Associate Legal Counsel Seattle, WA Regular Legal Counsel

Blue Origin Company
Nov 05, 2023
Dec 03, 2023
Contract Type

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts in the Legal and Compliance Department, you will provide multi–disciplinary support to the Department and the business on a variety of matters, such as operations, technology, compliance, and commercial transactions. Your day–to–day responsibilities will range from leading Department–wide projects to handling commercial transactions. You will demonstrate your existing experience and background to address current needs for legal support to the business, and then over time, you will help the Department address emerging needs by developing new expertise in addition to your existing skills and abilities. This role will be based in Kent, Washington.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of complex commercial agreements, with an emphasis on terms and conditions, purchasing contracts, construction contracts, supply agreements, license agreements, cloud or software–as–a–service subscriptions, non–disclosure agreements, and professional service contracts, all in support of Blue Origin's business operation
  • Develop business relationships with internal business clients, understand their goals and priorities, and advise on relevant legal context, issues and risks, strategy, and agreement structures
  • Collaborate closely with other groups within Blue Origin, the Department, and subject matter experts on matters pertaining to procurement, including commercial negotiation, resolution of contract disputes, intellectual property, import/export regulations, and related compliance matters
  • Assist with development and implementation of scalable and sustainable legal operations processes, programs, and tools to support the Department's effective and efficient delivery of legal services
  • Assist with, or serve as project manager for, the implementation of new legal operations processes or technology tools


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. college or university and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • 1 – 4 years of legal experience with a corporation, law firm, or government entity
  • Willingness to learn new skills and substantive legal areas to support multiple roles within the Department
  • Prior experience leading or coordinating sophisticated projects involving multiple team members (such as large discovery or due diligence projects)
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently and communicate clearly (both verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to react calmly and appropriately to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround and take effective action without knowing the whole picture
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain productive work relationships, and provide legal advice directly to clients of every level
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder) or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum


  • Work experience prior to law school or experience working on the business side of a large corporation or in federal government
  • Familiarity with cyber security requirements, data privacy regulations, and standard documents (e.g., GDPR, DPAs, SCCs, etc.)
  • Familiarity with export control regulations, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations
  • Familiarity with U.S. government contracting, including Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, and agency–specific regulations