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Versa Networks
Santa Clara
Apr 03, 2024
Apr 05, 2024
Contract Type
About Us

Versa Networks is a pre–IPO company backed by worldclass Venture Capital firms (including Sequoia and Mayfield). We are recognized as one of the top providers of Secure Enterprise class SD–WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technology . Customers include companies such as Adobe, Visa, Cargill, Barclays, CapitalOne, Symantec and BP. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an emerging force in the software–defined and security networking industry.

Customers choose Versa Networks based on the unprecedented business advantages delivered through a software–based approach that allows for unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility. We have created a feature–rich, scalable yet simple to use software platform to implement many different enterprise and service provider use cases, including:

  • Full software–defined architecture for enterprise customers.
  • Secure SD–WAN for enterprises with next generation security.
  • Next–generation managed services for service providers.

The integrated, single software stack for both network and security management gives us clear advantage over competitors who are constrained by architectures developed through acquisition.

Job Summary

We are looking to hire a highly motivated transactional attorney/Contract Manager to support Versa Networks' exceptional team. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling a wide range of software license and service agreements, SaaS agreements, reseller, managed service provider agreements, as well as other technology transaction contracts. The successful candidate will have a good sense of humor, good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi–task under deadline pressure. The candidate must thrive in a customer centric team and have outstanding relationship building skills.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Draft, review, edit and negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial, technology (including cloud and SaaS models), intellectual property, channel and vendor agreements in order to comply with the company's policies and risk tolerance.
  • Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from sales, business development, operations, senior management, marketing, corporate finance and other internal clients, and advise on recommended courses of action and legal risks.
  • Support continuous improvement of standard form agreements, internal review processes, policies and legal processes related to commercial transactions.
  • Develop and maintain centralized filing processes and reports for various types of contracts
  • Support product and regulatory compliance
  • Maintain contract administration database
  • Provide corporate wide training on contract related matters
  • Handle special projects as needed
  • 7+ years of legal experience with a minimum of 2–3 years in a corporate legal department preferred. Experience in an established software company in the technology sector would be particularly valuable.
  • Working knowledge of (or willingness to learn) data privacy and security laws, including GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, impeccable integrity, good judgment, flexible, and pragmatic.
  • Creative problem solver who is collaborative, possesses sound business judgment, is detail–oriented, and a self–starter.
  • Ability to work with the sales and engineering teams in high growth, fast–paced environments.
  • Local candidates preferred.
  • Remote work is an option.
Our Benefits

Versa Networks is a small but rapidly growing organization. It is built by people with vast experience in the networking industry. We are a pragmatic team with a healthy work–life balance. We offer competitive compensation packages with pre–IPO equity. Additionally, we offer a quality of life benefit to everyone in an inspiring environment with skilled and passionate co–workers. Our exciting company culture offers a great place to work and most important, to have fun.