Corporate Counsel, AWS

  • Amazon
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Apr 22, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description


Amazon's Legal Department is looking for a talented public procurement lawyer to support Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other Amazon businesses selling to public sector customers in Latin America. AWS is at the forefront of the cloud computing industry providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, and more. This Corporate Counsel will primarily support AWS's public sector sales team in Latin America, negotiating, drafting and advising a wide range of technology licensing agreements with public and private-sector customers, systems integrators, and resellers/distributors. Typical transactions range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value strategic enterprise agreements, framework agreements, and responses to requests for proposals and tenders. In addition, the role includes developing and implementing internal policies and training programs relating to public procurement compliance in Latin America.

In this role, you will work directly with the business, providing day-to-day advice for senior executives and other business members on government contracting issues, resolving queries that arise in existing relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. The successful candidate will be proactive, entrepreneurial, enjoy being challenged, have strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations. Compensation will be based on experience and includes equity compensation.


· J.D. and admitted to at least one state bar.
· 5+ years of public sector focused transactional and technology licensing legal experience.
· Deep substantive knowledge of local and national government procurement processes and contracting laws, rules, and regulations in Latin America.
· Experience engaging with government contracting officials, system integrators, prime contractors, and resellers in Latin America.
· Professional fluency in Spanish and English, written and spoken.


· License to practice law in at least one country in Latin America.
· In-house experience at a technology company or in a private technology group
· A background in software licensing (including open source), web services / cloud computing or telecommunications is highly preferred

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