Legal Counsel - Software Solutions

Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies

Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023
Remote Work Hybrid
At Zebra, we extend the edge of possibility by shaping the future of work on the front line—reinventing how businesses run and moving society forward.
We are a community of changemakers, innovators and doers who come together to deliver a performance edge to the front line of business. We develop new technologies and create new solutions with partners to help organizations act with greater visibility, connectivity, and intelligence—delivering better experiences for workers and those they serve.
Being a part of Zebra means being seen, heard, valued, and respected as you define your path to a fulfilling career. Here, you'll have opportunities to learn and lead at a leading company, and you can channel your skills towards causes that you and the Zebra community care about, locally, and globally.
Together, we've only begun to define the edge of what's possible—for our people, our customers, and the world.
The Counsel II reports to the Legal Director, Software Solutions and will join Zebra’s global Software Solutions group supporting business in North America.
You will be supporting Zebra’s cutting-edge, software businesses and solutions offerings within a larger, highly successful, Fortune-500 technology solutions company. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in emerging fields like Ai, XaaS, and Zebra’s hardware-centric solutions.
You will provide general transactional support on direct sales as-a-service contracts and other various legal matters that support internal operations. The job involves providing guidance on a broad range of contracting matters primarily focused on domestic and international contracts for Zebra’s growing B2B software-as-a-service business. You will partner with direct-sales business clients to enhance, implement, and institutionalize Zebra’s contract review and tracking process. This job uses initiative and discretion in accomplishing complex negotiations, special projects, supporting legal administrative functions, contract management, risk management and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish work goals with minimum supervision.
This job requires the candidate to be collaborative, business-minded and team-oriented, and have a willingness to roll-up the sleeves and pitch in and to work effectively within a dynamic and growing environment. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of XaaS agreements, the ability to develop a good understanding of business goals and structure and draft deals to meet those goals while adhering to Zebra’s company policies; sound experience in negotiating contracts to execution and advising on the enforcement of contract claims for and against Zebra.
This is a hybrid position (3 days a week in office) in our Lincolnshire, IL location.
Remote work consideration will be given to internal applicants/current contractors with proven performance relative to this position.
  • Become embedded with key business teams as a trusted partner.
  • Serve as a primary legal representative for our Software & Solutions businesses.
  • Support bids and tenders; drafting contracts of varying complexity, that require significant creativity for new solutions, including Software and Software “as-a-Service” offerings and both direct and indirect go-to-market models.
  • Review, negotiate and draft a wide variety of agreements including software licensing, SaaS, purchase agreements, services agreements and related statements of work and change orders, reseller and channel partner agreements, professional services, subcontractor and partnership agreements, co-promotion agreements, supply agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
  • Collaborate closely with business teams across different functions and applying appropriate judgment and problem-solving skills to achieve deal objectives.
  • Translate understanding of business objectives and strategy into redline recommendations of standard and non-standard contracts.
  • Possess basic knowledge of Zebra’s business units/ functions, as it relates to candidates’ area(s) of responsibilities.
  • Assist in the continued development and revisions to contracts templates and contracts playbook to support the legal function.
  • Able to independently manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Work on special projects and initiatives, as needed.

Minimum Requirements
  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • During employment, must meet requirements for continuing licensure for law practice.
  • 12+ years experience in commercial and contracts law OR 8+ years of SaaS, Software or Technology deals experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • A strong team-player who is curious, proactive, and able to work autonomously while supporting multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong teammate with excellent communication skills.
  • Willing to absorb information and develop new skills and areas of expertise quickly, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Lead by example and collaborate with legal department and cross-functional teams to drive results.
  • Comfortable operating in a rapidly changing and ever-evolving environment and able to “fail fast” and pivot quickly while drawing valuable lessons for future use.
  • In-house experience desirable
  • Knowledge of data protection law desirable
  • A business-oriented approach to legal support, providing pragmatic, timely and commercially minded advice

Position Specific Requirements
  • Travel up to 20%
  • Hybrid (3 days a week in office) - Lincolnshire, IL

Zebra Total Rewards includes more than just pay and is structured to meet the needs of our changing global business and evolving talent. We are committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is comprehensive and competitive – including healthcare, wellness, inclusion networks, and continued learning and development offerings. We offer community service days, in addition to the traditional insurances, compensation, parental leave, employee assistance program and paid time off offerings depending on the country where you work.
Salary USD 129800.00 - USD 194600.00 Yearly
Salary offered will vary depending on your location, job-related skills, knowledge, and experience.
Additionally, all Zebra roles are eligible for cash incentive programs. For example, sales roles have additional opportunity to earn substantial variable compensation tied to quota achievement. In most other roles, the Zebra annual cash incentive program links Company and individual performance together. Some roles may also be eligible for long-term incentive equity awards.
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