Cisco Senior Corporate Counsel - Software, Technology Acquisition in San Jose, California
Senior Corporate Counsel - Software, Technology Acquisition
Location: San Jose, California, US
Area of Interest Legal
Job Type Professional
Technology Interest *None
Job Id 1244519
What You'll Do
You will develop and implement legal strategies, processes, and frameworks for software products in our Global Supply Chain. You will structure commercial partnerships with our software suppliers, negotiate and draft agreements, and counsel business partners on a wide variety of issues. Entrepreneurial by nature, you will have an immediate impact with your analytic rigor, business discernment, and ability to get things done.
In this role, you will be joining a team of excellent team of lawyers in our Technology Acquisition group supporting our Engineering, Supply Chain and Global Procurement business units. You will:
Build legal frameworks and strategies for inbound software transactions
Structure, draft and negotiate licenses and other software transactions, both domestic and international
Advise software commodity managers on risk, contract structure and assist with negotiating strategies, advise business development teams on initial stages of product launch
Design and improve department processes to drive standard process contracting structures and negotiation strategies
Oversee with other legal subject matter authorities and business unit attorneys
Support contract negotiators on supplier-facing software transactions as a subject matter expert
Develop additional expertise in hardware and chip procurement transactions
Who You'll Work With
Cisco’s mission is to deliver a highly secure, intelligent platform for digital businesses and countries around the world. IT environments are more complex than ever with the explosion of devices and connected things, multiple clouds and ever-increasing security threats. The network is what connects all of these, which is why we have a greater opportunity than ever to play a more meaningful — and critical — role in helping connect everything and everyone. Whether we're building new products or helping customers meet their business goals, people at Cisco are innovators at heart. Our global teams are constantly collaborating to take on problems and develop business solutions that provide compelling value to our customers and partners.
Are you passionate about joining us on this mission? We are seeking a highly motivated, teammate excited about working in an agile, rapidly changing environment as Senior Corporate Counsel. The position will cover a wide range of areas including compliance counseling and licensing, technology transactions, and acquisition integration. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, energizing environment.
Who You Are
You are an agile and talented attorney with software transaction experience to join our exciting team as Senior Corporate Counsel. You have a sharp business focus and are forward thinking, decisive, and highly team focused. You possess excellent social, communication and drafting skills and can synthesize complex issues and influence and lead across functions are required.
7+ years of relevant legal, in-house and/or law firm experience
Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk, and provide concise, plain English, business-focused legal advice
Extensive background in software licensing (OEM, embedded software, cloud computing, public cloud, and SaaS experience a plus), commercial transactions, drafting agreements, and intellectual property – particularly on the inbound side
Experience advising clients on legal and contractual issues impacting business transactions, with a track record of building business relationships and gaining the trust of internal clients
Excellent judgment and can craft creative solutions
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and lead several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure; ability to self-start and lead projects
Experience working across multiple internal business partners (e.g., finance, operations, other legal functions), across time zones and cultures
Extraordinary communications and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, as well as superior time-management
Driven innately to ask: how can we do things better?
JD with strong academic record required
CA Bar admission in good standing
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