Corporate Counsel

DigitalOceanFull TimeRemote

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DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) simplifies cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With our mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean enables startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to rapidly deploy and scale modern applications. As a remote-first organization, our employees, like our customers, are based around the world.

A dynamic, high-growth, public technology company that serves a passionate community of developers, teams, and small to medium-sized businesses all around the world, is searching for a corporate attorney to become an advisor to stakeholders across the company on corporate securities, strategic transactions, equity and employment matters. This is an outstanding opportunity to make a big impact within a public company and partner closely with diverse functional areas across the company.

Reporting to the Senior Corporate Counsel, this attorney will be an integral member of a high-performing and growing legal team as the company experiences rapid expansion. This is a remote opportunity where candidates located anywhere in the U.S. will be considered.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Draft and review SEC filings (including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements and Section 16 filings) and advise on other public company disclosures.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state securities and corporate laws, as well as NYSE rules and regulations.
  • Assist on a variety of corporate transactions, including M&A and financing transactions.   
  • Support day-to-day legal operations, such as board and stockholder communications and other corporate governance matters.
  • Partner with the People/HR team on employment, benefits and equity-compensation matters.
  • Participate in a cross-functional team to promote domestic and international strategic long-term projects and initiatives.
  • Develop, implement and improve company and team processes and procedures. 

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • J.D. from a nationally-accredited law school and license to state bar.
  • 2-4 years of experience as a corporate attorney working at a top-tier law firm with expertise in securities matters, public company corporate governance and/or strategic corporate transactions. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including ability to connect with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively across all levels of a fast-growing international organization.

This is a rare opportunity to join an exceptional Legal team that is excited about changing the world through technology. The role offers tremendous responsibility and diversity working with world-class attorneys, executives and business partners. If you want amazing work, the ability to make an impact and the opportunity to solve critical company issues, this role is for you.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We reward our employees. (The base salary range for this position is between $180,000-$200,000 based on relevant years of experience and skills. The salary range for this role is specific to candidates located within the U.S. and will vary for candidates outside the U.S..). Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, unlimited vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees' overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*This is a remote role


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