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Senior Legal Counsel (Export and Compliance)

The Legal Counsel, Export & Compliance collaborates with clients across GitLab on global trade issues to ensure compliance of GitLab’s systems and processes. In addition to the general Responsibilities and Requirements above, this role specifically requires:
 
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What you'll do in this role

  • Experience developing a formal in-house export compliance program by creating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with export and trade requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of U.S and international export controls, as they apply to licensed and open source software
  • Experience providing counseling to product teams and business partners on export, encryption and trade matters
  • A strong mix of legal, technical, and business acumen that will allow you to understand and discuss complex technical issues.
  • Experience working in SaaS and self-hosted software company

We're looking for

  • 8 - 15 years' legal experience, preferably in a multinational company
  • JD/LLB or local law degree equivalent and admission to local governing body
  • Experience working effectively across business units and internal functions to efficiently resolve business issues
  • Practical yet creative problem-solving approach that emphasizes addressing business needs while protecting GitLab’s interests
  • Proactive, dynamic, and result driven self starter with strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity working across the globe, to support multiple time zones and cultures
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to interface effectively with all business functions throughout the organization with a highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
  • Sound and practical business judgment
  • Previous experience in a remote work environment would be an added advantage
  • Ability to use GitLabA shared interest in our values, and working in accordance with those values

    Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

    Hiring Process

    To view the full job description and hiring process, please view our​ ​handbook​. Additional details about our process can also be found on our ​hiring page​.

For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $123,200-$216,400 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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