General Counsel at Descartes Labs

Descartes Labs


Mid Level


$140.000 - $190.000

14 Sep → 14 Oct

Job Description

Descartes Labs helps organizations whose success depends on the scientific analysis of observable, physical world events. We are the leading provider of geospatial analytics that create actionable intelligence by strengthening our customers’ proprietary data with models of the earth. Our solutions create new sources of environmental sustainability and operational advantage and foresight for agriculture, consumer packaged goods (CPG), mining, and government users by combining machine intelligence and domain expertise into a complete operational solution.

Descartes Labs is proud to be a remote-first, deliberately distributed organization that recognizes that people have different needs and motivations for building a life and career that matters and works for them. For this reason, we are open to our employees working from any location, in a way that enhances their well-being, productivity, and role. We focus on helping our employees produce positive outcomes and we recognize that the path to getting there will look different for different people.

Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel will partner with, and provide legal guidance to, the Commercial Sales, Product, and Government teams on initiatives that influence and impact all aspects of the business. Managing broad legal issues, you will continuously assess and advise using a creative and pragmatic approach to directly impact the growth of the organization.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advise on legal issues affecting the business
  • Draft and negotiate commercial agreements, including SaaS agreements, professional services agreements, OEM agreements, strategic partner agreements and data license agreements
  • Draft and negotiate federal government customer agreements, including agreements with the US Department of Defense
  • Advise internal clients on a variety of subjects, including export, privacy, governmental compliance and intellectual property matters
  • Create and improve contract processes
  • Support M&A transactions
  • Manage dispute resolution matters
  • Manage outside counsel

Requirements / Qualifications

  • JD degree and at least 7 years of experience in a combination of both law firm and in-house environments

  • Deep understanding of technology licensing

  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence the organization to make good decisions

  • Demonstrated experience achieving practical, business-oriented results

  • Ability to provide credible, flexible counsel and build trust with business teams

  • Admitted to the bar in at least one state

  • You are: Curious. You are always exploring and experimenting, interested in why and how, seeking not only to understand but to make work and the world better. You enthusiastically share your learning with others and actively seek information and knowledge.

  • Conscientious. You are determined, always keep your promises, and are forward-thinking. Principled and integrous, you take your commitments seriously.

  • Humble. Unpretentious and self-aware, you cultivate compassion for others and take responsibility for your mistakes. Egos are barriers to doing the best work and always learning.

  • Open and Inclusive. You are receptive and interested in new ideas and perspectives, even when those perspectives don’t agree with your views. You value and respect difference and create ways for all people to contribute to the organization.

  • Collaborative. You know it takes a team to get anything accomplished and you actively and inclusively work across the organization. You listen intently and openly and are always focused first on creating the best results.

  • Adaptable. You are able to navigate changing circumstances and environments with ease and approach uncertainty with enthusiasm, while inspiring others towards effective goal setting and accomplishment.

  • You belong here! If your experience and interests match with some of the above, we want you to apply. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, where employees belong, even if they are different. Scientific discovery is in our DNA, and diversity fuels innovation.

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