We are seeking a transactional lawyer to join the Amazon Legal team supporting Project Kuiper, Amazon’s 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 stellar lawyer to be embedded with the Kuiper team and lead fast-paced, complex negotiations on a variety of cutting-edge space technologies. You will support and elevate the Kuiper team by reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of contracts in your orbit, including component purchase agreements, license agreements, service agreements, and manufacturing agreements and providing advice on software development, intellectual property, supply chain, and a variety of other legal issues as they arise. The successful candidate will develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways and engineer processes that address gravity and risk to provide the business with flexibility and freedom to move quickly.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology, has the inclination to be continually challenged, and demonstrates sound judgment even in a void of information or ambiguous situations. You will be expected to take smart risks and revel at the opportunity to negotiate favorable deals on a timeline that matches the team’s velocity.
This position will be based in Redmond, Washington, Earth. Some terrestrial travel, domestic and international, may be required.
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.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
Redmond, WA, USA
- J.D. degree and membership in one state bar is required
- 2+ years of experience as a transactional attorney
- 2+ years of experience drafting and negotiating technology transactions (supply chain work preferred but not required)
- Ability to understand complex technical details
- Fundamental understanding of Intellectual Property needed, but deep understanding of intellectual property is a plus
- 2+ years of experience at a law firm
- A mix of law firm and in-house experience a plus
- Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
- Excited and passionate about innovating on behalf of our customers
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $195,700/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.