Legal Commercial Counsel (R8149)


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at

We seek to hire an Indian based Commercial Counsel with 4+ years' experience to join our Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) legal department in this fast-growing, truly globally distributed company. We Elasticians are welcome, open, and empathetic and your legal co-workers are sharp and motivated to do their best work. Reporting to the Director, Legal, this is primarily a work-from-home position, and we are focusing our search in the Bangalore, India area. 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Primarily responsible for negotiating and structuring a wide variety of commercial contracts (including channel agreements, cloud/ SaaS and software subscription contracts, and related professional services in APJ.
  • Engage closely with the wider Legal Department spread across the USA and EMEA and Elastic’s go-to-market, finance and compliance organization.
  • Supporting APJ & Global Legal team members on ad hoc projects – as directed.
  • Help to build and strengthen workflow processes between the Legal Department and other departments within Elastic to enable dealmaking and compliance initiatives.
  • Partner with enthusiastic co-workers, combined with a company culture that is open, welcoming and unequaled. 

What You Bring Along:

  • Legal authority to practice law in India with 4+ years of proven experience in the drafting and negotiation of technology contracts. 
  • An ability to synthesize directions while balancing legal risks with business strategy. Candidates who have experience both in-house and at a major national or international law firm are preferred.
  • A self-starting, proactive, driven, adaptable person who can, with poise and grit, prioritize and balance projects and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities, legal developments, and risk tolerance.

Moreover, you have/are:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven track record consistently delivering outstanding, thoughtful, user-experience-focused results
  • Prior experience representing high-growth companies is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a distributed team environment.
  • Ability to participate in limited travel requirements.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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