Legal Counsel

Vancouver, BC
Axiom Zen is our parent company, providing support across the full lifecycle of companies in our portfolio. The Axiom Zen team provides synergies across the portfolio where efficiencies can be developed: A strong Legal function is one of these key areas.

Axiom Zen seeks to tackle the most ambitious problems we can find - and need a strategic legal thinker who can keep up. We are seeking an unconventional individual who has comprehensive experience across corporate and commercial matters to enable the change we want to create in this world.  Core areas of coverage include software sales and licensing agreements (e.g., serving both enterprise and SaaS through ZenHub), blockchain compliance and regulatory pathways, money service and associated AML / KYC compliance, as well as regular way vendor agreements, service agreements with contractors, and legal documentation.

We’d expect that you came up and cut your teeth at a law firm for several years, developing a solid foundation of experience across a diverse range of projects. At some point along the way, you have thought critically about that path and decided the partner track may not have been for you, and sought a more difficult challenge to inspire you. You think first with a commercial mindset and contextualize the needs of the business to get to the optimal answer and streamline process.

As our In House Counsel, you will help build the foundation from which our home for brilliant people can be secure. You will be forced to consider previously unimaginable circumstances and help the team navigate through the regulatory wilderness associated with enabling emerging technologies and building the world in which we want to live.

Our people are our greatest strength and, as a result, we value our culture above all else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.
What we’ll accomplish together:
  • Build a scrappy team to deliver best-in-class legal guidance and perspectives
  • Directly oversee and/or build relationships with external parties to provide comprehensive coverage across Corporate, Commercial, Tax, Employment, Trademark / Patent, Litigation, and related areas
  • Develop robust and scalable processes to manage key risk / compliance issues
  • Provide strategic oversight and execution in partnership with the CFO on capital transactions, including fundraising and potential monetization paths
A little about you:
  • Strong core competencies across corporate and commercial law
  • You are scrappy - we will have to be resourceful in finding answers to a wide range of potential areas for investigation. You like to roll your sleeves up and understand the fundamental issues deeply
  • Communication is key - the ability to pull out the substantive issues, explain them concisely, and develop a rapport with both internal and external stakeholders are paramount
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and context switch - as well as be able to prioritize effectively across multiple companies and initiatives
  • Ideal candidates will have proven experience working in an entrepreneurial environment and bring a true mindset of ownership and impact to all aspects
  • You are curious - perhaps you’ve even delved into some of the specific issues being considered with respect to blockchain projects in the current environment
  • Strong preference to be based in Vancouver
A little about us:

Axiom Zen is a startup that builds startups. Founded in 2012, we have built dozens of products and four standalone companies, serving hundreds of millions of consumers. Our companies include Dapper Labs (the makers of CryptoKitties, the world’s most popular blockchain game), ZenHub (improving developer productivity in startups and Fortune 500), and Routific (leading route optimization platform). Axiom Zen was named first among Canada’s Most Innovative Companies in 2016.

More about Axiom Zen:
At Axiom Zen we recruit the best and foster an environment that enables our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.   

We offer compensation commensurate with the high level of talent we seek, extensive benefits, and flexible time off policy.