Commercial Counsel, EMEA

Nov, 29
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Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity, assuming candidates have eligible working rights and a sufficient timezone overlap with their team. As our offices re-open, Atlassians can choose to work remotely or return to an office, unless it’s necessary for the role to be performed in the office. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.
With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further.
We’re looking for a talented commercial transactions legal counsel to join our Go-To-Market Legal team! As a member of this team, you will draft and negotiate a variety of customer and partner facing contracts and related matters.  This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team to support strategic transactions for even faster growing global company.

In this role, you'll get to:

    • Become a member of our growing team of individuals in our Legal team supporting Atlassian’s Go-To-Market team.
    • Provide pragmatic, business-minded, and creative guidance on contract-related issues. We’re not looking for academic analysis!
    • Partner with our Go-To-Market team, as well as our privacy, security, finance and product teams, to drive customer deals to execution and design and support scalable processes for implementation.
    • Negotiate enterprise cloud and license agreements, data processing agreements, and other industry specific agreements for Atlassian’s products and services.
    • Provide guidance and trainings to educate and enable our direct sales and channel teams on legal issues.
    • Assist with special internal projects, including projects focused on improving legal processes.
    • Learn and grow.

More about you:

    • You take ownership, roll up your sleeves, and get things done, well.
    • You love building relationships with business stakeholders to strengthen the connection and legal brand across the business.
    • You bring empathy and understanding to your conversations with customers, seeking to find a path forward that balances company risk and customer needs in a respectful and creative way.
    • You enjoy getting deals done.
    • You can effectively navigate a decentralized and complex organization spread across the globe.
    • You have a strong understanding of software technology and cloud services, associated business models, and technology industry trends, privacy developments.
    • You think creatively outside of the “legal” box to generate possible solutions and options for the business, clearly articulating risk-based recommendations.
    • You effectively communicate with the business and customers to help them understand and develop trust in the company.

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:

    • A law degree.
    • 2-3 years of experience handling contract negotiations. Experience negotiating SaaS contracts is strongly preferred. 
    • Ability to handle data privacy topics and understanding revenue recognition and compliance matters in connection with commercial contracts.
    • Passion for understanding and supporting our customers, products, culture, and business model.
    • Ability to handle competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
    • Willingness to handle new areas of responsibility and grow.
    • Strong communication skills, proactive, approachable and reliable.
    • Experience negotiating with customers based in EMEA jurisdictions is strongly preferred.
More About Our Team
Atlassian’s Legal Team is a valued and dynamic group. We are viewed as key partners in critical decision-making that impacts the entire company due to our practical and business-oriented advice and solutions. This small but mighty team is highly collaborative and supportive - we truly like working with each other and cheer on our teammates in all endeavors.
More about our benefits
Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.
More about Atlassian
Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.
Additional Information
We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.
Learn more about Atlassian’s culture, interviewing flow, and hiring process by checking out our Candidate Resource Hub.
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