Associate General Counsel, Technology Transactions

  • 4453 North First Street, Suite 100, Alviso, San Jose, California, United States, 95134

Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Associate General Counsel to join our Legal team in San Jose, CA.

 

As an Associate General Counsel, the candidate will be reporting to the SVP, General Counsel and is a Full-Time position. We are seeking a skilled transactions attorney with at least 10 years of relevant experience to manage legal support for all company transactions, including the company's technology licensing and commercial agreements, as well as all inbound, infrastructure and supply chain contracts. This seasoned attorney will report directly to Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, and will manage a team of other legal professionals. This business critical, high visibility role will require a close working relationship with the senior management team. The successful candidate will have superior operational skills to support multiple discrete business models, and manage a broad, complex, and diverse range of legal issues relating to the company's global transactional activity.

Responsibilities

  • Manage team of attorneys and contract managers responsible for all inbound and outbound commercial contracts for Rambus, with a focus on closing a high volume of outbound, revenue-bearing Silicon IP licenses each fiscal quarter
  • Skilled to expert ability to draft and negotiate the following types of contracts:
    • In-bound and out-bound technology license agreements (e.g., software license agreements, IP core license agreements)
    • In-bound and out-bound commercial contracts (e.g., supply/manufacturing agreements, sales and purchasing agreements)
    • Joint development/technology collaboration agreements
  • Basic knowledge in negotiating and drafting in-bound and out-bound patent license agreements
  • Manage the overall transaction process and collaborate with other legal team members and business partners
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement of related business processes and legal templates
  • Other general corporate matters and special projects from time to time

Qualifications

    • Strong management skills and ability to communicate with all levels within a complex organization, from rank and file to executive level
    • Strong contract drafting skills
    • Demonstrated expertise in intellectual property law and associated best practices
    • Ability to effectively work with internal and geographically dispersed business partners at various levels of management and advise them of legal risks and benefits posed by potential transactions
    • Ability to effectively negotiate in a collaborative manner with geographically dispersed counterparties
    • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal issues and learn new subject matter
    • Positive attitude and willingness to take on any job, big or small
    • Professional credentials, including:
      • At least 10 years of relevant legal experience as an in-house attorney
      • Experience negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and technology license agreements
      • Strong written and oral communication skills
      • Strong legal analysis skills with ability to integrate legal advice and business knowledge, and ability to provide balanced advice regarding risks and benefits
      • Excellent strategic, organizational, presentation, and counseling skills, with the ability to follow through on numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
      • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team environment
      • Strong interpersonal skills and resourcefulness
    • Exceptional academic credentials
    • Member of the California State Bar
    • Prior experience with a public company and/or experience working in semiconductor or related industries

About Rambus

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future.

 

Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program, and gym membership.

  
Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.

 

For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/

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