Corporate Counsel, Commercial



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Zoox is looking for an energetic, self-starting attorney to join our growing legal team. In this role, you will support our direct procurement, indirect procurement, hardware engineering, manufacturing, IT, and real estate teams on a variety of commercial transactions and negotiations. You will advise on a wide variety of matters, including technology development agreements, software licenses, supply agreements for goods and services, and business partnership agreements.
You will draft and negotiate commercial agreements, implement best practices and documentation, train our growing procurement, engineering, and product teams, develop strategic business relationships with vendors, and work collaboratively across Zoox.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience with supply agreements, licensing/technology agreements, equipment and capex purchases, and other transactional documents. A strong background in all facets of commercial law is required, and experience handling commercial contract disputes is preferred. Experience with automotive and/or electronics-focused clients is a plus, as is experience interfacing with state and federal regulatory bodies.
The candidate selected for this role will be Zoox’s third dedicated commercial counsel and will have room for significant growth as Zoox’s business matures and expands. This role will report to Zoox’s head of commercial legal.


  • 4+ years handling commercial transactions, in-house and/or at a law firm.
  • Significant experience negotiating, drafting, and solving issues for various types of commercial contracts, including those relating to manufacturing vendors, technology vendors, automotive suppliers, software, professional services, and environmental health and safety.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and comfort with the uncertainty inherent in building a business.
  • Experience juggling multiple projects at once and delivering on time based on business priority.
  • Excellent business and legal judgment and the ability to work flexibly with a variety of teams.
  • Inquisitiveness, willingness to learn new things, and ability to take the initiative to solve problems without being explicitly instructed to do so.
  • JD with outstanding academic credentials and at least one state bar.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working for or with OEM and vehicle manufacturing companies.
  • Experience handling manufacturing and environmental regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Experience with other types of corporate transactional documents, such as financing documents and real estate agreements.
  • Experience handling commercial contract disputes.
  • Experience drafting software license agreements.
There are three major components to compensation for this position: pay, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The pay range for this position is $155,000 to $254,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The pay range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.