Posted on March 6th, 2019
At Elastic, we have a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to real time Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. The Elastic family unites employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.
We are part of a fast growing, truly globally distributed company and our legal team reflects that. We have a dozen lawyers in the United States, France, Germany and England and in this new position, we are looking to hire our first government contracts counsel with a background in both United States government contracting and state and local contracting.
This is primarily a work from home position and we are focusing on lawyers located in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, but may be open to other locations.
You will negotiate, structure, and close Teaming, Reseller and other contracts relating to our US Federal business, working directly with the Company’s Federal Sales and BusiWeWness Development organizations. You will also negotiate, structure and close our Customer Agreements relating to our State, Local and Education business, working directly with our SLED Sales and Business Development Organization. When the need arises, we may also ask you to assist with general commercial contracting matters in the Americas.
Of course, as an early member of the Elastic Legal Team, you will help develop and mature the operational model for the Company’s contract negotiation and management processes.
You have 5 to 7 years of experience in the drafting and negotiation of technology contracts with governmental bodies at a major national or international law firm and/or in house at an enterprise software or SaaS company, excellent judgment, and are able to balance legal risks with business strategy.
You thrive while independently running your own time in a demanding, fast-paced environment, and can handle ambiguity and rapidly shifting priorities with flexibility, patience, and humor.
In addition, you have/are:
Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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 or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.