Lead Commercial Counsel

Scale AI

Scale AI

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About the role

Our Legal team works on exciting legal and operational issues at the leading edge of artificial intelligence, generative AI, and machine learning technology. You will join a creative and solutions-oriented team collaborating with internal teams at Scale and externally with our customers. We are looking for a relentlessly curious, deliberately open-minded, and action-oriented Commercial Attorney who can design effective legal advice, internal policies, and operational processes while employing an empathetic interpersonal style. If you enjoy solving novel and challenging problems while building strong teams and relationships, we’d love to hear from you!

You will:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate master services agreements with Fortune 500 and other companies, working closely with our Sales organization to close revenue deals
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of other kinds of agreements, including partnership agreements, reseller agreements, vendor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Provide practical counsel to product, engineering, marketing, and supply teams on how to comply with contractual requirements
  • Design, implement, and iterate on policies, processes, and procedures to manage legal and business risk on a global scale
  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions for business teams

Ideally, you’d have:

  • JD and a member of the California or New York Bar in good standing
  • At least 5+ years of combined law firm and in-house experience in commercial agreements
  • Passion for partnering with Sales and closing revenue deals
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating complex enterprise SaaS agreements and even data processing agreements with complex multinational corporations
  • An ability to translate between business and technical risk and communicate clearly to business and technical constituencies
  • Roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to tackle projects large and small and a collaborative, low-ego approach to collaborating across the organization
  • Deep interest in artificial intelligence, generative AI, and machine learning technology and applications
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Nice to haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Experience with legal issues related to AI/machine learning, intellectual property, open-source, licensing, and/or the on-demand economy
  • CIPP certification

Compensation packages at Scale for eligible roles include base salary, equity, and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position, determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, interview performance, and relevant education or training. Scale employees in eligible roles are also granted equity based compensation, subject to Board of Director approval. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process, and confirm whether the hired role will be eligible for equity grant. You’ll also receive benefits including, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, a learning and development stipend, and generous PTO. Additionally, this role may be eligible for additional benefits such as a commuter stipend.

Please reference the job posting's subtitle for where this position will be located. For pay transparency purposes, the base salary range for this full-time position in the locations of San Francisco, New York, Seattle is:
$192,000$230,400 USD

About Us:

At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how organizations build and deploy AI. Our products power the world's most advanced LLMs, generative models, and computer vision models. We are trusted by generative AI companies such as OpenAI, Meta, and Microsoft, government agencies like the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and enterprises including GM and Accenture. We are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications.

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an affirmative action employer and inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected]. Please see the United States Department of Labor's Know Your Rights poster for additional information.

We comply with the United States Department of Labor's Pay Transparency provision.

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