ZestFinance was founded by a team of some of the world’s best data scientists from Google who came together with a mission – use machine learning algorithms to revolutionize how credit decisions are made to provide fair and transparent credit to everyone. The team of crazy smart data geeks, mathematicians and computer scientists have reinvented underwriting, enabling more accurate credit decisions, increased credit availability for borrowers and higher repayment rates for lenders.We have a distinct culture and we are seeking talent people who will make it even stronger. At Zest, we believe that diversity is key to winning. Zest is seeking smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and --- by extension -- the best team possible. Amazing Benefits:  Including healthcare, retirement, and unlimited vacation time. We also cover continued education, gym memberships, mobile phone service, weekly spa treatments, car washes, and more. Free Lunch:  We bring in healthy, delicious lunches every day.Interesting Projects:  We are working on complex, technically difficult math and computer science. You’ll always be challenged and asked to think creatively to solve tough problems.Agile Environment:  Using short iterations, we develop and release new features every week.Work/Life Balance: Our experienced team can build market-leading systems – without working 15-hour days. Fun:  We don’t take ourselves too seriously and believe having fun goes hand in hand with thinking hard. Video games, ping pong, gigantic jigsaw puzzles, beer tasting, and movie nights are regular activities around here. 

At ZestFinance, we’re changing the way finance works, from how people borrow money to the way that credit decisions are made.  Our ZAML platform is used by some of the world's largest companies to transform their credit businesses, and more companies are signing up every week.  

ZestFinance is seeking a collaborative and detail oriented Junior Paralegal. You will provide general support to the legal team including equity plan administration, maintenance of corporate books and minutes and help on a variety of legal projects. 

* Please include a cover letter in your application. * 

In this role you will:

  • Provide support to ZestFinance's attorneys in a variety of legal, corporate, contract matters
  • Coordinate all aspects of contract management, including routing for signature, distribution and maintenance of contracts database
  • Assist with management of stock option plan, including inputting stock option data and distributing grants
  • Maintain corporate minute books and related records, as well as prepare meeting minutes from the Board and its committees
  • Assist with the management of the company's subsidiaries
  • Manage corporate and tax filings with state, local and other governmental agencies
  • Support strategic transactions, including due diligence, document preparation, closing mechanics and post-closing integration and administration
  • Manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity
  • Coordinate calendar, travel and other administrative duties for the legal department

We are looking for:

  • 2-3 years paralegal experience preferably as a corporate paralegal
  • Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certification from an ABA approved program; notary certification a plus
  • Stock administration experience, preferably from in-house legal experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks and projects, and track and follow up on projects
  • A collaborative team player and have partnered with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • The ability to work independently, shift focus, adapt to changing priorities, maintain patience in high pressure situations and take initiative where appropriate

 

Perks and benefits:

  • People – the best part of Zest
  • Competitive salary and equity grants
  • Robust healthcare plans, matching 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Dog friendly office with lounge areas, video games and gigantic jigsaw puzzles
  • On-site gym with employee run fitness classes
  • Generous family leave policy (6 month maternity leave/3 month paternity leave)
  • Tuition reimbursement, conference allowance and Zest talks
  • Complimentary massages, manicures, pedicures and more
  • Daily catered lunches from LA’s best restaurants and fully stocked kitchen

 

About ZestFinance

ZestFinance, Inc. applies its unique credit-decisioning technology platform — based on data science and machine learning — to help lenders effectively predict credit risk so they can increase revenues, reduce risk and ensure compliance. ZestFinance was founded in 2009 by Douglas Merrill and a team of former Google employees with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

We are committed to diversity in hiring, professional development, and everyday discussion.  Zest is determined to hire crazy smart people who are different from each other to create broad thinking, lots of different ideas, and by extension, the best team possible.

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