Carbon is working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science to make the impossible possible. Our company is built on the idea that diverse fields of study must come together to solve intractable problems. We have grand ambitions to create technology that will influence industry around the world.
Carbon is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive attorney to join our team to handle a wide variety of transactions across the company’s business as we grow and scale domestically and internationally. The right person for this position must be a team player who is comfortable operating in a fast-paced, high-growth environment and is able to balance legal risk with business objectives. This individual will have a broad range of responsibilities, including drafting and negotiating complex customer and supply chain deals, serving as a trusted leader to internal stakeholders, and always looking for opportunities to develop and implement scalable contracting processes to remove friction from the deal cycle while protecting the company.
What you’ll do:Independently review, analyze, draft and negotiate contracts including 1) Complex customer and partner agreements (e.g., reseller, distribution, development technology integration agreements) and 2) Complex procurement agreements that have unique legal challenges (e.g., agreements regarding manufacturers, component suppliers, SaaS providers, professional services, software licensing, and other IT outsourcing agreements)Manage the contract life cycle process from drafting through post-executionProvide legal advice, issue spot and identify risks and proposed solutions during the negotiation processWork cross-functionally with sales, finance, tax, marketing, HR, international operations, and other internal stakeholders to ensure contract and process compliance with relevant laws and company policies and risk profileDevelop and revise template agreements, playbooks, processes and self-help resources to enable Carbon’s business and ensure compliance with lawsWork with other team members to improve the efficiency of the contract life cycle and intradepartmental workflowsBuild strong relationships with company personnel at supported business unitsDevelop and maintain a strong knowledge of the company’s technology and productsPitch in and help with projects outside of the above on an as-needed basis, providing growth opportunity outside of immediate area of expertise
We’re looking for someone with, Education:A JD degreeAdmission to the State Bar of California or able to register as in-house counsel
We're looking for someone with,Experience: 6-10 years of relevant experience, including substantive experience in drafting and negotiating complex technology, intellectual property, and commercial agreementsExperience simultaneously driving multiple negotiations, and identifying, prioritizing and resolving key business issuesProven and excellent analytic, communication and contract drafting skillsExperience with international contracts, data privacy and security issues a plusExperience working with contract management systems such as IronClad is helpful
Other:Demonstrated practical, business-oriented approach to balancing legal/contractual issues with business riskExcellent business judgment and critical thinking with a strong work ethic and a high degree of accountabilityAbility to prioritize tasks, think clearly under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environmentStrong interpersonal and communication skillsTeam player with an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and flexibly in a collegial, fast-paced and rapidly changing environmentPassion for learning new things and taking on new challengesHighest integrity and ethical standardsGrowth mindset conducive to tackling challenges outside of your immediate area of responsibility
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.