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Associate Legal Counsel

Job description

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been  recognized numerous times  for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce , named a "Best Place to Work," is looking for an Associate Legal Counsel to join our growing, outstanding legal team in our Austin Four Points (headquarters) office.  As a key member of the team, you will provide support and mentorship on various legal matters and help drive growth and compliance in the company’s operations. This role will report to the Associate General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel and frequently interact directly with other departments.

What You’ll Do

  • Be a trusted advisor to various company departments and functions by providing counsel on a wide range of legal, corporate compliance, commercial, strategic and international matters. 
  • Research and provide guidance on governance best practices and public company reporting obligations.
  • Draft, update and handle legal templates, policies and playbooks.
  • Identify, implement and lead operations improvements within the legal team and with cross-departmental processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the company's operations, products, market, customers and competitors.
  • Drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including preparing and updating policies and providing training and counseling to other teams.
  • Establish rapport and working relationships at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial and corporate agreements (with support and oversight from our senior attorneys), including inbound and outbound SaaS and related agreements, support services, marketing agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Lead all aspects of management and maintenance of data quality within BigCommerce’s contract management systems.
  • Conduct research on legal issues and risks related to our product offerings and business strategies; present findings and recommendations to legal team members and other internal stakeholders.

Who You Are

  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • 1-2+ years’ experience working in a fast-paced, in-house legal environment or with a top regional or national law firm. 
  • SaaS or technology company experience preferred.
  • Fast learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Makes a difference as a Team player with ability to communicate and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization in a professional manner.
  • Capable of working independently but exercises sound legal judgment and seeks mentorship from senior attorneys when appropriate.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Maintains a positive demeanor and good sense of humor even while working under pressure.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities; capable of prioritizing multiple deliverables while handling expectations and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to apply legal principles and explain legal concepts practically in a business environment.
  • Lead all aspects of work and sees projects through to completion.

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

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at  https://careers.bigcommerce.com .

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