We are a diverse and fully-distributed team from around the world, working toward our shared vision to raise the standard of trust online.
Join our Legal Team as a Senior Attorney to support DuckDuckGo's growth.
As part of our team, you will work with individuals at all levels to ensure legal compliance across our operations. For example, you will oversee key transactions, develop internal policies, and advise HR.
We are fully remote and empower our team to be self-directed and self-motivated in their projects. If you'd thrive in that environment, and our core values resonate with you -- build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction -- you'll fit right in!
What you will do:
Propose and lead high-complexity projects, turning vague problems into tightly-scoped high-impact projects and executing them against a set of success criteria.
Serve as principal legal advisor on relevant business operations.
Support contracting, from vendor selection (including GDPR compliance) through contract execution, drafting template agreements, managing existing contracts, and advising on best practices, standards, and model clauses in transactional law.
Develop internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Assist in navigating HR and immigration issues, both domestic and international.
Review marketing materials for compliance with advertising law.
Analyze legal issues through risk assessment, risk management, and pragmatic decision-making lenses, rather than simply identifying areas of potential legal risk.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, innovative, rapidly changing environment. getting up to speed on new areas of law quickly and effectively, and comfortable in a startup business environment.
A passion for online privacy and tech policy will help make this a meaningful role, but the focus of this position is operational. Given DuckDuckGo’s business model, this position will not likely spend significant time addressing privacy compliance under GDPR, CCPA, etc.
Work closely and collaboratively with our General Counsel and the broader DuckDuckGo team.
What we are looking for:
Residence in the US.
5+ years of experience on general corporate, licensing, insurance, advertising, and employment issues, including in-house experience.
Pennsylvania Bar membership, or willingness and ability to waive in.
Experience as counsel to technical product teams.
Superior written and verbal English communication skills.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to carry ideas forward with confidence and discretion while working proactively, independently, and transparently.
Other things to know:
While we leverage specific job titles for hiring purposes, we do not use them internally. Instead, we follow our own professional levels, with expectations for each level clearly defined across several dimensions.
We are a small, remote team distributed across time zones, and we rely on a variety of communication tools throughout the day.
Sometimes we meet up! We have an annual all-hands meetup and an annual functional team retreat (each ~4-5 days).
We believe in a focused approach to collaboration, where individual team members work on a single top priority at a time, each supporting larger, company-wide objectives. This work philosophy effectuates our vision to raise the standard of trust online.
Operationally, our work centers on empowered project management. All team members have opportunities to run projects.
Transparency supports individual and team success at DuckDuckGo. We encourage everyone to participate in areas of interest throughout the company. Anyone and everyone can (and should) ask questions and offer feedback about our products and internal projects.
We aim to exemplify our values (build trust, question assumptions, and validate direction) in everything we do.
While this is a full-time job, we offer a flexible work arrangement with no core hours, expecting an average commitment of 40 hours per week.
We support professional development of our team members through career advisory and a learning stipend, reinforcing our culture of growth and skill-building.
DuckDuckGo does not work with any recruiting agencies or services. Instead, we work with each candidate one-on-one throughout a unique hiring process that we've built to reflect our company culture.
DuckDuckGo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law.
If you think you might thrive in this environment, we would love to hear from you. Use the application to apply!
Please note that:
A successful candidate will be subject to a background check.
By applying for this role, you confirm that information submitted is accurate and that you understand falsification is cause for denial of employment or termination.
Telecommuting is allowed.
DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. With our roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, we’ve expanded what we do to protect you no matter where the Internet takes you.