People Matter

Senior Counsel, Commercial



Software Engineering, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

About the Team

DoorDash’s Legal Team has built a reputation within the company for our highly collaborative and supportive approach to counseling, always with a bias for action. We are a diverse group of lawyers with a shared passion for providing creative and best-in-class service to our business partners. We go above and beyond to help accelerate and protect the business, and above all else, we value and respect each other as teammates. We’re looking for a team builder who can successfully work across the legal team, as well as the broader company. Join us!

About the Role

DoorDash is hiring an exceptional, business-minded commercial lawyer to join our legal team. You will own projects that make an immediate impact on a fast-growing, dynamic business.You’ll work closely with teams throughout the company, including New Business Development, Strategy, and Sales to open new routes to market and scale the business. You will negotiate high-value deals with some of our most strategic partners–and meanwhile, you’ll automate and streamline lower-touch, high-velocity work. Above all, you’ll help our business partners solve problems and take down roadblocks. Let’s go!

We’re looking for someone with a strong work ethic, excellent analytical and communication skills, and incredibly solid fundamentals as a lawyer. The ideal candidate will be someone who is creative and thinks outside-the-box, is a self-starter who takes ownership over initiatives, and is hands-on taking into consideration the lowest level of detail.

You will report into the Director, Commercial Legal who leads our partnership, business development, and SMB legal teams.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Serve as the primary legal partner for key areas of our business
  • Negotiate strategic deals, automate and streamline simple deals, and invent entirely new kinds of deals in close partnership with business partners and Product Counsel
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and business partner across the company by providing counsel and practical guidance for accomplishing DoorDash’s overall business objectives that balances business objectives and legal risk, taking into account companies policies and positions
  • Drive real change in a fast-paced environment
  • Learn our business at the lowest level of detail
  • Join a close-knit, caring team of outstanding professionals
  • Work closely with other members of the legal team to identify and resolve privacy, tax and regulatory issues
  • Build and improve contract templates and legal processes
  • Promote compliance and smart decision-making throughout the business

We’re excited about you because…

  • You have a J.D. and are admitted to any US state bar
  • You have 8+ years legal experience in a law firm or in-house legal department, with experience on strategic deals
  • You have a strong track record of drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements, including sales agreements, MSAs, software and technology agreements, and partnership agreements
  • You love getting things right, but that doesn’t stop you from getting things done.
  • You lead, organize, prioritize, and manage projects effectively
  • You’ve never met a legal template you couldn’t simplify and improve
  • You have a proven ability to balance legal risk and business objectives
  • You work autonomously while exercising sound judgment in a fast-paced environment
  • You create repeatable, scalable legal processes
  • You love to cheer on your teammates
  • You are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$217,000$345,000 USD