Senior Corporate Counsel; Waltham, MA/Boston, MA
VMware accelerates digital transformation through a
software-defined approach to business and IT. The trusted platform
provider of choice for more than 500,000 customers globally, VMware
is the pioneer in virtualization and an innovator in cloud and
business mobility. A proven leader, VMware allows customers to run,
manage, connect and secure applications across clouds and devices
in a common operating environment.
Our team of 30,000+ people working in 50+ locations worldwide is
committed to building a community where great people want to work
long term by living our values of passion, innovation, execution,
teamwork, active learning and giving back. If you are ready to
accelerate, innovate and lead, join us as we challenge constraints
and problem solve for tomorrow today.
VMware is looking for a top-rate attorney to join its Commercial
Legal Team. This position will be based in Boston, MA or Waltham,
MA, and will support commercial activity for all of VMware’s
business, with an initial emphasis on commercial support for
VMware’s Security Business Unit (formerly Carbon Black). This will
primarily entail supporting a variety of customer and partner
transactions, but may also include support for other business unit
and company-wide legal needs. Our legal department is full of legal
innovators who are energetic, smart and business-minded on the
professional front, and genuinely good people on the personal
front. We love to add attorneys who maintain the highest business
and professional standards and who aren’t afraid to bring their
true selves to work each day.
Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial
agreements, including SaaS/cloud services, software licensing, and
professional services agreements.
Assist with legal department projects as assigned, including
efforts to develop, implement and enhance processes that improve
transaction velocity without material increases in risk.
Act as a fiduciary for the company, driving compliance in
day-to-day sales activities, including providing training and
counseling to sales professionals and coordinating with other
groups within the VMware Legal Department on compliance
Stay on top of changing regulations, laws, and industry
standards and effectively work with a variety of business
stakeholders to develop and implement practices that support
innovation and growth while maintaining appropriate commercial
Assist with other Security Business Unit and company-wide legal
needs as directed.
Anything else that gets thrown your way as needed to support a
dynamic, innovative company.
12+ years of transactional commercial legal experience,
supporting a dynamic global software, SaaS/cloud, or technology
Significant experience in SaaS and software transactions,
preferably with a company of significant size and scale.
You are an excellent negotiator who knows how to keep complex
legal negotiations simple and clear.
You “own” the transactions on which you work, and take personal
responsibility for completing them, including driving all
participants and functions to complete their required actions.
You can act and think independently, and apply sound judgement
in all situations.
You are a practical and proactive problem solver who possesses
strong business acumen and is confident and calm under fire.
You are able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment and get the right things done.
You have strong interpersonal skills.
JD from an accredited US law school.
Member of a State Bar and in good standing.
Our team looks for individuals who embody our values of
humility, compassion, collaboration above isolationism,
respectfulness, integrity, and good-natured fun.
VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits
Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is
committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all
employees and to providing employees with a work environment free
of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at
VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual
qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief,
national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age,
physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil
union or domestic partnership status, past or present military
service, family medical history or genetic information, family or
parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or
regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not
tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware
will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have
protected disabilities consistent with local law. ?
At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new
opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the
barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies
work together seamlessly. Our compute, cloud, mobility, networking
and security offerings form a digital foundation that powers the
apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world.
Since our founding over two decades ago, our 24,000+ employee
community and ecosystem of 75,000 partners have been behind the
technology innovations transforming entire industries – from
banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications,
manufacturing, and transportation.
Every day, we work to solve our customers’ toughest challenges
through disruptive technologies like edge computing, artificial
intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, Kubernetes and more –
to define the digital foundation that will accelerate the next wave