Commercial Counsel - Infrastructure Management

Job Summary

We are Progress (Nasdaq: PRGS) - an experienced, trusted provider of products designed with customers in mind so they can develop the applications they need, deploy where and how they want, and manage it all safely and securely.    
We’re proud to have a diverse, global team where we value the individual and enrich our culture by considering varied perspectives because we believe people power progress. Join us as a Commercial Counsel - Infrastructure Management and help us do what we do best: propelling business forward.
We are looking for a qualified and experienced Commercial Counsel to join our legal team and provide advice and support to our management and internal clients on various commercial matters and customer-facing transactions. You will be working closely with our sales, finance, operations, information security, product management and business line executives to draft and negotiate contracts and licenses, ensure compliance with data protection laws and regulations, and help us achieve our business goals and objectives.
In this role, you will:
  • Develop and maintain a solid working knowledge of the company's business, products and services, and industry trends.
  • Advise internal clients on a wide range of legal issues pertaining to contracts and licensing, including software license, cloud subscription, professional services, distributor, reseller and other technology-related agreements.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts and licenses with customers, partners, vendors and other third parties in accordance with the company's policies and procedures.
  • Create and update contract templates, oversee their deployment, and train sales personnel and other constituents on their applicability and when to use them.
  • Advise the business on contract negotiation thresholds, order acceptance issues and other contract related points.
  • Work with legal team colleagues responsible for the data protection practice area, as well as other relevant constituents, in the negotiation of BAAs, Data Processing Addenda, and terms relating to data protection and information security practices.
  • Understand and support public company controls and procedures.
  • Identify and mitigate legal risks and provide proactive and practical solutions to complex and challenging business issues.
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal team and external counsel as needed.

Your background:

  • Law degree from a reputable university. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a commercial lawyer, preferably in the IT industry, with a focus on software, SaaS and cloud offerings.
  • In-house experience in a fast-paced, business and results-oriented and team-based environment.
  • Will consider candidates with fewer than 5 years of legal experience, provided they have a minimum of 2 years of in-house experience in the IT industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing business needs and priorities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
If this sounds like you and fits your experience and career goals, we’d be happy to chat.
What we offer in return is the opportunity to experience a great company culture with wonderful colleagues to learn from and collaborate with and to enjoy:   
Here at Progress, we truly care about your employee experience. It is important to us for our employees to balance their work and home life, obtain viable options for their health and wellness, grow their career, and plan for financial success.
  • 30 days of earned leaves plus an extra day off for your birthday, various other leaves like Marriage leave ,Casual leave, Maternity leave , Paternity Leave
  • Premium Group medical Insurance for employee and 5 dependents ,Personal accident insurance coverage, Life insurance coverage
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Interest subsidy on loans - either vehicle or personal loans

Apply now!  

We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!

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