Commercial Counsel

Scale AISan Francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

$ 169,000 - 203,520USD Annually

At Scale, our mission is to accelerate the development of AI. We are hiring a Commercial Counsel to provide strategic legal guidance to sales and business teams, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements. You will join a creative, fast-moving, and solutions-oriented team collaborating internally with stakeholders at Scale and externally with our customers and partners and advisors. We are looking for a relentlessly curious, deliberately open-minded, and action-oriented commercial lawyer who can design effective and scalable commercial processes while employing an empathetic interpersonal style that can build bridges across stakeholders. This position can be located in San Francisco or Remote. If you enjoy solving novel and challenging problems and building strong teams and relationships while doing it, we’d love to hear from you!

You will:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate master services agreements with enterprise customers, and work closely with our Sales organization to close revenue deals
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of other commercial agreements, including partnership agreements, reseller agreements, vendor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Provide practical counsel to product, engineering, marketing, and supply teams on how to comply with contractual requirements. 
  • Design, implement, and iterate on policies, processes, and procedures to manage legal and business risk on a global scale
  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions for business teams


Ideally you’d have:

  • JD and a member of a U.S. state Bar in good standing
  • At least 2+ years of law firm or in-house experience, with training in commercial contracts, intellectual property, and privacy
  • Passion for partnering with Sales and closing revenue deals
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating complex enterprise SaaS agreements with Fortune 100 companies
  • An ability to translate between business and technical risk and communicate clearly to business and technical constituencies
  • Roll-up your sleeves attitude to tackle projects large and small and a collaborative, low-ego approach to collaborating across the organization
  • Deep interest in machine learning technology and applications
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills


The base salary range for this full-time position in our hub locations of San Francisco is $169,000 - $203,520. Compensation packages at Scale include base salary, equity, and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position, determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, interview performance, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.Scale employees are also granted Stock Options that are awarded upon board of director approval. You’ll also receive benefits including, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, a learning and development stipend, and generous PTO. Additionally, this role may be eligible for additional benefits such as a commuter stipend.


About Us:

At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, Meta, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications.


We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status. 


We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.


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