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Our client, a publicly traded technology company with skyrocketing growth and revenue has retained Solutus Legal Search on an exclusive basis to assist the company in its search for a Product Counsel to join its growing team. Reporting to a Director, Legal, the ideal candidate will possess 4+ years of legal experience including significant experience negotiating and drafting inbound software licenses and alliance, partnership, and OEM agreements.
This hire will provide support across the entirety of the company, including engineering, product management and business development, to create, launch, commercialize and support the company’s leading enterprise cloud products. The company is seeking a self-starter who loves and understands technology, has a proven track record of building strong relationships with cross-functional stakeholders, is willing to take the initiative to identity and drive projects independently while also collaborating and managing projects across functions, and is not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone to tackle the task of the day. This hire can work from either the company’s South Bay headquarters or San Francisco office. LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY.
Develop and negotiate a full complement of complex technology agreements (inbound licensing, joint development agreements, datacenter/cloud platform infrastructure procurement contracts, customer-facing agreements, partner program agreements)
Provide guidance on open source use and help evolve and manage the open source compliance program
Partner with the company’s engineering and product teams to proactively identify areas for improvement (as they obsess over delighting customers!), and help business stakeholders structure and deploy new programs (e.g., marketplace, cloud services, partner programs)
Work with lead privacy counsel to support the product and engineering teams in applying privacy by design principles, developing impact assessments, and creating and rolling out privacy collateral
Work with the commercial legal team globally to support and facilitate negotiation of product-specific terms with customers and suppliers (procurement), including security, data privacy and compliance. Provide training, templates, contract reviews, and support in customer-facing negotiations
Develop and deliver training and communications relating to product development and licensing topics
The company has a global legal team of 20+ legal professionals.
The team is founded on three pillars:
Partnership – They strive to be the easiest company in the tech sector with which to do business. Easy for their customers. Easy for their internal teammates.
Service – They do their best every day to enable their teammates to drive revenue, increase market share and build winning relationships with their partners and customers, all while embracing the company’s cultural principles.
Integrity – Their sense of ethics is of paramount importance to everyone at the company.
The team has built a reputation as a change agent; a team that embraces innovative business models, pioneering service delivery, technology and business process best practices to achieve great things. The company’s goal is to be the best company in its industry, one that attracts the finest global talent through its culture, breadth and quality of work, development opportunities and reward programs.
4+ years of legal experience in the technology sector, with a background in technology transactions (demonstrated track record of creating and negotiating inbound licenses, joint development agreements, datacenter/cloud platform infrastructure procurement contracts, partner program agreements)
Experience in negotiating outbound hosted and on-premise license agreements
Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
Track record of successfully launching company-wide initiatives a plus, including creating and deploying new forms, processes and playbooks to support new and evolving business requirements
Qualified to practice in at least one U.S. state, preferably California, with a law degree from a reputable law school
Working knowledge of open source licensing and compliance
Understanding of national and international privacy laws, particularly as they relate to software and cloud services, a plus
Sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking, superior work ethic, flexibility and ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to proactively build strong, cross-organizational relationships and lead cross-functional projects from formulation to completion
Superior language, written and verbal communication skills
Experience in enterprise software and cloud companies preferred
Solutus Legal Search has been selected as the exclusive representative on this desirable search. Interested candidates, please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.