Commercial Counsel

Harness Inc
San Francisco
Sep 21, 2023
Sep 26, 2023
Contract Type

Harness is a high–growth company that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers' pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.

Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $ 3.7B . We're backed with $425M in venture financing from top–tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced commercial counsel to join our legal team. In this role, you will support the growth of inbound and outbound contracts and work closely with our Sales Team, as well as other key business teams to guide contracts through review, negotiation and signing.

This job is for you if you are a talented and creative attorney who is passionate about working on sophisticated contracts and closing deals, embraces the challenges of building legal champions with customers' counsel, enjoys and thrives in a fast–paced environment, works well with Sales teams in particular and a wide–range of personalities in general. You must be dedicated to providing excellent customer service, have zealous attention to detail, along with excellent judgment and people skills. We are also looking for someone eager to be a contributing member of a fun, supportive and high functioning team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate a broad range commercial agreements, including sales, vendor, partner, supplier, marketing, NDAs, and other commercial agreements
  • Advise internal clients regarding legal issues, including identifying, managing, and communicating risks and opportunities in commercial transactions
  • Assist with the development of standard template language to be used in contracts, ancillary documents and associated playbooks
  • Collaborate with teams across Harness, including sales, finance, marketing, engineering, and HR
  • Support the continuous improvement of Harness and the Legal team by identifying and implementing improvements in processes, policies, forms, and operations
  • Identify and evaluate business and legal risks, and find creative ways to mitigate them while achieving business goals
About You
  • JD degree and must be admitted to the bar and in good standing to practice law in the state in which you reside
  • 4–6 years of experience as a practicing attorney at a top–tier law firm or in–house legal department negotiating complex technology transactions (e.g., SaaS etc.)
  • Ability to structure, draft, and negotiate a high volume of contracts such as master services agreements, partner agreements, supplier agreements, NDAs, and other commercial transactional agreements
  • Experience supporting medium to large sales organizations selling to an enterprise customer base (e.g., F500, G2000) along with medium and small companies
  • Proven ability to provide entrepreneurial, quick–thinking, pragmatic, business–oriented advice and to properly balance risks and business reward with a dedication to superior customer service
  • Ability to triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate expectations with internal clients and delivering results efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure
  • Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and DocuSign
  • Terrific sense of humor, disdain for drama, interested in learning new things, and desire to get things done
  • Experience in the DevOps or B2B industry is a plus
  • Experience using a contract lifecycle management system (i.e. Ironclad, Apttus, Icertis etc.) is a plus
  • Experience in another specialist subject area of law (for example, employment, data privacy, intellectual property, or corporate) is a plus
Work Location
  • The ideal location for this role is to work onsite 3 days a week in our San Francisco or Dallas office. As a secondary option, We will consider candidates who are remote from a major city within the US.
What you will have at Harness
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team–building events
  • TGIF–Off program
  • Monthly internet & cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Harness Snags $230 Series D – $3.7B Valuation
  • Harness Recognized in Inc.'s Best Workplace Awards 2022
  • Harness on LinkedIn: America's Great Companies to Work For And What You Can Learn From
  • – Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2021 list
  • on Forbes Top 50 Cloud Companies to Work For
  • on LinkedIn' Top 50 Companies to Work For
  • on Quartz 2021 list best places to work for remote workers
  • 2021 Career Launching Companies List
$135,000 – $205,000 a year The anticipated base salary range for this position is $135, 000.00 to $205, 000.00 annually. Salary is determined by a combination of factors including location, level, relevant experience, and skills. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. The compensation package for this position also includes equity, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.