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 Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share knowledge, & build their careers. More than 50 million professional & aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, & find job opportunities.

We partner with businesses to help them understand, hire, engage, & enable the world's developers. The products & services are focused on technical recruiting, developer marketing, and enterprise knowledge sharing. Our clientele includes Google, Microsoft, Bloomberg, & many other Fortune 500 names.

The Commercial Transactions Attorney is an Individual Contributor role reporting to the VP, Legal. Opportunity to join a small legal department & make a big impact.  You will support sales of our Teams products throughout the US & abroad. This attorney will work with strategic leadership, account executives, sales management, Infosec & others at all levels of the company in connection with reviewing, drafting, & negotiating contracts.  Also, the Commercial Transactions Attorney will work cross- functionally to ensure all transactions comply with privacy & data security requirements, as well as Stack Overflows processes & policies. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of all issues concerning contracts & delivery of SaaS products & a service oriented approach, as well as a demonstrated ability to problem solve & negotiate complex sales deals.  

Stack Overflow is a dynamic tech company in high growth mode. This is an opportunity to work on cutting edge tech issues, collaborating with some of the best & brightest, while making an impactful contribution. 

What youll do:

  • Draft, review, & negotiate NDAs, commercial sales, evaluation & other agreements (globally) for technology outbound licenses/product sales. This includes negotiating directly with customers & ensuring third party flow through coverage for our commitments.
  • Partner with our business teams to provide practical advice on issues & risks, as well as summarize & communicate legal concepts clearly & effectively, to help achieve sales targets
  • Work closely with privacy counsel & information security team to help ensure the Companys compliance with all applicable privacy laws & security  policies
  • Assist in the update & roll-out of our standard agreement templates & legal processes, to help us scale globally with a consistent but locally relevant approach
  • Issue spotting to identify terms that need to be negotiated to conform to Stack requirements

 What youll need to have:

  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in at least 1 State
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working at a companys in-house legal department supporting software/SaaS transactions. Total 6-10 years practicing  law with majority of experience being transactional & at least 4 years of supporting sales teams including advising on, drafting & negotiating terms on customer paper & online terms, as well as working with client  templates. 
  • Experience issue spotting & advising on a broad variety of business, finance, intellectual property, privacy, security & licensing & other issues in commercial contracts including but not limited to:
    • Software/technology licensing & development agreements (including SaaS & PaaS)- sales & vendor agreements
    • Online terms imbedded in contracts/templates
    • Data Privacy Agreements
    • Security requirements
    • Indemnities
    • Warranties
    • Product use requirements
  • Experienced coordinating with other attorneys & compliance groups in a team-oriented approach, while driving transactions to completion 
  • Negotiation experience (in particular, the ability to lead negotiations with a multiplicity of parts), as well as analytical & organizational skills
  • Refined & well-practiced drafting skills (in particular, the ability to develop creative solutions in areas with evolving legal guidance & unique business challenges)
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, work independently & remotely, with limited oversight & prioritize work tasks in an effective manner
  • Proven ability to creatively accomplish organization goals while assessing & managing legal risk
  • Track record of processing a large volume of matters  
  • Quick learner who is comfortable with change
  • Collaborative with a can-do attitude balanced with the ability to gracefully communicate difficult messages 
  • Comfortable working with all levels of business professionals, including senior management & domestic & international colleagues at other departments in a fast paced environment
  • Comfortable working with colleagues located in different time zones
  • Proficiency with: MS Word & GMail

Nice to haves:

  • Proficiency with Google Suite

What youll get in return:

  • Competitive base salary
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Flexible hours
  • Stock options
  • Completely free health insurance (no copay, no premiums)
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Transportation reimbursement

If you want to work remotely. Well reimburse you up to $2,000 to set up a great home office.

If you want to work in our office Youll be in our headquarters in New York City, & enjoy additional benefits like free lunch every day prepared by our own in-house chefs, transportation reimbursement, & all the espresso you can drink.

Work Environment:

Were a remote-friendly team. Whether you work remotely or work out of our office (re-opening June 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19), youll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, GitHub, Hangouts, Zoom, Stack Overflow for Teams).

Employment is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check & upon having the appropriate legal right to work.

Diverse teams build better products.

Legally, we need you to know this:

Stack Overflow does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

But we want to add this:

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company & better products. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can & we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.

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