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Corporate Attorney (Remote)

Company: Payscale
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation management, Payscale is on a mission to help job seekers, employees and businesses get pay right, and make sustainable fair pay a reality. Empowering more than 53 percent of the Fortune 500 in 198 countries, Payscale provides a combination of data-driven insights, best-in-class services and innovative software to enable organizations such as Angel City Football Club, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare, Vista and The Washington Post to make fair and appropriate pay decisions. Pay is powerful. To learn more, visit

Job Description

The Corporate Attorney will play an integral role in negotiating complex, strategic commercial agreements for Payscale's rapidly growing revenue function, and have a direct impact on achieving Payscale's business goals. This individual will drive valuable sales agreements, including the negotiation of novel, bespoke agreements. The Corporate Attorney will collaborate cross-functionally with sales, finance, services, security, and other Payscale functions to successfully resolve contractual issues creatively, with a customer-first mentality. This individual will provide legal advice and guidance to internal teams regarding both business and legal risks, and propose solutions that balance multiple stakeholder interests.

As a critical member of Payscale's legal team, this individual will also be responsible for the process and agreements supporting Payscale's customer success function. In addition, this role will have the opportunity to identify and implement processes and programs to address legal inefficiencies and better support Payscale's internal and external customers. As Payscale is a software company in the compensation space, this role will develop a deep understanding of Payscale's products and services in order to successfully advocate on behalf of Payscale during discussions with Customers.

The ideal candidate will have a business-forward and problem-solving point of view, with the ability to prioritize well, present to and interact productively with stakeholders across Payscale, build positive relationships, and think strategically. An interest in learning and a genuine curiosity will lead to success, and creativity is a valued attribute. We are looking for someone who can join the existing team in building a modern and innovative legal department.

This role is an opportunity to be a foundational member of a growing legal team and have a profound impact on Payscale's business, with broad exposure to many departments and levels at the company.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Strong writing and contract drafting skills, adept at putting together and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements
  • Creative problem-solver who can drive transactions and analyze and help resolve complex issues in innovative and practical ways
  • Excellent communicator who is able to articulate complex and nuanced legal issues clearly and concisely to frontline business
  • Ability to design, gather support, and implement legal initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and balance a large volume of transactions and projects simultaneously under pressure
  • Professional, with cultural awareness/sensitivity and principled ethical standards.
  • Ability to identify and raise issues appropriately.
  • Able to work well with all levels and departments.
    • 5+ years' experience as a practicing attorney, J.D. required
    • Strong preference for in-house experience involving software/technology
    • Familiarity with SaaS agreements a plus
      Additional Information

      Benefits and Perks - The Highlights:

      All Around Awesome Culture Where Together We Strive To
      • Pursue excellence every day
      • Create customer value
      • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team
        As part of our culture of transparency and commitment to employee engagement, we have several programs and resources such as:
        • Regular virtual company meetings
        • Coffee chats
        • Table for 4 Executive conversation
        • Spirit Week
        • Pulsing tools for continuous conversations to drive performance and career growth
        • Strengths based tools designed to help employees engage with peers and managers, supported through a program called StandOut
        • Access to top notch learning courses for all employees through LinkedIn Learning
        • As well as constant re-evaluation of what our employees need to be successful at work!
          Our More Standard Benefits Include
          • Discretionary Paid Time Off - Giving employees the flexibility they need to rest, relax and recharge away from work
          • 15 paid holidays including Independence Week, Juneteenth and World Mental Health Day
          • 3 comprehensive health plans to fit your unique needs; plans have up to 100% company-paid premium coverage for employee Medical, Dental and Vision
          • Access to Premera's Healthcare Services including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 24-hour Nurse Hotline, Telehealth (Doctor on Demand), Talkspace, and other virtual care options
          • FSA and HSA options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
          • Company Paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
          • Comprehensive Paid Parental / Adoption Leave program
          • 401k program with fully vested, immediate company match
            Additional Highlights
            • Voted Seattle's and Boston's best places to work according to Built In 2022.
            • Voted one of Seattle's companies with the best benefits according to Built In 2022.
              Equal Opportunity Employer: We embrace equal employment opportunity.

              PayScale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.

Keywords: Payscale, Salt Lake City , Corporate Attorney (Remote), Legal , Salt Lake City, Utah

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