Legal Analyst at BigCommerce

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BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

Named “Best Place to Work” in 2020, BigCommerce is looking for a Legal Analyst to join our growing, top-notch Legal team in our Austin Four Points (Headquarters) office.  As a key member of the team, you will work closely with our in-house attorneys to provide support and guidance on legal and compliance initiatives and collaborate frequently with other departments on various projects, contracts and matters requiring legal input. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to work at a fast pace and have strong attention to detail. This is an entry-level role ideal for an individual ready to get their feet wet in pursuit of a career in law.  

What You’ll Do
  • Investigate, prioritize, and manage all escalated requests for legal review and present your findings to attorneys by providing detailed background, analyzing risk vs. benefit, anticipating areas of conflict and proposing creative solutions
  • Clearly communicate legal responses and recommendations to applicable teams and stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain repositories of legal responses and create legal resources for use/reference by applicable teams within the organization
  • Work with attorneys to identify legal and compliance risks to the business, conduct investigations and make recommendations for solutions
  • Identify and implement process improvements within the Legal team and with stakeholders in other departments
  • Help drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including preparing and updating policies and assisting with internal audits/assessments
  • Conduct thorough initial review of contracts in relation to internal legal thresholds and criteria
  • Review and revise procurement contracts (with support of our attorneys)
  • Assist attorneys with preparation, review and negotiation of other legal documents and redlines
  • Draft letters and other legal correspondence
  • Assist with developing best practice policies, playbooks and automation across various contract lifecycles
  • Review contracts for completeness and accuracy, including but not limited to ensuring documents are properly signed and retrieving additional information when necessary
  • Manage BigCommerce’s contracting process by tracking authorizations and correspondence
  • Monitor and maintain data quality within BigCommerce’s contract management system
  • Handle miscellaneous administrative tasks including managing contract files and templates for the Legal team, locating agreements, uploading and organizing fully executed copies of legal documents, etc.
  • Conduct research and prepare analyses to assist attorneys and other teams in making informed decisions
Who You Are
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field or equivalent, relevant work experience
  • Strong interest in the legal field and/or in pursuit of a career in legal
  • Fast learner with strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • SaaS or technology company experience is a plus, but not required
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Conga and DocuSign preferred, but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate issues before they arise
  • Takes ownership of work and sees projects through to completion 
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner due to access to information of a sensitive nature
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills. Works efficiently and can be flexible and switch gears quickly if projects need to be set aside for high priority escalations and urgent matters
  • Team player with ability to communicate and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization in a professional manner
  • Capable of working independently and seeking assistance when needed
  • Maintains a positive attitude and good sense of humor even while working under pressure

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
 
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
 
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.
 
Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the internal job board to apply for openings
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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

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 stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Subsidized placement services for child care.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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
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

A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams. Competitive compensation packages. Pet Insurance. Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one. Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members. Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc. Peer to peer rewards and recognition program. Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents. Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage. Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses.

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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