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Sr. Commercial Counsel



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Databricks is looking for an experienced commercial attorney to join Databricks' growing go-to-market legal team. As Sr. Commercial Counsel you will be an influential member of the team of attorneys responsible for reviewing and negotiating customer and business channel agreements, providing legal support for revenue-generating activities of Databricks. You will report to the Director & Associate General Counsel. You have 10+ years of relevant legal experience, focused on commercial transactions in the Americas with a focus on complex technology transactions, and with at least three years in-house (preferably at a high-growth technology company). You have meaningful experience negotiating SaaS transactions and with issues related to privacy, data security, and intellectual property, including open source software.

The impact you will have:

  • Become an important member of the GTM legal team that's charged with reviewing and negotiating all customer agreements, safeguarding us while facilitating our rapid revenue growth
  • Cultivate relationships while providing strategic advice on our go-to-market efforts
  • Help maintain our GTM legal agreements, ensuring that all terms and policies are excellent documents that allow both rapid revenue growth and long-term stability of the Company
  • Understand Databricks' product offerings, technology, security/data protection systems and policies, and standard commercial and other contracts, to provide a foundation for providing legal support throughout Databricks
  • Work with Finance, Security, Product & Privacy to communicate and enforce applicable policies as they relate to the global contracting processes
  • Handle major engagements and negotiations, balancing expansive revenue growth with long-term risk
  • Be a dotted line manager to junior GTM legal team members, mentoring, and being a point of escalation

What we look for:

  • Minimum 10 years' experience including at least 3 years in-house in a relevant role
  • Experience with cloud and software industries, including SaaS model, and a desire to work on legal issues in these areas
  • Substantial experience negotiating complex transactions involving security, privacy and IP issues
  • You have dealt with legal complexity while balancing legal risks
  • Experience with HLS, FINS and/or Public Sector commercial agreements
  • Excellent working knowledge of commercial contract negotiation practices, especially in the SaaS industry, and applicable accounting rules including those relating to revenue recognition
  • Active state bar membership
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, data privacy and contract law
  • You have managed time, and client expectations, in the face of competing demands
  • Experience mentoring and guiding junior legal team members


  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 2 Pay Range
$149,200$264,000 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 9,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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