Legal Counsel

| Austin

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.


BigCommerce, named a "Best Place to Work" in Austin in 2019, is looking for a Legal Counsel to join our growing, top-notch legal team in our Austin Four Points (headquarters) office. As a key member of the team, you will help support the company’s growth and profitability by providing legal counsel on various commercial and strategic transactions, while simultaneously balancing the company’s legal & compliance obligations in a high-growth environment. This role will interact with senior leadership and report to the Assistant General Counsel.

What You’ll Do
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to various company departments (including sales, strategic business development, marketing and customer success services) by providing counsel on commercial transactions, as well as a wide range of legal and corporate matters. 
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements , including inbound and outbound SaaS and related agreements, partnerships, support services, sponsorships, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Research and provide guidance on corporate and strategic matters.
  • Advise on legal issues and risks raised by our product offering and business strategies.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s business operations, product, market, customers and competitors.
  • Drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including providing training and counseling on compliance matters.
  • Establish rapport and working relationships at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Who You Are
  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • At least 2-4 years’ experience with a top regional or national law firm or experience working in a fast-paced, in-house legal environment (commercial and strategic transactional experience is a plus).
  • Familiarity with data privacy and security considerations, particularly GDPR and CCPA, preferred but not required.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in commercial and contract law.
  • Experience representing SaaS and/or software providers in commercial contract negotiations preferred.
  • Honest, with excellent legal judgment, business acumen, and ability to apply legal principles practically in a business environment.
  • Calm under fire and a hard worker - able to work independently and prioritize multiple, sometimes competing deliverables while managing expectations and meeting deadlines.
  • Exceptional communicator - with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to explain legal concepts and respond to co-workers in a courteous and timely manner.

Diversity & 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 and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion 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).
Open Door Policy
Open Office Floor Plan
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
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
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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.

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