The Senior Attorney is responsible for the review, negotiation, and drafting of Appian’s contracts with the Federal Government and related entities, as well as handling other legal matters for a fast-growing software company.
This position will be the primary legal resource for Appian’s U.S. Federal sales team and will report to Appian’s General Counsel or a Deputy General Counsel. It requires significant experience negotiating, drafting and analyzing information technology related contracts, such as software licensing and professional consulting services contracts with Federal government agencies. In addition, it will require working with third party re-sellers of Appian’s software and maintenance of Appian’s compliance with its GSA schedule requirements.
This role is at Appian HQ that is currently located in Reston, VA. Appian HQ will move to Tysons Corner, VA in late summer/early fall 2019.
Background and Experience
The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and/or qualities:
Ability to read critically, write persuasively, and speak fluently
3+ years experience with software contract writing with the Federal Government is required
Demonstrated effective writing and interpersonal skills
Experience with non-standard contract change requests, contract terminations, contract modifications, and changes in scope
Highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently, taking the initiative to handle complex challenges, prioritizing multiple ongoing projects, and developing quick turn-around contract management strategies
Excellent problem solving, organizational and communications skills
Skilled with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook and other software products as required
Solid business judgment
Juris Doctorate required
Must be able to work on-site at Appian headquarters
Software company work experience is preferred
Commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.