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Legal Counsel, Strategic Finance at MakerDAO (Remote, Full-time)

The Strategic Finance Core Unit is focused on bridging the decentralized finance and traditional finance world, bringing ‘Real World Assets’ onto the Blockchain by partnering with technology, financial, and legal third parties.

As the Strategic Finance Counsel, you will provide legal and transaction management advice and services to the Strategic Finance Core Unit and DAO.

About the MakerDAO & Protocol

The Maker Protocol, built on the Ethereum blockchain, enables users to create currency. Users deposit collateral and borrow the USD-pegged stablecoin Dai.

MakerDAO governs the Maker Protocol by deciding on key parameters (e.g., stability fees, collateral types/rates, etc.) through the voting power of MKR token holders. Operations of the protocol are fully permissionless and decentralized, creating a censorship-resilient stablecoin useful for a variety of transactions in decentralized finance.

The Maker Protocol is one of the largest decentralized applications (dapps) on the Ethereum blockchain, and was the first decentralized finance (DeFi) application to earn significant adoption.


Transaction due diligence

  • Legal structuring of legal entities
  • Counterparty
  • Fiat/DAI flows
  • Applicable law requirements
  • Obtain local counsel advice

Transaction management

  • Term sheet preparation
  • Financing agreement preparation
  • Transaction scheduling


  • Formulation of commercial positions
  • Managing legal risks


  • Review and comment on draft agreements
  • Direct external counsel on commercial and legal positions

Document management

  • Closing process
  • Disbursement conditions precedent
  • Creation and perfection of security interests
  • Bankruptcy remoteness / True sale
  • Regulatory
  • Tax

Risk assessment

  • Identify and mitigate transaction risks
  • Assist in the preparation of risk assessment


  • Support Maker governance

Post-Closing Transaction Management

  • Compliance and administration
  • Contract support

Our Ideal Candidate

Are you ready to dive-in full-time into Crypto? We’re looking for someone who:

  • Wants to be on the bleeding edge of technology in DeFi, DAOs, and Web 3.0
  • Is optimistic about the future and determined to get there
  • Natural sense of curiosity and loves learning
  • Can prioritize and pivot effectively – crypto is constantly evolving and our priorities must as well
  • Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission
  • What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and mindset, you are a self-starter, driven, and love building
  • Not afraid of rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty


  • 5+ years of experience working in a law firm, preferably with International Financial Center Training
  • Multidisciplinary background that may include experience in one or more of the following subject areas: finance, securitization, project finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, capital markets, and tax
  • Demonstrated experience exploring the boundaries of legal contracting, smart contracting, and law
  • Experience running deals and leading negotiations against sophisticated counterparties such as hedge funds, asset managers, ETFs, and corporations
  • Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms
  • Team-oriented and collaborative, with the ability to independently drive negotiations and projects from start to finish with minimal supervision
  • Sound and practical business judgement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bonus – experience working in the cryptocurrency industry

What’s in it for you

  • Be part of an ecosystem that encourages transparency and alignment with open-source methodologies and principles
  • Working for the leader and OG DeFi protocol
  • Contribute to high-impact projects that will drive the growth of a decentralized protocol
  • Competitive compensation
  • Work within a remote and highly collaborative team consisting of diverse experts
  • Opportunities to travel to team events and conferences

How to apply

To apply, email cover letter and resume to .

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