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Corporate Counsel, AWS Infra Legal

Posted Nov 08
Full Time
On Site
Seattle, Washington


Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented commercial real estate lawyer to fill the position of Corporate Counsel – Real Estate supporting Amazon Web Services (AWS), a dynamic and rapidly growing business within AWS is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing and service industry, providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, and more.

As part of the AWS real estate legal team, you will be responsible for supporting AWS's worldwide data center expansion through land acquisitions and leasing. You will have transactional drafting and negotiating responsibilities on deals, and will provide legal counsel and contract interpretation to business team members on a daily basis. Transactions range from standard contracts to complex, bespoke, high value agreements. You will structure, draft and negotiate agreements, help support AWS real estate’s existing portfolio, manage outside counsel, and advise internal business clients. In addition, you will help develop, implement, and manage process improvements across the team, resolve legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, and handle pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and being challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Competitive salary based on experience and includes equity compensation.

This position is located in Arlington, Virginia or Seattle, Washington.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA



  • J.D. degree (or equivalent) and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • 8+ full years of legal experience as a transactional real estate attorney (with 4+ full years at a law firm)
  • Experience drafting and negotiating a variety of real estate transactional documents (i.e. leases, lease amendments, purchase and sale agreements, easements, development agreements, co-ownership agreements etc.)



  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication, and client interaction skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $123,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $229,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.