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Senior Product Counsel

Posted Mar 24
Full Time
HybridSan Jose, California

About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.


Job Description:

Zscaler is seeking an intellectually curious, proactive, and business-centric attorney to join its growing Product and Privacy Legal team. This role will require a high degree of self-sufficiency, organizational skills, curiosity about emerging technologies, and collaborative approach to problem solving. This person will report to the Senior Director, Product and Privacy Legal based in San Jose, California. 

Location: We prefer to have someone onsite 2x week hybrid in San Jose, CA and/or Remote in the Pacific Time Zone
  • Support new product launches, regulatory and privacy assessments, adoption of novel technologies (e.g., generative AI), and other product-related initiatives. 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams (product management, privacy, security, cloud operations, and compliance) to address new and evolving privacy, security, and regulatory requirements in Zscaler’s products and services.
  • Create and lead cross-functional trainings on product due diligence, generative AI best practices, data privacy, and other relevant topics.
  • Stay abreast of developing trends in global data privacy and compliance laws and regulations.
  • Identify, design, and implement processes that support and keep pace with product innovations while ensuring compliance and internal risk tolerance.
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate technology, distribution, licensing, and other commercial agreements related to the introduction of new products and features.
  • Manage and collaborate with outside counsel as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in product counseling, privacy, and/or technology licensing at a law firm, in- house, or a combination of both – with at least 2 of those years spent at a cloud, software, or SaaS technology company.
  • Experience in as many of the following areas as possible: data privacy, compliance, information security, intellectual property, export, commercial contracting, and cloud computing.
  • Experience supporting product management and engineering business partners at an innovative technology company.
  • Track record of driving alignment and delivering results on complex, cross-functional projects involving various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously (but escalate when needed) while practically analyzing risks under pressure and finding creative solutions to novel problems.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex technology and commercial agreements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flexibility and eagerness to work hard in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly organized, process-driven, and client-focused attorney with a growth mindset.
  • Affinity and ability to build trusting, collaborative partnerships with internal clients.


Zscaler’s salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

The base salary range listed for this full-time position excludes commission/ bonus/ equity (if applicable) + benefits.

Base Pay Range
$161,000$220,000 USD

By applying for this role, you adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and Zscaler policies, including those related to security and privacy standards and guidelines.

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support.

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