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Legal Counsel

San Francisco

At Productboard, we’re experiencing a period of incredible growth. To continue on this trajectory, we’re searching for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to work closely with our leadership team. We’re looking for a passionate legal professional that can help prioritize legal issues for Productboard, identify any potential legal issues in the company’s upcoming initiatives, and work on transactional matters on behalf of the business. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with extensive experience in corporate, commercial, and other strategic transactions. As the first in-house legal counsel at the company, you will have an opportunity to wear multiple hats and build out and streamline processes to support the legal needs of a rapidly scaling startup.

This is a high-impact role that requires someone who can build rapport and earn trust across the organization. If you thrive in a fast-paced and analytically rigorous environment at a company that is deeply committed to diversity of all kinds, we’d love to talk to you.

On a typical day, you will … 

  • Build the legal foundation and provide counsel on a broad range of topics and lead the Company in matters involving legal issues.
  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements: primarily enterprise SaaS sales and commercial contracts.
  • Identify the need for, and participate in the definition and development of policies, procedures and programs which address areas of risk and ensure compliance with the law
  • Ensure the delivery of quality, timely and cost-efficient legal services.
  • Develop and implement protocols, infrastructure and systems to manage legal matters as appropriate for a U.S.-based corporation, which operates internationally.
  • Engage and oversee work of outside counsel.

About you

  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience, JD from an accredited law school required.
  • Experience with SaaS business model preferred.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, HIPAA, HITECH and EU Data Protection regulations and directives a plus.
  • Able to convey strong and prompt communication while consistently adapting and prioritizing in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly collaborative and able to organize and manage projects across multiple teams.
  • Quick learning self-starter with an outstanding record and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Tactful with strong internal and external negotiating skills
  • Detail oriented, well-organized and technically adept.

You can look forward to the following benefits:

💰 Competitive compensation, stock options, company 401k 

📚 A budget for your professional development and ongoing learning 

🏝 4 weeks of paid vacation and paid sick days

💛 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart

🍲 Lunch delivered to your home

🏋 Company contribution to gym and wellness memberships 

🚗 Commuter benefits

🍹 Team events, such as happy hours, off-sites, and retreats abroad 

❤️ Company contribution and access to best-in-class health benefits and your own Headspace membership

About Productboard

Productboard is the product management system of choice for everyone from Avast and Microsoft to rising stars like Metromile and Envoy. In early 2020, we closed our $45M Series-B round, backed by VC giants Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Index Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, we are a truly international company, with offices in Vancouver and Prague.

  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and markets
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere building a new and complex product
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • With modern offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Prague, you can expect occasional travel across the Atlantic!

About our culture

At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where people feel empowered, supported, and included. Where trust and transparency are built into the way we work. And where creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day. 

You can read more about our culture and company values here, get to know your future colleagues by listening to our people of Productboard podcast, or check out our Instagram profile for more info about life at Productboard.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion of equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. 

As such, we do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

All aspects of employment including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Togetherness is one of our core values and our Diversity Council helps us ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every human being matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change. 

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