Head of Legal

Sunnyvale
Business Functions
Full-time
We are looking for our first legal hire to develop and execute our global legal processes as we push towards a rapid growth phase.  As Head of Legal, you will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day legal activities including:commercial contracts, compliance, employment law, transactions, litigation and general corporate matters. This position will partner cross-functionally with sales, business development, operations, finance, people, engineering & executive leadership.

Responsibilities:

    • Review and execute complex commercial contracts with a diverse range of customers and partners from automotive OEMs, AV startups, and other players in the AV ecosystem
    • Conduct diligent research into legal issues and recommend revisions as needed across a range of legal documents and agreements
    • Ensure the reliable and timely execution of the company’s day-to-day legal activities
    • Advise the leadership team  on legal matters critical to the growth of the business
    • Anticipate and plan for all legal risks, and develop strategies to mitigate those risks

Requirements:

    • J.D. required from a top law school with license to practice in California
    • 4+ years of legal work experience preferably at a big law firm, with primary support focused on earlier stage startups and high growth companies
    • Strong background and expertise in overseeing commercial contracts
    • Experience supporting business objectives internationally across multiple countries
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Thoughtful calm and professional demeanor
    • As this role is a leadership role, seeking ambitious, growth oriented team members who can be flexible from individual contribution to representing the company publicly
    • Interested in building a deep understanding of the autonomous and automotive ecosystems
Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.