The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of technology contracts and subcontracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, teaming agreements, reseller agreements, framework agreements, and responses to requests for proposals and tenders. He or she will also support compliance with South Africa procurement laws, directives, rules, and regulations, and will create and train employees on company policies related to government contracting.
He or she will work directly with the business, providing day-to-day advice for senior executives and other business members on government contracting issues, resolving issues that arise in existing relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. The successful candidate will be proactive, entrepreneurial, enjoy working hard and being challenged, have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations, and have a healthy sense of humor.
This position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some international travel will be required.
- Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.C) or Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) or equivalent from a reputable university.
- Admitted to practice law in South Africa.
- Minimum of 10 years of post-qualification experience, with 5+ years of experience in public sector-focused transactional legal experience. More experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Previous work experience in a law firm or in-house at a technology company.
- Knowledge of local and national government procurement processes and contracting laws, rules, and regulations in South Africa.
- Experience engaging with government contracting officials, system integrators, prime contractors, subcontractors, and resellers in South Africa.
- Professional level fluency of English, written and spoken, is required.
- In-house experience at a major cloud computing business, supporting sales.
- Professional level fluency in Zulu, Xhosa, and/or Afrikaans is preferred.