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Sr. Legal Counsel

Req id:  24667

Virtual, US Indianapolis, IN, US Denver, CO, US Lewiston, ME, US Salt Lake City, UT, US San Antonio, TX, US Alpharetta, GA, US Waukesha, WI, US Boston, MA, US San Mateo, CA, US Tinton Falls, NJ, US Pasadena, CA, US Columbus, OH, US Austin, TX, US Dallas, TX, US San Diego, CA, US Arlington, VA, US Tampa, FL, US Carbondale, IL, US Broomfield, CO, US Tucson, AZ, US Brook Park, OH, US Gaithersburg, MD, US Lexington, KY, US Southfield, MI, US


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. 


OpenText is seeking a full-time commercial Legal Counsel or Senior Legal Counsel to join our in-house legal team supporting the on-demand messaging (ODM) Sales Team within the Digital Experience line of business.  Ancillary support for another software product line will also be involved. As part of the larger commercial Legal team dedicated to the success of our company as well as the professional growth of its team, this role will focus largely on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for OpenText’s ODM services and software.  The Legal Counsel will work collaboratively with Sales and cross-functional subject-matter experts to assist with drafting, negotiating, to close commercial transactions.  In this capacity the successful candidate is expected to perform analysis and provide 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. 


•    Assist the Sales organization as a subject matter expert of the On-Demand Messaging Legal team 
•    Advise and participate in contract negotiations, including risk management and assessment of commercial transactions in accordance with OpenText policies
•    Contract drafting including writing new clauses, amending standard clauses, and editing other clauses as applicable
•    Provide guidance on contract documents and processes
•    Participate in internal working groups related to software and service offerings, contracting, and processes
•    Conduct training for the sales organization on contracts and legal processes, as needed.
•    Working effectively and pragmatically in a fast-paced environment 


•    4+ years previous experience conducting contract negotiations for technology cloud/SAAS services and software.
•    Legal background with advanced skills in contract negotiation, drafting and interpretation of a wide variety of agreements.
•    Proven drafting skills (writing new clauses, amending, and modifying legal language).
•    Strong experience working in a legal department or a law firm handling commercial matters.
•    Enthusiastic, hard-working, enjoy working in a team environment and confident working at a senior level with lawyers and other professional colleagues.  
•    Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality 
•    Experience doing business with regulated industries, and understanding or interest in data privacy/ data security a plus.
•    Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines in an ever-evolving environment.
•    Strong capabilities and expertise in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across teams 
•    Proven ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.



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


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. 

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. 

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.

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