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VP, Legal

Andela

Andela

Legal
United States · Canada · Mexico
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Andela

Andela exists to connect brilliance and opportunity. Since 2014, we have been dedicated to breaking down global barriers and accelerating the future of work for both technologists and organizations worldwide.

For technologists, Andela offers competitive long-term career opportunities with leading organizations, access to a global community of professionals, and education opportunities with leading technology providers.

For companies, Andela provides access to a global network of fully integrated team members that unlock their business' innovation and growth potential.

At Andela, we are deeply passionate about creating long-lasting and transformative growth opportunities for all and doing it in an E.P.I.C. [andela.com/careers] way.

We are excited to continue building our remote-first team with incredible people like you!

Job Overview:

The VP, Legal will play a crucial role in providing legal guidance and support across the organization. This position requires expertise in drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology and commercial agreements, with a focus on SaaS, cloud-based solutions, managed services, and vendor agreements. The successful candidate will lead a small legal team while also being hands-on in managing and executing key legal functions. This role demands a proactive, hands-on leader who can balance strategic oversight with detailed contract work, ensuring that all contracts are compliant with applicable laws and regulations while mitigating risks and protecting the company's interests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of technology and commercial agreements, including but not limited to SaaS agreements, cloud-based services contracts, managed solutions agreements, and vendor agreements.

  • Provide legal advice and support on matters related to commercial transactions, intellectual property, data privacy, and compliance.

  • Lead and mentor a small team of legal professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including sales, finance, operations, and product development teams, to ensure contracts align with business objectives and mitigate potential risks.

  • Advise on legal issues related to the company's products and services, including new product launches and enhancements.

  • Advise on legal guidance related to employment law.

  • Manage and resolve legal disputes, including contract disputes and regulatory compliance issues.

  • Stay up-to-date with relevant laws and regulations affecting the technology industry and ensure the company's compliance with applicable legal requirements.

  • Lead and/or collaborate the development and implementation of company policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risks.

  • Provide training and guidance to employees on legal and compliance matters as needed.

  • Lead corporate governance matters and other legal projects as required.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

  • Active membership in good standing with a state bar.

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant legal experience, preferably with a focus on technology and commercial agreements.

  • In-depth knowledge of SaaS, cloud-based solutions, managed services, and vendor agreements.

  • Strong understanding of intellectual property, data privacy, and regulatory compliance issues related to the technology industry.

  • Proven ability to draft, review, and negotiate complex contracts with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive and solution-oriented approach.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • High ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity.

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Benefits

  • Fully Remote work culture - we hire globally and all of our roles are fully remote!

  • Bring your own device stipend - buy your own laptop with funds from Andela

  • Flexible working hours

  • Equity (as a part of the compensation package)

  • Healthcare, 401k / pension

  • Generous Paid Time Off, Parental Leave, Compassionate Leave

And more to come! We're on a journey to reimagine global benefits at Andela.


At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lie in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.