Transaction Counsel

| Austin

Are you an in-house attorney (or an attorney looking to move in-house) who is passionate about the legal issues affecting international, data-driven technology companies?

What Is Cool About This Job

This role, based in our downtown Austin office, will provide you an opportunity to contribute to the overall scalability and maturity of a rapidly growing technology company.

As a team, our mission is to create value and champion the business as trusted legal advisors, innovators, and partners.

As Transaction Counsel, you will provide critical legal support to the company and its operations. Your responsibilities will be dynamic and will hinge on your subject matter expertise. They may include reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide range of agreements and advising the company on cutting-edge legal issues relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, compliance, employment matters, and software-as-a-service.

The Day to Day

Your responsibilities may largely be based on your expertise, giving you the opportunity to contribute most effectively and meaningfully.

  • Negotiate, structure, and manage numerous types of legal agreements, such as business development, sales, partnership, licensing, confidentiality, and employment agreements.
  • Ensure consistency of agreement terms with company goals and policies.
  • Provide practical guidance to the business, balancing business objectives and legal risk.
  • Maintain a solid understanding of the evolving domestic and international regulatory environments as they affect WP Engine. Act as the resident expert on compliance requirements and best practices.
  • Work with the broader Legal team and other internal partners to develop and implement corporate legal-related policies. Train internal teams on these policies and monitor any necessary changes to department-level procedures.

Your Expertise and Passions

  • State bar member in good standing.
  • 3-7 years of relevant legal experience in a law firm or in-house.
  • Ability to understand business needs and partner with the business to craft solutions.
  • Deep understanding of how to balance legal risk with business objectives.
  • Dedicated and comfortable providing advice and making decisions in a fast-changing environment.
  • Intellectual curiosity about WP Engine's services, and general knowledge of information technology, WordPress and software-as-a-service as a business model, and related legal issues.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Strong sense of ownership and personal responsibility, with drive to cover areas of responsibility deeply and broadly.
  • Excellent teammate and collaborator, with a strong client service focus. You will need to be a trusted business partner and know when to ask questions within the Legal team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. You should be able to effectively explain complex legal and/or regulatory concepts and guidelines to non-legal audiences.

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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