1+ months

AppD Product Counsel

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102

What You'll Do

AppDynamics LLC, the leading application intelligence solution for todays software-defined businesses, is looking for a highly qualified Product Counsel with experience in product counseling, privacy, cybersecurity, and technology licensing to join our innovative and business-savvy legal team.

Who You'll Work With

In this position you will report to the companys Director of Legal, Product and will work closely with various product management, engineering, business development, sales, and go-to-market teams to provide pragmatic and business-minded product counseling and legal support, including consideration of privacy, data protection, intellectual property, and regulatory issues. You will also play a meaningful role in crafting policies to help the legal team improve go-to-market motions and scale as AppDynamics continues to grow and evolve its SaaS-focused business.

AppDynamics software monitors the applications, servers, databases and other technology used and implemented by companies around the world to help troubleshoot and optimize performance of their digital business. AppDynamics licenses its software as both on-premises and software-as-a-service to enterprise customers in the US and internationally. This position is based out of AppDynamics San Francisco headquarters.

Who You Are

Required Experience:

         California bar admission with minimum five years of proven experience at a premier law firm and/or in-house (the ideal candidate will have both law firm and in-house experience)

         Extensive software product counseling experience, including advising on privacy and cybersecurity issues as well as patent, open source, trademark, copyright, trade secret and other areas of intellectual property law relevant to software

         Meaningful experience negotiating commercial transactions; specific experience with software licensing preferred

Required Skills and Characteristics:

         Ability to field emails quickly and prioritize multiple tasks at one time

         Collaborative A-player with strong work ethic who is comfortable working in a fast-moving cross-functional environment

         Strong project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills

         Focused attention to detail

         Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and simple manner both in writing and verbally

         Client-centric approach to handling sophisticated legal issues, while showing up with grace and a positive mindset and demeanor under all circumstances

         Demonstrates strong leadership skills and wants to contribute to a team culture passionate about fun

         Familiarity with Jira, Confluence, Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, DocuSign and Salesforce, but we will train a person who has experience with similar tools or an ability to learn

Description of Work:

         Continuously improve yourself and the legal team by identifying and implementing improvements in processes, forms, and operations

Negotiate complex software license agreements in accordance with Legal Playbook and company risk tolerance

Why Cisco


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.

AppDynamics is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other unlawful factor. AppDynamics complies with all applicable laws, including those regarding consideration of qualified applicants with criminal histories (such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance). If your disability makes it difficult for you to use this site, please contact talent@appdynamics.com. AppDynamics participates in E-Verify.




Posted: 2020-06-17 Expires: 2020-10-16

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