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Senior Legal Project Manager - IP System Specialist

$82,900- $138,100/ year
Posted May 29
Full Time
HybridSan Diego, California

Job Description

About Dexcom


Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company’s inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported full-year 2022 revenues of $2.9B, a growth of 18% over 2021. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 8,000 people worldwide.


Meet the team:

Dexcom is seeking a Senior Project Manager - IP System Specialist to join our IP Ops team at Dexcom. The position will report to the Director, IP Legal Counsel, Operations and Compliance and will be joining our team which is responsible for optimizing IP services, driving IP projects, and managing IP systems and processes, while working collaboratively with global IP professionals, outside counsel, Dexcom legal operations colleagues, and legal operations vendors.  This role is critical in ensuring that the IP team is innovating, improving, and handling IP matters efficiently and effectively. 


We are looking for a motivated self-starter, who can think creatively about challenging issues, is passionate about problem solving, and can use analytical expertise to proactively drive solutions, and enjoys working as a team.


Where you come in:


The Dexcom IP OPs team has overall responsibility for managing IP systems and processes for the IP team.   This position take responsibility for:

  • Management of Anaqua IP Management System, including maintaining data integrity, developing, and maintaining reports in the HyperView environment, and supervising, coordinating, monitoring, and programming processes within Anaqua

  • Help design and implement best practices and continuously improve procedures and systems to support IP team strategic goals and objectives

  • Plan and execute IP team projects working with cross-functional associates and external partners to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the IP team

  • Drive design, implementation and maintenance of IP docketing policies, guidelines, processes, forms, and associated projects in collaboration with IP professionals

  • Collaborate with legal operations colleagues on law department processes, including billing

  • Enforce outside counsel compliance with Dexcom docketing and billing procedures

  • Develop and implement user training, including user guides for Dexcom associates and outside counsel

  • Ensure implementation of substantive law and rule changes

  • As needed, assist other IP Legal OPs team members with their day-to-day tasks, e.g., in view of vacation, workloads, volume, etc.


What makes you successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or paralegal certificate with significant relevant experience

  • At least 4-5 years of related experience

  • Extensive experience using, managing, and programming IP management/docketing software (Anaqua strongly preferred), as well as managing and using billing systems (Brightflag or Legal Tracker preferred).

  • Experience with document management systems and USPTO sites including Patent Center and TSDR

  • Strong process and project management skills

  • Experience in a large in-house IP department or law firm, handling a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters

  • Knowledge of patent and trademark lifecycle and processes from invention through maintenance

  • Experience developing legal operations processes and documentation

  • Experience with managing data quality and integrity, monitoring metrics and developing reports

  • Proven leadership experience, with demonstrated inter-personal skills and the ability to teach and coach, and work within multiple teams

  • Demonstrated success in managing organizational and process change

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with an ability to identify issues, develop creative solutions and learn quickly

  • Demonstrated ability managing vendor relationships, and working with vendors, including outside law firms to optimize shared software and electronic records

  • High proficiency in database management, software, and technology and the efficient use and programming of software and technology for organization, reporting and automating processes

  • Highly organized and self-directed, with ability to prioritize multiple complex tasks

  • High proficiency in computer skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Adobe, (Smartsheet and Power BI a plus).

  • Strong strategic thinking with excellent written and verbal communication skills


What you’ll get: 

  • A front row seat to life changing CGM technology. Learn about our brave #dexcomwarriors community.

  • A full and comprehensive benefits program.

  • Growth opportunities on a global scale.

  • Access to career development through in-house learning programs and/or qualified tuition reimbursement.

  • An exciting and innovative, industry-leading organization committed to our employees, customers, and the communities we serve.


Experience and Education:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 – 8 years of related experience.


Travel Required: 

  • 5-15%


Flex Workplace: Your primary location will be a home office. You will not have an assigned workstation and will work with your manager to determine office visit needs. You must live within commuting distance of your assigned Dexcom site (typically 75 miles/120km).


Please note: The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Dexcom’s AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at 


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at 


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$82,900.00 - $138,100.00