Senior Commercial Counsel

United States /
Finance – Legal Team /
/ Remote
About the role:

Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series D company on a mission to create a future of solar energy for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Midsized Remote Companies To Work for in 2023” by and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history.

Aurora’s Legal team is growing! In order to support its mission and close great deals at scale, we are looking for a Senior Commercial Counsel to join us. As a foundational member of Aurora’s Legal department, you will have the opportunity to grow in the organization, making an incredible impact while continuing your development as a legal professional. The ideal candidate will be an experienced commercial attorney in the SaaS space with a proactive nature in identifying issues and presenting solutions, as well as someone who is searching for a collaborative environment brimming with novel questions. The legal team plays an essential role at the company, answering and managing all legal questions to help support the various needs of the company.

We are a passionate and diverse team that aspires to be the best place for the best people and we’re looking for talented individuals to accelerate our exponential growth as we continue to scale. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!

What you'll do:

    • Draft, review, and negotiate domestic and international SaaS agreements, vendor, partner, reseller, referral, and other related professional services and technology agreements
    • Identify business and legal risks and issues and suggest practical alternatives that allow the business of the company to move forward in compliance with domestic and international laws, rules, and regulations
    • Be a truly cross-functional team player by working closely with the GTM, Business Development, Security, Finance, Procurement, and other departments at Aurora Solar
    • Operate as a subject-matter expert for legal and regulatory matters relating to commercial agreements
    • Build operational and scalable processes and procedures and help shorten the time to sale and time to purchase! Prioritize and manage simultaneous legal matters under tight timelines
    • Template and playbook development, review, maintenance, and administration
    • Be a motivating and inspirational leader and manager in a way that aligns with Aurora's values
    • Start with improving, and implementing Aurora’s internal playbooks and legal documentation to understand Aurora’s contract lifecycle and risk management from a Vendor & Customer perspective
    • Promote Aurora Security, Privacy &  Procurement Projects
    • Develop a strong comprehension of Aurora’s products and business model

What we value:

    • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar, CA & NY Preferred
    • 5-7 years of experience in a law firm or in-house (or a combination thereof), preferably with some of which focusing on technology transactions at SaaS companies and/or start-ups
    • Experience working on customer & vendors deals for a SaaS org
    • Familiarity with global and domestic privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR and CCPA
    • Strong critical thinking and strategic skills demonstrating sound judgment
    • Excellent client service focus and ability to prioritize workflow and manage multidimensional projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, but also comfortable with taking ownership of projects and driving them to conclusion
    • Skilled at balancing legal risk with business objectives
    • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad range of sometimes novel legal matters
Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

For San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Our mission at Aurora is to create a future of solar energy for all. We aim to reflect that inclusivity in the people who imagine and build our product by creating an environment where diversity is cherished and where anyone—regardless of background—can thrive. We strive to always do better and know that by empowering people, we can power the planet.