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Legal Operations and Contracts Lead

Company: Agora
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

About Agora
Agora is the world's leading video, voice and live interactive streaming platform, helping developers deliver rich in-app experiences - including embedded voice and video chat, real-time recording, interactive live streaming, and real-time messaging. We power an average of over 50,000,000,000 minutes of human connection per month across the globe. Our mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, anytime and anywhere.
We are customer-centric and results-driven, and we foster an environment that values diversity, teamwork, mindful communication and excellence. With accelerating global growth, we are looking for exceptional people to enhance our team of world-class technology evangelists. This is a rare opportunity to join a fast-growing multinational company that both values teamwork and recognizes individual impact. Your voice and ideas are welcome here.
As the Legal Operations & Contracts Lead you will:

  • Become the go-to individual to intake queries for the Legal team and assist with coordination and project management of key Legal team initiatives.
  • Manage and identify initiatives to make the Legal team more organized and efficient, including leading or assisting the Legal team's efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of forms, processes, and procedure
  • Build, roll-out and manage technology solutions for the legal team, including managing the contracts management system, and interacting with internal and external stakeholders for contract processing, negotiation, approvals, execution, and archiving in overseeing the contract life cycle
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to support contract renewals and modifications
  • Develop and maintain templates and playbooks, providing best practices for the broader Agora organization on engaging with legal.
  • Assist with negotiations of NDAs, service agreements and other vendor relationships
  • Coordinate other legal and administrative matters with business groups and outside counsel
  • Perform other special assignments and strategic cross-functional projects and coordinationLooking for someone who has:
    • At least 4 years of paralegal, legal assistant, legal operations or contracts manager experience in a law firm and/or in-house environment leading or supporting the build of a new legal operations function
    • Experience handling contract management systems (Evisort familiarity is a plus)
    • Familiarity with a wide variety of agreements, including NDAs, vendor agreements, master services agreements, consulting agreements, and other commercial contracts
    • Good communication skillsIdeal candidate will have:
      • High level of professionalism and motivation, and be able work individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced, rapidly changing startup environment
      • Ability to take initiative to identify and complete tasks, even in a remote work environment
      • Ability to be flexible and self-directed with limited direction
      • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage several time-sensitive projects at once with excellent judgement and discretion
      • Demonstrated capacity and passion for organization and efficiency, as well as a strong attention to detail
      • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, interpersonal skills, and highly team-oriented
        Agora values its employees and provides a complete compensation package that includes benefits, equity and competitive base salaries.
        To learn more about our available opportunities, please visit our careers page at:
        If you don't see a role that fits your experience and goals, feel free to email us anyway at:
        We're always interested in talking to exceptional talent.
        Agora is an equal opportunity employer and makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of merit.

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