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Senior Legal Counsel



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

Senior Legal Counsel

Austin, TX or U.S. Remote

BigCommerce, named a 2023 “Best Place to Work,” is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to help support the company’s growth and profitability, while simultaneously balancing the company’s legal & compliance obligations. This will interact with senior leadership and collaborate frequently with other departments of the organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to various company functions and provide legal advice in a high-growth environment with a strong business partner mindset

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and maintain corporate governance & compliance practices and policies, including with respect to U.S. securities laws

  • Advise on legal issues and risks raised by our product offering and business strategies

  • Engage and oversee/manage other legal team members and outside counsel for support and advice

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of commercial and corporate agreements, including inbound and outbound SaaS and related service agreements, strategic partnership agreements, licensing and IP-related agreements, corporate transaction documents, and nondisclosure agreements

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s business operations, product, market, customers and competitors

  • Drive compliance in day-to-day activities, including providing training and counseling on compliance matters

  • Establish rapport and working relationships at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel

  • Perform other general legal and/or business duties and functions as may be required by business needs

Who You Are

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and active membership in at least one state bar association

  • 5+ years’ legal experience in a major law firm and/or fast-paced, in-house legal department

  • Strong academic credentials

  • Experience counseling publicly traded companies on disclosure, corporate governance, and SEC and stock exchange filings/reporting (including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks and proxy statements) and compliance matters

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in contract law and commercial contract negotiations

  • Familiarity with other areas of law and in-house practice such as data privacy, intellectual property, insurance, employment/HR matters, contract management, operations, etc.

  • Experience representing SaaS and/or software providers preferred

  • Experience supporting international business operations and expansion into new countries is a plus

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

  • Fluency translating legal advice into actionable guidance for innovative business teams

  • Ability to efficiently manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

  • Flexible thinker with the ability to make sound independent decisions

This description is intended to serve as a summary of key duties and responsibilities and may not contain a comprehensive list of activities.



Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range (or have the minimum apply to them), but rather, the exact salary will be dependent on the successful candidate’s location, relevant knowledge, skills, and qualifications.
Targeted salary range
$147,900$250,100 USD
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

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