Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.
We are looking for a talented lawyer to join the Amazon Legal team supporting Project Kuiper. You will work closely with the Kuiper Government Solutions team as counsel for negotiating technology development agreements and subcontracts related to prime contracts with U.S. federal agencies. You will also structure, draft, and negotiate a range of agreements for Kuiper’s commercial business operations. The successful candidate will develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways and build processes that address risk and allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology, enjoys being continually challenged, and demonstrates sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
Export Control Requirement:
Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
This position can be based in Arlington, VA (HQ2), Redmond, WA, or New York, NY. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required.
Key job responsibilities
- J.D. degree from an accredited law school and active membership in one state bar
- 5+ years experience as an attorney
- 2+ years of experience drafting and negotiating technology transactions
- A mix of law firm and in-house experience a plus
- Experience working in the satellite, space or terrestrial telecommunications industries
- Experience drafting and negotiating technology transactions
- Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. government contracting laws, rules and regulations
- Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
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Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $123,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $229,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.