Product Counsel

TIBCO Software, Inc.
Jan 26, 2023
Feb 23, 2023
Contract Type
Do you thrive in a startup vibe? Were you built for a small, nimble and dynamic team that's ready to win? If you answered yes, we want to talk to you! We are now going back to our roots as a standalone business unit to focus on our SaaS business–an area where we see growth potential. This business unit is unique, and we certainly aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and tackle the bigger competitors. As Product Counsel, you will have a seat at the table with our Product and Engineering Leaders to support product development in a +$200M business realizing double digit growth in a fast growing market. Your goal: to become deeply embedded with the Product and Engineering teams as a trusted legal advisor providing proactive and agile support to multiple areas of our ShareFile business. Role Overview Now, let's get to the details. This role will provide legal support in a fast–paced dynamic environment for all relevant areas including product design, development and release, marketing, data protection, security and compliance. You will be working with business leaders across the ShareFile business unit as well as members of the Cloud Software Group Legal Team and a variety of other functions including Finance, Marketing, Procurement, Sales, Operations etc. to support the Product and Engineering organization and business leaders. This role requires a business–minded in–house lawyer who will partner with multiple innovative product teams around the world to ensure that ShareFile's products and services are structured to achieve the business unit strategy while complying with applicable regulations in multiple jurisdictions. This role will report into the ShareFile General Counsel and be part of a small team dedicated to the ShareFile business unit. What You Will Be Doing: Partner closely with Product Management, Engineering, Design, Marketing, Compliance, Support and Operations teams and provide counsel and advise on a wide variety of complex and developing legal, regulatory and compliance issues in connection with the delivery of cloud services. Advise on requirements affecting all stages of a product's life cycle, including design, development, marketing, public relations, product launch and distribution, and related product regulatory concerns; Support sales cycle, including developing and managing options for company agreements (including with customers, partners and vendors), answering questions, providing documentation, facilitating sales execution and negotiating agreements alongside commercial counsel; Serve as a liaison and issuer spotter for other legal team members in a matrixed organization with product teams, including in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, security and trade compliance; Ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations and company policy dealing with intellectual property, privacy, security, trade compliance and other applicable laws; Analyze, structure, draft, and negotiate technology development, licensing, and other commercial agreements and provide ongoing legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property, technology, and licensing; Review, draft and advise on advertising and marketing materials, including press releases, packaging, product launch collateral, sweepstakes, promotions, and other related items; Conduct training for the legal team as well as internal teams. Your Superhero Uniform Includes: Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school, active license to practice law in a US state with at least 5 years experience; In–house technology company experience preferably in a SaaS business; Significant experience with intellectual property, licensing, privacy and trade compliance in the technology sector; Ability to communicate effectively with product managers and engineers and apply legal principles based on understanding of technology architectures and principles; Able to multi–task, work independently in a fast–paced environment and to interface with internal departments and all levels of management; Maintain current understanding of best practices related to legal issues in product development and marketing for technology companies; Strong drafting and negotiation skills; A self–starter and fast learner who likes a challenge. Your Superhero Strengths Include: Prior product counseling experience with a technology company; Startup mindset – highly passionate, team player, high sense of urgency, willingness to roll up sleeves and ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast–paced business; Experience with HIPAA compliance is highly desired; Excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, well–honed analytical skills and strong project management skills; Strong technical skills with a continuous learning mindset to develop a deeper understanding of the business.