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Legal Counsel, Product & Emerging Services

 

Legal Counsel, Product & Emerging Services

  • JR-125367
  • Redwood City
  • Denver
  • Tampa
  • Legal
  • Full time
Legal Counsel, Product & Emerging Services

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: Our global legal team may span 5 continents, but we are One Legal – a truly cohesive global team, working together across borders in support of shared strategic objectives. We work hard but take time to celebrate our accomplishments – both professional and personal – with a healthy dose of fun thrown in along the way. We look forward to coming to work each day to support Equinix and each other and highly value the “team first“ culture we have created.

Equinix’s One Legal team comprises valued business partners with a reputation for being responsive, consistent, and proactive. We take customer service seriously and strive for excellence in execution. Equinix’s steep growth trajectory keeps us on our toes and constantly learning. Strong relationships with our internal clients, fueled by our solution-driven orientation and creative, practical advice get us invited to the table early and often and lead to interesting and rewarding work directly in support of Equinix’s corporate strategy.

We are seeking an innovative and flexible attorney to help Equinix’s legal team build upon and finetune its strategy for expanding colocation, interconnection, infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service products. This is a role that requires the ability to lead change, inspire other team members, and think outside the box to look at new ways to improve One Legal’s service to the internal business team and external customers.

In this role, you will partner with other team members to achieve their goals in a highly-collaborative environment.  This role will be part of the team that supports Equinix’s product team and will report to Director of Legal for Product & Emerging Services within Equinix’s Go-To-Market Legal team.  This role will be leveled based on the qualifications of the individuals chosen for the position.

Responsibilities

  • Join as a key member of Equinix’s global legal product team

  • Provide day-to-day legal support to business-side colocation team and develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative and efficient ways

  • Support entire colocation product lifecycle, including launching new features and products

  • Support productization of Equinix’s global xScale business

  • Work closely with other team members globally to support the roll out of new products and features, including the purchase/license of technology and drafting contracts to sell new services, while understanding implications of digital contracting on Equinix business, systems and processes

  • Work with global peers to understand and prepare for regulatory impacts of Equinix products and services, and help lead communication between the legal and commercial functions

  • Draft, review, negotiate and serve as the colocation product SME for customer contracts where required and understand Equinix’s current positioning related to customer requests

  • Conduct presentations to train and educate business and legal stakeholders on review processes and procedures, legal documents, applicable laws, negotiation strategies, legal positioning around Equinix products, and the like

  • Review and harmonize current agreements and policies related to colocation

  • Function as part of the wider global legal team, including engaging with other departments, providing input on commercial issues, undertaking any global projects, initiatives, deals, corporate or other commercial transactions that may arise or be assigned

  • Display flexibility and willingness to assist with interconnection and digital services business

  • Assist with integration of acquired companies and related products

Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years of experience including the subject matters relevant to this role

  • JD or equivalent from an ABA recognized university is required

  • Direct work experience within or as outside counsel to a “platform company” with particular emphasis on colocation (experience with interconnection, infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service a plus)

  • Experience negotiating contracts 

  • Admitted to practice in the state in which they are hired or ability to qualify to practice as an in-house counsel in the relevant jurisdiction

  • Be an effective time manager with the ability to work independently

  • Strategic and creative thinker with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work effectively in an unstructured environment requiring new perspectives and creative approaches

 

We offer Medical, TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more. 

In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for Colorado for this role is $116,000 – $163,000 per year with 20% bonus target. 

At Equinix, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #IamSafeIBelongIMatter culture transcends and informs all we do. In alignment with our culture, Equinix has implemented a vaccine or test policy that requires employees to show proof of full vaccination or get tested regularly to work onsite in an IBX or office. 

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

Visit our Career page here to understand about Equinix COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

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