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Legal Counsel

Posted Mar 28
Full Time
HybridCary, North Carolina

Nice to meet you!  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence – and questions into answers.

We’re also a debt-free multi-billion-dollar organization on our path to IPO-readiness. If you’re looking for a dynamic, fulfilling career coupled with flexibility and world-class employee experience, you’ll find it here.


About the job 

Our Legal Division is looking for a Legal Counsel to join our team! As a Legal Counsel, you will be providing legal advice and assistance throughout our organization. You will independently perform a full range of legal services and maintain a diverse workload, but your primary focus will be on negotiating a wide variety of contracts, including software licenses, hosted managed services agreements, and professional services agreements, with SAS customers and SAS vendors.


As a Legal Counsel you will:  

  • Working with internal groups including Sales, Finance, Professional Hosting and Services, and other departments to structure customer proposals and agreements
  • Preparing and negotiating transactional agreements with customers and vendors, including license agreements, professional services agreements and hosted managed services agreement
  • Managing legal business matters pertaining to SAS as assigned
  • Providing a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to a number of in-house clients 
  • Provide legal counsel and oversight for basic to complex legal matters affecting the company
  • Regularly interacts with senior internal and external individuals
  • Researches and analyzes proposed transactions, assesses risks and rewards, and recommends strategies to minimize risk to the company
  • Leads contractual negotiations


Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law by being admitted to and a member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • 5-7yrs of legal experience.
  • Equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications.
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior in-house corporate legal counsel
  • Previous procurement experience
  • 2 years of contracts experience at a mid-size to large-size law


World-class benefits  

Highlights include...

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental and vision plans with a low annual deductible and copays.
  • Onsite Health Care Center (HQ) that’s free to employees and covered family members.
  • Onsite pharmacy (HQ) where a 30-day supply of any generic drug costs $5 or less. Not local? They ship for free.
  • An industry-leading 401k plan.
  • Generous time away including vacation time, a variety of paid holidays, and our much-loved U.S. Winter Wellness Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Volunteer Time Off, parental leave and unlimited paid sick days.
  • Generous childcare benefits for all full-time employees


Diverse and Inclusive  

At SAS, it’s not about fitting into our culture – it’s about adding to it. We believe our people make the difference. Our diverse workforce brings together unique talents and inspires teams to create amazing software that reflects the diversity of our users and customers. Our commitment to diversity is a priority to our leadership, all the way up to the top; and it’s essential to who we are. To put it plainly: you are welcome here.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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