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AppD Senior Corporate Counsel

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds.  aUsing AppDynamics, youll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

About the role:

This position will report to the companys Deputy General Counsel and will assist in driving commercial transactions in North America. AppDynamics software monitors the applications, servers, databases and other technology of companies to help troubleshoot and optimize performance. AppDynamics licenses its software as both on-premises and software-as-a-service (SaaS) to enterprise customers in North America.

You will

  • Mentor and train junior lawyers within the transactions team.
  • Negotiate complex software license agreements in accordance with Legal Playbook and company risk tolerance.
  • Handle a significant number of emails daily but also have the self-discipline to focus on 7-figure transactions with leading Fortune 500 companies.
  • Respond promptly to requests from internal clients; summarize and communicate legal risks in a way that business people can understand.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and the Legal Playbook.

About you:

You are a highly qualified Senior Corporate Counsel with experience in technology licensing to join our innovative and business-savvy legal team.

Required Experience:

  • California bar admission with 5+ years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or in-house (the ideal candidate will have both law firm and in-house experience).
  • Extensive experience negotiating complex software license agreements, vendor/supplier contracts and reseller agreements for technology companies.

Desired Skills and Characteristics:

  • Exceptional contract negotiation and drafting skills, with the ability to negotiate multi-year, multi-million-dollar license agreements with the worlds largest enterprises.
  • Willingness to train and mentor junior lawyers.
  • Great teammate with strong work ethic who is comfortable working in a dynamic environment and with other internal teams like engineers, junior and senior sales representatives, product managers, marketing teams, etc.
  • Focused attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Clear communicator able to communicate complex issues in a clear and simple manner both in writing and verbally.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and desire to make legal processes more efficient.
  • Client-centric approach to handling complex legal issues, while demonstrating grace and a positive attitude under all circumstances.
  • Excellent business judgment.
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, DocuSign and Salesforce, but we will train a person who has experience with similar tools or a willingness to learn.


We know that the award-winning culture at AppDynamics is something to brag about, but here are more reasons that make you excited to get out of bed to come in the morning, like:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k match (4.5%)
  • Wellness perks (hobbies, education, store discounts, personal finance)
  • Annual professional development fund to build your skills in product, leadership and technical topics
  • 4 weeks paid time off (PTO), 5 days volunteer time off (VTO), 14 holidays (including 1 birthday PTO and 1 floating holiday)
  • Paid time away for new parents (13 weeks)
  • Mandatory company shut down between Christmas and New Years
  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunch, and all the snacks, fruits and drinks
  • Free shuttle service and pre-tax commuter benefits


Just a note


Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: AppDynamics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any AppDynamics employee. AppDynamics 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 AppDynamics.



Posted: 2019-09-30 Expires: 2020-04-20
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