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Railsware is looking for a professional to join our team in the Krakow or Kyiv office. We need a person who can provide us with strong and extensive legal knowledge as well as hands-on support. We have a lot of areas to be covered by diverse knowledge in the law field.

The range of responsibilities will cover:

  • International law in different areas, such as IP rights, tax advisory, incorporation, contracts, data protection
  • Different legal jurisdictions (United States, European Union, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates)
  • Development and signing various types of agreements
  • Contracts negotiations

We understand that the scope of work we provide on this role is very broad, so you might not be proficient to cover all the areas mentioned above. We expect candidates to be experts in some areas, familiar with others, and to have experience in touching multiple contexts and not being lost.

Description of you

  • You are eager to explore, ask questions to understand in detail, and actively listen
  • Your predisposition is to be helpful, thoughtful, considerate, and cooperative
  • Before making any decisions you tend to analyse problems, visualise them, and break down into smaller elements
  • You understand that a methodical step-by-step approach allows you to split complex problems into single and manageable components. This helps you solve problems quickly and effectively
  • You can grasp context quickly and ask relevant questions to clarify things, trying to understand the deepest aspects of the domain
  • You adapt your knowledge to the current case you work on and try to connect many contexts in your head. This way, you can easily navigate between them when working on legal aspects in Railsware

Your responsibilities

  • Collaborate and provide continuous legal support to the Company for both IT consultancy and IT products
  • Manage agreements:
    • Draft, review and negotiate contracts with clients, vendors, and other external partners
    • Develop NDAs, legal correspondence, company procedures and policies, corporate documents, etc.
    • Create subcontractors and employment contracts
  • Implement data protection processes, such as GDPR, CPA or Data Protection Shield
  • Manage IP rights (incl. trademarks and patents)
  • Support SaaS documentation ( incl. ToS, PP, DPA, certification, etc.)
  • Contribute to development, implementation and support of company legal processes and policies

Your skills

Must

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in legal practiсe in the international environment
  • Experience in international incorporation, IP rights and data protection, employment and investment legal environments
  • Solid skills in developing and negotiating different types of contracts
  • Fluent English (both written and spoken, international certification such as IELTS, TOEFL is a great virtue)
  • Project Management skills, including
    • Ability to execute on a great level
    • Setting up realistic time frames
    • Efficient collaboration and communication with different people (clients, vendors, colleagues)
  • Detailed approach to work - you have a keen eye to accuracy, your decisions are based on data and facts, not emotions/assumptions
  • Proactiveness and ownership - you don’t wait for anyone to tell you what should be done. You own the process, and if something is unclear, you ask questions

Would be plus

  • Bonus points for knowing tools like:
    • Jira, Trello, Asana - for task/project management
    • Slack, any chat or tool for communication
  • Ability to work with others in an informal environment, socially enabled, not afraid to collaborate
  • Previous experience in IT field

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About the company

Railsware is a product studio. Since 2005, we have shaped our own “know-how” in product creation. Among others, we have helped Calendly and BrightBytes turn from small startups into multi-million-dollar companies.

Railsware products are the next step in company evolution. We have applied the best product development practices to creating our own solutions. Today, Mailtrap and Smart Checklist for Jira have over 600K users and generate over $1M of annual recurring revenue.

People feel great here. On average, a Railswarian stays in the company for about 6 years. We support our team with outstanding benefits and remote working culture.

We look for people with high potential ready to evolve in multiple directions. The right hires shape a team of A-players to learn from each other and evolve together.

Benefits

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Work culture

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Flexibility

  • Remote-friendly environment
  • You can set up your home office with our help
  • Two comfortable offices in Kyiv and Krakow
  • Flexible schedule
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Great compensation

  • Competitive remuneration which depends on team feedback and your results
  • Additional financial services (microcredits)
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Travel

  • Relocation to Poland (if needed)
  • Office visits to collaborate with your team live
  • Company retreats for Railswarians to meet each other
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Perks

  • Best hardware and equipment
  • 24+10 paid time off days a year
  • 3 quick and 24 long illness days
  • We cover sport expenses and medical insurance for you
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