Job Details

Contract Specialist

Jama Software, Portland, OR

Job - Law

Close Date: 02/29/2020

Jama Software provides the leading platform for requirements, risk and test management. With Jama Connect and industry-focused services, teams building complex products, systems and software improve cycle times, increase quality, reduce rework and minimize effort proving compliance. Representing the forefront of modern development, Jama’s growing customer base of more than 600 organizations includes SpaceX, Boston Scientific, Lyft, Deloitte, Alight, Samsung and Caterpillar.

Jama is seeking a Contract Specialist within our Legal team to support our continued business growth.  In this position, you will be responsible for the administration of contractual documents that establish business relationships with vendors, customers and/or partners. This position is highly collaborative with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of the Jama legal team; assisting stakeholders in reaching effective resolution while also ensuring compliance with various policies and best practices.  

What You’ll Get to Do:

Drafting, evaluation, and negotiation of assigned contracts in accordance with legal department policies and practices:
Non-disclosure Agreements, Sales and Purchasing Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Agreements, review of customer or vendor proposed terms and conditions
Distribution Agreements (resellers, agents, joint marketing etc.)
Commercial and Public (Federal, State and Local Municipalities) Contracting
Work closely with internal team (attorney, finance, sales, services, and other stakeholders) and external parties on assigned contractual matters, ensuring timely review and approval of terms
On assigned standard and nonstandard contracts, provide redlined recommendations and negotiate directly with customer until consensus has been reached
Clearly explain contract terminology and interpretation to internal and external stakeholders in simple, everyday language
Maintain contractual records and documentation such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, contractual changes, and other documents for all projects
Follow procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy
Monitor and report to legal department leadership on customer satisfaction with our terms and conditions and contracting practices
Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation
Complete various research and other projects as assigned by legal department leadership

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, paralegal certificate, or equivalent years of experience
2+ years of relevant experience
Demonstrable knowledge of standard contract language and terminology is a must
Experience working within a corporate contract or legal department is a plus
Software/Technology industry experience is a plus
Experience utilizing CRM is preferred; Salesforce experience is a plus
Exposure to privacy agreements GLB, DPA, FCRA and HIPAA is a plus

Ideal Candidate: 

Demonstrated ability to research complex contracting/legal topics, interpret, and document legal position in a complete and concise manner
Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented, with effective time management skills
Analytical, solution-oriented mindset
Ability to build strong relationships with internal customers, business leaders and peers
Ability to effectively express, through writing and speech, ideas and information using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience
Ability to work under broad supervision and exercise frequent independent judgment
Strong sense of personal ownership and ability to both receive and provide feedback
Intellectual curiosity that leads to a deeper understanding of how a process works and why it is done a certain way, with a strong desire for continuous improvement 
Familiarity with typical sales cycles and practices
Team-player, self-motivated, and adaptable
Experience working with a diverse employee base across remote and local environments


If we’ve intrigued you and you are the right candidate for the role, we will offer: 

A chance to contribute to a company developing a compelling, category defining product
Challenging and fun work with a chance to make distinct, company-shaping tangible contributions
An energized and ambitious team of people on a mission
Competitive cash and equity compensation
Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision plans as well as pre-tax savings accounts and a generous 401(k) employer match 
Time-off and leave programs designed to meet critical needs for rejuvenation and, when needed, extra support to cope with life events
Flexible, creative workplace that includes a modern, open plan office with ample creative workspaces, monthly lunches and bagel days, a stocked kitchen and many ad hoc fun events that ensure we both work hard and play hard at Jama

Jama Software is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or that of their relatives, friends or associates or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable law.

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