Senior Director, Legal

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Optimizely is the world’s leading experience optimization platform, providing website and mobile A/B testing and personalization for the world’s leading brands. The platform’s ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of thousands of customers worldwide looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 700 billion optimized visitor experiences.

Job Description

Reporting to the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and based at Optimizely’s global headquarters in San Francisco, the Senior Director - Legal will head up our internal legal team of four lawyers, and be a key advisor to the Optimizely executive team on legal and business matters.

You’ll have a passion for technology and the law and a background in helping “level up” high growth tech companies and their legal departments across cultures and across legal systems. You understand that the work you do translates directly into the bottom line. Cannot be afraid to buzz the tower.

What you’ll do

  • Provide creative and practical counsel on a wide range of legal and corporate matters.

  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of legal advice to internal business clients and senior management.

  • Effectively manage corporate governance matters, including board communications.

  • Manage and drive contract drafting and negotiation.

  • Lead efforts regarding commercial transactions, corporate, compliance, equity, employment, financings, intellectual property, international, litigation, privacy, product development, and regulatory matters.

  • Oversee external legal resources.

  • Practice Kaizen (continuous improvement) on the path to becoming a highly efficient team.

  • Translate legalese into English both for Optimizely internal clients and through plain language drafting of Optimizely standard agreements.

  • Engage with accounting, finance and sales to drive Optimizely’s enterprise customer “deal desk” operations with the goal of reducing errors, streamlining processes, and providing a better customer experience.

  • Work with a small but mighty legal team with individuals in San Francisco and Amsterdam.


  • 12+ years of relevant and diverse legal experience

  • Significant experience with enterprise sales, SaaS experience preferred

  • Combination of both in-house and law firm practice tenure

  • Desire and polish to lead the legal team at a rapidly-growing SaaS company

  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills

  • California bar membership

  • J.D. degree

Additional Information


  • Commuter and transportation benefits
  • Catered in-office lunch on weekdays
  • Full medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available
  • Full dental coverage including orthodontics
  • Full vision coverage including contacts
  • Dependents 100% covered for medical, dental, and vision
  • Wellness Grant
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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