Overview

**Note that you don’t need to possess 100% of the qualities to be considered**

**Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply**

About Jama Software:

Jama Software is passionate about improving innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect™ to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect™ uniquely builds Living Requirements™ that form the digital thread through siloed development, test and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Our rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries.

Overview:

Jama is seeking a Contract Administrator within our Legal team to support our continued business growth. In this position, you will be responsible for the administration of documents that establish business relationships with vendors, customers and/or partners. This position is highly collaborative with partners as a representative of the Jama legal team; assisting partners in reaching resolution while also ensuring compliance with policies and standard methodologies.

Primary Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Drafting, evaluation, and negotiation of assigned contracts in accordance with legal department policies and practices:
    • Non-disclosure Agreements, Sales and Purchasing Agreements, Master Agreements, Software Licensing Agreements, Consulting Agreements, review of customer or vendor proposed terms and conditions
    • Partnership Agreements (resellers, referral partners, joint marketing, etc.)
    • Commercial and Public (Federal, State and Local Municipalities) Contracting
  • Work closely with internal team (attorney, finance, sales, services, and other partners) and external parties on assigned contractual matters, ensuring timely review and approval of terms
  • Provide red-lined recommendations and negotiate directly with customer until consensus has been reached
  • Clearly explain contract terminology and interpretation to internal and external partners in everyday language
  • Maintain records and documentation such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, changes, and additional documents for all projects
  • Follow procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy
  • Coordinate and report to legal department leadership on customer happiness with our terms and contracting practices
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all parties to provide contract transparency and awareness, interpretation to support implementation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, paralegal certificate, J.D., or equivalent years of experience
  • Previous experience in Software/SaaS industry is required
  • Experience working within a corporate contract or legal department is helpful
  • Exposure to privacy agreements and regulations such as GDPR and CCPA is helpful
  • Salesforce experience is a plus.

Strengths You’ll Need

  • Ability to research sophisticated contracting/legal topics, interpret, and detail legal position in a complete and concise manner
  • Knowledge of standard contract language and terminology
  • Exceptionally organized and meticulous with effective time allocation skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal customers, business leaders and peers
  • Ability to optimally express, through writing and speech, ideas and information using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience
  • Ability to work under broad supervision and exercise frequent independent judgment
  • Strong sense of personal ownership and ability to both receive and provide recommendations
  • Intellectual curiosity that leads to a deeper understanding of how a process works and why it is done a certain way, with a strong desire for continuous improvement
  • Familiarity with typical sales cycles and practices
  • Experience working with a diverse employee base across remote and local environments

Benefits and Other:

If we’ve intrigued you and you are the right candidate for the role, we will offer:

  • Results-oriented and fun work with a chance to define distinct, company-shaping tangible contributions
  • An energized and results-oriented Product leadership team
  • Competitive cash and equity compensation
  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and vision plans as well as pre-tax savings accounts as well as a generous 401(k) employer match
  • Time-off and leave programs crafted to meet critical needs for rejuvenation and, when needed, extra support to cope with life events

Jama Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or that of his/her relatives, friends or associates or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.