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Corporate Counsel, AWS Sales and Marketing

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
$123,100- $229,000/ year
Posted May 10
Full Time
On Site
New York


Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented attorney who is willing to learn and support Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies. This Corporate Counsel role is based at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington or HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia and it will support the AWS Sales, Marketing, and Global Services business team. For more than 18 years, AWS has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud computing platform. AWS services are trusted by millions of customers around the world - including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies. To learn more about AWS, visit This Corporate Counsel will serve as a trusted advisor to business leadership regarding transformative alliances with AWS Partners. The candidate will have primary transactional drafting and negotiation responsibilities on deals, and provide ongoing legal counsel and contract interpretation for senior executives and other business team members. These transactions will be complex, high value agreements with few precedents, and require collaboration across multiple teams.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. The successful candidate works well within a large legal team, but is also able to work independently on transactional and project work.

Key job responsibilities

This role will support the AWS Sales and Marketing team, which is a dynamic and fast-growing organization across the globe. Key responsibilities in supporting this team include negotiating strategic deals with global partners, innovating to modernize and scale our legal support, and analyzing security, competition, and other legal risk in the context of sales operations. This role will also participate in other Amazon Web Services legal projects, including negotiating and drafting agreements and managing legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.

About The Team

You will be joining a fast-paced, tightly-knit, and diverse legal team that delights in innovating and simplifying for its business customers. As part of the team you will participate in team-wide meetings, departmental goals, and collaborative projects. In this role, you will have access and visibility with senior leadership. We are also truly a coast-to-coast team, with members in Seattle, HQ2, New York, and Santa Monica.

At AWS Legal, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have twelve employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing engagement experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) conference and AmazeCon, our conference to discuss gender diversity. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles.

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

Arlington, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | Santa Monica, CA, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications


  • 5+ years of legal experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in one state bar or equivalent
  • Experience in transactional and technology licensing or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience of a mix of corporate law firm and in-house work

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 This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

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Job ID: A2639817