Legal Contracts Corporate Attorney

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/23/18
Portland, OR
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/23/18

Jama Software was founded in 2007 and is privately funded by Trinity Ventures, Madrona Ventures, and Updata Partners. We are headquartered in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon and are a member of a rapidly growing software development community within the City. As a member of that community, Jama Software stands out, having earned a place on the list of most admired technology companies in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Portland Business Journal. We believe that collaboration supercharges the performance of people, resulting in a dynamic workplace, the best outcomes for our clients and continuous improvement in what we do. We’re looking for a person who shares that belief and is ready for a meaningful leadership role in a very exciting market space. 

Legal Contracts Corporate Attorney



  • Contracts (various: including formal, short form, and annualcontracts)—Drafting, Evaluation, Negotiation and Execution: 
    • Non Disclosure Agreements, Sales / Purchasing Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Agreements, review of customer proposed terms and conditions
    • Distribution Agreements (resellers, agents, joint marketing etc.)
    • Commercial and Public (Federal, State and Local Municipalities) Contracting
  • Serve as the point of contact for customers on contractual matters. Act as contractual “middleman” between company employees and customers, ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations.
  • On all standard and nonstandard contracts, provide redlined recommendations and often negotiate directly with customer attorneys or purchasing staff until consensus has been reached
  • Maintain contractual records and documentation such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, customer contact information sheets, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for all projects.
  • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Monitor compliance by company employees with established procedures. Identify areas of recurrent pressure.
  • Work with Risk Management Department / Finance to coordinate contractual insurance requirements.
  • Work with Finance to ensure adherence to broader finance and risk requirements such as revenue recognition, pricing and discounting policies, export controls etc. May include ‘financial engineering’ and understanding / evaluating economic impact of terms and term options.
  • Support Product Management / Marketing to ensure company products and services are offered with appropriate, competitive terms and conditions
  • Monitor competitive terms. Monitor customer satisfaction with our terms and conditions and contracting practices. Recommend changes.
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation.
  • Handle on-going issue and change management
  • Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverables, invoicing etc.)
  • Oversee Service Level Agreement Compliance
    • Ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal


Education and Experience Requirements

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required
  • Licensed to practice law in Oregon
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in corporate legal department
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in handling regulatory matters, including GLB, DPPA, FCRA and HIPAA is a plus
  • Software Industry experiencerequired
  • Analytical and research skills required
  • Business-oriented
  • Experience negotiating commercial contracts and other experience demonstrating ability to handle and close commercial and legal negotiations
  • Demonstrated success working in a high-performing, business results-driven environment is a must
  • Ability to draft and close commercial agreements with minimal support from senior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to think and decide quickly, and to communicate legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely
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