Corporate Counsel

at SolarWinds (View all jobs)

Austin, Texas

Req ID: 201042

At SolarWinds, we’re a people-first company. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of the people we serve—including our employees, customers, shareholders, Partners, and communities. Join us in our mission to help customers accelerate business transformation with simple, powerful, and secure solutions.

The ideal candidate thrives in an innovative, fast-paced environment and is collaborative, accountable, ready, and empathetic. We’re looking for individuals who believe they can accomplish more as a team and create lasting growth for themselves and others. We hire based on attitude, competency, and commitment. Solarians are ready to advance our world-class solutions in a fast-paced environment and accept the challenge to lead with purpose. If you’re looking to build your career with an exceptional team, you’ve come to the right place. Join SolarWinds and grow with us!

Your Role:

We are looking for a bright, energetic, highly collaborative attorney to join our Legal Department as Corporate Counsel. This role will primarily support the commercial function including sales and procurement.
This will be a highly interactive role that will report to the Associate General Counsel – Sales. The role will entail active, dynamic and engaging interaction with other members of the company’s legal department, as well as members of executive leadership, and stakeholders cross-functionally at all levels of the organization.

Your Impact:

Based in Austin, Texas and reporting to the Associate General Counsel – Sales, this team member will:

  • Provide proactive counsel on a broad range of legal matters, particularly related to commercial transactions involving the company’s software and cloud services.
  • Facilitate with and streamline communication between relevant affected areas within the company on a global basis including sales, finance, product, and information security.
  • Conduct initial review of and prepare proposed revisions/redlines to a wide variety of commercial and technology agreements, including a heavy volume of software license, subscription and SaaS agreements, confidentiality agreements, and partner related agreements.
  • Assist the procurement team in the review of vendor agreements that are escalated to legal.
  • Assist in developing training materials, and advise and educate sales teams and other internal stakeholders on legal processes and provide ongoing guidance and coordination throughout a contract lifecycle.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing process improvements to promote efficient workflows and handling of legal requests.
  • Provide substantive support to other members of the Legal Department as needed.
  • Perform other special assignments, strategic projects or duties as assigned.

Interpersonal skills and competencies

  • Be passionate and energized by the challenges of serving a dynamic, global company.
  • Have a strong work ethic, and excellent communication and negotiation skills (both written and verbal),
  • The ability to forge and maintain trust and a strong working relationship with stakeholders, and engage effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Be independently driven, action-oriented, organized, results-oriented, efficient and resourceful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to anticipate issues and escalate appropriately.
  • Be highly analytical and have exceptional problem-solving skills, and a desire to build and grow knowledge and experience.
  • Have a practical, business-oriented approach in order to provide internal stakeholders with clear and concise legal advice with an appreciation for commercial priorities.
  • Be able to propose creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines, to address business needs while mitigating risk.
  • Have a sense of humor and can-do attitude.
  • Be able to simultaneously manage multiple workflows, client demands and shifting priorities within a fast-paced, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment while maintaining composure and a positive attitude.
  • Have a strong desire to learn the business and new areas of law.

Your Experience:

  • Admitted to and in good standing with the bar of a U.S. state.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in a fast-paced, in-house legal department for a software/technology company.
  • Adept at translating legal advice into actionable guidance.
  • Flexible, open-minded thinker with the desire to prioritize internal client needs.
  • Confident in suggesting sound decisions for implementation.

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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