Maps are no longer static. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data, such as Internet of Things and AR/VR.
Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, looking at a gym on ClassPass, sending your snaps on Snap, tracking your personal best on Strava, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking today’s forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location and maps within those apps. We’re changing how people move by live-mapping the world. We are the developer platform for location.
What We Do
Maps are no longer static. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data, such as the Internet of Things and AR/VR.
In 2019, Mapbox made a considerable investment in the platform to support the Japanese market, including the integration of best-in-class Zenrin data and supporting the launch of Yahoo! JAPAN’s new maps for millions of people. Today, the demand for Mapbox in Japan is growing as we become the leading Japanese platform for maps and locations.
In 2020 March, Mapbox Japan was established as a Joint Venture between Mapbox Inc. and SoftBank K.K. The Director of Administration, Mapbox Japan will play an important role to create the foundation of the company, manage/update the company rule and standards fits as the company grows, and support this joint venture to be No.1 map service provider in the Japanese market, and distribute the Mapbox Japan developed location-based marketing platform worldwide.
What You'll Do
Mapbox Japan is looking for a Legal Manager with a background in organising the business issue from a legal perspective with law firms. The responsibility reaches to drafting and managing agreements with Mapbox Inc. You will represent the entire range of Mapbox contracts about employees, products, and etc. As Legal Manager, you will need to understand the impact of contract terms, compliance obligations, customer concerns, etc., and be able to explain contract terms to customers and identify ways to meet customers’ needs. Also as a member of the corporate division, you will need to cover various back office operations including secretariat of executive meetings.
What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role
- 3+ years of legal experience or equivalent, preferably including To B, SaaS, and prior in-house experience are a major plus
- Experience of risk assessment for the business issue from the law and business perspective.
- Excellent communication skills -- clear, concise, and actionable
- An efficient, cooperative negotiation style
- English: business level (Experience of using English in business)
- The preference for the quick-change environment
- Quick and proactive working style
- This role will be based in Tokyo
- Experience of contract negotiation with counterparties
What We Value
In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders: