Corporate Counsel, Legal (Commercial & Product)

Location: San Jose, California, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

Corporate Counsel 


The Role:


The Legal Department is seeking a highly motivated corporate counsel to join the team supporting AMD’s Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group (AECG).  The Corporate Counsel primarily works with the engineering organizations within AECG as product counsel in support of its SoCs, FPGAs, data center and telco acceleration cards, computational storage drives, SmartNICs, SOMs, and related software and AI tools.  Additionally, the Corporate Counsel will work with sales, marketing, and business development organizations within AECG to support engagements with customers and other business partners.


The Person:


  • Ability to work with clients at all levels to achieve a common goal while taking into consideration both legal and business issues.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and as a team.
  • Understands when it is appropriate to escalate issues.
  • Makes sound judgments and recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable using “plain English” to explain complex legal concepts.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload and competing priorities.
  • Efficient, effective, well organized, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects. 
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to support complex software and hardware products—enjoys learning about cutting-edge technology.
  • Creative problem-solver with a practical, collaborative, solution-oriented mindset.
  • A standout colleague with a good sense of humor.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Counsel engineering clients regarding the use of open source software in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate inbound and outbound software and technology license agreements.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate agreements for product sales, services, and support in addition to other customer and business partner contracts.
  • Coordinate deal negotiation with internal stakeholders.
  • Counsel clients regarding contract terms, compliance, and dispute resolution.
  • Develop and provide internal training on legal and compliance topics.


Preferred Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, with both law firm and in-house experience preferred.
  • Significant experience in open source licensing and counseling, commercial transactions, and intellectual property law.
  • Experience in the computing or semiconductor industry is a plus.


Academic Credentials:


  • A JD degree and admission to practice law in a U.S. state (California preferred). 




San Jose, CA


Requisition Number: 167466 
Country: United States State: California City: San Jose 
Job Function: Legal

Benefits offered are described here.

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