: Legal Counsel- Commercial

Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 8,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com

Rapid7 is expanding its Legal Team as the Company continues to grow, evolve and gain market share in the global cybersecurity space. With 48% of the Fortune 100 as clients, our Legal Team manages a diverse set of business needs including contract practices, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, export law, corporate governance, litigation, international legal issues, employment laws, regulatory matters and compliance.

As Legal Counsel for Commercial Contracts, youll have primary responsibility for commercial matters (including drafting, negotiation, and management of existing contractual relationships) and will work on complex projects that help us grow, scale, and evolve as a business. Were a fast-paced team that values teamwork and those who are excited to roll up their sleeves and tackle big projects. This role isnt for everyone, but if youre an intellectually curious learner who wants to bring you and impact together, read on and get to know Rapid7.

In this role you will:

  • Support a large organizations commercial goals through reviewing and negotiating services agreements, SaaS and on-premises software licenses directly with customers

  • Translate complex legal requirements and advice for day-to-day practical guidance from legalese into plain English for business stakeholders

  • Provide contract interpretation and practical advice regarding the various legal relationships that exist with the companys customers, partners and vendors

  • Lead and participate in additional opportunities to improve processes and increase understanding of legal issues within Rapid7

In return you will bring:

  • Admission to and in good standing with the Massachusetts bar (or equivalent with in house waiver/registration)

  • 3-5 years of experience with commercial negotiations in a business setting, preferably in the tech space

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple assignments with competing timelines

  • Strong communication and partnership skills as demonstrated by previous experience working closely with non-attorney stakeholders

  • Attention to detail and a can-do attitude coupled with a sense of humor and team mentality


Employee Testimonials

James Green
Senior Director, Software Engineering

"My favorite memory of being a 'Moose' is our first ever company-wide hackathon in Cambridge. After a fun–filled week for the company kick-off, we still managed to deliver, through the night, on some amazing ideas."

Brett Garofalo
Manager, Mid-Market Sales

"I am not a natural–born salesperson or leader. Rapid7 gave me the mentorship opportunities and leeway to develop those skillsets. Having the support of my management allowed me to take risks and learn from mistakes instead of being tentative and afraid to put myself out there."

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Aniket Menon
Director, Product Management

"I love the infectious energy and fast–paced nature of the job. Unrelenting progress towards becoming the #1 company in Cyber Security. The sheer number of Products and Services we have launched in the last two years is a staggering achievement."

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Manager of Engineering, IT Devops

"The most fulfilling moments are seeing our products name dropped in the security press, knowing we all contributed to that."

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Chris Wallace
Director, People Strategy

"It's pretty cool to look around the room and know that I played a part in making all of that happen, and that I hopefully helped those people move into a role that they find really rewarding and exciting. Especially in a company where they in turn can have a big impact and take their careers to the next level. The fact that they are all good people, and that we all manage to have a bit of fun in the process, helps too."

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Roy Hodgman
Manager, Data Scientist

"I feel that [our core value for] continuous learning best represents me because it's been essential to my career here. There are no shortage of tools and techniques that can be applied to the projects I work on, and despite what I think I might know about the problem at hand, more often than not there are new and novel ways to approach it."