Counsel

Administration / Detroit, Michigan

Dynatrace  has redefined how you monitor today’s digital ecosystems. AI-powered, full stack and completely automated, it’s the only solution that provides answers, not just data, based on deep insight into every user, every transaction, across every application. The world’s leading brands, including, 72 of the Fortune 100, trust Dynatrace to optimize customer experiences, innovate faster and modernize IT operations with absolute confidence.

We offer competitive compensation, company-sponsored premium benefits, medical, dental, vacation/holidays, company matching 401(k) Plan, etc. Dynatrace is an equal opportunity employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We consider all qualified applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  If your disability makes it difficult for you to use this site, please contact recruiting@dynatrace.com. Dynatrace participates in E-Verify, participant information in English and Spanish. Right to work information in English and Spanish. EEO is the Law/EEO is the Law Supplement.
 
Dynatrace is looking for a new legal Counsel to join its global legal team, with a focus on handling commercial transactions for North America.

Responsibilities

  • You will draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts, primarily for software licensing and related services, in collaboration with sales, services, finance and other business units; as well as other commercial contracts as needed.
  • Primary responsibility will be for a portion of North America, with the opportunity to be responsible for Latin and South America, as well.
  • You will respond promptly to legal requests from internal clients across functional groups, effectively communicating legal concepts that business people can use, and provide support to Marketing, Procurement, HR and other constituents in collaboration with and with support from other members of the legal team.
  • You will support the continuous improvement of standard agreements, policies and processes.
  • You will assist with the drafting, revision, and administration of corporate policies.

Qualifications

  • Strong experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including but not limited to software licenses (SaaS and on premises), professional services, reseller and referral agreements, and vendor/supplier contracts.
  • Understanding of intellectual property, licensing, SaaS, revenue recognition, privacy and other legal matters that arise in the connect of commercial transactions.
  • Strong commercial sensibilities, and ability to work closely with business people on their terms, and to negotiate some commercial terms as well as legal terms.  Strong contract analysis, drafting and negotiation skills. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • 7-10 years’ overall legal experience.  At least 3 to 5 years’ relevant professional experience in core areas of responsibility, preferably in an in-house role with a software or technology-oriented company.
  • Ability to supervise outside counsel and negotiate contracts in Latin and South America would be a plus.
  • Able to work and act decisively in a fast-paced, high activity environment; ability to manage and respond to messages quickly and juggle multiple deals at one time.
  • Able to provide quick, concise and practical advice consistent with Dynatrace business objectives and processes, while ensuring business needs are met.
  • Team attitude that no job is too big or too small. Strategic and pragmatic thinking.
  • Excellent judgment, attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team are a must; strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills.
  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school and admission to at least one US state bar.
  • Expertise in Privacy, Intellectual Property, or Employment is a plus.
  • Business level fluency in Spanish or Portuguese would be a significant plus.

Dynatrace provides software intelligence to simplify enterprise cloud complexity and accelerate digital transformation. With AI and complete automation, our all-in-one platform provides answers, not just data, about the performance of applications, the underlying infrastructure and the experience of all users. That’s why many of the world’s largest enterprises, including 72 of the Fortune 100, trust Dynatrace to modernize and automate enterprise cloud operations, release better software faster, and deliver unrivaled digital experiences.
 
We offer competitive compensation, company-sponsored premium benefits, medical, dental, vacation/holidays, company matching 401(k) Plan, etc. Dynatrace is an equal opportunity employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We consider all qualified applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  If your disability makes it difficult for you to use this site, please contact recruiting@dynatrace.com. Dynatrace participates in E-Verify, participant information in English and Spanish. Right to work information in English and Spanish. EEO is the Law/EEO is the Law Supplement.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Dynatrace LLC (Dynatrace) does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Dynatrace employee. Dynatrace will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Dynatrace.

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