Product Counsel

Department: Product Counsel

Req ID: R32414

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Product Counsel

  • Remote, United States
  • Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Ft Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • Full time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

As Product Counsel, you will demonstrated business acumen and strong relationship building skills in a growing and matrixed organization to join the Product Center of Excellence as both a member and a legal advisor.

Position Summary

As Product Counsel you will be responsible for partnering with multiple innovative product teams around the world to ensure that Citrix’s products and services are structured to achieve the Company’s strategy while complying with applicable regulations in multiple jurisdictions and company requirements. You will report to the Sr Director, Managing Associate General Counsel located in California and will be part of a growing team.

This position will be located in Raleigh, NC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Santa Clara, CA or Remote.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with Product Management, Engineering, Design, Marketing, Compliance, Support and Operations teams and provide counsel and advise on a wide variety of complex and developing legal, regulatory and compliance issues in connection with the delivery of enterprise cloud services;
  • Advise on requirements affecting all stages of a product's life cycle, including design, development, marketing, public relations, product launch and distribution, and related product regulatory concerns;
  • Support sales cycle, including developing and managing options for company agreements (including with customers, partners and vendors), answering questions, providing documentation, facilitating sales execution and negotiating agreements alongside commercial counsel;
  • Serve as a liaison and issuer spotter for other legal team Centers of Excellence with product teams, including in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, security and trade compliance;
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations and company policy dealing with intellectual property, privacy, security, trade compliance and other applicable laws;
  • Maintain current understanding of best practices related to legal issues in product development and marketing for technology companies, including strong familiarity with intellectual property and privacy matters;
  • Develop and maintain required product legal resources, including self-help tools, terms of service, EULAs, EUSAs, privacy notices and other disclosures;
  • Analyze, structure, draft, and negotiate technology development, licensing, and other commercial agreements and provide ongoing legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property, technology, and licensing;
  • Work closely with the business development and technical teams as counsel on strategic partnership/alliance deals as well as support inbound technology transactions;
  • Review, draft and advise on advertising and marketing materials, including press releases, packaging, product launch collateral, sweepstakes, promotions, and other related items;
  • Work with members of the legal team across the Company, as well as corresponding functions to ensure consistent application of corporate policies and processes in compliance with agreements and applicable law;  
  • Conduct training for the legal team as well as internal teams;
  • Experience in supporting customer care, success or support organizations in a growing tech company highly desirable;
  • High energy, enthusiastic, enjoy working hard and getting things done, able to demonstrate sound judgment and evaluate risk even in ambiguous situations; and
  • Sense of humor! 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally 5 years of previous legal experience, preferably with a combination of law firm and in-house technology company experience. 
  • Significant experience with intellectual property, licensing, privacy and trade compliance in the technology sector.
  • Experience relating to SaaS centric issues that include privacy and security
  • Excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, well-honed analytical skills and project management skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to drive projects, identify and resolve issues, and earn the confidence and cooperation of business leaders and legal colleagues.
  • Able to multi-task, work independently in a fast-paced environment and to interface with customers, internal departments and all levels of management.
  • Extensive background in computer software/cloud and understanding of technology.
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with product managers and engineers and apply legal principles based on understanding of technology architectures and principles.
  • Ability to develop concise and effective materials in a variety of formats (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project plans etc.) that protect company and further business goals.
  • Awareness of industry trends and marketplace changes in technology, particularly cloud computing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires Juris Doctorate


Functional Area:

Product Counsel

What you’re looking for:
Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits
We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Education assistance
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

At Citrix, our employees perform extraordinary acts of creativity and service every day. We provide benefits and rewards that meet the diverse needs of our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and equitable rewards opportunities for all employees. In the state of Colorado, the salary for this role generally ranges from $143,229 -$179,036 but may vary depending on your qualifications including job-related education, training, experience, licensure, and certification, that could result at a level outside of this range. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus, sales incentives, and/or stock depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role as well as individual performance. Benefits may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Citrix and the country where you work. U.S. based employees are typically offered access to healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits, 401(k) plan and company match, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), and education assistance program, among others.

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