We're Celonis, the global leader in Process Mining technology and one of the world's fastest-growing SaaS firms. We believe there is a massive opportunity to unlock productivity by placing data and intelligence at the core of business processes - and for that, we need you to join us.

Position Summary:

The Senior Counsel, Product & IP will be part of Celonis’ global Legal, Ethics, and Compliance organization and initially report to the Vice President & AGC, Commercial and Product. The Senior Counsel will be part of a close-knit team of legal experts all over the world and will take responsibility for supporting the Celonis Products and Engineering organizations and managing the company’s IP portfolio, all while encouraging best practices, managing risks, and enabling innovation. A successful candidate will be expected to provide pragmatic, creative, collaborative and solution-oriented legal support; will have a strong business sense and have experience working as a self-starter in an environment that is fast-paced, business and results-oriented and team-focused.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as legal business partner to the company’s Product and Engineering organizations, supporting new product and feature development, launches and end-of-life motions
  • Manage the company’s patent and trademark portfolios with the support of outside counsel, including IP monitoring and enforcement
  • IP clearance and due diligence
  • Chair the company’s Patent Committee, and be responsible for reviewing invention submissions, gathering consensus opinions on whether patents should be sought for inventions in accordance with the company’s patent strategy, and, where appropriate, managing outside counsel in the patent application process
  • Administer the Celonis Patent Reward Program
  • Manage policies for, and provide enablement training on, best practices for the use and protection of the Company’s intellectual property holdings (including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets)
  • Provide expert advice and support on technology matters pertinent to the company, including AI/Large Language Models, Data Use and Handling, and Open Source Software
  • Support People & Culture on employee-related IP policies and issues
  • IP Licensing and Contracts: Consult and, where necessary, negotiate on IP licensing provisions to allow the use of the company's IP by third parties while retaining control and receiving appropriate compensation.
  • Contribute to ongoing process improvement, reduction of friction and problem solving within areas of Legal and Compliance.
  • Further Celonis’ business, financial and risk management objectives through diligent, proactive and creative lawyering. 

Requirements:

  • Law degree from a highly-regarded school. 
  • Active bar membership in relevant jurisdiction.
  • Native or bilingual fluency in English, business fluency in a second language would be a significant plus.
  • 7+ years combined experience in law firm and/or in-house legal department, preferably with time spent supporting software company clients with a SaaS focus.
  • Broad understanding of technology products and business operations.
  • A strong sense of ownership, inquisitive and enthusiastic about technology, enjoy being continually challenged, and demonstrated sound judgment in ambiguous situations.
  • Highly adaptable and flexible – you are not stuck in your ways, but rather are comfortable with jumping into undefined programs and you are able to bring structure and results.
  • Ability to think “outside the box” and address complex matters with creative solutions. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Highly organized, both in thought, approach, and in written work product.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, with a business-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients and work effectively with remote team and management members.
The base salary range below is for the role in the specified location, based on a Full Time Schedule.

Total compensation package will include base salary + bonus/commission + equity + benefits (health, dental, life, 401k, and paid time off). Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and that the actual total compensation offer will be determined based on various factors, including, but not limited to, applicant's qualifications, skills, experiences, and location.
The base salary range below is for the role in New York, based on a Full Time Schedule.
$150,000$205,000 USD

What Celonis can offer you:

  • The unique opportunity to work with industry-leading process mining technology
  • Investment in your personal growth and skill development (clear career paths, internal mobility opportunities, L&D platform, mentorships, and more)
  • Great compensation and benefits packages (equity (restricted stock units), life insurance, time off, generous leave for new parents from day one, and more)
  • Physical and mental well-being support (subsidized gym membership, access to counseling, virtual events on well-being topics, and more)
  • A global and growing team of Celonauts from diverse backgrounds to learn from and work with
  • An open-minded culture with innovative, autonomous teams
  • Business Resource Groups to help you feel connected, valued and seen (Black@Celonis, Women@Celonis, Parents@Celonis, Pride@Celonis, Resilience@Celonis, and more)
  • A clear set of company values that guide everything we do: Live for Customer Value, The Best Team Wins, We Own It, and Earth Is Our Future

About Us

Since 2011, Celonis has helped thousands of the world's largest and most valued companies deliver immediate cash impact, radically improve customer experience and reduce carbon emissions. Its Process Intelligence platform uses industry-leading process mining technology and AI to present companies with a living digital twin of their end-to-end processes. For the first time, everyone in an organisation has a common language about how the business works, visibility into where value is hidden and the ability to capture it. Celonis is headquartered in Munich (Germany) and New York (USA) and has more than 20 offices worldwide.

Join us as we make processes work for people, companies and the planet.


Celonis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Different makes us better.

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