SimpliSafe is looking to hire a Sr. Technology, Product & IP Counsel as we are presently expanding our Legal Team to support the continued success and growth of the broader organization, development of our product set and expansion of the SimpliSafe brand into new markets. Reporting to our Vice President & General Counsel, in this role you will serve as a key member of the Legal Team, have a leadership role in continuing to develop, refine and implement the company’s IP strategy, managing the company’s IP portfolio, directing and coordinating the legal support across the entire product development life-cycle and advising on a wide array of technology, product, IP and related commercial matters across all aspects of the business.

 Today, we are the fastest growing home security company in the country competing against entrenched mainstays, like ADT, and the new-to-the-space giants, like Amazon and Google. To compete in this ever-growing IoT home automation security space, we must learn and iterate quickly, work collaboratively, and deliver creatively.

 What you’ll do:

  • Provide legal support across the product development life-cycle and supporting all product development, road-map and support initiatives
  • Serve as primary Legal support for the company’s Engineering and Product teams and overseeing related projects and initiatives
  • Have leadership role in the ongoing development, refinement and implementation of company’s IP strategy
  • Manage, foster and cultivate the company’s IP portfolio; work with the business to
    capture and reward innovation; and support contests, challenges and disputes
  • Advise on IP issues and considerations associated with company initiatives and programs that involve the website, digital, social, TV, radio/podcast, retailer and other modes of marketing, advertising and sales.
  • Provide lead support on a wide array of technical projects and initiatives, such as those relating to product/data security & privacy concerns, open source code, requests for data production, technology licensing, etc.
  • Negotiate and review a wide array of commercial agreements, with focus on licensing (including SaaS and cloud services), development, supply, partnership, analytics, data processing, contractor and vendor agreements.

 What you’ll bring:

Legal Department Required Attributes and Skills:

  • Excellent written, oral, listening, and organizational skills with proven ability to interact effectively with varied business and legal team constituents, including executive team members.
  • Possess outstanding negotiating skills and high degree of business savvy to facilitate practical, creative and positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, deal with rapidly changing priorities and work within committed budgets.
  • Possess an intellectual curiosity about our business and desire to grow and develop beyond your comfort zone. Must be willing to stretch into areas that are not core strengths, as needed, to support business.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information.
  • A low ego, roll-up the sleeves mindset, can-do attitude and strong sense of humor.

 Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Experience working in the Legal Department of a consumer products company supporting both e-commerce (direct-to-consumer) and retail distribution models is strongly preferred.
  • Experience supporting internal business units, interfacing directly with functional leads (i.e. CTO), Executive Team and front-line business team members.
  • Experience with privacy and security compliance and related issues as they pertain to Product and Engineering functions (generally) and data-powered consumer products and supporting technology platforms (specifically).
  • Experience addressing legal and commercial issues associated with the delivery, performance, maintenance and support of SaaS-based services.
  • Experience supporting products and businesses that are subject to state, federal or industry-specific licensing requirements and other like regulations.
  • Experience working with IoT and connected home products and services and assessing related legal and commercial issues.
  • Experience supporting high-growth technology companies engaged in international expansion.
  • Knowledge or comfort with open source code, data use, and advertising technology.
  • Experience supporting high-growth technology companies engaged in international expansion.
  • Undergraduate technical or business degree.

 Required Skills / Experience:

  • Admission to a State Bar and able to register as in-house counsel.
  • 5-10+ years’ experience practicing in a dynamic, fast paced setting, both in an in-house and firm setting.
  • Experience counseling on a wide array of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, open source code and IoT.
  • Experience supporting products and businesses that depend upon the collection, storage and processing of personally identifiable information.
  • Experience engaging and managing external counsel.
  • Strong commercial skills, business expertise and problem solving skills is paramount.

 About SimpliSafe’s Legal Department:

 SimpliSafe’s Legal Department is charged with representing the company’s interests on a global basis and serving as a critical business partner across all functions to solve some of the most complex problems facing the organization and help guide and shape key strategic considerations, commercial opportunities and internal initiatives.  Our team is trusted and empowered to act and do what’s needed to protect the best interests of our company, customers and employees, and we take this responsibility seriously.

 Our goal is simple: to achieve great results, identify and mitigate risk, and set the company up for success.  We do this by developing strong relationships with our business partners to better understand their needs and concerns, embracing a practical, thoughtful and solutions-oriented approach, employing a low-ego, can-do attitude, and delivering timely risk-adjusted advice, guidance and feedback. 

 As a team we collaborate and support each other’s success and development, and approach our work with a strong sense of commitment matched by an equally strong sense of humor to ensure we continue to find our experience working at SimpliSafe to be fun, rewarding and challenging.

 About SimpliSafe:

 SimpliSafe is a home security company that is based in Boston, MA which creates and sells self-installed security systems. Our company was founded by Chad and Eleanor Laurans in 2006 when they had several friends whose homes were broken into. Chad and Eleanor started designing SimpliSafe products in their own home when they realized there weren’t any solutions available on the market that were geared towards renters. From these humble beginnings, SimpliSafe has become a major competitor in the home security market and was recently acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

 At SimpliSafe, we place an emphasis on a ‘no-ego’, collaborative culture. From the top down, we all work together to solve the difficult challenges within the home security and IoT industry. We have recently been named in Built In Boston’s ‘Best Places to Work in 2019’ list and in Wealthfront’s ‘2019 Career Launching Companies’ list. Like our products, we are constantly evolving to provide the best employment experience possible. If SimpliSafe sounds like a company you’d enjoy working for, we’d love to hear from you!

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