At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.
We started our journey in 2007 as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60 million devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe. In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto! Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalised experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a re-energised focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.
Fitbit’s EMEA HQ is based in Dublin with Global HQ campus located in the heart of San Francisco with additional office locations in Singapore, Boston, San Diego and around the world.
Think you’ve found your fit?
Join us as our first international counsel, based in our EMEA headquarters in Dublin. You’ll be responsible for a wide range of legal matters, serving as the initial point of contact for advice and support for our EMEA operations. Depending on the needs of the business, you will handle commercial agreements as well as privacy and data protection, intellectual property, employment, litigation, product, and corporate matters.
You will be a key member of Fitbit’s Data Protection Office, engaging with relevant data protection authorities and serving as a contact point on issues relating to the processing of personal data. You will support our international strategies for the protection, management, and licensing of our intellectual property. You’ll provide practical, decisive guidance to our Sales, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Human Resources, Customer Support, and Finance teams and work closely with your legal team colleagues located in San Francisco, California.
This role requires comfort working in a fast-paced environment with broad generalist responsibilities, and effective communication with business teams, partners, customers, and regulators across national boundaries and cultures. This is a special opportunity for the right candidate, with a potential for growth. Title and responsibilities will depend on experience and expertise.
- A qualified EU attorney with 5-10 years of relevant post-qualification experience, although more—even much more—experience is welcome.
- Expertise in at least some of the legal matters that this role will handle, listed above. In particular:
- A strong understanding of and passion for privacy and data protection, including the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. Experience translating regulatory requirements into actionable advice for product and business teams.
- Experience working with different kinds of domestic and cross-border commercial agreements. Strong negotiation skills are essential so that you can lead the process for our EMEA agreements, focus on important issues, and effectively bring deals to a favorable close.
- Experience with employment, litigation, product, corporate, and intellectual property matters is a plus.
- Experience building internal compliance programs is a plus, as is prior experience engaging with regulators.
- Flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing as we expand our business.
- An entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to successfully work independently and also escalate issues when appropriate.
- High integrity and excellent judgment, especially with respect to advising on legal risk and developing scalable process to support our growing business.
- Ability to develop a nuanced understanding of Fitbit and our industry, with an eye toward aligning legal advice with broader business goals.
- Strong written and oral communication skills. You must be collaborative and good at building authentic relationships across many functional teams.
- Prior in-house or secondment experience, working for a fast-paced United-States-based multinational technology company, is preferred.
- Ability to periodically travel to the United States and other countries.
- Fluency in English is required, and fluency in other European languages, preferably German and French, is desirable but not essential.
Fitbit is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or other statuses protected by law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses