210000CP Requisition #

The ideal Corporate Counsel will be a Germany based EU jurisdiction (German-speaking and German qualified will be a requirement, with EMEA wide experience and proficiency in additional languages will be a plus), qualified lawyer, with rights to reside and work within Germany and the EU, with a valid legal degree from a recognized University of approx. 4-5 years Post Qualification Experience, and have expertise in technology contracts with and a strong emphasis on cloud-based services and solutions, and on-premise software licensing agreements, Reseller and Partner Agreements and ancillary contractual experience. This individual will focus on cloud subscription agreements and related cloud-based transactional matters, as well as inbound and outbound software licensing and distribution agreements, and global enterprise licensing transactions. This lawyer will be responsible for a broad range of technology transactions, primarily within the DACH region, and for counseling business and sales units on a variety of legal matters within the EMEA region. To be successful within the organization, the Corporate Counsel must embrace the core values and culture of the organization and quickly establish him/herself as a team player who is both flexible and intellectually nimble, with an enhanced commercial/business perspective, and be a self-starter who can immediately contribute in a challenging and fast-paced environment.


What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Negotiating, drafting, and closing cloud and software licensing and technology agreements and related matters such as subscription agreements, reseller and teaming agreements, subcontractor agreements, RFP responses, statements of work, direct and indirect licensing agreements, Cloud-based transactions, alliance/partnering agreements, enterprise software and support agreements, marketing agreements, and distribution/channel agreements;
  • Knowledge of and engagement with data privacy and data security-related issues;
  • Preparation of standard templates for recurring commercial transactions and to address new business models and legal and business requirements;
  • Counseling and collaborating with business/sales clients, marketing, finance, and other business functions necessary to effectively and efficiently accomplish assignments, and ensuring best practices in various legal areas such as antitrust, intellectual property protection, contract law, and others;
  • Working with internal business partners on education and planning, and advising business leaders on significant legal matters impacting the business, including Cloud services, as well as the drafting and hands-on negotiation of diverse commercial agreements with global parties;
  • Oversee a contract approval process, contract database, contract summaries, and a system for tracking contract performance after signing; and
  • Maintain legal, compliance, corporate governance, and other corporate records.


What do you need to have?

  • The candidate must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and be a member in good standing with a Law Society in Germany and, if applicable, a relevant EU Jurisdiction where the candidate may be additionally qualified.
  • Proficient in commercial and contract law and have experience negotiating and drafting a variety of contracts including Cloud, software licensing, Partner distribution, OEM/ODM, and strategic transactions.
  • Experience with corporate governance.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years legal experience required and gained from a combination of private practice and in-house roles.
  • Customer-facing work experience and focus is a must.
  • Substantial experience with a top-rated law firm or major high technology company required.
  •   Proficient knowledge of legal issues specific to the GDPR, Server/Storage/Cloud Computing industry.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, a good communicator, organized, and possess excellent drafting skills.
  • Executive presence and ability to interact directly with senior leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to navigate, complex legal and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Must have a positive, problem-solving, business-focused attitude with good judgment prioritizing workload in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects accurately, on schedule.
  • Must be a team player also able to self-start and work independently.
  • Willingness to travel when required
  • Where necessary, assist in litigation and pre-litigation activities, including working with outside counsel to develop strategies to defend, resolve and prevent various forms of litigation.
  • Track record of establishing strong working relationships with internal/external business clients and within the legal department.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to collaboratively work cross-functionally with internal teams including finance, sales operations, product management, and sales.
  • Telecom, IVR, or similar industry experience helpful
  • Experience with cross-border international contracts and language skills will also be taken into consideration.
  • Excellent judgment, confident and comfortable, with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent proficiency in English, with additional languages a plus.



Safety for our employees and our communities is a key priority for Genesys. We continue to experience rapid growth during the Covid-19 pandemic and are conducting remote hiring and onboarding processes. All hiring and onboarding processes are being conducted remotely at this time. We utilize Zoom video meetings and phone calls during the interview process. We will be working remotely through at least June 30, 2021, in most locations and we are re-evaluating the opening date of all the Genesys offices on an ongoing basis.


About Genesys

Every year, Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, our technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. Genesys pioneered Experience as a Service℠ so organizations of any size can provide true personalization at scale, interact with empathy, and foster customer trust and loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys Cloud™, an all-in-one solution and theworld’s leading public cloud contact center platform,designed for rapid innovation, scalability and flexibility. Visit www.genesys.com.


Genesys is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, national origin, genetics, disability, military and veteran status, and other protected characteristics. #LI-RK1


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