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Director of Legal, EMEA Commercial422 South Santa Fe Avenue, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States


Director of Legal, EMEA Commercial

422 South Santa Fe Avenue | Bartlesville | Oklahoma | United States

In this environment, big things happen. Every day, we're translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, where the enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team is infectious and growing. If you love working with sales teams and have a background as a transactional lawyer with contract experience in the software industry, read on!

Couchbase is looking for a Director of Legal with a minimum of 7 years of commercial agreement experience to join our collaborative, fun-loving, well respected legal team and make an immediate impact across the company . Successful candidates will have proven experience closing sales and vendor agreements, navigating privacy regulations, and handling a broad range of technology transactions, including software licensing, partnership agreements and commercial contracts.

As a highly valued member of the Couchbase Legal Team, you will need to have excellent judgement and communication skills to partner with both our internal business units and external business clients and address complex issues in an accurate, clear and thorough manner. You will bring your expertise in taking action to ensure contract items are addressed efficiently, assist with maintaining our templates and form agreements, and provide support for procurement efforts. This role reports to our Chief Legal Officer in Mountain View, California and is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

You love making continuous improvements on internal policies and creating easy-to-use processes and crave the ability to make a positive impact on the daily lives of your colleagues across the globe. Equally as important as your expertise, you are a tried and true team player and are willing to lend a hand and step up to help out in areas that may be outside your expertise if needed (say, for example, advising human resources or marketing). No challenge is too big, no project is too small. Anything you work on is immediately better off for having you involved. You are the person everyone wants to partner with.

    • Drafting and negotiating a wide range contracts including inbound and outbound licensing, professional services, partner, nondisclosure, vendor and other commercial and technology related agreements and templates
    • Supporting and coaching our sales teams on deal structure and contract negotiations
    • Serving as a trusted advisor and business partner across the company by providing counsel and guidance for accomplishing Couchbase's overall business objectives
    • Managing local outside counsel as required

Preferred Qualifications - You are:
    • A practicing attorney with a current license and significant experience working with sales agreements and negotiating commercial contracts; prior in-house experience required
    • Experienced in handling issues related to domestic and international enterprise software licensing, SaaS, intellectual property, open source software and data privacy
    • Deep understanding of revenue recognition principles
    • Passionate and excited about closing deals and working with our customers
    • Able to coordinate effectively across disciplines and time zones, gain trust and confidence with colleagues at many different levels and are clear and concise in your communications
    • Excited about being the first point of legal team contact to support areas outside your primary area of focus, which may include employment, marketing and real estate
    • At your best in a fast-paced team environment, are able to react promptly and comfortable
    • Prioritizing multiple, often competing deliverables while managing expectations around deadlines

About Couchbase

Couchbase's mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world's first Engagement Database. Built on the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform offering includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile and is Open Source. The platform provides unmatched agility and manageability - as well as unparalleled performance at any scale - to deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer experiences. The world's largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web, mobile and IoT applications - companies like Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons Carphone, eBay, General Electric, LinkedIn, Marriott, PayPal, Ryanair, Viber, Tesco, United Airlines, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and hundreds of others around the world use Couchbase Data Platform for their interactive web, mobile, and IoT applications.

Couchbase's HQ is conveniently located in Mountain View with additional offices throughout the globe. We're committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.

At Couchbase, you'll get:
* A fantastic culture
* A focused, energetic team with aligned goals
* True collaboration with everyone playing their positions
* Great market opportunity and growth potential
* Time off when you need it.
* Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.
* Open, collaborative spaces.
* Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks

Whether you're a new grad or a proven expert, you'll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.

Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we'll take on the next great challenge together.

Check out some recent industry recognition:
* One of CRN's 35 Coolest Data Management And Integration Vendors
* No. 17 on Forbes' list of Best Big Data Companies to Work For
* 5 Data Startups To Watch Out For In 2017 by Innovation Enterprise
* Document Store Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
* Winner of TechTarget's 2017 Modern Mobility Innovation Award for its role in providing offline synchronization capabilities to GE's Predix Platform.
* Big Data NoSQL Leader by Forrester Research Inc.
* "Best in Show" in Software Development by SD Times
* Strong Performer in In-Memory Database Platforms by Forrester Research Inc.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

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