Head of Product & Engineering Legal, Associate General Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Senior Level

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PagerDuty seeks an outstanding attorney and team player with a strong technology background to serve as the lead attorney for our product and engineering organizations.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience serving as a strategic legal partner to senior business executives, providing excellent legal advice to help a technology company develop and bring to market innovative products and technologies, and creating smart systems and processes to mitigate risk and drive business growth.  This person also is a highly motivated team player who loves to learn and is excited to make an immediate impact to the company’s values and growth.

This position reports to our General Counsel.

How You Impact Our Vision

Lead the Product & Engineering Legal team, determine and implement a world-class strategic vision for your organization, and develop and scale a team of trusted advisors to PagerDuty.
Partner with, counsel, and influence executives in PagerDuty’s Engineering, Product, Marketing, Finance, Procurement, and other organizations to foster the development of innovative products and technologies, uphold the relationship of trust that we have with our customers and partners, and manage legal risk.
Provide outstanding legal advice to multiple business functions across a wide range of areas and throughout the product development lifecycle, spanning topics such as security, privacy, intellectual property, contract drafting and negotiating, marketing/advertising, regulatory compliance, litigation, M&A, export and trade compliance, and more.
Build and maintain close relationships with other subject matter experts across the Legal team, including our Commercial, Employment, and Corporate and M&A Legal functions.  Partner with those teams to bring the product lens and strategic approach in support of closing deals, and create appropriate clauses, playbooks, and training for the organization.
Enable PagerDuty’s annual recurring revenue growth goals, and create the most friction-free contracting experience for our customers and internal clients.  Lead the development of world-class contract templates, policies, procedures, and programs, and educate clients to set them up for success.
Manage and strategically expand PagerDuty’s intellectual property portfolio.
Anticipate and provide solution-oriented guidance on myriad other legal and policy issues that are likely to arise in a dynamic and exciting environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney with exceptional academic and in-house and/or law firm credentials.  Admitted into and in good standing with at least one U.S. state bar.
10+ years of relevant legal experience across some combination of the following areas, with strong expertise in two or more areas: security; privacy; intellectual property; commercial contracts; litigation; marketing/advertising; M&A; regulatory compliance; and export controls and trade compliance.
Experience proactively advising clients on risk mitigation in developing and launching technology products, and delivering practical advice to help clients navigate litigation and compliance risks in a fast-moving environment.
Expert ability to concisely communicate and explain critical legal decisions with context, building relationships to partner with, and educate, senior clients.
Proven ability to prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, lead complex projects that cut across organizational boundaries, and create systems and processes to complete high-priority work efficiently and effectively.
Outstanding professional judgment and client service focus.
Team player with a positive attitude and love of solving problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong experience serving as a trusted partner for engineering and/or product leaders, including anticipating issues and proactively developing creative solutions to help your business partners solve their toughest problems.
A love of issues that lie at the intersection of technology and the law.
Superb analytical and oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and drive to completion complex, cross-functional projects with numerous internal and external stakeholders, including projects that involve challenging law and policy issues.
Demonstrated ability to act on the best information available and manage uncertainty, including in areas of newly emerging and evolving laws.
Demonstrated ability to manage resource allocation to focus on the highest priority needs.
Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to transition or take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

PagerDuty Offers

We are dedicated to providing a culture where our people are happy, enabled and inspired to do their best. One of the ways we do this is by developing a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports employees and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations.

Your package may include:

Competitive salary and company equity
Comprehensive benefits package from day one
ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)
Retirement or pension plan
Paid parental leave – up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)
Generous paid vacation time
Paid holidays and sick leave
Paid employee volunteer time – 20 hours per year
Bi-annual company-wide hack weeks
Mental wellness programs
Dutonian Wellness Days – scheduled company-wide paid days off in addition to PTO and scheduled holidays
HibernationDuty – a week each year when everyone at PagerDuty, with the exception of a small, coverage crew, is asked to take a much needed break to truly disconnect and recharge
About PagerDuty
PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management, serving over 14,000 customers and 850,000 users worldwide, including 65% of the Fortune 100.

For the teams who build and run digital systems, PagerDuty is the best way to manage the urgent, mission-critical work that is essential to keeping digital services always on. We make it easy to handle any unplanned task, event, or opportunity, right away.

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, 50% of our board of directors is comprised of women, 45% of our managers are from underrepresented groups, and we are a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, committed to donating 1% Equity, 1% Employee time, and 1% Product to accelerate change in our communities. We are Great Place to Work-certified™ and our product is top rated in its category on TrustRadius.

From how we build our teams to who sits in the boardroom, we hope you can see yourself at PagerDuty.

Learn more: Social Impact; Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity; Culture

Additional Information

PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.

PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email accommodation@pagerduty.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

PagerDuty verifies work authorization in accordance with the requirements of your local jurisdiction.

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