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Senior Product Counsel

Posted May 22
Full Time
Seattle, Washington

Req ID GAQ225R81

Location: We are hiring for this position in Seattle, WA; Denver, CO or Washington, DC

Databricks is seeking a Senior Product Counsel to help the Databricks legal team provide cutting-edge, practical legal advice to Databricks' engineering and product management teams as we navigate rapidly evolving global laws and regulations in big data, including data privacy, data protection and AI. This role will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Product.

The Impact You Will Have

  • Exercise keen business and legal judgment. You know when to say "yes", "no, unless …", and "no", but you also know when to escalate concerns.
  • Contribute to the development of processes to improve our product counseling function.
  • Partner with teams across Databricks and close external partners that are building, deploying, and operating technology for external and internal users.
  • Demonstrate expertise in product counseling, privacy and security laws, marketing, and technology transactions as well as the capacity to be a generalist and learn new areas of law and legal skills quickly.
  • Work cross-functionally with the commercialization, product marketing, marketing, and communications teams to bring our transformative offerings to market.
  • Collaborate with other legal leaders in commercial, go-to-market, compliance, corporate, and public affairs with respect to product issues.
  • Deeply understand product and data risk issues to be able to hear and answer questions that aren't asked and translate technical and security concerns into answers understandable to non-technical lawyers.
  • Provide end-to-end product counseling - from ideation to end of life.
  • Assist your product Stakeholders in developing process improvements.
  • Review marketing and other communications relating to products that you work on.
  • Draft and update form agreements regarding products and services, and negotiate product and security related changes to customer contracts, including those in DPAs and BAAs.
  • Provide general legal support on a flexible, as-needed basis with respect to other areas of the business
  • Work with potential vendors to understand data flows to determine privacy and data protection risk, and coordinate with the privacy legal team as appropriate.
  • Contribute as a team player to help further the status of the legal department as an effective, respected, and valued resource within the company

What We Look For

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years relevant legal experience at a top law firm and/or in-house (a combination of both is a plus), with minimum of 2 years focused experience in product, privacy, AI and/or IP law
  • Experience working for a company offering platform services to business customers is a plus
  • Deep understanding of cloud and software technology, and a strong desire to work on legal issues in these areas
  • Technical background -- either an engineering or hard science academic background, demonstrated ability to acquire deep product understanding, or significant life experience as a general technology nerd
  • State bar membership required
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time, and client expectations, in the face of competing demands, often without direct guidance as we scale our rapidly expanding business
  • Comfortable working with distributed teams
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in raising issues and when collaborating with others
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 2 Pay Range

$172,600—$305,400 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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