Senior Counsel

Irvine, CA /
Legal, IP and Regulatory – Legal /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·        Negotiate direct and indirect IT Procurement contracts, including hardware, enterprise software, connected vehicle, IoT, and emerging technologies
·        Act as Rivian’s primary legal contact regarding all Privacy matters, including drafting documentation, policies, procedures and agreements, procuring technology, and providing legal and strategic counsel to internal business, IT and technology partners
·        Use your expert knowledge of Cloud-based agreements (SaaS, PaaS, and Data agreements) to ensure Rivian has addressed SLA’s, DR Plans, uptime requirements, failover, and security
·        Advise on Open Source licensing, and advise and counsel business stakeholders on license requirements
·        Work on varied assignments in a nontraditional legal setting
·        Collaborate with the General Counsel and other legal team members on project-based legal assignments and initiatives, including strategic partner relationships
·        Provide support for litigation, dispute resolution and other matters as they arise

this is what you’ll need:
·        Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school, and an active member in good standing of California Bar
·        At least ten (10) years of commercial transactions experience with focus in procurement of goods and services in the automotive industry or IT
·        Extensive Privacy experience required
·        Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment
·        Strong leadership and communication skills
·        Attention to detail
·        Ability to work independently and with internal and external business clients
·        Experience with connected vehicles desired but not required
·        Automotive experience preferred but not required

This is where you’ll work:
Department: Legal & IP
Location: Irvine, CA.
 
We Are Rivian
Rivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways.
 
We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown.
 
Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020.
 
The Adventure Is Just Beginning
Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty.
 
Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey. 
Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.