Solarwinds Inc. Corporate Counsel in Austin, Texas


  • Act as a subject matter expert and resource on issues relating to free/open source licenses, common OSS licensing issues, compliance and best practices

  • Provide proactive counsel on a broad range of legal, regulatory and policy issues, including, export, intellectual property, and data privacy laws, regulations, and industry best practices, particularly related to software and cloud services

  • Partner with members of the legal team, engineering team, and outside counsel to help ensure SolarWinds’ compliance with free/open source, intellectual property, and privacy laws, regulations, and contracts

  • Assist in developing training materials, and providing training to employees on free/open source and intellectual property matters

  • Assist in developing and maintaining SolarWinds’ privacy program and related policies, procedures, documentation, and communication materials

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on a variety of complex commercial and technology transaction contracts, including a heavy volume of software license/SaaS agreements, partner agreements, reseller and OEM agreements, particularly in regard to intellectual property, privacy, and export laws, regulations, and industry best practices


  • 3+ years of relevant legal experience advising on technology and open source software (OSS) related issues, providing practical legal advice, negotiating and drafting technology transactions

  • Experience with technology, cloud services, marketing and analytics laws and regulations

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to work and lead under pressure unruffled, exhibiting timely and quality decision making

  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, capable of quickly gaining the respect of and interacting comfortably with and successfully collaborating with and influencing senior leaders

  • Strong work ethic, a self-starter, action-oriented and ensures accountability


  • Technical background (formal or informal) a plus but not required

  • Prefer experience with intellectual property matters, including trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation preferred

  • Prefer expertise in global data protection law, including knowledge of the GDPR and national data protection laws

SolarWinds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. SolarWinds will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2018-10801

# Positions 1

Category Legal

Position Type Permanent

Business Group SolarWinds