Dublin or London

Full time


EMEA Employment Counsel

Help us grow our legal team in EMEA!

Dublin or London

Full time


Stripe strives to build the best products and services helping entrepreneurs around the world to grow their businesses. We work on complex technical and legal problems every day, and we’re looking for a versatile attorney to help protect our growing business. As EMEA Employment Counsel, you will advise our People team and other business partners in all areas of EMEA employment law and proactively manage potential employment-related risks.   

In this role you will:

  • Partner with our People team (primarily HR and Recruiting) to provide subject matter expertise on a full range of employment issues including recruiting, hiring, performance management, compensation and benefits, leaves of absence, employee privacy, internal investigations, working time, and HR best practices
  • Proactively review employment policies to ensure legal compliance and consistency with best practices; collaborate with cross-­functional teams to support and maintain employment compliance, with particular focus on global HR data protection and privacy laws
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of employment­-related agreements such as offer letters, contractor agreements, and vendor agreements
  • Collaborate with other members of the Legal team on pre-litigation and litigation matters
  • Proactively monitor employment and data protection laws and advise of developments that may affect the company

To be considered for this role, you must have:

  • At least 5 years of specialist employment law experience at a leading law firm or in-house legal department, including experience advising on GDPR (or equivalent) HR data protection and privacy laws. In-house experience or experience advising technology clients as outside counsel is a plus
  • Qualification to practice law in Ireland or the United Kingdom
  • A proven ability to analyze employment law matters of all levels of complexity, and exercise sound judgment in balancing legal risks and business needs
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to work well on both long and short-term projects

The person we want to hire for this role will also be:

  • An exceptionally hard worker, capable of getting things done
  • A team player who is willing to pitch in where needed in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Decisive and having excellent judgment, and capable of making smart decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information
  • Adept at working with multiple stakeholders while maintaining strict discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism 
  • Someone with a solid understanding of employment law in Ireland and the UK (with global experience strongly preferred) to provide fast and useable advice to Stripe teams
  • Passionate about Stripe’s mission of helping businesses grow and thrive

To apply for this role, please include:

  • A resume and LinkedIn profile

Please find our EU applicant personal information notice here

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.