Cisco Sr Corporate Counsel - Open Source in San Jose, California
Sr Corporate Counsel - Open Source
Location: San Jose, California, US
Additional Location(s) San Francisco, CA, US, RTP. Herndon
Area of Interest Legal
Job Type Professional
Technology Interest *None
Job Id 1228672
What You'll Do
As the Open Source Corporate Counsel you will advise internal engineering, business, and sales teams on licensing, usage, compliance, risk, mitigation, and community relation matters, often in high pressure situations or on tight timelines. You will also advise and collaborate with cross-functional operations teams on policy, process, and tooling. You will help lead education and training programs across the business. You will support other attorneys on questions in a variety of contexts and draft and negotiate IP licensing terms in technology transactions with customers and suppliers. You should have experience in supporting and advising on Cisco’s contributions to the legal community and participation in industry-wide projects and consortia. You will also support and advise on M&A integration activity as well as provide analysis and mentorship on general IP matters, including infringement. You will work with engineers and engineering project managers on technical issues such as software architecture and drive optimization and scalability of legal support model including updating and crafting new templates, processes, policies, trainings, and knowledge sharing resources.
Who You'll Work With
Cisco’s mission is to deliver a highly secure, intelligent platform for digital businesses and countries around the world. IT environments are more complex than ever with the explosion of devices and connected things, multiple clouds and ever-increasing security threats. The network is what connects all of these, which is why we have a greater opportunity than ever to play a more meaningful — and critical — role in helping connect everything and everyone. Whether we're building new products or helping customers meet their business goals, people at Cisco are innovators at heart. Our global teams are constantly collaborating to take on problems and develop business solutions that provide compelling value to our customers and partners.
Are you passionate about joining us on this mission? We are seeking a highly motivated, teammate excited about working in an agile, rapidly changing environment as Senior Corporate Counsel. The position will cover a wide range of areas including compliance counseling and licensing, technology transactions, and acquisition integration. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, energizing environment.
Who You Are
You have the ability to develop relationships with critical players in the software development lifecycle and release environment. You also have a successful track record working in a dynamic, ever-changing environment with a proven passion for problem-solving and thinking outside-the-box to get the best business outcomes.
The Required Qualifications for this role are:
JD degree with membership in at least one state bar
Excellent academic credentials
5+ years of legal experience, with minimum two years in open source domain
Open source licensing experience
Technology transaction and IP licensing experience
Experience advising engineers/engineering teams on legal matters
Interest in supporting internal compliance, operations, and process functions
Proven excellent drafting and negotiation skills
Computer science or engineering degree (or equivalent experience)
Experience navigating a large company or organization (10k+ employees)
Standards organization (SDO) experience
Product counseling experience
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