised on updates and associated risks arising from regulatory and trade-related developments.
5+ years (though more is welcome) of your experience is directly relevant to this Compliance role, (at least two years of in-house experience preferred, ideally with a technology company);
Substantive expertise in global trade compliance, with strong knowledge of sanctions and export controls laws and regulations and elements of an effective trade compliance program and their applicability to a technology company,
Experience in building, operationalizing, enhancing and scaling an effective trade compliance program;
Demonstrated sound business and legal judgment, with a constructive approach to issue resolution;
Entrepreneurial mindset: flexible, self-starting and hard-working, generating new and innovative solutions as we build out the Compliance program;
Comfortable working in a company experiencing rapid growth and evolution and that is the subject of intense public scrutiny;
Strong project management and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
Outstanding oral, written and presentation communication skills, fluency in English is required;
Strong influencing skills as well as excellent collaboration skills to engage with high performance teams and colleagues in different functions and at different levels in the company;
Law degree (e.g. JD or equivalent) strongly preferred.
Here’s all the legal good stuff: We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.