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Job ID: 1029343DS
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2024
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Digital Services
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Yes

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Our Company

We're Hitachi Digital, a company at the forefront of digital transformation and the fastest growing division of Hitachi Group. We're crucial to the company's strategy and ambition to become a premier global player in the massive and fast-moving digital transformation market.

Our group companies, including GlobalLogic, Hitachi Digital Services, Hitachi Vantara and more, offer comprehensive services that span the entire digital lifecycle, from initial idea to full-scale operation and the infrastructure to run it on. Hitachi Digital represents One Hitachi, integrating domain knowledge and digital capabilities, and harnessing the power of the entire portfolio of services, technologies, and partnerships, to accelerate synergy creation and make real-world impact for our customers and society as a whole.

Imagine the sheer breadth of talent it takes to unleash a digital future. We don't expect you to 'fit' every requirement - your life experience, character, perspective, and passion for achieving great things in the world are equally as important to us.

Meet our Team

We represent Hitachi Digital to enterprise clients across industries, establishing business relationships to understand customer challenges so that we can deliver profitable business for Hitachi products, services and solutions. We collaborate as a team and cross-functionally to ensure the success of our customers; success that is celebrated and shared. Our solutions bring value to every line of business and we need people like you to build those deep relationships and to passionately articulate our value proposition.

The Role

We are searching for a highly-motivated, proactive, business-minded lawyer to support product development and technology alliances and provide day-to-day legal support to the corresponding business units. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams across the company and within the legal department.
  • Negotiate procurement agreements, oversee strategic procurement legal initiatives and serve as key legal advisor to the procurement team.
  • Negotiate, structure and draft enterprise technology distribution agreements, reseller and OEM agreements, software-as-a -service, end user license, service and complex commercial agreements.
  • Provide strategic legal and business guidance for product development by advising on a wide range of intellectual property issues relating to new and evolving services, enterprise products, machine learning and generative artificial intelligence.
  • Initiate and drive legal process improvements to support business objectives and advise on new product offerings in areas such as open source software licensing and intellectual property rights.
  • This position will have regular interactions with executives and opportunities to collaborate within, and beyond, the global Legal & Compliance team.
What You'll Bring
  • 2+ years of technology transaction experience (law firm or in-house experience).
  • JD with membership in at least one state bar.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. An individual who can work with a range of internal and external business and legal professionals, manage multiple priorities and major transactions with deadlines, and lead cross-functional negotiation teams.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and high integrity.
  • Experience with enterprise software and software-as-a-service contracts.
  • Knowledge of open source software licenses is preferred.
  • A business-oriented, practical, and balanced approach is required.
About us

We're a global, 1000-stong, diverse team of professional experts, promoting and delivering Social Innovation through our One Hitachi initiative (OT x IT x Product) and working on projects that have a real-world impact. We're curious, passionate and empowered, blending our legacy of 110 years of innovation with our shaping our future. Here you're not just another employee; you're part of a tradition of excellence and a community working towards creating a digital future.

Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integral to our culture and identity. Diverse thinking, a commitment to allyship, and a culture of empowerment help us achieve powerful results. We want you to be you, with all the ideas, lived experience, and fresh perspective that brings. We support your uniqueness and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our team.

How we look after you

We help take care of your today and tomorrow with industry-leading benefits, support, and services that look after your holistic health and wellbeing. We're also champions of life balance and offer flexible arrangements that work for you (role and location dependent). We're always looking for new ways of working that bring out our best, which leads to unexpected ideas. So here, you'll experience a sense of belonging, and discover autonomy, freedom, and ownership as you work alongside talented people you enjoy sharing knowledge with.

We're proud to say we're an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, age, disability status or any other protected characteristic. Should you need reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know so that we can do our best to set you up for success.
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