Corporate Counsel at Lucidworks
Raleigh, NC, US

About the Role

Lucidworks is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and enthusiastic Corporate Counsel to join our growing legal team. This high-profile role reports directly to the VP of Legal and requires subject matter expertise in software transactions and a proven ability to quickly identify and synthesize issues, advise on business and legal risks, and facilitate solutions that will enable Lucidworks to continue to grow and scale.

The role requires you to be proactive, engaged, and able to work well cross-functionally with internal clients and external parties.  While the role focuses on software licensing deals, you will also manage other legal aspects of Lucidworks’ commercial transactions, including the development and implementation of processes and tools that ensure the legal team remains nimble and responsive. 

About You

You are excited about technology — especially digital search and e-commerce — and you pride yourself on coming up with creative solutions to complicated legal problems. You have a keen ability to prioritize and handle multiple transactions at one time and consistently demonstrate curiosity, common sense, and flexibility. You want to expand your skill set to a wide breadth of legal issues including matters not within your immediate responsibility (i.e., compliance, privacy, data security, marketing, etc).

You will:

Draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial software agreements on tight deal deadlines, incl agreements for SaaS, PaaS, Managed Services, Professional Services, Vendor, NDAs, etc.

Work closely and strategize with Sales, Product, Engineering, Marketing, and Finance teams to provide product counseling and navigate challenging legal problems.

Create and support continuous improvements of forms, policies, and processes to help streamline, simplify, and automate support.

Understand and stay up to date on applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards and be able to communicate relevant developments to executive leaders.

You have:

JD with membership in good standing with at least one state bar (preferably California and/or North Carolina).

6-8+ years of relevant experience, with a mixture of in-house at a technology/software company and with a nationally-recognized law firm. 

A demonstrable track record of successfully negotiating and closing SaaS/PaaS transactions

About Lucidworks

Lucidworks is shaping the future of digital experiences, AI, and machine learning by reimagining the power and value of search to create all-new, human-centered experiences. We’re a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines, and we are obsessed with helping the world’s best enterprises deliver breakthrough experiences that transform business and increase user engagement. Our ambitious, empowered team is focused on helping our customers meet their loftiest goals. Fusion, our advanced development platform, gives these enterprises the capabilities to design, develop, and deploy intelligent search at any scale.

Our roots are in Solr, the global search standard used by 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and our team includes leading search and discovery contributors and committers as well as many of the world's foremost search and machine learning innovators. We’re serious about the impact of our products to catalyze results for our customers, and about building a team that delivers meaningful results across a growing worldwide community.

Lucidworks believes in the power of diversity and inclusion to help us do our best work. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and welcome talent across a full range of backgrounds, orientation, origin, and identity in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way. Applicants receive consideration based on the relevant talents, skills, and experiences they offer to our company. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to learning more about you.