Snowflake started with a clear vision: develop a cloud data platform that is effective, affordable, and accessible to all data users. Snowflake developed an innovative new product with a built-for-the-cloud architecture that combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, and the elasticity of the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. We are now a global, world-class organization with offices in more than a dozen countries and serving many more.

As part of Snowflake’s phenominal growth, we are expanding our legal department to help us scale. We are looking to add an experienced French speaking Senior Legal Counsel with responsibility for the EMEA region, based in Amsterdam.

The Senior Legal Counsel will be a key business partner to all Snowflake teams in EMEA. This individual must be comfortable giving strategic, creative, and business-savvy legal advice and must independently own matters while operating under the general management and direction of Snowflake’s EMEA & APAC Legal Director (based in London). This individual must be comfortable interacting with leadership and the broad employee base, and should embrace projects big and small.

The Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for a wide and complex array of matters in the context of a high growth, dynamic, international operation. The emphasis will be on supporting various aspects of Snowflake’s pioneering cloud data services business. He or she will support Sales, Services and Support, Professional Services, Marketing, IT, Business Operations, Human Resources and Finance across the region. 

AS SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL YOU WILL:

  • Negotiate commercial agreements, including master services agreements, data processing agreements, evaluation agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other technology agreements with a rapidly expanding base of customers, corporate partners and vendors.
  • Be responsible for foreseeing and protecting the company against legal risks arising under existing and evolving laws and regulations, including data protection law, employment, and other relevant laws. 
  • Help shape EMEA business practices by addressing opportunities for contract and process improvements – both globally and on a local basis.
  • Manage localization of forms and non-standard contract provisions.
  • Work closely with the EMEA Marketing team and serve as the primary contact for providing legal support for marketing activities in EMEA.
  • Provide legal support to the HR team on EMEA employment matters. 
  • Provide education and training to EMEA staff. 

OUR IDEAL SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL WILL HAVE:

  • Law degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Europe.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ legal experience, with emphasis in the following areas: commercial drafting and negotiation; data protection, intellectual property; employment.
  • Experience with technology including cloud / SaaS, including within financial services sector. 
  • Experience in operating in an international environment, with the ability to negotiate and draft in legal English and, ideally, with proficiency in another EMEA language.
  • Must be able to quickly identify issues, communicate to management, and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to act as a strong legal advocate within and outside of the company.
  • Fluency in English & French - written & spoken
  • Occasional travel required – within EMEA region and to California HQ

 

Snowflake is growing fast, and we’re scaling our team to help enable and accelerate our growth. We are looking for people who share our values, challenge ordinary thinking, and push the pace of innovation while building a future for themselves and Snowflake. 

How do you want to make your impact? 

 

Snowflake is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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