Legal Product Counsel

WorkdayPleasanton, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site


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About the Team
The Product and Technology Legal team supports workmates in the product and technology organizations as they build, deliver, and support offerings for our customers. We work closely with various teams to ensure that we are delivering offerings in a way that is consistent with our contractual commitments, legal requirements, and core values.
About the Role
Workday seeks a highly motivated Product Counsel to support Workday’s product and technology organization. This is a high growth area and the ideal candidate is a confident self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, and who can prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with agility and efficiency.
Strong candidates will have knowledge of and experience in counseling product and technology teams in functional areas including machine learning and hyperscale computing. Primary responsibilities will be to provide strategic, tactical, and execution-level legal support to Workday’s Product & Technology teams for all phases of product development and technology initiatives, and to be a resource for the larger legal and compliance team.
This position will interact closely with business clients across the organization and requires working in cross-functional teams. The right candidate demonstrates integrity, a sense of humor, and the ability to be highly collaborative and results oriented. You must be a creative problem solver with exceptional judgment and strong critical thinking.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Partner with the product and technology organization to understand the strategic needs and goals of the business
  • Counsel and guide product management, development, engineering, support and marketing teams on a variety of issues, including commercial terms, privacy, data protection, and global regulatory compliance matters throughout the entire product development lifecycle
  • Draft clear and concise agreements, public facing disclosures, disclaimers, terms of use and other public facing customer documents
  • Lead complex technology transactions by negotiating and drafting commercial and licensing agreements relevant products and services
  • Review and interpret third party posted terms to guide the product teams and ensure Workday’s compliance
  • Provide pragmatic, day-to-day strategic advice that takes into account legal risk, product adoption, and advancing business goals and initiatives
  • Help develop commercial strategy for new products
About You
Basic Qualifications
  • J.D. Degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least 1 state bar
  • 3+ years of national law firm or in-house/public sector legal department work experience with a combination of general transactional experience and product counseling (at least 1 year)
Other Qualifications
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Critical thinker, problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong teammate with ability to collaborate with attorneys, business leaders and colleagues of varying backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-output, team oriented, practical environment
  • Enthusiasm for solving problems and adding value to the company
  • Committed to personal growth and development by actively seeking feedback and responding with action
  • Sense of humor a must
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