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Legal Counsel - CommercialMountain View, California, United States

Legal Counsel - Commercial

Mountain View | California | United States

In this environment, big things happen. Every day, we're translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges for our customers 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 commercial attorney with 5-7 years' 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 and handling a broad range of technology transactions, including software licensing 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 Sr. Director, Legal, Commercial Transactions Americas 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.

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts including inbound and outbound licensing, professional services, channel partner, nondisclosure and other commercial and technology related agreements
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

You are:
  • A practicing attorney with a current license and a minimum of 5+ years of 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 and data privacy
  • Passionate and excited about closing deals and working with our customers
  • Able to coordinate effectively across disciplines, gain trust and confidence with colleagues at many different levels throughout the company and are clear and concise in your communications
  • At your best in a fast-paced team environment, 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

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.

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Couchbase is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Couchbase are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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