Senior Commercial Counsel

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Washington, DC
    • Austin, TX
    + 2 more
About Us
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

What you'll do

In this role, you will work closely with our sales, partnerships, customer success, and special projects teams to review contracts and provide effective, business-focused, day-to-day advice on a broad range of issues, including local law compliance, IP, third-party complaints, and various inquiries.  You will collaborate with internal business stakeholders to draft, review and revise commercial contracting templates and contract related policies.

Who you are

The ideal candidate for this role is:

  • experienced in commercial transactions and thrives when working on a variety of subject matters;
  • intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change; and
  • a proactive self-starter who has a thirst for knowledge and a desire for continued growth while working as part of a great team.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • 7+ years of legal experience with at least 3 years of experience working for an internationally recognized law firm and 2 years working as in-house legal counsel for a leading technology company
  • Admitted to practice law in the US, UK or Germany
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, if English is not your first language
  • Substantive experience as the lead drafter and negotiator of complex commercial agreements, including SaaS, licensing, consulting, joint development and reseller/distributor agreements 
  • Experience supervising and managing teams of junior attorneys and/or non-legal staff
  • Ability to identify and explain non-standard terms and associated risks to relevant business stakeholders, interpret contract requirements, obligations and risk exposure and advise on same
  • Solid understanding of state, federal and international data privacy and data protection laws
  • Experience working in an international context on cross-border transactions
  • Strategic thinker with a verifiable history of providing sound and practical advice
  • Ability to translate complex technical and legal concepts for non-techies and non-lawyers

Bonus Points:                        

  • CIPP/US or CIPP/E certification
  • Ability to start work at Cloudflare within 2-4 weeks of your hire is highly preferred

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

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