Principal Corporate Counsel

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Finance & Legal
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Full Time,
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5 Jul 2023
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GitHub is looking for a dynamic and motivated transactional lawyer to join its Commercial Legal team as part of GitHub’s growing Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) organization. This position will provide legal support to the GitHub Sales and Revenue organization in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) and accelerate the growth of our global business.

Our Team:

The GitHub CELA team is an innovative group of professionals, located across the U.S. and around the world, who collaborate closely together and partner deeply with our internal business clients. We also work closely with the Microsoft CELA team. GitHub CELA operates on the cutting edge of legal practice, policy, and social impact, and, like the rest of the software and services world, we use GitHub to work more collaboratively, transparently, and efficiently. We believe strongly in working together and from first principles, questioning tradition and basic industry assumptions, and being careful stewards of the unique GitHub culture that we are developing together. We value diversity of thought and experience, excellence and rigor in our work and work product, a commitment to continuous improvement, cultivating a deep understanding of our products and services, intellectual curiosity and a passion for technology, innovation in our practice, high emotional intelligence, and a strong bias for action and driving results.


  • Provide frontline legal support of GitHub’s Sales and Revenue organization in APAC as they sell GitHub products and services in this region.
  • Draft, negotiate and manage a wide range of standard and complex customer and related sales channel agreements and supporting legal documents, working collaboratively and transparently with others in GitHub CELA and across other organizations across GitHub.
  • Contribute to evolving our legal support, agreement templates, and engagement and empowerment models to scale to an increasing volume and diversity of transactions, while also maintaining a high level of service and quality.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or equivalent International Degree in Law (or completion of a Legal Apprenticeship)
  • Active license to practice law in APAC
  • 5+ years of experience as a transactional attorney working in, or directly supporting, an in-house commercial legal practice

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a transactional attorney working in, or directly supporting, an in-house commercial legal practice
  • Experience with technology law and transactions involving software or cloud services; fundamental understanding of relevant legal subject matter, including technology licensing, intellectual property, open source software, privacy and compliance, and/or security; experience supporting internal business clients with customers in the financial services sector and a working knowledge of applicable regulations and impacts on customer transactions.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and analytical skills, with a bias for action that drives to balance solutions that scale, advance our business, and meet customer needs.
  • Understanding of Microsoft’s and/or GitHub’s sales commercial transactions and organization.

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in Australia.

Who We Are:

As the global home for all developers, GitHub is the complete AI-powered developer platform to build, scale, and deliver secure software. Over 100 million people, including developers from 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, use GitHub to build amazing things together across 330+ million repositories. With all the collaborative features of GitHub, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed – Trust by Default – Ship to Learn – Own the Outcome – Growth Mindset – Global Product, Global Team – Anything is Possible – Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We’ve designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We’ve designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we’ve built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there’s any way we can make the interview process better for you; we’re happy to accommodate!

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