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JOB FUNCTIONS

Backbase is a fast growing fintech software provider that empowers financial institutions to accelerate their digital transformation and effectively compete in a digital-first world. Our growth brings new opportunities and challenges, that’s why we are looking to expand the Legal team with a smart, experienced and hands-on IT and commercial contracts lawyer for our US operations.
  • Undergraduate degree and a law degree;
  • Currently licensed to practice law in any state in the US;
  • At least 5 years of PQE, preferably with both private practice and in-house experience;
  • Experience in and affinity with the IT / software / technology industry;
  • Additional benefit if you have experience in the financial industry;
  • Business and result oriented with hands-on and flexible attitude;
  • Ability to work autonomously and interact with all levels of business;
  • Proven excellent contract drafting skills;
  • Motivated and enthusiastic team player with strong analytical, issue-spotting and investigatory skills;
  • Service minded self-starter with ability to work independently with great communication and interpersonal skills.
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

Our Legal team is truly motivated to get things done; we try to work smarter not harder. We love to collaborate with technical and commercial sparring partners, both internally as well as on the client's side in a B2B environment. You will be one of the in-house legal counsels in the US and part of the global Legal team. We have offices in Atlanta (GA) and Boise (ID), but we are also open to working remotely. You will be working closely with the other two US Legal Counsels and the rest of the Legal team that is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You are reporting to the Legal Director in Amsterdam. You support Backbase with various contract negotiations, drafting and reviewing contracts, mainly with prospective customers and partners to support Backbase’s growing sales ambitions in the US, assessing legal risks and providing general advice to the business. It includes a wide variety of technology contracts, including software license agreements, software-as-a-service, distribution (reselling) agreements, consultancy and project implementation agreements. You will work closely with the US Sales and Customer Success teams and support them in the bidding processes and commercial negotiations in the US. Collaboration with our RnD team is also part of the job.

As we often explore new business propositions, and you will also be supporting global expansion initiatives and setting up legal entities abroad. Naturally, due to our growth, it is important to continue streamlining processes. So investigation, implementation and continuous improvement of legal processes and related (contract) templates will be part of the role. apply now

REASONS TO 
JOIN BACKBASE

develop yourself

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a global community

With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

pride and fun

We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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trusted by
leading banks

We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

We’re a big department! We’re Recruitment and HR hiring the talents globally and making sure you feel part of the Backbase family. We’re Office Management and ICT making sure we have the best working environment.  We’re Finance, Legal and Compliance providing proper support for our business to expand.

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BUSINESS SUPPORT

We all come together to help the business make the smartest decisions and to create a great work experience for everyone at Backbase.  You measure, asses, automate and drive forward – in short – help our employees with any obstacles they might have along the way. Working together with global offices daily is not always easy. You are constantly on top of the game facilitating the rapid growth of Backbase. From a vendor invoice to contract with a new client, from onboarding of the new hires to opening a new hub. 900 employees, more than 10 locations, and over 100 clients means there’s no time to get bored.

opportunities

You will have plenty of space to identify improvements and act upon it. If you are a curious and proactive type – you’d love it!

big responsibility

You will work on projects that make a difference with a true share of autonomy and trust.

problem solvers

There’s no issue that you can’t solve! Nothing is impossible and you know it too!

partners in growth

You will work hand in hand with departments across Backbase to ensure smooth execution of strategic goals.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 73
  • Atlanta 13
  • Bangalore 1
  • Boise 6
  • Bristol 10
  • Buenos Aires 1
  • Cardiff 18
  • Dubai 2
  • Frankfurt 5
  • Hyderabad 2
  • Johannesburg 1
  • Krakow 18
  • London 2
  • Melbourne 3
  • Mexico City 14
  • Princeton 2
  • Providence 1
  • Singapore 10
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 10
  • Utrecht 2
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BACKBASE IN ATLANTA

North America is one of our high-growth markets and home to our Atlanta product implementation hub. Five years ago we started with less than 6 employees in a small corner space. Now, we’ve grown into a close-knit team of over 100+ employees occupying two spacious and inviting office suites. This is Backbase North America’s Headquarters.  

We’re situated in the most desirable ‘Inside the Perimeter’ location. Backbase Atlanta is based in the heart of Midtown Atlanta at 10 10th Street NW.  If you are seeking breathtaking views of the Atlanta Skyline, look no further. We have easy access to restaurants, hotels, parks, theaters, neighborhood events, and more.  This property is energy-star labeled with efficient and robust fiber optic options, redundant power, lobby wi-fi, and shared collaboration space. Take advantage of the onsite gym, a community lounge/game room with pool, ping pong, foosball, the conference center, communal lobby, and outdoor terrace…just to name a few.

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CULTURE

Our Social Group, Basecamp, will keep you entertained with nonstop fun.  They make sure that there’s something fun for everyone. Take a load off and join us for our monthly Happy Hour at one of the 33 restaurants within two blocks.  There is lunchtime themed trivia and game nights with board games or your choice of Xbox/Playstation/Switch game competitions. 

Wait, there’s more! 

Theatre performances, summer parties, holiday parties, and baby showers for moms and dads. Plus we love to visit Top Golf, The Painted Duck Bowling and more. Of course, giving back is also important to us and we often host community service events as well.

insurance

Multiple options to choose from; you choose the plan that will work best for you and your family members.

lunch

Free daily healthy lunches, prepared by our in-house chef. Plus plenty fresh fruit, and snacks.

commute

With MARTA within a few feet away and a security access parking garage attached to our building with 835 covered parking spaces, you choose how you would like to get to the office and we will pay for either option.

social

Regular happy hours at the office with drinks, snacks and lots of laughter.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 73
  • Atlanta 13
  • Bangalore 1
  • Boise 6
  • Bristol 10
  • Buenos Aires 1
  • Cardiff 18
  • Dubai 2
  • Frankfurt 5
  • Hyderabad 2
  • Johannesburg 1
  • Krakow 18
  • London 2
  • Melbourne 3
  • Mexico City 14
  • Princeton 2
  • Providence 1
  • Singapore 10
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 10
  • Utrecht 2
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OUR VALUES

We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

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OUR VALUES

No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

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OUR VALUES

We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

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OUR VALUES

We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

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OUR VALUES

We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Let’s Connect

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Let’s Meet

Let’s find out how you and Backbase can work together. We’ll call you for an open discussion, so feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

Let’s DeepDive

The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

Welcome to the family!

It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 49
  • Atlanta 23
  • Berlin 1
  • Boise 4
  • Bristol 8
  • Cardiff 17
  • Dubai 1
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Guadalajara 1
  • Hyderabad 12
  • Johannesburg 1
  • Krakow 23
  • London 5
  • Melbourne 2
  • Mexico City 13
  • Milan 1
  • Singapore 9
  • Sydney 2
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 4
  • Utrecht 1
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