Associate General Counsel

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Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.  

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

Acquia is seeking an experienced and motivated Associate General Counsel to join our dynamic, fun, collaborative, and team-focused company. The Associate General Counsel will focus on drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactions (PaaS and SaaS offerings, BAAs, and DPAs) and support other legal matters that may arise.  This position is located in our Boston, MA headquarters.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a successful private company, and play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review and negotiate complex customer sales contracts (Subscription Services Agreements for PaaS and SaaS hosted offerings, data protection agreements and business associate agreements) that meet the company’s requirements under its policies, including those for risk tolerance, while working collaboratively with the business team, including executives.
  • Review and negotiate partner and corporate development agreements.
  • Collaborate with revenue finance team, sales operations, product operations, support, security and other business units at all levels throughout the organization to ensure that agreements adequately protect the company’s interests.
  • Provide legal advice to sales department on a day-to-day basis; provide training to sales teams.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard forms of agreement and legal processes.
  • Be a trusted business partner providing timely, thoughtful and helpful responses to requests from internal customers.
  • Counsel internal customers regarding company policies, legal issues, and risk tolerance.

EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION 

  • Doctor of Law degree (J.D.)  
  • Member of Massachusetts or other state bar in good standing

EXPERIENCE AND SPECIFIC SKILLS

  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant practice experience in corporate legal department and/or law firm, preferably with high-growth or startup technology companies dealing with commercial transactions.
  • Experience of providing legal support to a sales team.
  • Strong experience negotiating complex commercial transactions within tight time and commercial constraints. Ability to quickly understand business needs and act to influence and persuade others in a manner that protects the company and aids in meeting/exceeding our revenue targets and maintaining a competitive edge.
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple transactions in compliance with company policy.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with an outstanding work ethic; should be able to independently manage and successfully prioritize numerous projects under deadline pressure.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters.
  • A non-hierarchical and low ego team-player who is comfortable operating in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment and used to very busy peak times at quarter ends.
  • Mature individual with good judgment who is pragmatic and solution oriented. A genuine business partner who will provide commercially-focused advice which balances appropriate legal risk management with the need to enable and support the business.
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to influence major decisions having legal ramifications through reasoned analysis and business understanding.
  • Demonstrable ability to understand technical issues quickly; possessing strong analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrating a strong ability to prioritize.
  • Deeper knowledge in relation to data protection law and familiarity with current developments a plus.
Acquia is proud to provide best-in-class benefits offerings to our employees and their families in maintaining both a healthy body and a healthy mind. Core Benefits include: competitive healthcare coverage, wellness programs, take it when you need it time off, parental leave, recognition programs, and much more!

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

 

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Location

Acquia is in the Financial District near Faneuil Hall and Post Office Square with tons of great restaurants and fun after-work venues to choose from!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!

Amy H.

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How does the company support your career growth?

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The trick to empowering creativity is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We are able to influence how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

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Vice President, Products

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Acquia Benefits Overview

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity and six weeks of paternity, partner and adoption leave, all paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, common areas, a game room, Friday afternoon Happy Hour, and Mac computers.

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Volunteer in local community
In Boston, Acquia has partnered with Cradles to Crayons, Pine Street Inn, Wonderfund, TUGG (Tech Gives Back), Bow Market, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Maurice J. Tobin School in Roxbury.
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Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Acquia offers various trainings via our company-wide online learning program (Acquia Academy).
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Acquia has both Black Employee and Pride Resource Groups.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Acquia has a 'take it when you need it' PTO policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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