Legal Counsel

| Greater Boulder Area

Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.

 

We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Are you looking for a great job working with a great team? NetApp Legal is looking for an accomplished commercial technology lawyer to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. This is the perfect opportunity for a highly motivated and well qualified professional to join the ranks of an innovative, award-winning legal department. The NetApp Legal Department has been recognized by numerous publications and professional associations for its innovation, value creation and thought leadership. Most recently, NetApp was awarded the 2020 Legal Business Awards’ Most Transformative In-House Legal Department of the Year and the 2019 Most Innovative Public Company Legal Department of the Year by the Recorder, and also received the National Diversity Council’s 2020 Leadership Excellence in Technology award. 

NetApp Legal seeks to hire a commercial technology lawyer who has a strong background in structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements with customers, resellers and partners, as well as providing legal commercial advice about the myriad of issues that touch our business, such as antitrust, data privacy and general contracting law. You must be both results-driven and client-focused (internal and external), and be skilled at building and maintaining relationships. This position reports to the Director of Legal who partners with the Americas Sales teams, and it focuses on commercial transactional support with sales and business teams.

Job Requirements

Review, negotiate, and draft a wide range of contracts and subcontracts with NetApp’s global, enterprise and commercial customers, including master purchase agreements, software license agreements, cloud services and SAAS agreements, professional services agreements, reseller agreements, bid proposal responses and reseller agreements

• Provide timely, proactive, outstanding legal support to sales, services and operations organizations

• Act as subject matter expert and advise sales clients on intellectual property, indemnification, information security, privacy and matters related to commercial contract terms and other technology issues, including offering training as needed • In-depth understanding of hardware/software/cloud industry practices with ability to recognize and highlight revenue recognition issues

• Strong time-management, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills, with ability to think strategically and creatively. Ability to develop win-win solutions and to balance the interests of the customer or partner with the company’s interests

• Team-oriented, with a good sense of humor and high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism, and the ability to collaborate with others on the legal team and cross functionally with finance, operations, support, and export organizations

Education

*Juris Doctor and membership in good standing of at least one state bar

• Minimum of five years relevant experience, preferably with at least three years in house experience at a technology or internet company

• Strong software, hardware, and services experience, and cloud, PaaS/SaaS/IaaS experience, desired

• Have demonstrable expertise and experience in the areas of contracts, technology law, cybersecurity, data privacy law and/or intellectual property, especially with respect to software and data issues

*Demonstrated experience providing outstanding legal support to sales organizations

• Exhibit crisp, clear oral and written communication skills, and proven drafting and negotiation skills; possess the ability to reduce legal issues to straightforward practical analysis and advice

• Strategic, creative, practical and open-minded thinker with excellent business judgment and a focus on business outcomes

• Strong leadership, interpersonal and people skills • Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multitask, prioritize effectively and execute quickly

• Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

• A “Get Things Done” mindset and ability to find and present simple, practical and actionable solutions to complex problems

• Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively

 

 

So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!

 

If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.

 

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  

 

Join us and see what empowerment can do. 

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Technology we use

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Location

We have a beautiful Boulder office, with amazing Flatiron views, on the vibrant downtown Pearl Street.

An Insider's view of NetApp

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office vibe is one of excitement. On one hand, there is always work to be done and a new project or product to be working on which helps keep the office thriving. On the other hand, we have a lot of fun! Whether it is over a surprise mini golf course in the office for April Fool’s Day, or a happy hour in the breakroom. We work hard & play hard.

Kayte

Workplace Resources Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I've always been a fan of walking around and socializing. I've worked with many of the people here at previous companies, so knowing so many people makes it easy to grab a lunch, find out what other teams are up to. We also put on a hackathon and encourage working with people from other groups. I talk to everyone!

Dave

Senior Performance Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

NetApp is very proactive in providing the opportunity to investigate, apply for & interview for, other openings within the company. Furthermore, the opportunity to work on various technologies comes often enough I feel like my skills are always up to date with current technology trends.

Kenton

Tech Lead – Solutions Quality Interoperability Testing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Def hackathons! Lot of good initiatives have come out of these. We are also starting a couple of initiatives. One is centered around connecting our engineers with our customers so that they can help bring the perspective as we are solving complex problems. We are also looking at connecting passion to the opportunity.

Tina

Sr. Engineering Manager, Cloud Infrastructure

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I try to focus on leading by objectives. Then give them freedom to do the work as they see fit. If I can respond to a request for advice, I’m there. If I can make a suggestion for a problem they surface, I’m glad to do that, but how they do their job rests with them.

Kevin

Engineering Manager

What are NetApp Perks + Benefits

NetApp Benefits Overview

We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us! Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Team-owned Deliverables
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly Diverse Management Team
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NetApp offers competitive, comprehensive medical plans that enable you to get healthy and stay healthy.
Life Insurance
Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by NetApp through MetLife at no cost to you. Both programs cover two times your pay, with a maximum of $1.5 million.
Pet Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance helps you save money on your pet’s health care. This is a voluntary benefit, which means you pay the full cost of coverage, but can take advantage of group discounts etc.
Wellness Programs
Your wellbeing journey begins with MyCompass. Powered by Jiff, is your digital sidekick, allowing you to choose your own adventure in achieving total physical, emotional and financial wellness.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Opportunity to contribute through convenient paycheck contributions— including pretax contributions or Roth after-tax contributions.
401(K) Matching
Company match of 100% on the first 2% of pay you contribute, then 50% on the next 4% of pay you contribute (up to a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year). Immediate vesting on NetApp’s matching.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Become a part owner of NetApp by buying NetApp stock through convenient payroll deductions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family First NetApp is here for you when you need to care for the important people in your life. Our Family First program allows you to spend time with your family when it matters the most.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.
Paid Holidays
NetApp offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Accumulate up to 10 days of sick time each year to recover from illness or injury or to attend to the illness of a sick child, parent or spouse.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer our employees a balance in a casual, yet fast-paced work environment. Standing desks, multiple monitors, customized workstations. Work-Life Programs - Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance, Prepaid Legal Plan.

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