Title:  Senior Legal Counsel (m/f/d)



Requisition ID:  106285

Job Summary

 NetApp is a multi-billion-dollar corporate technology leader and highly sought-after place to work. You have an opportunity to join our world-class legal department for a Senior Legal Counsel role. You will have responsibility for providing advice on all commercial legal matters in relation to NetApp’s business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. You will be accomplished in commercial contracting, with a strong background in structuring, drafting, and negotiating IT contracts (including but not limited to software, hardware, services, and XaaS contracts with customers (b-2-b & public sector), resellers, and partners.  In addition, you will be experienced in providing commercial legal advice on a variety of issues that touch our client’s business, such as data privacy, information security, competition law, public procurement law, cloud



• Acting as lead negotiator for complex transactions; supporting public sector tenders; negotiating, and drafting a wide range of contracts and subcontracts with our client’s strategic, enterprise and commercial customers and channel sales partners (distributors & resellers),  SaaS, PaaS and IaaS agreements, Enterprise License Agreements, Enterprise Services Agreements, on premises hardware and software agreements, as well as other outbound agreements including professional services, reseller, information security and data privacy-related agreements
• Providing timely, proactive, and practical business-oriented legal support to sales organizations as well as finance and other company departments on legal issues and risks, negotiation strategies and deal structures
• Acting as a subject matter expert and advising sales clients on XaaS and cloud issues, intellectual property, data privacy (GDPR) & information security, and matters related to commercial contract terms 


Your profile

• Qualified to practice law in Germany
• At least 10 to 15 years of relevant experience, with at least five (5) years of in-house experience at a technology or internet company
• Experience working across the German, Austrian and Swiss jurisdictions 
• Strong transactional experience in reviewing, drafting & negotiating a variety of IT contracts that underpin our business with the ability to recognize and highlight revenue recognition issues (US GAAP)
• Highly experienced in one or more of the following areas: EU / German procurement law, relevant data privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations (e.g., GDPR, BDSG, and BSIG, intellectual property law, and / or competition law.
• Native German speaker with full professional proficiency in English (additional languages are a plus)
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as drafting and negotiation skills.  
• A “Get Things Done” mindset, and ability to find and present simple, practical, and actionable solutions to complex problems
• Excellent time management, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to develop win-win solutions
• Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multitask, prioritize effectively and execute quickly
• Ability and interest in developing a deep understanding of our client’s product and services portfolio, market segments, value propositions, routes to market, and business models
• 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
• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging

NetApp has a flexible hybrid working model supporting working from home, the office or a combination of the two

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