Splunk Legal Counsel, Cloud in London, United Kingdom
Legal Counsel – UK/I Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our products and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey! Role: We are looking for a motivated commercial legal counsel who can contribute to Splunk's vision by supporting Splunk’s sales growth in EMEA. The role will require legal expertise in cloud technology transactions across a variety of industries and markets, with a bonus for public sector. Your responsibilities will focus primarily on our sales and operations in the UK and Ireland. We will value your experience with GDPR and data protection law, and the legal and business considerations that come with selling cloud to the enterprise. You will support sales, customer success, and partner teams with a focus on drafting and negotiating sales agreements, contribute to process improvements, initiatives and playbooks to help scale for growth and improve contracting process. You will partner with legal team members and other business functions to drive business objectives. This role will be located in the UK. Personal Characteristics: To succeed, the role requires you to have an analytical mind and business minded approach to legal issues. You need to possess excellent business judgment and critical thinking; have the ability to perform independently as well as cross-functionally and demonstrate flexibly in a collaborative, dynamic team environment; know how to prioritise and drive multiple initiatives to conclusion independently and in a timely manner; possess strong persuasion, negotiation and collaboration skills and excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills; be self-motivated, self-reliant, and confident; and have a good sense of humour and the ability to adapt to a dynamic and exciting environment. Responsibilities: Lead complex commercial transactions, with a focus on enterprise cloud and technology sales in the UK and Ireland; Support Splunk’s other sales theaters as needed; Build strong internal and external relationships while balancing the needs in Splunk’s EMEA field theater with Splunk’s global strategy and priorities; Provide deep knowledge of relevant laws concerning commercial terms, including data protection/governance, cybersecurity and government contracts; Draft and negotiate outbound software licenses, sales channel and strategic alliance sales, system integrator and OEM contracts;
Anticipate changes to, and advise on, relevant laws impacting Splunk’s commercial activities and its customers; Help improve standard templates, playbooks, and legal processes; Effectively advise, educate and train on and assist in the enforcement of Splunk’s corporate policies and compliance programs; Implement initiatives that advance Splunk’s business including Splunk’s priorities and initiatives; and Perform other legal responsibilities as requested. Requirements: Law degree with excellent academic credentials; At least 5 years’ experience in SaaS, cloud computing, and enterprise software; In-house experience strongly desired and previous experience in the legal department of a US listed company preferred; Substantive transaction experience with complex contract and/or licensing agreements, working with two-tier sales partners and experience working in fast-paced technology companies are required; Experience with public tenders and contracts; Extensive experience in compliance, GDPR, data security, and intellectual property matters, and strong knowledges of local data protection laws required and knowledge of data protection laws of other countries, preferred; Experience in negotiating managed service provider agreements; and Excellent command of English (oral and written). We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.
Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.
Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!
Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.
We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.
Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!
Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.
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