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Corporate Counsel, Tech Transactions

Company: Enphase Energy, Inc.
Location: Fremont
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking a Tech Transactions lawyer to support our fast-growth, international, high-tech energy company. The CorporateCounsel will be responsible for providing legal support to several of Enphase's engineering teams, focused primarily on API licensing, joint developments, and other pre-market and R&D partnerships. The role will touch on hardware, software, and SAAS offerings, all in cutting-edge clean energy technologies. Strong preference for an individual with a CS and software background.Responsibilities may include

  • Advise, negotiate, and draft contracts for joint developments, pre-market partnerships, and other technical integrations with partners
  • Legal support for our Developer Portal (
  • Negotiate and draft University and other sponsored research agreements
  • Support commercial and product teams on technical legal issues
  • Perform M&A diligence and integration activities relating to technology licensing and/or partnerships
  • Support other IP needs as may be appropriate, including open source license advice, patent analysis and prior art review, invention harvesting and patentability evaluation, freedom-to-operate opinions, trade secret definition and documentation, and others
  • Provide technical advice on product launches, including review of go-to-market technical documentation, invention harvesting, IP ownership and licensing, export compliance, and other product needs that may arise
  • Actively engage with the entire Legal team to develop, implement, and enforce legal and compliance policies
  • Work cross-functionally within the company to influence and create actionable initiatives and reduce legal risk
  • Assist in other matters as may be requestedRequirements
    • Impeccable drafting skills, attention to detail, curiosity for new technologies
    • JD degree from a nationally recognized ABA accredited law school
    • Member in good standing of a US State Bar
    • 5-8 years of experience working in technology law, at least 3 years negotiating and drafting tech transaction agreements
    • Demonstrated experience with legal aspects of software and hardware partnerships, including inbound and outbound licensing and IP ownership (preferred)
    • Experience with API licensing, both inbound and outbound (preferred)
    • Computer Science degree and/or software development experience (preferred)
    • Be an independently motivated self-starter to identify needs and propose strategies
    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills in order to thrive in a fast-paced and busy environment
    • Strong verbal/written communication skills with an ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to be flexible, to think strategically and exercise judgment to balance legal risks against business needs
    • Possess high integrity and ethics
    • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and build enduring relationships
    • Passion to accelerate the move to a better world through clean energyCompany BackgroundOur mission at Enphase Energy is to advance a sustainable future for all.Founded in 2006, Enphase transformed the solar industry with our revolutionary microinverter technology which turns sunlight into a safe, reliable, resilient, and scalable source of energy to power our lives. Today, our intelligent microinverters work with virtually every solar panel made, and when paired with our award-winning smart battery technology, we engineer one of the industry's best-performing clean energy systems.The Enphase Energy system enables people to make, use, save, sell, and own their power. This includes our industry-leading app, which provides unprecedented data and control in the palm of your hand. For the first time in the evolution of our centuries-old grid, people can get paid for the clean energy they produce and share with their communities, helping to build a new energy future that harnesses the sun. This clean, free, abundant source of energy can power our lives and ultimately help replace fossil fuels altogether.Today, if you see a home with solar panels on it, there's a good chance it's an Enphase home. We have installed more than 48 million microinverters on over 2.5 million homes in over 140 countries, helping millions of people gain access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy while creating good jobs and a more carbon-free future for everyone. Enphase is putting people and their power at the center of our shared energy future.Like our customers, our innovative teams are also worldwide, making Enphase Energy a truly global company. We are one of the fastest growing and most dynamic energy companies in the world. Nimble and acutely focused on developing ground-breaking clean energy systems, each of our teams have a shared goal of creating a carbon-free future.At Enphase we are also committed to diversity and inclusion. Developing cutting edge technology requires a workforce as diverse as the populations we wish to serve. We are a values-driven company that puts people and their power at the center of our shared energy future.

Keywords: Enphase Energy, Inc., Fremont , Corporate Counsel, Tech Transactions, Legal , Fremont, California

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