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Director (or Senior Counsel) of Business & Legal Affairs (Tech Trans & Product Counsel)

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The Role and Responsibilities

Roku, Inc. is seeking an experienced and self-motivated attorney with a strong technology transactions background to join its legal team. You will provide legal guidance to some of the most interesting and novel issues arising in the TV streaming industry. This position will provide legal support to Roku’s products and services from the initial stages of design and development through launch and implementation. In this role, you will:

  • Structure, draft and negotiate technology transactions affecting Roku’s business, including but not limited to software and technology licenses, development agreements, Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements, and manufacturing, supply, distribution and sale agreements.
  • Support product launches in the U.S., EMEA, LATAM, Canada and other countries by providing guidance on a wide range of legal issues inherent in new and evolving products and features, including consumer protection, IP, and privacy and data protection laws and regulations.

  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and implement related processes.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with a wide variety of Roku business units, including product, engineering, operations, HR, IT and marketing and sales teams.

  • Keep up to date on the latest developments in the laws, regulations and industry trends applicable to Big Data, OTT, IOT and smart devices, including federal and state data privacy laws, consumer protection laws, and other guidance from relevant agencies.

Experience/Qualifications

The successful candidate must be able to draft agreements from scratch and juggle multiple complex matters simultaneously and independently without supervision. You must demonstrate the ability to translate legal requirements into actionable advice. You must have a good, general understanding of Internet technology and cloud computing technology, keen analytical abilities and excellent judgment, a pragmatic approach to problem solving, flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing, and the ability to make smart decisions in the face of ambiguity and imperfect information. The role requires an entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to work independently. This is an amazing opportunity to play a key role in supporting the company’s rapid growth.

Specific background should include:

  • At least 10 years of transactional legal experience with an emphasis on technology licensing (in both hardware and software) and related professional services, at both a law firm and in a corporate legal department.
  • A good understanding of data protection and privacy issues and concerns in the context of technology transactions.
  • Some experience advising on data privacy, data protection and the legal and regulatory aspects of product development in the technology space.
  • Working knowledge of marketing law, including familiarity with FTC guidance, CAN-SPAM, and a proven ability to quickly learn new areas of law.
  • A passion for technology and ability to understand complex technology and product use cases quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from a U.S. accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of California.

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Flexible vacation time

We offer a generous time-off policy. In fact, for salaried employees, we don't track vacation or have official holidays. Instead, you can take as much vacation as you think is appropriate, as long as you get your job done and don't impact the team's work.

Free food

At our Bay Area headquarters, we also provide free snacks and gourmet catered lunch.

Wellness perks

We offer medical, wellness and financial benefits to help our employees stay healthy and happy.

Workplace manners

encourage excellent teamwork and expect everyone to perform at a high level. We are independent thinkers who are able to take action and accomplish huge things by working as a team.

Employee discounts

Employees receive a discount on all products offered thru Roku

Roku at a glance

Roku offers streaming products so everyone can stream what they love

Roku focuses on Hardware, Advertising, Consumer Electronics, Advertising Platforms, and Online Video Advertising. Their company has offices in Los Gatos and Austin. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Roku has raised $256.759M of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2016.

You can view their website at https://www.roku.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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