Federal Legal Counsel - REMOTE - US


Mountain View, California

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Confluent is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure focused on data in motion. Have you ever found a new favorite series on Netflix, picked up groceries curbside at Walmart, or paid for something using Square? That’s the power of data in motion in action—giving organizations instant access to the massive amounts of data that is constantly flowing throughout their business. At Confluent, we’re building the foundational platform for this new paradigm of data infrastructure. Our cloud-native offering is designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can create a central nervous system to innovate and win in a digital-first world.

We’re looking for self-motivated team members who crave a challenge and feel energized to roll up their sleeves and help realize Confluent’s enormous potential. Chart your own path and take healthy risks as we solve big problems together. We value having diverse teams and want you to grow as we grow—whether you’re just starting out in your career or managing a large team, you’ll be amazed at the magnitude of your impact.

About the Role
We are looking for a seasoned attorney to be the first dedicated lawyer to lead and support Confluent’s Public Sector business unit. In this role, you will be focused on government contracting compliance as well as providing support for all aspects of government contracting, including direct and indirect sales activities.  You will proactively assess legal risks and advise on government contracting, and help build a compliance program that will meet the needs of the business and will scale as the company grows. 

What You Will Do:

  • Help design and manage Confluent’s Government Contracting and Compliance program
  • Support all Government activities, including drafting and reviewing agreements, with a focus on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and US agency procurement laws and regulations 
  • Be responsible for articulating the government procurement lifecycle to business stakeholders, review RFPs, write and draft letters to government entities; 
  • Partner with a Sales organization, training and interacting with Sales, third party partners and customers
  • Solve issues related to transacting with the government
  • Be an independent worker and thought leader that embodies Confluent’s #1 Value:  Customer Love

What You Will Bring:

  • Expertise with FedRAMP, CJIS, NDAA and IRS 1075
  • Expertise with Statewide procurement vehicles such as NASPO, Texas DIR, New York OGS
  • Great attention to detail 
  • Active membership in good standing in at least one state bar 
  • J.D. from a top-tier law school
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a government contracting attorney, with significant government compliance responsibilities, preferably as in-house counsel for high-growth global technology companies
  • Managerial experience
  • Experience growing and building a team 
  • Prior security clearance and ability to seek new clearance preferred 
  • Excellent legal and business judgment with the ability to assess and communicate risks to business partners in a clear and actionable way
  • Ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision, and manage multiple projects/meet deadlines within budget and with consistently high-quality work product
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain concepts clearly to non-lawyers
  • High level of integrity, team orientation, and treating others with respect
  • Growth mindset, positive attitude, resilient, and thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced environment
  • People who are smart, humble and empathetic, and who enjoy working as one team to get things done!

Come As You Are

At Confluent, equality is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive global team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. The more diverse we are, the richer our community and the broader our impact. Employment decisions are made on the basis of job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Confluent requires all employees (in office and remote) in the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Consistent with federal, state, and local requirements, Confluent will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical conditions/contraindications or sincerely-held religious beliefs where it is able to do so without undue hardship to the company.

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Best Teammates on Planet Earth
Adjustable Working Arrangements
Robust Benefits
Rest and Recharge Days
Weekly Lunch Spend
Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)

Confluent is Remote-First

At Confluent, we care about how you work - not where. We encourage you to apply for positions outside of the listed location or your immediate region.

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