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Legal Counsel

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Kent
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of operational excellence. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origins vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts in the Legal and Compliance Department, you will provide multi-disciplinary support to the Department and the business on a variety of matters, such as operations, technology, regulatory, compliance and commercial transactions. Your day-to-day responsibilities will range from researching regulatory questions to managing Department-wide projects to handling commercial transactions. You will leverage your existing experience and background to address current needs for legal support to the business, and then over time, you will help the Department address emerging needs by developing new expertise in addition to your existing skill set. This role will be based in Kent, Washington.Responsibilities:Research and monitor key federal, state and local compliance requirements, whether industry best practices and guidelines or legal and regulatory obligations, including federal regulations from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as state and local environmental, health and safety regulations in Washington, Texas, Alabama and FloridaAssist with development of scalable and sustainable legal operations processes, programs and tools to support the Departments effective and efficient delivery of legal servicesAssist with, or serve as project manager for, the implementation of new legal operations processes or technology toolsSupport and advise internal clients, and assist other attorneys, on the development and implementation of enterprise-wide regulatory and compliance processes, programs and policiesAdvise on various transactional matters, including software licenses, cloud or software-as-a-service subscriptions, direct material sourcing agreements, and professional service contractsCounsel cross-functional stakeholders on operational, technology, regulatory, compliance, and commercial mattersBasic Qualifications:Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. college or university and membership in at least one U.S. state barA minimum of 3 6 years of legal experience with a corporation, law firm, or federal government bodyWillingness to learn new skills and substantive legal areas in order to support multiple roles within the DepartmentPrior experience handling regulatory matters and advising clients within a matrixed, enterprise-wide compliance programStrong legal research skills using common electronic research resourcesPrior experience managing or coordinating complex projects involving multiple stakeholders (such as large discovery or due diligence projects)Must be able to work efficiently and independently and communicate clearly and effectively (both verbally and in writing)Ability to react calmly and with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround and take effective action without knowing the whole pictureAbility to earn trust, maintain productive work relationships, contribute to a culture of inclusion, work collaboratively across the company, and provide legal advice directly to clients of every level from senior leadership to entry-level employeesMust be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder) or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylumDesiredQualifications:Prior experience with litigationWork experience prior to law school or experience working on the business side of a large corporation or federal government bodyFamiliarity with continuous improvement methodologies, such as Six Sigma or LeanA Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant fieldFamiliarity with export control regulations, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration RegulationsFamiliarity with U.S. government contracting, including Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, and agency-specific regulationsITARRequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1157-1158. Learn more about the ITAR here. Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on EEO Is the Law, please see here and here.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origins Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@.SDL2017

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