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Commercial Counsel

Palantir Technologies

Palantir Technologies

Legal
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021
A World-Changing Company
Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.
The Role
Palantir’s in-house legal team works to proactively address legal issues so that Palantir can continue to drive positive impact in the world. As Commercial Counsel, you will be responsible for all aspects of commercial contracting, including deal structuring, and drafting, review, and negotiation of revenue generating contracts. You will also be integral to developing scalable infrastructure for providing legal support to Palantir's rapidly growing portfolio of commercial customers, and play a strategic role in helping Palantir achieve its goals in a time of dynamic growth.
We’re a team that values both creativity and teamwork. Whether operating solo or collaboratively, we endeavor to achieve great results on projects of all types. You'll be given open ended objectives and will find ways to turn them into outcomes. By focusing on the broad vision without losing sight of the details, you'll bring large and multi-phase projects to successful completion while prioritizing team outcomes over individual wins. You are able to deliver complex information in an understandable way, and can manage high touch business partners in a constantly shifting landscape.
Our ideal candidate should enjoy the responsibility and autonomy that comes with owning problems and finding solutions. You can effectively navigate a diverse organization involving a wide variety of audiences, including under time-sensitive situations. You are ready to jump into a deal at a moment’s notice and become an expert on the intricate details of the contracts that enable Palantir to implement its cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. You are passionate about conceiving and implementing scalable systems that increase your impact, and that of the Commercial Contracting team.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead drafting and negotiation of commercial customer contracts.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes.
  • Assist in defining and building infrastructure to effectively deliver legal support in a scalable manner to Palantir's rapidly expanding customer portfolio.
  • Collaborate closely with Business, Operations, Finance, and Engineering teams to shepherd deals to execution.

What We Value

  • Commercial contracting or technology transactions experience. Prior experience working in-house preferred, ideally at a high-growth SaaS company.
  • Ability to manage nuanced commercial transactions, including the negotiation of SaaS and licensing agreements with our customers.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a cross-functional team, using effective communication, strong writing and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability developing creative and analytical solutions to novel issues, while driving a portfolio of projects with minimal direction.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexibly on a varied schedule based on the needs of the team, being available during nights and weekends as needed.
  • Interest and skill in developing scalable legal infrastructure.

What We Require

  • Attorney in good standing, licensed in at least one state in the United States or the United Kingdom.
  • 2-5 years of transactional legal experience.
  • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.

Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability coverage
  • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
  • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
  • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
  • Commuter benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year
Salary
The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $135,000 - $200,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.
Life at Palantir
We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.
In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the positing is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (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, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.
Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.