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Sr. Legal Counsel

Company: OpenText
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANYAs the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management.The Opportunity:OpenText is seeking a commercial Legal Counsel to join our in-house legal team based in California. This is a diverse role that will require negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial technology agreements in support of various Americas-region sales activity, including cloud services agreements, software licenses, and professional services. The role is also one of trusted Legal advisor, and working with cross-functional groups, diverse internal clients, and handling escalations are also key components of this position. In this capacity the Legal Counsel is expected to perform analysis and provides guidance on company transactions as well as new go-to-market products, evaluate risk, update templates, create training materials, and manage projects of benefit to the Legal team and department. You Are Great At: Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment Managing multiple responsibilities Understanding the complexities of a multi-faceted business Reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, extra credit for software & SaaS Communicating complex matters clearly and solving problems practically Building positive working relationships with teammates, subject matter experts, internal clients and customers Providing high quality, practical support to business Working with systems and processes Triage and prioritization What It Takes: Strong academic record and experience working in a legal department or a law firm handling commercial matters. 4+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations, preferably concerning technology. Enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues. Interest in learning new technologies and business models; vision to create new templates and streamline processes; and willing to make recommendations and participate in the decision-making process. Experience doing business with regulated industries, and understanding or interest in data privacy/ data security a plus. Solid "hands on" experience drafting, negotiating and providing guidance on a wide variety of agreements; particularly in software licensing, hosted/ cloud based product agreements, professional services contracts, and maintenance and support agreements. Knowledge of working within the IT sector and assisting sales executives on commercial and sales transactions. Background in contract support for a variety of business functions including sales, marketing, engineering and other internal clients. Ability to advise management on risks across the business and strategies for mitigation. Good judgment, integrity, and attention to detail. Think creatively. Act professionallyAt OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email . Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA) , Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Keywords: OpenText, San Mateo , Sr. Legal Counsel, Other , San Mateo, California

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