Head of Legal Job at Constructor, New York, NY

  • Constructor
  • New York, NY

Job Description


About Us
Constructor is the only search and product discovery platform tailor-made for enterprise ecommerce where conversions matter. Constructor's AI-first solutions make it easier for shoppers to discover products they want to buy and for ecommerce teams to deliver highly personalized experiences that drive impressive results. Optimizing specifically for ecommerce metrics like revenue, conversion rate and profit, Constructor generates consistent $10M+ lifts for some of the biggest brands in ecommerce, such as Sephora, Petco, home24, Maxeda Brands, Birkenstock and The Very Group. Constructor is a U.S. based company that was founded in 2015 by Eli Finkelshteyn and Dan McCormick. For more, visit: constructor.io .

Job Description

Constructor is a rapidly growing software company that powers search and discovery for some of the largest e-commerce retailers in the world.

We're looking for a business-minded attorney, with experience in the tech and SaaS industries, who will act as a legal generalist for a high-growth technology company. You'll be our first in-house Legal hire, and will work closely with other internal business teams and leadership across the company. You'll supervise our Contracts and Procurement Process, manage our use of external counsel, and partner with our leadership team to build a robust legal function and framework.

The ideal candidate excels at identifying risk, problem solving, and partnering with the business to make decisions amidst ambiguity. This role is perfect for a fast-moving attorney who can work within a team and who has had substantive exposure to a broad range of transactional and corporate matters. In this role, you will report to our COO. Cite GoInhouse.com when applying.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to our executive leadership team on a wide range of legal issues, including business contracts, employment and equity law, data security, IP, corporate governance, tax matters, and international expansion
  • Negotiate, draft, and review contracts, with the support of our COO, CISO and CRO
  • Anticipate and proactively identify potential legal issues or risk; partner with leadership and internal teams to develop legal strategies and solutions
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Draft, review, and approve policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other legal documents
  • Advise technical and corporate leadership on issues related to intellectual property, data protection and ownership, security, and other relevant areas as needed
  • Assist in M&A and financing transactions as they come up, including negotiating confidentiality, transition services, and other agreements, managing due diligence, and assisting in all areas of deal planning and execution


Preferred Skills


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience, ideally a combination of law-firm and in-house or start-up experience
  • Exposure to, and ideally expertise in, in a wide array of legal areas, including corporate governance, financing, data security and IP, equity, employment law, and compliance
  • Strong negotiator who operates well in ambiguous and fast paced environments
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships cross-functionally, including with business, finance, and technical stakeholders
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and operate under pressure
  • Willingness to wear multiple hats with shifting priorities and work on projects of all types
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and collaborative environment


  • Member of one or more U.S. state bar associations


  • Unlimited vacation time — we strongly encourage all of our employees take at least 3 weeks per year
  • A competitive compensation package including stock options
  • Fully remote team — choose where you live
  • Apple laptops provided for new employees
  • Training and development budget for every employee, refreshed each year
  • Parental leave for qualified employees
  • Work with smart people who will help you grow and make a meaningful impact
  • Work from home stipend! We want you to have the resources you need to set up your home office
  • *drum roll* Company Retreat to Canary Island (if joined to team before AUG 1)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Constructor

At Constructor.io we are committed to cultivating a work environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome individuals of all backgrounds and provide equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of their education, diversity of opinion, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or affiliation in any other protected group. Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. Our primary interest is in finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of our listed qualifications.

Job Tags

Full time, Remote job, Work from home, Home office, Shift work,

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