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DST Systems Senior Legal Counsel in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

While working at DST Financial Services, you will help our clients discover opportunities in the complexities associated with mounting inflows of data, rapid technological advancements, shifting regulatory change, rising security risks and increasing demands from their customers. Your job is to help our clients discover opportunity through technology, strategic advisory and business improvement solutions. You will work with some of the world’s leading Alternative Asset Managers, Asset Management Service Companies, Banking Companies, Broker-Dealers, Distribution Companies, Insurance Companies and Retirement Companies. Everyday our global offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States work together to master the complexity of the financial industry to transform the most challenging tasks into opportunity and competitive advantage.

Role Overview

As the Senior Legal Counsel you will provide legal counsel and advice for the DST Financial Services business group within the larger SS&C enterprise. Acting as a subject matter expert you will work with key managers and sales personnel in the business; other members of the Company’s Compliance, IT, Legal, Security, Audit, Human Resources & Finance Departments and provide advice on contracts and regulatory compliance on an as-needed basis. Role can sit in Kansas City, MO or Quincy, MA.


  • Provides legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations and privileges of the organization.

  • Provides a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients, including drafting and negotiation of contracts with clients, vendors and other strategic relationships.

  • Acts as advisor on legal issues involving the organization’s government and regulatory compliance.

  • Reviews legal data and advises organization on appropriate legal action to be taken.

  • Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters, including corporate organization,, drafting transactional and services documents, license agreements, employment law, data privacy, and contract management.

  • Experience in complex contract drafting and negotiations, trade secrets and other areas specific to the computer and technology industry.

  • Monitor and report on regulatory developments.

  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work-related experience, or Master’s degree and 1 year of work-related experience, or 5 years equivalent work-related experience

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and have passed, at a minimum, a state bar exam.

  • Three + years prior experience in a legal or compliance environment within the financial services industry with in-depth knowledge and experience preferred

  • The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of the organization, work environment and process including operations and customer support requirements in the financial services or software industry.

  • Familiarity with “software as a service” agreements, software license agreements as well as business process outsourcing service agreements.

  • Strong technical skills required to complete assignments.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (e.g. presentation, listening; and report writing).

  • Analytical problem solving and quantitative skills sufficient to handle a complex regulated environment.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary: persuasion; negotiation; cooperation; diplomacy; strong planning; organizational and coordinating skills, and strong internal consulting skills).

  • Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat.


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.