Associate General Counsel - Product, Privacy & Compliance

San Francisco, CA Legal

 Contentful seeks a sophisticated and business-savvy attorney to serve as Associate General Counsel to lead product, privacy and compliance.

About the opportunity

Reporting to Contentful’s Chief Legal Officer, you will be a member of the Legal leadership team and will work with the Chief Legal Officer to build and scale a world-class legal organization. You will have primary responsibility for building and leading global product, privacy and compliance at Contentful.You will stay informed of  peer company best practices and relevant global legal developments, analyzing their applicability to the company's activities and objectives and advising the business on how to promote the company’s goals while complying with applicable regulations. Your leadership and expertise will drive creative, customer-focused, practical and proactive legal guidance. 

Contentful is a start-up company where everyone rolls up their sleeves and digs in to work, and this role is no different. You will be a working leader and manager of the team. 

What you need to be successful:

This role requires a professional with 15+ years of combined law firm or government and in-house experience. We are looking for a diverse set of candidates who:

  • Have developed and lead a compliance team and program for a global technology company;
  • Have spent at least the last five years of the most recent years of their career focused primarily on product or compliance, including privacy;
  • Can demonstrate a track record of success working with Product and Engineering teams and leadership;
  • Creatively solve problems and can enable the business to take calculated and informed risks;
  • Have mastered change management;
  • Are known for being incredibly strategic;
  • Can point to a track record of building strong successful compliance programs in dynamic environments, leveraging a combination of internal and external resources;
  • Embody superior leadership, management, process, and relationship-building skills; 
  • Are able to use their skills of influence across the organization to accomplish the mission; and
  • Have additional experience gained from a background in IP or litigation, or from working in a government regulatory body.

Professional Requirements:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and active bar membership in at least one U.S. jurisdiction, or Masters degree in law and qualification to practice law in Germany
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience managing a team of legal professionals required 

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products
  • Work in our beautiful downtown space close to Embarcadero Station, complete with a fully stocked kitchen
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
  • An unlimited time-off policy that rivals the best in Silicon Valley
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Relocation budget to aid your move to San Francisco and assistance to help you settle down in your new city

Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, Jack in the Box, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed locations around the world.

“Everyone is welcome here” — it's a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We look forward to your application!

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