Commercial Counsel

| Austin

MongoDB, the leading modern, general purpose database platform, is looking to hire a fantastic lawyer in Austin, New York, or Palo Alto to fill the position of Commercial Counsel. We will consider other locations for the right candidate. We want someone who loves contracts, thrives in a fast-paced environment and isn't afraid of lofty goals. The successful candidate will work quickly, efficiently and strategically, and as part of a best in class legal department. This candidate will work both independently and as part of a team that values quality, fun and collaboration. MongoDB continues to grow at a rapid pace, and every person we hire has the opportunity to help shape the business and grow with the company. Our legal department prides itself on providing proactive legal advice and driving results on all of our projects and agreements, all the while collaborating across various departments – and having a great time doing it.


  • Supporting MongoDB’s sales, business development and procurement teams, with primary responsibility for drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Tackling other interesting legal projects and assisting team members on others as needed
  • Identifying and implementing processes to help scale legal resources for MongoDB’s business


  • J.D. and bar membership (in applicable state or province)
  • 5+ years of transactional experience, preferably including technology licensing or commercial experience
  • Proven record of success at a reputable law firm and in-house
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk within the context of our business, and provide clear legal advice
  • Curious and enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and overcoming challenges, and demonstrate practical judgment in difficult situations
  • Great leadership and teamwork skills

Nice to haves

  • Knowledge of the database industry and MongoDB is a huge plus
  • Experience working closely with sales and business development teams within a rapidly growing company
  • Success building simple processes that scale long-term
  • Familiarity with coding, software, open source licensing, IT infrastructure, outsourcing, telecommunications or cloud computing services
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3711 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78735

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Solving GIANT ideas doesn’t just happen at work. That’s why it’s important to us at MongoDB to provide you with resources to help you thrive in every aspect of your life. We’re devoted to creating an open, innovative and supportive environment for our team.

From mid-day meditation sessions and ping-pong playoffs, to robust learning and development programs and career coaching; your opportunity to make an impact is real, and we want to support you in that journey. Here at MongoDB, you’ll have the chance to work on our most core technology and programs, and be part of an influential company that’s disrupting the industry.

One of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
MongoDB offers 20 weeks of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, and 4 additional weeks of flexible work arrangements for employees who have been with the company for at least 12 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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