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Amplitude

Amplitude helps companies build better products.

VP, General Counsel
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Amplitude’s mission is to help companies build better products.  By building best-in-class teams, we create best-in-class products that customers love.  We approach challenges with humility, we take ownership over our work, and our growth mindset pushes us to constantly improve ourselves, each other, and the value we bring to customers.

As General Counsel, you will report to Amplitude’s CFO and will be a key member of the executive team. The General Counsel will lead the legal and compliance function globally. You will be responsible for providing day-to-day guidance on legal issues and risk mitigation strategies as well as enforcing policies and regulations in all aspects and levels across Amplitude. The ideal candidate is a strategic attorney with strong business acumen who has the ability to translate complex legal principles into practical and effective business solutions. 

 As a General Counsel, you will: 

  • Provide strategic legal advice to the leadership team and Board of Directors on various matters with the objective of ensuring that Amplitude’s business strategies, policies and programs are developed and applied in full recognition of all legal implications and risks. 
  • Lead all aspects of Amplitude’s legal matters including, but not limited to, general corporate matters and commercial contracts; privacy and data security matters; employment and litigation matters; IP and technology licensing; compliance and international; legal operations; real estate; and mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Oversee the delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved.
  • Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters.
  • Select, retain and manage relationships and matters with outside counsels, as required.
  • Prepare and deliver trainings and presentations to the employees, management, executives and the Board of Directors on various legal and compliance matters. 
  • Build, mentor and manage the professional development of the legal team.

You’ll be a great addition to the team if you have:

  • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in good standing in California
  • A minimum of 15+ years of experience practicing law with a combination of law firm and in-house experience
  • Experience leading companies through financing and M&A transactions; IPO experience would be a plus 
  • Collaborative team player with no ego and an outstanding ability to partner cross functionally across the organization at all levels 
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced culture and have experience building a legal team and establishing legal systems and processes in a high-growth company 
  • You are a great communicator and you know how to talk and write like a human, not a lawyer
  • Ability and desire to roll up one’s sleeves and do the work as well as handle the big picture strategic matters

Preferred:

  • Experience managing the legal function at a fast growing B2B SaaS company would be a plus 
  • Previous General Counsel experience at a pre-IPO or public tech company

Who We Are

The Company: Amplitude is filled with humble, life-long learners who are eager to help one another and the company succeed. Our values of growth mindset, ownership, and humility are core to the way we work: we’re tenacious in the face of challenges, we take the initiative to solve problems that drive our shared success, and we operate from a place of empathy and openness, seeking to understand many points of view. 

We care about the well-being of our team: along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, a monthly wellness stipend, delicious in-office lunch, dinner, & snacks, commuting benefits, a 12-week parental leave, a generous Learning & Development stipend, and a full 10 year window to exercise your stock options. 

The Product: Amplitude is a product intelligence platform– we help companies understand their users, rapidly release better product experiences, and grow their business. We’re super proud of what we’ve built and continue to build on: a platform that enables companies to thrive. 

Other fun facts about Amplitude: 

  • Founded in 2012, Amplitude is backed by Sequoia Capital, IVP, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Y Combinator and other top tier investors.
  • Over twenty of the Fortune 100 are now customers of Amplitude as are innovative brands such as Microsoft, Ford, NBC Universal, Hubspot, and PayPal.
  • We have offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Singapore.
  • Our mascot is the datamonster, who loves to chow down on all your numbers, charts, and graphs. Nom nom.

Amplitude provides equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Amplitude’s D&I Commitment: Amplitude believes that diversity enables creation of better products, ability to solve complex problems, and drive more powerful solutions. In order to make diversity possible, we commit to striving to create an environment of inclusion: an environment focused on psychological safety, empathy, and human connection, which will allow employees of all backgrounds to feel the care they need to thrive.