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(WA) Seattle, Commercial Attorney, Amazon Web Services, Sales & Marketing - Amazon Corporate Legal Department


1.    Description

Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented commercial attorney to support Amazon Web Services, a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing and service industry providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, browsers and more. Counsel will primarily support AWS's sales and marketing legal team, negotiating strategic, enterprise and technology licensing agreements and assisting with marketing initiatives and global expansion. Typical transactions will range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value strategic alliance agreements. The role includes participating in other legal projects as directed, including managing legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation.

2.    Basic Qualifications

·         Juris Doctor (JD) and admitted to at least 1 state bar

·         4+ years of experience

·         Familiarity with IT/technology licensing

3.    Preferred Qualifications

·         In house experience at technology company

·         A background in software licensing (including open source), web services/cloud computing or telecommunications is a plus.

·         Strong transactional background