General Counsel

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About Verkada
At Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. We have a complete line of modern physical security products including video, access control, environmental sensors, and alarms. Using a combination of software and hardware, we’re transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades—and we already support thousands of customers. But this is just the beginning. We envision a world in which security systems feel as seamless and modern as the organizations they protect and our enterprise solution becomes a model for not just business security, but public security as well.

Overview
Our General Counsel is an exceptional lawyer and senior executive that will help manage our growth as a private and eventually public company. You have at least two years of operating experience as General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer or direct report to the GC of a high caliber public company. You have the background and experience to act as a strategic partner and business advisor to the CEO, CFO, and the Board of Directors, as well as the technical depth and leadership experience to run Verkada’s legal function. You must be able to recruit a world class legal team.

This position reports directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities

  • Set the overall philosophy and strategy of the organization regarding all legal matters and ensure that all practices, policies, business activities and decisions are consistent with Company’s values and culture.
  • Serve as the key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions and litigation strategy. 
  • Build out world class legal teams in key areas including privacy, product, commercial transactions, IP, compliance, litigation, employment, and international operations.
  • Counsel the Company and Board of Directors with regards to governance and regulatory requirements in the US and internationally.
  • When the time comes, help the Company and its advisors prepare for becoming and operating as a public company.

Requirements

  • Able to think and act as both a business executive and an attorney.
  • High academic achievement from a leading undergraduate university and a top-tier law school.
  • 2 years of operating experience as a GC or in a leadership role on the the legal team of a high caliber public company.
  • First principles thinking: we approach every problem with the question “What is the right answer for us?" not just "What do other people do?”
  • Ownership mentality: we sweat the details, we work incredibly hard, we drive things to the very end.
  • Flexibility: you are comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment that will require you to manage competing priorities, pivot quickly and often, and continually build as the company scales.
  • Experience in the technology industry is useful but not required.

Behind the scenes, we’re a team of computer scientists, hardware engineers and experienced founders who saw a chance to make a real impact. We’re united by the challenge of building beautiful products, designed for real people—and by our commitment to using technology responsibly. We believe keeping data private and secure is core to our safety as individuals, businesses and communities and we put great care into building systems that embody our values as people. Likewise, many of Silicon Valley’s top investors believe in us: we’re backed by Sequoia Capital, FirstRound, Meritech and Siemens (Next47).

Verkada is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Verkada Inc

How does the company support your career growth?

Verkada is a company with a lot of opportunity and challenges waiting to be tackled. It really is a place where you get to "create your own destiny" while being a part of something great.

Kris Gonzalez

Lead Technical Recruiter

What are Verkada Inc Perks + Benefits

Verkada Inc Benefits Overview

As an organization, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We offer flexible PTO, catered lunch and dinner every day, commuter benefits, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, wellness benefits, paid parental leave, fun celebrations, and more!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Throughout the year we partner with different nonprofits and use our proceeds from internal fundraisers to support their causes.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have 3 committees which include Multi-Cultural Community, Women @ Verkada, and Pride @ Verkada.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Twice a year we hold a mandatory unconscious bias training for all employees to strengthen our culture and reaffirm our commitment to diversity.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We offer three different ERGs and will continue to add more as we the company continues to grow.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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