Appian, a recognized leader in low-code automation, provides a new way to make applications by enabling companies to quickly adapt to change. We help organizations automate and transform their businesses by creating new apps from scratch, or by connecting and enhancing existing systems – all up to 10X faster than traditional development. We combine people, technologies, and data in a single workflow to maximize companies’ resources and improve business results.

The Senior Attorney is responsible for the review, negotiation, and drafting of Appian’s contracts as well as handling other legal matters for a fast-growing software company.

This position will be a primary legal resource for Appian’s UK & Ireland sales team and will report to the Associate General Counsel - Europe. It requires significant experience negotiating, drafting and analyzing information technology related contracts, such as software licensing and professional consulting services contracts. 

Significant experience with cloud licensing on the sales side is absolutely mandatory. Work with international clients and partners before and after regular business hours may also be required.

Background and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and/or qualities:

  • Ability to read critically, write persuasively, and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrated effective writing and interpersonal skills
  • Sales-side cloud licensing experience mandatory
  • Experience in commercial, information technology contracts, in the areas of management and negotiation, demonstrating increasing responsibility
  • 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, PDF software and other software products as required
  • Solid business judgment
  • Legal degree required
  • Fluency in French is a strong plus

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