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Senior Legal Counsel, Product and Procurement

  San Francisco
Position Title: Senior Legal Counsel, Product and Procurement
Location: San Francisco

Position Title:  Senior Legal Counsel, Product and Procurement 

Location: San Francisco, CA or Dallas, TX (hybrid available)


Your role 

This position, based in San Francisco or Dallas, is an opportunity to join our Real Estate and Operations legal team as an attorney supporting senior attorneys in the legal department as well members of our global product, innovation and operations teams on product launch and procurement matters. The successful candidate will be diligent, self-motivated and proactive, able to handle and prioritize time-sensitive projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and have demonstrated excellent legal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to work independently and in team settings.


Primarily, you will responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising the business with respect to agreements for data center network and services between Digital and its strategic vendors and IT providers, intellectual property matters, new product descriptions and terms, and other general procurement and operations related matters internationally. 


You should be able to offer internal clients sound advice on risks, legal terms and negotiation strategy with respect to procurement transactions for data center operations and products including IT, network and services. You should also be able to advise internal clients with respect to IP and new product terms. The role anticipates the ability to take ownership of complex transactions from a legal perspective, with discernment to appropriately escalate legal risks.


What you’ll do 

  • Draft, negotiate and review agreements for data center network, IT, and general procurement of equipment and services domestically and internationally, including:
    • Complex, multi-tiered and multi-jurisdictional master service agreements, based on Digital’s standard templates and third-party forms.
    • Consulting services agreements, Saas agreements, fiber licensing and leasing agreements and other one time or single location procurement agreements.
    • Orders, addenda or amendments for equipment and services.
  • Provide legal support to product, network and technology teams related to design and implementation of new data center services and support of existing data center products, including advice regarding intellectual property matters (patent registration and IP licensing).
  • Provide legal support to global procurement and property operations teams related to procurement of goods and services to support data center operations.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard forms and the development and improvement of policies and procedures for the Legal Department.
  • Help evaluate legal strategy with respect to intellectual property management, new product implementation and general procurement and identify and mitigate risk in the products and procurement environment.
  • Work closely with the business to streamline negotiations and remove barriers to execution to achieve business goals while thoughtfully balancing risk.
  • Execute assigned projects, including the development and implementation of processes, as determined by the needs of the global Legal Department.
  • Manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently, including local counsel in foreign jurisdictions and specialized counsel.



What you’ll need

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school; license in good standing with at least one state bar (with eligibility for in-house counsel registration if necessary)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant substantive legal experience (law firm and/or corporate legal department, with a preference for some experience at an internationally recognized law firm). 
  • Experience with general SaaS or technology-related service agreements, general procurement of goods and services, and intellectual property management strongly preferred, and experience with data center industry preferred.
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Comfortable with balancing multiple, competing priorities and changes in scope/direction.
  • Self-starter, with the ability to follow through on matters and bring them to resolution in a timely and reasonable manner, escalate issues appropriately, work well independently and collaborate.
  • Detail oriented, organized, friendly, approachable, professional demeanor and disposition.


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 310+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries and six continents.


A bit about our Legal team

Our Legal team works in a highly complex global business sector with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations. From ensuring compliance in different jurisdictions to supporting business teams with customer and supplier contracts, we’re involved in a variety of projects. Working in a dynamic commercial environment, we collaborate with colleagues across different departments and always have a new challenge waiting for us.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 


Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.


Our published pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and geographical location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. Moreover, an employee’s total compensation package varies by role and may include salary, cash bonus or commissions, and equity awards not quantified below.


Compensation range: $140,000-$200,000 annually. This compensation range represents the Company’s good faith belief as to what it will pay as a base salary for this position at the time of this posting. 

Benefits: For this role, Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 401k match, disability benefits, wellness and education benefits, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off, holidays, and more. 

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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