Head of Legal

Mountain View, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Aera Technology is the Cognitive Automation company that makes business agility happen. We deliver the first scalable digital platform that integrates with existing systems to make and execute business decisions in real time. In the era of digital acceleration, Aera helps enterprises around the world transform how they respond to the ever-changing environment.
We are seeking a Head of Legal to build a world-class legal function at Aera.  This is an opportunity to deliver significant value to our business as a hands-on operator, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.  If you like taking the initiative, driving processes, making an impact, and are excited to roll up your sleeves, we want to hear from you!
We are a remote-friendly company.  Our ideal candidate will be based in our San Francisco or Mountain View office, but we are open to anywhere in the US. If outside of the SF Bay Area, expect to travel to our offices as needed.


    • Draft, review, and negotiate complex SaaS and professional services agreements with global enterprises and partners, and other commercial agreements as needed to protect the company's interest
    • Drive internal legal initiatives covering topics such as employment law, IP strategy, commercial terms strategies, security and data compliance, and risk management
    • Establish and enhance internal corporate legal policies and compliance programs including creation of company agreements, forms and legal playbooks to streamline processes
    • Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relationships of trust
    • Build a high performing in-house global Legal department and develop legal policies to protect and promote the company

About You

    • 10+ years of experience including tenure in a corporate legal department
    • Exceptional judgment:  balancing risk with business priorities
    • Start-up mindset: independent, self-motivated individual with great work ethic and a perspective of helping out wherever and however needed
    • Focus on the bigger picture: results-oriented, rather than task-oriented
    • High integrity and ethical standards
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) across all levels of the organization with a positive, service-oriented attitude
    • Strong academic background and J.D. from highly-regarded school
    • Licensed to practice law in California or New York

Perks and Benefits

      • Stock Options:  We believe every Aera team member should have a stake in our future success
      • Medical:  Benefits provided through your choice of Aetna PPO, Aetna HDHP, or, for California-based team members, Kaiser
      • Dental: No monthly cost to employee through Delta Dental
      • Vision: No monthly cost to employee through VSP
      • 401K and Additional Benefits Plans:  Employees can contribute to: 401(k) plan (Traditional/Roth); Health Savings Account (HSA); Flexible Savings Account (FSA); Supplemental Life Insurance Plan; Short-term Disability; Commuter Benefit Program
      • Learning and Development: You’ll have access to professional development content through Udemy, our online learning platform. Udemy offers thousands of courses to help you learn new skills – whether for your professional development or your personal interests
      • Employee Referral Program:  Earn cash when your referrals get hired!
      • Events and Extras:  We work hard and get things done, but we also value the importance of having fun: office outings; birthday celebrations; holiday parties; weekly in-office lunches, and more
      • Paid Time Off:  To give our best and live a well-balanced life, we need to take time off for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here at Aera, we offer flexible paid time off. In addition, we have 10 paid holidays each year
      • Snacks: When you’re working from the office, you’ll have access to our fully stocked kitchen with a selection of snacks and beverages
 Note: We’re continuously re-evaluating these to offer the best for our Aeranauts, so these are subject to change for the better
At Aera, we're on a mission to solve the biggest, most intractable challenges in the world of enterprise software. We envision the rise of the Self-Driving Enterprise: a more autonomously functioning business with a central operating system that connects and orchestrates business operations. Our Cognitive Operating System is increasingly used by the world's largest companies to fundamentally transform their organizations and how work is done.
If you share our passion for building the next generation of enterprise software, and deploying it for the most sophisticated customers in the world, you’ve met your match. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, we're growing fast, with teams in Mountain View and San Francisco (California), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Paris (France), Munich (Germany), London (UK), Pune and Bangalore (India), Sydney (Australia) and Singapore. 
So join us, and let’s build the future of work together!Aera Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Aera Technology will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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