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Senior Legal Counsel, Employment APAC


Remote, India

Job ID: R00989

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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 have an immediate opening on the Legal team for an enthusiastic and talented employment lawyer to join our close-knit team, with the role based out of India. Our global Legal team supports all of Confluent’s initiatives by providing pragmatic advice and counsel. We are a friendly, collegial group that thrives on working together to solve complex challenges.   
On the Employment Legal team specifically, we provide strategic and practical employment advice on matters across the entire employee lifecycle. Our aim is to be a trusted source of support for our stakeholders and to drive employment compliance in all the regions in which we operate.     
This position reports into the Associate General Counsel, Employment (based out of the United States).   
What You Will Do:   
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to provide strategic, business-oriented legal advice on a full range of employment issues.
  • Draft, revise, and advise on employment-related documents, including offer letters, separation agreements, confidentiality agreements, variable compensation plans, bonus plans, etc.
  • Collaborate with relevant internal teams to create and implement scalable employment-related policies, processes, and training to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide support on employment-related investigations and disputes. 
  • Effectively utilize and manage external counsel. 
  • Monitor employment-related legal developments in APAC. 
What You Will Bring:   
  • 6+ years of experience as an employment attorney, in a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal department of a multi-national company supporting business needs across a number of APAC countries.
  • Outstanding legal and business judgment with the ability to assess and communicate risks to stakeholders in a clear and actionable way. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain legal concepts in a way that makes it comprehensible to the general employee population.  
  • Experience and aptitude in working with cross-functional stakeholders to resolve questions and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a dedication to teamwork, respect, and integrity. 
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic, and ambiguous environment.
  • License to practice as a legal practitioner in India.
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 based on 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.   
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