Card Brand Compliance Manager

Full Time

We are seeking a Card Compliance Manager to ensure Compliance with all Card Brand Rules and legal regulations and provide legal contract support for PayJunction. This role will also serve the function of a Corporate Paralegal. Our team takes compliance with Card Brand rules, laws and contractual provisions seriously, and wants someone who can help achieve this.

Why PayJunction?

PayJunction is relentless and emphatical about helping others.  We exist to drive the success of our partners.  Specifically, the developers who connect to us, businesses who process payments through us, and all of our team members who work with us at PayJunction.

We believe dreams inspire people to start a business, and others to partner with them.  While building dreams, entrepreneurs and business professionals will face many challenges along the way. We believe great partners can make all the difference.

We are your dream partner.  

Your success is our success. 

Our dream is to help you realize yours.

We exist to drive the success of our partners.  We do this by fundamentally changing the way you transact with others.  We just happen to make great payment systems..  If you love helping others succeed, in a culture that celebrates perfecting your craft, consider partnering with us.


PayJunction takes a Flex First approach to work environments. This means that our team members can choose to work from our Santa Barbara office or remotely from home. We ensure that everyone has the resources and equipment to work where they feel most productive. We trust our teams to make the best decision for their work environment. All PayJunction employees must reside in one of the following states: CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NY, TX.   


The Legal Department's mission is to ensure compliance with law and card brand regulations and work to create win-win situations, faster, without compromising on integrity or accuracy.


The Legal Department's vision is to drive the success of PayJunction and its partners by providing valuable, reliable and strategic legal guidance and contract negotiations.


  • Work with General Counsel and business teams to help ensure the business remains compliant with all Card Brand and Debit Network Rules.
  • Develop policies and procedures according to the most current Card Brand and Debit Network rules and guidelines.
  • Actively participate in the build and development of governance and oversight programs for ensuring compliance with Card Brand rules.
  • Act as the primary contact with our Processor, Sponsor Bank and Card Brands for all card compliance matters.
  • Prepare various reports as required by the Card Brands.
  • Contribute to overall risk strategy with regards to the Card Brand and Debit Network Rules.
  • Develop/maintain strong positive working relationships with business leadership and all team members.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Card Brand and Debit Network Rules, requirements, industry trends, and best practices.
  • Effectively present results and findings from independent assessments and gain buy-in to influence any necessary change.
  • Develop and deliver reporting to General Counsel and executive team, as needed.
  • Respond to internal and external audits, exams and requests for information.
  • Assist in the evaluation of audit and examination findings and implementation of corrective action and needed responses.
  • Research, track, and monitor legislation and legal issues that impact the company's business.
  • Update General Counsel with timely analysis and summaries of new legislation/regulations affecting the business.
  • Assist in implementing changes to contracts to comply with legislation/regulations.
  • Provide support related to litigation and responses to complaints.
  • Renew and maintain company licensing.
  • Draft, file and manage various business entity documents with State agencies.
  • Draft, review, index, organize and file legal contracts, correspondence and other documents.


  • Ability to drive, contain, and take ownership of projects and tasks in order to bring them to prompt and effective completion
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workloads to meet deadlines in a challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and a strong desire to work on a variety of compliance and legal matters, continue to learn, and have a meaningful impact on the company
  • Ability to summarize and communicate compliance and legal concepts clearly and effectively
  • Ability to collaborate as a reliable team-player
  • High ethical standards
  • Excellent judgment and communication skills with a strong attention to detail


  • Minimum of 4 years industry and professional experience, including:
    • 1+ years experience in managing card brand compliance required
    • 1+ years work as a paralegal preferred
  • Undergraduate degree with paralegal certification a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word (Redlining / Revision Features)
  • Comfortable and willing to use an Apple workstation (MacOS) (required)
  • Comfortable using Google GSuite (GMail, GDocs, GCal, GDrive)
  • Comfortable using DocuSign or other e-sign technology
  • Comfortable using Zoom and Slack for heavy remote communications
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, scanning tools, or other OCR technology

About PayJunction

Founded in 2000 by three UCSB graduates, PayJunction has grown from a bootstrapped startup to a recognized and respected leader in the payments industry. PayJunction processes more than $8 billion dollars annually for thousands of businesses with solutions that make it easy to accept credit and debit card payments in-store, online, and on-the-go.

Our people-first culture values long-term relationships over short-term profits. Honesty and integrity are part of every interaction with partners, customers and employees. We foster a collaborative work environment, where creative ideas are welcomed, teams are inspired, and success is celebrated. PayJunction is a place where you can find experienced mentors and supportive friends who are committed to your growth.


  • Health, dental, and vision paid 100% by company
  • 401k with 6% match
  • FSA and Dependent Care FSA
  • Long-term & short-term disability coverage paid 100% by company
  • 8 paid company holidays per year
  • 2 paid floating holidays per year
  • 1 paid volunteer day per year
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly “fun budgets” for team bonding events
  • Opportunity to be part of a company that is changing a whole industry
  • Opportunity for growth within the company
  • Opportunity for remote, in-office, or hybrid work 

Office Environment

  • The opportunity to choose the work environment that best suits you - remote, in-office, or hybrid.
  • All remote & hybrid team members can enjoy:
  • Those who choose to come into the office can look forward to:
    • Bright and open offices in downtown Santa Barbara
    • Stocked snack kitchens 
    • Collaborative work spaces with Herman Miller chairs, height-adjustable desks, and a large 32-inch monitors
    • Dog-friendly office

Company Values

  • Build the Dream
  • Put People First
  • Value Long Term Relationships Over Short Term Profit
  • Make it Simple
  • Be Data Driven
  • Own It


The base salary range for this role is $75,000 - $90,000/year plus benefits.  Actual base salary offered will vary depending on factors including but not limited to: location, education, experience, skills and qualifications.

PayJunction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a work environment where people from all backgrounds and identities thrive. We firmly believe that more diversity and inclusion in our workforce creates a stronger team, product, and culture.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. PayJunction reserves the right to conduct background and/or credit checks on all of its potential employees.



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