Carta is hiring a

Program Manager, Legal & Compliance

San Francisco, United States

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

To learn more, here is what one of our investors wrote about leading our Series F. 

The Team You’ll Work With

The Legal and Compliance teams work across all of Carta to design and implement meaningful, Compliance programs, Legal initiatives and various projects that impact all of Carta. We are a roll-up-your sleeves group, and as a team member you will have the opportunity to jump into new and existing issues - learning as we grow.  Carta is a company where we are always helpful - and our team helps as both problem spotters and problem solvers. We identify problems before they happen and cover the blindspots of our rapidly growing organization. We partner with our colleagues to develop and enhance compliance initiatives to make sure Carta is safe, secure and meets our obligations under applicable laws, rules and regulations.  

The Problems You’ll Solve 

As Carta matures, we’re working to build a comprehensive Legal framework for assessing issues, and efficiently identifying and advising, and a more comprehensive Corporate Compliance function. We need both company-wide, one-size-fits-all solutions and more targeted, focused solutions driven by distinct business requirements.  We need big and small solutions that blend execution with speed and flexibility. In this role, you will: 

  • Develop measurement, evaluation, reporting, documentation, and governance to cover legal and compliance program activities across the organization
  • Create and manage project gates and timelines, and function-level timelines to meet objectives
  • Project manage complex litigation matters and third-party requests
  • Design reporting on substantive progress for business units, executives and board presentations 
  • Ensure processes in place to compile, analyze, and escalate project data to meet company, legal and regulatory standards
  • Support the legal and compliance teams in defining and achieving departmental initiatives, developing documentation solutions
  • Be open to unconventional solutions that work for the business units while also building better legal and compliance functions for Carta as a company

The Impact You’ll Have

You can be a part of the Legal and Compliance teams for a company growing in multiple directions at one time. 

Carta is looking to build the central registry for liquidity in the private market and expand its operations globally.  We are entering unprecedented territory and require thoughtful, creative, and equally unprecedented solutions.  By joining the Compliance Team, you will have the opportunity to truly build something new - the likes of which the world has not seen at scale.  The Compliance Team’s impact is only limited by the imagination and, together with our business partners, we can truly reshape the world of ownership through secure, empathetic, and relentless delivery of holistic compliance programs.

About You

Successful candidates will have some familiarity with Atlassian tools and understanding of the program demands in legal and compliance teams.  We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, driven and meticulous.  A willingness to learn and enthusiasm for our Company is necessary  - as this is a challenging space.  As described above, we are a roll-up-your-sleeves team which means we’re optimizing for kind and considerate colleagues that are willing to do what it takes to meet our team goals. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at [email protected]. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.