Contracts Specialist (Remote - West Coast)

Feb 09, 2023
Mar 02, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world's most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.


The Contracts Specialist will spend a significant amount of their time engaged in ordinary commercial transaction matters (i.e., preparing, reviewing and negotiating end user software license agreements, major account agreements, cloud services agreements, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, non–disclosure agreements and related contracts schedules and forms). The Contracts Specialist will take an active role in supporting the contractual needs of the sales and services team, as well as marketing, IT, business operations, human resources and the finance department. Additionally, the Contracts Specialist will play a key role in managing and continuously improving global commercial processes and solutions.

This position can remotely on the west coast in Canada.

  • Interacts with managers and employees at the company's numerous North American location(s), playing a key role in identifying potential obstacles and in helping move each sales and consulting opportunity forward.
  • Drafts and negotiates software licenses, cloud services agreements, service agreements, nondisclosure agreements and other technology agreements with customers and corporate partners.
  • Responsible for foreseeing and protecting the company against legal risks arising under local and US corporate laws and regulations.
  • Works closely with the Contracts Director Legal and any legal operations staff to help implement and continuously improve commercial operational processes, including specifically the process for managing North American commercial transactions workflow.
  • Helps in the development and improvement of internal contract guidelines, escalation matrixes, template agreements for moderately complex types of agreements (e.g. cloud services agreements and software license agreements).
  • Will provide education and training of sales force and other staff on moderately complex legal policies and procedures.
  • Four–year degree
  • Minimum of three years of contract drafting and negotiating experience
  • Excellent communication skills and superior intuition. Strong ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences, including senior management and key external stakeholders and proven ability to engage, influence and align stakeholders
  • Capacity to think strategically to identify issues and develop long–term solutions
  • Minimum of three years of experience in software or technology licensing field
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: process improvement or intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secrets and/or patents)

At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world's most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:
  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well–known, world–class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head–on. At Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished." And it's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world–class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ–100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America's Most Responsible Companies.

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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.