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Sr. Legal Counsel

Req id:  23943

Alpharetta, GA, US Virtual, US Gaithersburg, MD, US

OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY 
OpenText is seeking a commercial Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel to join our in-house legal team as legal prime for a growing line of business. This is a diverse role that will require negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial technology agreements in support of various Americas-region sales activity, including cloud services agreements, software licenses, and professional services.  The role is also one of trusted Legal advisor, and working with cross-functional groups, diverse internal clients, and handling escalations are also key components of this position.  In this capacity the successful candidate is expected to perform analysis and provides guidance on company transactions as well as new go-to-market products, evaluate risk, update templates, create and deliver training, and manage projects of benefit to the Legal team and department. 


YOU ARE GREAT AT 
•    Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment 
•    Managing multiple responsibilities
•    Understanding the complexities of a multi-faceted business
•    Reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, extra credit for software & SaaS  
•    Communicating complex matters clearly and solving problems practically
•    Building positive working relationships with teammates, subject matter experts, internal clients and     customers
•    Providing high quality, practical support to business
•    Working with systems and processes
•     Triage and prioritization 


WHAT IT TAKES 
•     Interest in learning new technologies and business models; vision to create new templates and streamline processes; and willing to make recommendations and participate in the decision-making process. 
•     Strong experience working in a legal department or a law firm handling commercial matters.
•     4+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations, preferably concerning technology.
•     Enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues.  
• Experience doing business with regulated industries, and understanding or interest in data privacy/ data security a plus.
• Solid “hands on” experience drafting, negotiating and providing guidance on a wide variety of agreements; particularly in software licensing, hosted/ cloud based product agreements, professional services contracts, and maintenance and support agreements.  
• Knowledge of working within the IT sector and assisting sales executives on commercial and sales transactions.  
• Background in contract support for a variety of business functions including sales, marketing, engineering and other internal clients.
• Ability to advise management on risks across the business and strategies for mitigation.
• Good judgment, integrity, and attention to detail.
• Think creatively.  Act professionally

 

While OpenText is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com.

 

Additionally, OpenText, as a proud US Federal Government contractor, is subject to Executive Order 14042 requiring all US employees (in office or virtual) be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. New employees joining OpenText will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to joining or be approved for a medical or religious exemptions. If you believe you qualify for an exemption you can request the exemption form at accommodationrequests@opentext.com


OPENTEXT - THE INFORMATION COMPANY

Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

Perks 
If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Benefits 
Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and potential. Become an OpenText Navigator.


Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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