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NetApp is the intelligent data infrastructure company, turning a world of disruption into opportunity for every customer. No matter the data type, workload or environment, we help our customers identify and realize new business possibilities. And it all starts with our people.

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Contracts Administrator

Boulder, Colorado, United States; Vienna, Virginia, United States; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States; San Jose, California, United States
Job category: Legal Job ID: 126333-en_US
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Job Summary

Work Location
This position is based in NetApp offices located in San Jose, California, RTP, Noth Carolina, Boulder, Colorado, or Washington, D.C. 

What You’ll Do
•    Serve as a legal business partner to the US and Canada Sales organizations by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of commercial technology agreements, including  SaaS, hardware, software license and services agreements, and data privacy and information security agreements, with customers and partners to enable sales opportunities while also complying with legal requirements and company policies.
•    Evaluate risks associated with nonstandard terms, and manage for business approval as necessary.
•    Contribute to the continuous improvement of standard agreements and legal processes for customer and partner agreements, as well as on projects designed to increase velocity and efficiency, including templates and playbooks.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, information security, privacy, sales operations, business unit and product teams to drive customer deals to execution and design scalable processes for implementation.
•    This role reports to the Director, North America Field Legal.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
•    Minimum 10 years of legal experience, including at least five years in-house experience at a technology company, with considerable experience drafting and negotiating technology contracts with partners and customers.
-    Experience negotiating software, hardware and SaaS agreements, as well as data privacy and information security agreements, with customers, distributors and resellers. Experience with vendor transactions in public cloud marketplaces is preferred.
•    Ability to provide practical advice through excellent verbal and written communication, drafting and negotiation skills.
•    Knowledge of US law commercial laws and contract principles.
•    Solution-oriented:  You bring empathy and understanding to your conversations with customers, seeking to find a path forward that balances company risk and customer needs, and you think creatively beyond the legal terms to generate possible solutions and options for the business.
•    Ability to thrive in a high performance, fast-paced environment and to multitask, prioritize effectively and execute quickly.
•    Team-oriented, with a good sense of humor and high level of integrity, responsibility and professionalism, along with strong interpersonal and people skills. 


Compensation
The base salary range for this position is 160,000 - 180,000 and will be determined by the candidate's location, qualifications, experience, and education. Final compensation packages are competitive and in line with industry standards, reflecting a variety of factors, and include a comprehensive benefits package. This may cover Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement or Pension Plans, Paid Time Off (PTO), various Leave options, Performance-Based Incentives, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s), with all offerings subject to regional variations and governed by local laws, regulations, and company policies. Benefits may vary by country and region, and further details will be provided as part of the recruitment process.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification.

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Why NetApp?

We are all about helping customers turn challenges into business opportunity. It starts with bringing new thinking to age-old problems, like how to use data most effectively to run better - but also to innovate. We tailor our approach to the customer's unique needs with a combination of fresh thinking and proven approaches.

We enable a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. Finally, we provide financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you want to help us build knowledge and solve big problems, let's talk.

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Equal Opportunity Employer*

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status and any other protected classification. We pledge to take every reasonable step to ensure that our applicants and employees are respected, treated fairly and with dignity. See the EEO poster (PDF). NetApp makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for religious purposes and for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions unless undue hardship would result.

State-specific postings/notices to applicants regarding contract compliance can be found here in English and here in Spanish, and fair employment practice information can be found here.

Reasonable accommodation

If you are an applicant with a physical or mental disability that requires reasonable accommodation for any part of our application process, please email accessibility@netapp.com. Each request for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consistent with applicable laws and regulations. Please note, this email address is only for accommodation requests; we do not accept unsolicited resumes.

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We care about your privacy and therefore ask that you read our Applicant Privacy Policy (PDF) before you submit any personal information to us.

NetApp may use an automated employment evaluation tool or similar tool as one of several tools, actions, and/or steps to assist with NetApp’s review of candidate applications for various hiring needs. Currently, when addressing certain hiring needs, NetApp uses the Eightfold tool which can provide an initial ranking of a candidate’s skills and experience, based on information provided by the applicant in the application and/or supporting documentation, in comparison to the NetApp designated key requirements of a specific role. Additionally, the tool may be used to help review and /or rank internal employees seeking promotion or other internal mobility.

An independent audit of the Eightfold Matching Model tool can be found at https://eightfold.ai/nyc-eightfoldmatching-model.

Candidates may request an alternative selection process which will not be subject to the Eightfold matching tool or to any electronic automated employment evaluation by contacting NetApp at careers@netapp.com. To bypass the Eightfold matching tool or any electronic automated employment evaluation, you must include a resume and job ID with your email to careers@netapp.com and you must include in the subject line of your email: Data Privacy Request. Candidates who have questions or want to request additional information on the source of data, type of data, and/or collection of data related to the candidate review process should contact NetApp at careers@netapp.com

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