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Director of Legal & Business Affairs (Technology/Commercial Transactions)

Company: Roku Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Roku, Inc.

Director of Legal & Business Affairs (Technology/Commercial Transactions)

San Jose, CA

Teamwork makes the stream work.

Roku is changing how the world watches TV

Roku is the #1 TV streaming platform in the US. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Our mission is to be the TV streaming platform that connects the entire TV ecosystem. We connect consumers to the content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers unique capabilities to engage consumers.

From your first day at Roku, you'll make a valuable - and valued - contribution. We're a fast-growing public company where no one is a bystander. We offer you the opportunity to delight millions of TV streamers worldwide while gaining meaningful experience across various disciplines.

About The Team

You will be joining a small team of technology and commercial transactions attorneys that support business and engineering teams across the company in connection with a range of transactions, with a particular focus on product development related transactions, other inbound transactions, M&A support and transactions, and including standards, bodies, and open source work. Subject matter of our transactions include cloud and cloud related transactions (e.g., SAAS and other cloud services), software transactions (e.g. related to the RokuOS and associated software modules), and hardware related transactions, including manufacturing and supply agreements.

About The Role And What You Will Be Doing

Roku is seeking an experienced and self-motivated technology/commercial transactions attorney to join its legal team. This position may be required to support transactions across our entire area responsibility, although we currently expect the role to focus significantly on cloud, IT, and software related transactions. In this role, you may:
Draft and negotiate a variety of agreements, including but not limited to, SaaS agreements, enterprise software and technology license agreements, development and collaboration agreements, master service agreements, consulting services agreements, and logistics agreements.
Support product and engineering (hardware/software/cloud) teams by providing guidance on a wide range of legal issues, including contract interpretation and IP.
Support M&A transactions, including due diligence, negotiation of key IP reps and warranties, and the structuring and negotiation of ancillary licensing and transition services agreements.
Act as a subject matter expert on intellectual property issues (e.g., copyright, trade secret, trademark and patent) in the context of technology/commercial transactions.
Advise and guide clients with respect to use of open-source software.
Communicate with executive management and manage outside counsel as needed.
Collaborate cross-functionally with a wide variety of Roku business units and other legal teams.
Support continuous improvement of forms, policies, and processes to help streamline, simplify, and automate relevant contracting processes.
Keep up to date on the latest developments in applicable laws, regulations, and industry trends.

We're excited if you have
At least 10 years of transactional legal experience with an emphasis on technology (ideally in both hardware and software), at both a law firm and in a corporate legal department.
Proven ability to draft agreements from scratch, and handle multiple and complex matters simultaneously and independently without supervision.
Ability to assess risk and determine priorities based on that risk assessment as well as the needs of the business.
Ability to identify, evaluate and provide risk-appropriate solutions to the business based on excellent legal judgment.
Proven ability to think clearly and succinctly and cogently articulate a negotiating position as well as draft contracts in clear, concise language.
Ability to be self-sufficient and know when to ask questions versus when to take the initiative to find solutions without input or assistance from others.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with and persuade multiple stakeholders.
Strong open source experience.
Familiarity with data protection and privacy issues and concerns in the context of technology and commercial transactions.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage aggressive deadlines and demanding clients.
Ability to be a team player who can perform assigned responsibilities collaboratively and with minimal supervision.
Experience working in a cross-department, cross-functional role requiring good relationship building skills.
Prior experience working with high-growth technology companies.
A Bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a U.S. accredited law school.
A license to practice law in the State of California.

The Roku culture

Roku is a great place for people who want to work in a fast-paced environment where everyone is focused on the company's success rather than their own. We try to surround ourselves with people who are great at their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who keep their egos in check. We appreciate a sense of humor. We believe a fewer number of very talented folks can do more for less cost than a larger number of less talented teams. We're independent thinkers with big ideas who act boldly, move fast and accomplish extraordinary things through collaboration and trust. In short, at Roku you'll be part of a company that's changing how the world watches TV.

We have a unique culture that we are proud of. We think of ourselves primarily as problem-solvers, which itself is a two-part idea. We come up with the solution, but the solution isn't real until it is built and delivered to the customer. That penchant for action gives us a pragmatic approach to innovation, one that has served us well since 2002.

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