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Contract Analyst



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023


About the Team

The mission of the legal department at Databricks is to help scale the business overall while ensuring governance and compliance, contributing to customer and corporate security, and corporate risk management and mitigation.


The most dynamic sector in which to build your legal career right now is the global, data-driven, cloud-based provision of artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning services.

Databricks seeks a Director and Associate General Counsel to establish our commercial legal operations in Costa Rica. You will join Databricks' growing global commercial legal team supporting our business activities generally and specifically initiating the hire and management of a team of contracts specialists. These contract managers will work on diverse matters, including reviewing and negotiating customer orders and agreements and providing legal support for revenue-generating activities in our AMER region and elsewhere.

Reporting to our VP Global Commercial Legal, your responsibilities will include building a successful team to oversee commercial contracts and to support and resolve issues relating to quarterly revenue generation.


  • Establish yourself as the leader of the Costa Rican commercial legal team
  • Hire and manage contracts managers to grow a successful team to support the wider commercial legal group
  • Resolve complex, non-standard agreements and orders
  • Be a Legal business partner to Sales leadership providing general legal advice on forecasting, deal process, and contract management
  • Understand product, data security, and privacy process issues to direct Sales leadership during negotiations
  • Help with standardization of documentation across multiple jurisdictions
  • Quickly assimilate Databricks' internal structures, product offerings, technology, security/data protection systems, policies, and standard commercial contracts to enable effective support across all lines of business

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant tech sector legal experience focused on commercial transactions including complex cloud contracts, with a minimum of 10 years' experience including significant experience in-house (preferably at a high-growth technology company)
  • Understanding of cloud services, software technology and professional services contracts and orders
  • Demonstrable success in recruiting, leading, and managing junior legal team members
  • Understanding of intellectual property, data privacy, and contract law
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating complex transactions involving security, privacy and IP issues
  • Solid experience of business process gained in-house relating to commercial, contract, intellectual property and data privacy law
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time, and client expectations in the face of competing demands
  • Law degree and member of the Costa Rican Bar Association

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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