Associate Legal Counsel

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BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce, named a "Best Place to Work," is looking for an Associate Legal Counsel to join our growing, outstanding legal team in our Austin Four Points (headquarters) office.  As a key member of the team, you will provide support and mentorship on various legal matters and help drive growth and compliance in the company’s operations. This role will report to the Associate General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel and frequently interact directly with other departments.

What You’ll Do
  • Be a trusted advisor to various company departments and functions by providing counsel on a wide range of legal, corporate compliance, commercial, strategic and international matters. 
  • Research and provide guidance on governance best practices and public company reporting obligations.
  • Draft, update and handle legal templates, policies and playbooks.
  • Identify, implement and lead operations improvements within the legal team and with cross-departmental processes and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the company's operations, products, market, customers and competitors.
  • Drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including preparing and updating policies and providing training and counseling to other teams.
  • Establish rapport and working relationships at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial and corporate agreements (with support and oversight from our senior attorneys), including inbound and outbound SaaS and related agreements, support services, marketing agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Lead all aspects of management and maintenance of data quality within BigCommerce’s contract management systems.
  • Conduct research on legal issues and risks related to our product offerings and business strategies; present findings and recommendations to legal team members and other internal stakeholders.
Who You Are
  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • 1-2+ years’ experience working in a fast-paced, in-house legal environment or with a top regional or national law firm. 
  • SaaS or technology company experience preferred.
  • Fast learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Makes a difference as a Team player with ability to communicate and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization in a professional manner.
  • Capable of working independently but exercises sound legal judgment and seeks mentorship from senior attorneys when appropriate.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Maintains a positive demeanor and good sense of humor even while working under pressure.
  • Strong time management and prioritization abilities; capable of prioritizing multiple deliverables while handling expectations and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to apply legal principles and explain legal concepts practically in a business environment.
  • Lead all aspects of work and sees projects through to completion.

This description is intended to serve as a summary of key duties and responsibilities and may not contain a comprehensive list of activities.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at https://careers.bigcommerce.com.

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Location

Our HQ is set amongst trees and nature trails in the beautiful hills of Austin. We also have a location downtown at 211 E 7th St Suite 500, 78701.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

BigCommerce Benefits Overview

We empower our employees to think big and do great work by offering a positive work environment and outstanding benefits.

For your health: We offer multiple national medical insurance plans including PPO and HDHP options. We also offer a PPO dental plan and vision insurance.

For your wealth: We offer a 401(k) retirement plan, a Health Savings Account (HSA), a Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCRA) as pre-tax benefits. We also offer company paid life insurance up to 3 times your annual salary, as well as company paid short-term & long-term disability insurance.

For your resilient self: We care about your wellbeing in addition to your health and wealth. To assist with that, we offer paid vacation leave (15 days PTO for hourly employees and open vacation for our salary employees). All employees receive paid sick leave, paid volunteer time, and a paid wellness day. We have multiple family benefits for caregivers including paid parental leave, newborn child sick leave, adoption assistance, and a flexible return to work policy. We also offer educational reimbursements, a free BigCommerce ecommerce store, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Last, but definitely not least, we like to enjoy ourselves at work. We have company-sponsored employee programs including Employee Resource Groups, culture clubs, even virtual events.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We encourage our employees to give back to our local communities through volunteer work. BigCommerce provides two paid Charity/Volunteering Leave days per calendar year to all permanent employees.
Partners with Nonprofits
Each year, the BC family partners with Partnerships for Children to help kids in the Austin area who have been taken from their homes and are living in protective custody during the holidays.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We empower employees to define our culture in the areas of Wellness, Community/Volunteering and Team Building through our BigCommerce Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Daily sync
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
BEmpowered for women, non-binary people, and allies; BProud for LGBTQ+ and allies; B-United for Veterans and allies; BCinColor for people of color and allies; BigFamily for caregivers and alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
National United HealthCare PPO & HDHP plan options with deductibles as low as $500, coverage up to 100% for in-network services and low monthly premiums
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
BigCommerce offers equity to employees through a number of different occasions, including an annual equity performance review period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Unlimited vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for non-exempt team members.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees parking in a garage on the property.
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
BigCommerce offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development from training sessions and workshops, to different conferences to attend.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Career mentorship is available.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs that help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work.

We empower our employees to define culture in the areas of wellness & fitness, community & volunteerism, and team building through local culture clubs to help our employees connect. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support our diverse workforce through supportive, inclusive networks that help develop awareness and respect across the company. Additionally, we use programs to support our learning culture including our Learning Through Sharing Program, Lightning Talks, Lunch and Learns, Book Clubs, and guest speakers. We sustain our culture by understanding what drives our employees' engagement, measuring that engagement, and implementing initiatives to continue to make BigCommerce an even better place to work

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