Senior Counsel

Nauto - Palo Alto, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $91,000 - $120,000 a year
Nauto is an AI technology company that’s improving the safety of commercial fleets today and the autonomous fleets of tomorrow. Nauto’s intelligent driver safety system assesses how drivers interact with the vehicle and the road ahead to reduce distracted driving and prevent collisions. With this knowledge, Nauto is powering the development of self-driving technology that brings the best of human driving to autonomy. Are you ready to help with this mission?

We’re aiming for greater safety and knowledge: Our approach to re-thinking road safety is two-fold: deepen our understanding of real-world drivers to learn how they interact with the vehicle and road, with the goal of reducing distracted driving and preventing collisions before they occur. Second, apply these insights to the development of safe, effective autonomous vehicles that fit into existing traffic patterns and human driving behavior.

We’re taking a driver-centric approach: We surface the safety insights that matter most, while protecting the privacy of drivers. By using artificial intelligence on the device, we’re able to detect distractions and immediately warn drivers in real-time. Only a fraction of driving time—such as distractions or other high-risk events—is uploaded to the cloud, where it’s automatically visible to fleet managers via a secure web application so they can then better coach drivers.

Investors in Nauto’s $159M series B-round included Softbank, Greylock, Playground Global, Draper Nexus as well as leading strategics including BMW, GM, Toyota, and Allianz Insurance.

Drive execution efficiently on wide variety of both inbound and outbound relationships.
Counsel company executives and other internal stakeholders on contract-related matters.
Collaborate with business and technology staff to achieve business objectives in a legal and ethical manner.
Work cross-functionally with product, engineering, data, sales, and business development in supporting the development, delivery, and commercialization of products in a fast-paced and hands-on environment.
Drive the protection of Nauto’s intellectual property.
Enthusiastic leader who inspires others, and continuously improves Nauto’s technology and commercial transactions
Experience and Skills
You are a transactional generalist, with solid experience working on licenses, software, and services agreements across a variety of business models (SaaS, hardware/software/cloud combos, data monetization, etc.).
Resourcefulness, creativity, and initiative for drafting and negotiating contracts and understanding how to translate business needs into contract language and remove roadblocks.
You are passionate about helping companies strike the right balance between risk and reward.
You have an interest in, and general understanding of, computer/electronics technologies, including hardware, software, artificial intelligence, data, and client/server concepts.
Self-guided ability to draft and negotiate routine inbound and outbound license or service agreements.
You have at least 5 years of technology transactions legal experience in a well-regarded law firm, preferably working with technology companies. A mix of general corporate (startup) and technology transactions experience is a plus.
You have at least 2 years of non-legal work experience prior to law school, preferably in a for-profit technology company.
You have a California bar license or the ability to practice in California as a registered in-house counsel.
An undergraduate degree in Engineering or Computer Science is preferred.
Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company
Beautiful modern work space. Many perks including cafe with meals, snacks and drinks provided
Exceptional health benefits coverage.
Opportunities to get to know your team better through frequent employee events and gatherings
Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment
Learning and development opportunities from a highly diverse and talented peer group, including experts in a wide range of fields, from Artificial Intelligence & Computer Vision to Systems & Device Engineering to Support & Operations
Nauto is committed to being a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters learning from each other. We celebrate people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Come revolutionize transportation safety and do your best work here at Nauto.