General Counsel at RapidSOS
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RapidSOS is hiring! Join an advanced emergency technology start-up in transforming emergency response for hundreds of millions of people globally.
In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS has created the world’s first emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from 350M+ connected devices directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Through the platform, we’re providing intelligent data that supports over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers, protecting 90%+ of people in the US, across 150 million emergencies annually.
Partnering with innovative companies recognized as RapidSOS Ready, we’re striving to reach everyone. Together, we’re empowering a faster and smarter response by sending first responders critical data like your exact location, real-time health information, and crash data. We’re united in our commitment to a safer, stronger future where technology and people work seamlessly together to save lives.
RapidSOS is backed by top venture capital firms and the former C-suite of Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Virgin Group, Lucent, Raytheon, the FCC, Harvard Data Initiative, and MIT.
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RapidSOS in the last 18 months:
Launch in multiple countries internationally
Doubled team size
Grew revenue 10x+
Managed 200M+ emergencies (on average 400K/day)
Helped save thousands of lives
What this role is about:
RapidSOS is looking for an experienced attorney to serve as our in-house counsel. This role will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will serve as the principal legal officer of the company, working across all areas of RapidSOS to execute key partnerships as needed. You will be tasked with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of our legal strategy and services and the management of legal risk throughout the organization. As RapidSOS’s General counsel, you will lead and build our legal department and work closely with senior leaders across the organization.
What you’ll do:
Set strategy and vision for the legal team to support RapidSOS’s objectives
Build trust and provide pragmatic counsel to company leadership
Advise on a variety of commercial transactions
Identify and advise on risk, liability, and compliance matters
Work closely with finance and corporate teams on corporate transactions and governance
Provide guidance to the marketing team on partnerships and marketing compliance
Provide guidance to talent team on employment and recruiting matters
Provide leadership on cross-functional teams relating to intellectual property, data privacy, regulatory, and security matters
Support business teams in new product development and operations
Manage any disputes or litigation that may arise and manage external legal resources
Manage and provide mentorship to the legal team
Willing to support the team in areas that are not always traditionally legal
What we offer:
The chance to work with a passionate team on solving one of the largest challenges globally
Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
A dynamic, flexible and fun start-up work environment with a highly talented team
Experience and Requirements:
J.D from a top-tier law school
Active bar license, in good standing
7+ years of relevant experience, including in-house experience in a leadership position
Native expertise on a range of relevant subject matters and track record of effectively leveraging outside counsel beyond such expertise
Understanding of privacy and regulatory frameworks
If you're curious to learn more about RapidSOS, you can check out our full press list!
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!