Compliance Specialist

Houzz is seeking a Compliance Specialist to join our legal team in Palo Alto. You will be responsible for building and maintaining a compliance framework for the Houzz Shop, our e-commerce platform for the sale of home goods and furniture. In this cross-functional role you will become a Houzz platform expert and work with legal, support, product, and sales teams.

We are looking for candidates who can work independently and show sound judgment in a fast-paced environment. We encourage candidates with prior startup or marketplace experience to apply. Strong communication skills and a sense of humor are essential.


  • Oversee compliance initiatives and programs to ensure best practices are upheld with respect to Houzz Shop operations, product offerings and consumer experience

  • Analyze and distill state and federal regulations relating to home goods and furniture

  • Stay abreast of current events and emerging issues/trends and assess their potential impact on Houzz

  • Work with the product, support, and sales teams to implement policy decisions throughout organization

  • Conduct regular audits/reviews of the Houzz Shop to identify potential issues and ensure policy compliance

  • Work with sales and product teams to evaluate and onboard providers


  • Bachelors degree required; Masters, JD or other advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to simplify complex issues; strong attention to detail

  • Intimate understanding of the Houzz platform and products


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