Corporate Counsel (In-House) at Deputy

Legal, Full Time, Sydney sydney legal full-time
Posted 17 days ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that. Our mission is to simplify shift work, with a future state vision to enable thriving workplaces in every community.

Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

Currently, our employees are predominately working from home and this role will also be remote for the time being. We anticipate employees will be returning to the office, in a flexible capacity, during 2021 as appropriate & when it is safe to do so.

About the Role

We are looking for a full-time Corporate Counsel to augment the legal team at Deputy. The successful applicant will work closely with our VP of Legal, and Director of Legal in a global team of three. You will receive great training & support in all things Deputy. This is a great opportunity for a corporate counsel who has experience drafting & negotiating contracts with partners & customers, to move in-house with a successful high growth SAAS business.


  • Draft and negotiate SaaS and other commercial agreements with customers, suppliers, and ecosystem partners, including nondisclosure agreements, subscription agreements, professional services agreements, data processing agreements, and more;
  • Create and update templates for use throughout the organisation;
  • Review and update company policies and procedures for compliance with rapidly developing technology laws;
  • Research substantive legal issues relevant for a SaaS workforce management service provider;
  • Provide day to day legal and business advice to executives across the organisation; and
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed.

  • Bachelor of Laws with current practising certificate and strong experience PAE (3-5 yrs) drafting and negotiating commercial agreements; 
  • Strong commercial awareness and understanding of balanced risk approaches in a SaaS high growth context; 
  • Technical excellence in contract drafting, review and negotiations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to advise and present to stakeholders at all levels of the business;
  • A ‘business partner’ mindset with demonstrated collaborative and solutions-orientated behaviours to enable business outcomes;
  • Intellectual curiosity to continuously learn, upskill and adapt in a fast paced and dynamic environment;   
  • SaaS, technology, and/or workforce management software experience a plus;
  • Experience practicing law in the U.S. and/or admitted to practice law in at least one U.S. state a plus;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Excellent academic credentials
    - Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
    - Why IVP Invested in Deputy
    - Deloitte's #21 Fastest Growing Technology Startups in Aus 2018
    - Raised $111M Series B Round led by IVP, OpenView (our Series A investor), Square Peg Capital and EVP.
    - Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.

    - Share Options
    - Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
    - Personal Learning & Development Fund
    - Flexible Work Policy
    - Company wide Development & Coaching
    - Hackathons
    - Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
    - Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
    - Mental Health Support
    - Munch & Learns


    At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.

    We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.

    Check out this video: Deputy Explained

    Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd. 

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

    Interested? Apply now