Senior Employment Counsel

| Austin
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Elastic is a search and data analytics company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company that is scaling fast, with nearly 2,000 employees in over 35 countries, and $427mm in revenue in our most recent FY, on the back of %53 year over year growth. Learn more at elastic.co.

Elastic is looking for an experienced, versatile employment law attorney to join our Legal team of 20 professionals, and build our internal employment law team from the ground up.   The successful candidate will report directly to the General Counsel, and work closely with our HR team, other members of the Legal team and other business partners.  This position can be remote, or associated with our Mountain View, CA offices.

What you’ll do:
  • This position reports directly to Elastic’s SVP and General Counsel, and you will work closely with the Chief of Ethics and Global Compliance, and other members of our talented and dedicated Legal team, to drive excellence and consistency in all areas of employment law globally, promote and ensure our culture, values of diversity and inclusion, as well as compliance with employment laws and privacy laws related to employees, while proactively managing and reducing potential employment-related risks
  • Provide advice and strategic support to the Elastic HR Team and business leaders across the company on a range of employment law issues including those relating to recruiting, hiring, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, re-organizations, compensation and benefits, accommodations, leaves of absence, diversity programs, employee classification and contingent workforces, and other employment-related matters.
  • Draft and negotiate employment-related agreements, guidelines, contracts, benefits plans, and policies
  • Partner with our HR Team and managers across Elastic to build efficient processes to maintain compliance with employment laws and regulations
  • Coordinate and drive completion of employment related projects, including internal process reviews, new policy roll-outs and implementation, and training programs
  • Manage employment-related disputes, investigations and litigation globally
  • Provide pragmatic day-to-day employment advice and counseling to members of the HR Team in order to unblock business needs and appropriately balance achievement of business objectives against legal risk
  • Monitor important developments in employment law in jurisdictions across the country, striving to spot trends in their infancy
  • Work closely with and manage outside counsel globally in connection with employment matters
What we’re looking for:
  • JD from a top tier law school, with at least 10 years of experience, including at least five years of experience at a national law firm, handling employment issues in a demanding and innovative legal environment and admission to the California Bar, are all strongly preferred
  • World-class expertise in employment counseling and litigation or litigation management, with a strong understanding of California and federal employment law; prior in-house experience at an international company is strongly preferred
  • Track record of delivering pragmatic, business-oriented solutions to novel legal problems and resolving disputes efficiently and effectively
  • Proven ability to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and independently
  • Strong work ethic, exceptional judgment and impeccable integrity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Interest in building strong cross-functional relationships
Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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3300 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78705

An Insider's view of Elastic

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One of the really amazing things about working for a distributed company is that you have true flexibility to find your work/life balance. There are no fixed hours and nobody is watching. I think being able to manage your day and step away and come back is a really powerful thing for many Elasticians.

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Director of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

When we're able to capture the stories about how our customers are using our software to fight child sex exploitation, for example, or how NASA is using Elasticsearch to further investigations into whether there is water on Mars — that gets Elasticians excited, and makes them feel proud of what the company is doing.

Daniel

Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy

What makes someone successful on your team?

The people I’ve seen rise quickly and do well are people who are sponges. Those people who, in any situation they’re sitting in, are learning and absorbing more information.

Elastic products might be very foreign to a new hire, and it’s important that they learn every single aspect of Elastic products.

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We want our engineers to feel free to create in the manner they work best. To feel empowered. Having distributed engineers made this an easy one to solve. Managing distributed Elasticians makes it impossible to micromanage people, even if you wanted to. So we embrace that.

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SVP, Engineering

What's something quirky about your company?

Our Source Code is truly what makes Elastic, Elastic. It may just seem like a pretty set of values, but Elastic really lives by it. Personally “Space, Time” and “Home, Dinner” are the biggest reasons I chose Elastic — I knew those promises would give me the flexibility to be the parent, sibling, and daughter I want to be.

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What are Elastic Perks + Benefits

Elastic Benefits Overview

At Elastic, we strive to have parity of benefits across regions. While regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of people is the right thing to do.

Healthcare for you and your family in many locations.
Flexible location and schedule for many roles.
Generous number of vacation days each year.
Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary.
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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