Senior Counsel

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Legal

Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

As a rockstar lawyer, you will combine your legal skills with your business expertise to help Optimizely build long-standing relationships with prospective customers and partners. Our ideal candidate is a results oriented, performance driven lawyer who is not afraid to challenge the status-quo procurement process and push the boundaries of current laws and regulations. You will be part of a small legal team and contribute to Optimizely’s phenomenal growth. You will work out of our downtown San Francisco headquarters.

What you’ll do:

  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including SaaS licensing, intellectual property, marketing, partnerships sales, support, and strategic agreements.

  • Provide legal advice that our business partners can understand and use without understanding legalese.

  • Oversee legal issues during product development, design and deployment.

  • Understand privacy and data laws and regulations (both US and internationally).

  • Pitch in, learn new areas of practice and do whatever is needed to accomplish Optimizely's mission of turning data into action.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, be responsive and proactive in handling a variety of deals with competing priorities.


What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience at a mid to large size firm or in-house at a technology company.

  • J.D. from accredited US law school. Admitted to state bar (California, New York preferred).

  • Experience with technology transactions, enterprise sales, internet business, and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

  • Strong track record of negotiating major strategic transactions.

  • Extensive business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary to complete projects in a timely fashion.

  • Potential travel.

  • Sense of humor not optional.

Additional Information


  • Wellness Grant
  • Office snacks & lunch provided daily through Seamless
  • 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
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!


At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity.  Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration.

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