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Legal Analyst

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

Named “Best Place to Work” in 2020, BigCommerce is looking for a Legal Analyst to join our growing, top-notch Legal team in our Austin Four Points (Headquarters) office.  As a key member of the team, you will work closely with our in-house attorneys to provide support and guidance on legal and compliance initiatives and collaborate frequently with other departments on various projects, contracts and matters requiring legal input. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to work at a fast pace and have strong attention to detail. This is an entry-level role ideal for an individual ready to get their feet wet in pursuit of a career in law.  

What You’ll Do

  • Investigate, prioritize, and manage all escalated requests for legal review and present your findings to attorneys by providing detailed background, analyzing risk vs. benefit, anticipating areas of conflict and proposing creative solutions
  • Clearly communicate legal responses and recommendations to applicable teams and stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain repositories of legal responses and create legal resources for use/reference by applicable teams within the organization
  • Work with attorneys to identify legal and compliance risks to the business, conduct investigations and make recommendations for solutions
  • Identify and implement process improvements within the Legal team and with stakeholders in other departments
  • Help drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including preparing and updating policies and assisting with internal audits/assessments
  • Conduct thorough initial review of contracts in relation to internal legal thresholds and criteria
  • Review and revise procurement contracts (with support of our attorneys)
  • Assist attorneys with preparation, review and negotiation of other legal documents and redlines
  • Draft letters and other legal correspondence
  • Assist with developing best practice policies, playbooks and automation across various contract lifecycles
  • Review contracts for completeness and accuracy, including but not limited to ensuring documents are properly signed and retrieving additional information when necessary
  • Manage BigCommerce’s contracting process by tracking authorizations and correspondence
  • Monitor and maintain data quality within BigCommerce’s contract management system
  • Handle miscellaneous administrative tasks including managing contract files and templates for the Legal team, locating agreements, uploading and organizing fully executed copies of legal documents, etc.
  • Conduct research and prepare analyses to assist attorneys and other teams in making informed decisions

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or equivalent, relevant work experience
  • Strong interest in the legal field and/or in pursuit of a career in legal
  • Fast learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • SaaS or technology company experience is a plus, but not required
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Conga and DocuSign preferred, but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate issues before they arise
  • Takes ownership of work and sees projects through to completion 
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner due to access to information of a sensitive nature
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills. Works efficiently and can be flexible and switch gears quickly if projects need to be set aside for high priority escalations and urgent matters
  • Team player with ability to communicate and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Capable of working independently and seeking assistance when needed
  • Maintains a positive attitude and good sense of humor even while working under pressure

This description is intended to serve as a summary of key duties and responsibilities and may not contain a comprehensive list of activities



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
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Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
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