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Legal Counsel (Data Protection)

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Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey! 

The Role

We seek an experienced technology transactions Legal Counsel to support Splunk’s commercial privacy and security program initiatives to join our team. The successful candidate will be a lawyer with expertise in privacy and security that drafts and negotiates data processing and security agreements to align Splunk’s commercial privacy and security obligations with Splunk’s world-wide contractual, legal and regulatory practices. You will work closely with members of Splunk’s Data Protection team to maintain and evolve Splunk’s commercial data protection terms globally and develop and enhance internal and external content related to privacy and security. The role will report to Splunk’s Director, Data Protection (Commercial). 

In this role you will

  • Draft, review and negotiate privacy, security and data protection terms in customer, vendor,
and product agreements; 
  • Manage customer inquiries and critical issues around privacy, security and data protection from the Commercial Legal team and Field Sales organizations;
  • Create and provide training to the Commercial Legal and Field Sales organization for general and specific data protection issues;
  • Create informational material for the Field Sales organization and Splunk’s customers about Splunk’s data protection program;
  • Collaborate with legal and business clients to identify, develop and implement process improvements to the commercial aspects of Splunk’s Data Protection Program;
  • Identify and draft amendments to privacy and security contractual terms and new templates or clauses as required;
  • Keep up with industry guidelines that relate to Splunk’s products,
  • Collaborate with the Commercial Legal team on contract administration, including contract process improvement, contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting;
  • Help update and maintain Splunk’s customer RFP database;
  • Have a high EQ and a strong history of successful cross-functional collaboration with others;
  • Rapidly adapt to evolving negotiations;
  • Express sophisticated ideas in easily understandable and effective ways;
  • Be agile when handling conflict and creating/influencing/implementing policies and procedures;
  • Possess excellent business judgment and exceptional critical thinking and analytical capabilities;
  • Be proactive and demonstrate initiative, resourceful, and strong work ethic;
  • Maintain a sense of humor and live the mantra—work hard, have fun, make history!

Qualifications

  • MA in law, CIPP certification is a plus;
  • License to practice law in good standing;
  • Minimum of 6 years’ tech transactions experience, with at least 4 years’ experience in SaaS, cloud computing, and enterprise software supporting data protection (privacy and security);
  • In-house experience strongly preferred;
  • Have experience in SaaS, cloud computing, and enterprise software (minimum 4 years);
  • Excellent legal drafting, project management, communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiation different agreements, especially Data Processing Agreements and Information Security Addendum, and the ability to provide legal advice and appropriate level of detail when communicating with internal business stakeholders;
  • Proven grasp of the commercial requirements of key data protection compliance programs in the EU/US (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA);
  • Ability to act as primarily legal contact for assigned transactions;
  • Foundational knowledge of key security programs such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FedRAMP;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, with ability to speak and write clearly and concisely with a flexible style adaptable to different needs globally;
  • Strong familiarity and curiosity about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, network and cyber security, infrastructure resiliency and cloud computing;
  • A passion for data protection and interest in keeping up with industry and regulatory guidelines.

 

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer: At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.  

 

 

Note: 

Base Pay Range 

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Base Pay: PLN 200,000.00 - 275,000.00 per year 

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards. 

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a comprehensive, competitive benefits package which may include healthcare and retirement plans, paid time off, wellbeing expense reimbursement, and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at https://splunkbenefits.com



Splunk's Hiring Practices
Splunk turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at Splunk and are an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement. If you need assistance or an accommodation to apply or during the hiring process, please let us know by completing our Accommodation Request form.

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