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IT Contract Specialist Position, San Diego, CA

Someone awhile back expressed interest in breaking into tech lawyer208/28/17
Thanks for posting this, now it's time to go home and convin thirdtierlaw08/28/17
lawyer2 (Aug 28, 2017 - 6:24 pm)

Someone awhile back expressed interest in breaking into technology contract gigs. Or anyone else in SD looking for a transactional gig w/ contract experience. I got the following solicitation in my inbox:

Title: Contracts Specialist
Location: San Diego, CA
Duration:- 6 Months+

Job description:-
This is a temporary position for a senior level software contracts position in Client Source2Pay (Procurement) Organization responsible for contract creation, negotiation, and life-cycle management of inbound software license agreements in a fast paced, high demand contracts department. A Software Contracts Specialist demonstrates the ability to manage and resolve complex software contractual problems and works autonomously but within defined corporate and department policies, processes, and guidelines; possesses expert level contract writing and negotiating skills; excellent problem solving skills, as well as strong proficiency in conflict resolution, internal and external communications and interpersonal skills; strong understanding of software technology and related data security protection; partners with IT management, internal business stakeholder, legal, and IT Security; requires infrequent contractual direction provided by management compared to more junior roles; and mentors junior team members. Job duties include, without limitation: Negotiates contractual documents, mostly Software as a Service (SaaS) Agreements, EULAs, Software License Agreements, and Service Level Agreements on suppliers paper Performs duties within established department service level response times Administers new/renewal contracts and prepares/coordinates documentation for internal stakeholder review Manage software technology contract activities during the vendor relationship term, such as initial proposal review, drafting master agreements with vendor service level terms and data security requirements, draft amendments, change orders, and potential contract termination Partners closely with the internal business and IT teams, Finance, and Legal in order to gain a complete understanding of the technical and business requirements and to ensure alignment during contract negotiations. Provide on-going guidance to the business teams regarding negotiated contractual provisions, rights and obligations, agreed milestones, and delivery and payment schedules, and provide best course of action to ensure contract compliance. Develop and maintain excellent partnerships with suppliers to build efficiencies, successful project execution, contract implementation and performance. Ensures agreements include compliance terms for current legal and regulatory requirements Maintains accurate and complete contract records in the contract database Initiates review of existing contracts to identify areas of vulnerability and develops strategy to reduce risk to Client Identifies and documents contractual risks in supplier relationships and change management activities during transitions Identifies opportunities for improvement and applies best practice principles and concepts where appropriate Performs required tasks in support of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

5 years drafting and negotiating complex IT/software agreements

Required: Bachelor's Degree Preferred: Juris Doctor, Law Degree or Paralegal Certificate (ABA approved)

Thanks & Regards,
Dean Ambrose
Associate Recruiter
Direct : 1-703-373-7330 Ext 256.
Fax No: 703-542-3536
Email: deana@etalentnetwork.com

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thirdtierlaw (Aug 28, 2017 - 9:26 pm)

Thanks for posting this, now it's time to go home and convince my wife that changing coasts is a great idea.

Pretty much would be my dream job. Though I lack the relevant experience I'm well versed on the topics.

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