Golden Gate Ventures


Legal Counsel at Xendit
South Jakarta, ID

Translate tech speak to legal speak

Xendit provides payments infrastructure across Indonesia. Xendit processes payments, runs marketplaces, disburses payroll and loans, detects fraud and helps other startups grow exponentially. We serve these services through world-class APIs and dashboard UI that simplifies payments.  We serve some of Indonesia’s largest tech startups and international giants like Samsung.  

Being across the relevant laws and regulations helps us put our best foot forward with customers, banks, our partners, the government and regulators.  What we do is excellent for Indonesia’s economy but we won’t get anywhere without a thorough understanding of the legal framework.  This role comes with substantial trust and responsibility, and has a real and important impact. As the company’s Legal Counsel, you are expected to handle legal matters such as contracting, licensing, industrial relations (in collaboration with HR) and litigation management.

We're looking for a Legal Counsel to be responsible for all things Legal in Indonesia.  In a legal function seen as a real partner to the business, this is a great chance to gain exposure to practical challenges requiring both legal knowledge and commercial acumen. You will be reporting to the Global General Counsel. 

More than that, we want a general athlete - we want to trust you  to take on our most important problems and with few resources, drive measurable change. We also expect you to be able to coach our legal and compliance team members. 


Be our Legal Eagle 
  • Providing clear and business driven legal advisory on all legal aspect of company operation, product and services and strategic partnership
  • Identifying potential areas of legal vulnerability and risk, developing and implementing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and providing general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future
  • Providing legal support to other departments
  • Assisting and working alongside the Global Legal Counsel in collaboratively managing all legal matters and affairs
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents with our customers, business parties and third parties
  • Ensuring the fulfilment of all legal compliance for company, products and services
  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure the fulfillment of all legal compliances and obligations
  • Managing external notaries and external legal service providers
  • Responsible for advising the resolutions of disputes, litigation and regulatory matters including intellectual property, data and employment issues affecting the business
Be able to translate between the law and Xendit
  • Be able to advocate for what’s right internally in a Xendit way
  • Work to outcomes even though so much is outside your control
  • Be able to engage in lively discussion internally and help the internal team understand why things need to be done a certain way
  • Communicate our way - e.g. build a structured relationship map
  • Be able to advocate for what’s right externally in a legal way
  • Be able to explain what we do to succinctly
Recruit another A player junior legal counsel within 12 months
  • Source 5 A players that can pass CEO’s screen
  • Hire until your role becomes redundant, i.e. if you disappear, they can continue operating at the same quality and speed
  • Build framework for hiring: scorecards, interview questions
You may be a good fit if you have:
  • Bachelor in Law
  • Indonesian qualified lawyer with PERADI license
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesian and English
  • 2-5 years experience as a corporate lawyer at a reputable private practice firm and / or in house legal practitioner
  • Strong and in-depth theoretical knowledge of Indonesian law, such as civil law, company law, intellectual property (having in depth knowledge of telecommunication and/ or technology is essential) 
  • Excellent legal drafting and writing skills (both in Bahasa Indonesian and English language) 
  • Excellent research (local and foreign laws and regulation, verbal and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work well within the legal team and internal/ external stakeholder
  • You’re legally and commercially sound with ability to challenge results, provide solution and form justifiable assumptions for the business
  • You’re willing to work harder than most and humble enough to learn from people much younger than you
  • You thrive on autonomy and have proven you can push towards a goal by yourself

What we care about
  • Solve for the customer first: You build what customers want.  You think about what is right for customers, not what is easiest for you
  • Demonstrate mastery of honey badgery: You make ambitious goals. Then execute…no matter what stands in the way.  When knocked down, you get up
  • Take on challenges willingly and can be trusted to execute: You can be trusted to get things done right the first time quickly.  You hit your deadlines
  • You’re like us: You smile a lot, think work is fun and don’t take yourself too seriously. You measure yourself against the best and believe feedback is the breakfast of champions.  You follow the golden rule
  • You’re remark-able: People naturally talk about how awesome you are.  If we can’t find someone who raves about you then it’s unlikely we will

About Xendit
  • Growing 25% month on month: We are one of the fastest growing companies in Southeast Asia and have done so for the last two years.  We process close to 1b in payments by providing simple APIs for payments on a modern tech stack
  • YCombinator Batch S15: YC is the best incubator in the world, producing Airbnb and Dropbox; 120 companies out of 6,000 applications get in
  • Funded by investors behind Facebook, Slack, Kaokao, Path, Twitch, Grab, Tokopedia
  • Interested to join the Xendit family? Apply now!