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Senior Legal Counsel

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Corporate
  • Added


Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

A Senior Legal Counsel at Appian is a key individual contributor to the success of the Appian Legal Department. You will independently manage agreements with customers and partners within the APJ region. In this role, you will engage with executive team members and represent the Legal Department internally and externally.

To be successful in this role, you will :

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a broad range of complex software licensing agreements by working collaboratively with many groups across Appian including Sales, Finance, Customer Success and Information Security

  • Support the product team in the APJ region by providing advice and negotiating technology partnership matters

  • Assess legal risks and suggest appropriate business practices in light of legal risk assessments. Mitigate business risk by establishing policies and business processes to keep potential liabilities to a minimum.

  • Develop and provide training to Company employees in the APJ region regarding risk mitigation, best practices and Legal Department policies relating to customer, partner and technology agreements

Basic Qualifications :

  • LLB or JD from a top-tier law school and actively licensed to practice

  • 10+ years of legal experience in a business environment, including at least 5 years in an enterprise software or SaaS company preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strategic thinking skills evidenced by the ability to develop strategies that reduce potential areas of legal risk while furthering business objectives

  • Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and adept at solving complex legal problems

  • Collaborative attitude and demeanour

  • Demonstrated flexibility and efficient time management to appropriately prioritise workload based upon Company needs

  • High degree of professionalism and integrity with ability to handle confidential information appropriately


Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups . These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit . [Nasdaq: APPN]

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