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Sr. Corporate Counsel

Hi there!We are looking for a Sr. Corporate Counsel to be our first internal counsel.  You will work closely with executives, managers and peers to help us build out the legal function at Zapier.  If you’re interested in accelerating your career at a fast-growing, profitable tech company, then read on…

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About You

You’re a Legal Pro. You have 7+ years experience and at least 5 years experience in a law firm handling a significant amount of technology issues and transactions. You've got a proven track record of working with high-growth technology companies preferably in the software or SaaS.

You have a wide range of knowledge and experience.  You have knowledge or experience in general corporate matters, contracts, including specific experience with SaaS sales, reseller, partnership, and licensing contracts, privacy, data security,  employment and international law. You are in good standing with at least one US state bar. CIPP certification [and in-house experience] would be an added bonus. You also have a willingness to learn areas of law outside of your expertise. 

You are a strategic thinker. You have experience developing strategies, systems and processes that help manage risk faced by the company while helping us achieve our business objectives.

You can make difficult decisions. You have experience making important decisions regarding legal and compliance risks in a fast-moving environment.  

You have strong professional judgement and are practical yet creative. You look at complex opportunities and issues in creative and effective ways. You look at the whole picture and know how to prioritize.  You act on the best information available and act decisively.

You are self-aware and have a high EQ. You know what you don’t know and know when it is time to seek outside counsel. You have strong listening skills and can learn from others.

You're a team player. You work collaboratively with no ego.

You wear many hats. You can see the big picture but can also roll up your sleeves and take on any task, big or small.  

You're data-driven. You have an analytical mindset and you know that you have to use data, metrics and analytics to measure success and make better decisions.

You're a skilled written communicator. You can take legal-ease and make it easy to read for a diverse workforce spanning the globe. Zapier is a 100% remote team and writing is our primary means of communication. 

 

Things You’ll Do

  • Oversee all legal and compliance matters and advise executive team members and management at all levels of the organization.
  • Provide day-to-day legal support working on a variety of legal matters including, contracts, data privacy, governance, technology transactions, employment, equity,  intellectual property and international issues.
  • Design, implement and oversee processes and technologies for scalable legal operations including development of our contract templates.
  • Develop and provide internal compliance trainings.
  • Address specialized issues and work with outside counsel where needed. 
  • Experiment: this is a startup so everything can change.
  • Travel of 5% - 10% for company retreats which rotate to various cities throughout North America.
  • As part of our All Hands Support initiative, every week help customers have the best possible experience with Zapier.

 

About Zapier

For the past seven years, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.

 

The Whole Package

Location: Anywhere in the U.S. or Canada

Our team of 240+ is distributed because it lets us work with the best people. You don't have to be located in the USA either. Some team members live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Nigeria, Taiwan, Guatemala, New Zealand, Australia, and more! You just need the skills and drive to succeed in this role and the ability to work from anywhere.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary (we don't use remote as an excuse to pay less)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies.

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US-based team members.

 

How to ApplyWe have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate. Please make sure to answer each question. After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

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Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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