Overview

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

The Red Hat Legal team is looking for a talented attorney to join our Commercial Transactions team as a Public Sector Commercial Attorney in Tysons Corner, VA. In this role, your will primary focus on supporting Red Hat’s North America (NA) public sector business and on the involvement in other commercial transactions in North America. You’ll interact with the management and key business customers while providing direct support to Red Hat’s sales teams in structuring and closing deals, as well as defining legal strategies. You’ll need to be able to assess legal risks while applying good legal and business judgment. You’ll also need to have excellent communication skills to interact with internal and external business customers while addressing complex issues in an accurate, clear, and concise, yet thorough manner. This is an ideal role for someone with experience negotiating contracts with an understanding of the practical business risks and needs of a customer, a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing technology and business landscape. The legal challenges that we face are often unique, like developing and maintaining a framework for supporting a thriving business built on open source principles. If you are prepared to tackle these challenges to help build and sustain a great technology company in a high-energy and demanding environment, then the Red Hat Legal team is the right choice for you.

Draft, review, and negotiate master services and software subscription agreements, professional services agreements and statements of work, and partner agreements for resellers, distributors, systems integrators (SIs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and cloud providersReview and analyze unique government contract requirements, solicitation provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure Red Hat’s compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, federal policies, and Red Hat’s business modelSupport government compliance efforts, including assisting with identifying and assessing potential organizational conflicts of interests and providing compliance trainingSupport bid and proposal efforts, including preparing representations and certifications, addressing issues related to price reasonableness evaluations, teaming agreements, etc.Educate customers about open source development and licensing, including Red Hat’s subscription business modelSupport and coach our sales teamWork with the product, finance, and operations teams to develop negotiation strategies and resolve contractual issuesAssist with the development of new Red Hat’s offerings and programs and contract templatesParticipate in compliance initiatives, including training internal customers on legal and contracting policies or issues, covering ethics and anti-corruption issues

Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a top law school with excellent academic credentialsLicense to practice law in any U.S. state7+ years of professional experience with commercial and U.S. federal, state, and local government and education market contracting, procurements that include FAR Part 12 Commercial Item contracting and channel partner support in the IT or technology industryKnowledge of a wide range of U.S. government procurement issues that support proposal preparation, various contract types, including non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), requests for proposals (RFPs), teaming agreements, GSA Schedule Contracts, and various types of channel agreements and subcontractsWorking knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) set of rules is essentialKnowledge of other laws and regulations impacting Federal procurements, like EAR, ITAR, intellectual property and data rights, etc. is a big plusIn-house commercial contracting experience dealing with technology revenue transactions and supporting a sales team, or a law firm experience drafting and negotiating complex business transactions like merger and acquisition (M&A) agreements, debt and equity financing arrangements, business-process outsourcing agreements, etc.Ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining a firm focus on applying commercial legal principles to practical business relationships and offeringsExcellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and solid analytical abilities demonstrated through your work experienceDemonstrated passion for technology, software, intellectual property, and open source or copyleft licensing issuesAbility to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuationsCreative problem-solving skills with a focus on achieving results that benefit our business while recognizing the needs of our customersPositive, can-do attitude and a sense of humorRed Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

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