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ATX Venture Partners
ATX Venture Partners

Commercial Counsel



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Do work that matters.

At AlertMedia, everything we do supports our mission: To save lives and minimize loss by identifying active threats globally and facilitating timely communications when an emergency situation threatens personal safety and business continuity.

Our values, which reflect our view on what’s important and what’s right, include: We’re humans not robots, Customers always come first, We work better together, Simplicity is our strength, Our reputation is priceless, Hard work pays off.

As one of the fastest growing start-up companies in the nation and a six-time winner of “One of the Best Places to Work”, we’re focused on finding the best talent and building the best team to continue accelerating our rapid growth to keep up with our demand.

AlertMedia is seeking a business-minded attorney with a solid understanding of technology contracts and experience in managing and negotiating a high volume of commercial transactions. You will help AlertMedia continue its growth and success, with a focus on contracting for customers, vendors, and strategic partnerships. You will be the lead attorney working on a variety of innovative legal issues across the entire company. You will be required to leverage your expertise, good judgement, and strong business sense to help us grow, while assessing and mitigating legal risk.

Who you are:

You are relentlessly stakeholder focused to ensure timing expectations are met. You are risk aware in protecting the business legally, but not risk adverse to a fault. You can balance being very detail-oriented with being able to see the big picture. You are comfortable staying on top of fast-moving information and able to respond at a moment’s notice, and you bring a sense of urgency to everything you do. You see yourself as a team player and consultant working closely with internal and external stakeholders to drive negotiations to completeness.

What you get to do every day:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements including for customers, partnerships, and vendors
  • Respond promptly to legal requests from the sales team and other members of the business
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging legal trends and relevant industry standards, laws, and regulations, including data privacy laws such as CCPA and GDPR, and provide proactive guidance and training to business units
  • Improve and maintain contract management processes and written guidance for the Sales and Deal Desk teams
  • Provide general legal guidance to the business

What you bring to the role:

  • You have a strong technical background and hands-on experience in SaaS contracting at a rapidly growing technology company or at a law firm
  • Experience with data privacy laws such as CCPA and GDPR, drafting and negotiating data protection addendums
  • You are excited to roll up your sleeves, learn the business and proactively identify and analyze opportunities and risks
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills and can make complex communications simple
  • Ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks and with a variety of stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • You are risk aware, not risk adverse
  • You have strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • You are a collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills and a collegial attitude
  • You are comfortable engaging in discussions with customers
  • You are able to prioritize and effectively set and balance expectations
  • This is a hybrid role that interfaces across the business. Our team works from our beautiful headquarters in downtown Austin, TX 2-3 days per week. Must reside in Austin or surrounding areas.

Minimum requirements:

  • JD, with admission to at least one bar
  • 4+ years of in-house experience with 2 years at a SaaS company

Why you’ll love working at AlertMedia:

  • Competitive base salary + Company-Wide Bonus program
  • Generous and flexible time and parental leave policies
  • Health benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance 100% paid for employees!
  • 401K with a generous company match
  • Amazing rewards and incentives – we love celebrating each other!
  • Commitment to community service with opportunities to give back
  • A Best Places to Work company 6 years in a row and numerous other awards
  • Access to brand new downtown office with 360 views of Austin, high-tech building gym, and nearby running trails
  • Continuous learning and career development opportunities facilitated by our Learning & Development teams

About AlertMedia:

AlertMedia is leading the evolution of employee safety for a modern workforce. We offer the most intuitive emergency communication software on the market with fully integrated threat warnings and employee safety monitoring. We believe any organization can improve safety and business outcomes during critical events by quickly identifying threats and simplifying fast, reliable communication to impacted audiences. We are headquartered in Austin, TX, and trusted by thousands of customers in over 100 countries—including DHL, British Petroleum, SurveyMonkey, and Walmart—to keep their people safe and connected anytime, anywhere.

We are an equal opportunity employer focused on creating a collaborative and exciting place for all to work. Ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace for all people is key to our success and core to our values. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of our wave of momentum and take our company, and your career, to the next growth stage. We'd love to get to know you better and share how we serve our amazing customers. For more information, please visit www.alertmedia.com

Come join us in our mission to save lives and minimize loss through effective communication.

AlertMedia does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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