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Contract Specialist

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Red Hat, Inc.

Raleigh, NC

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At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.Support the Red Hat sales and procurement teams in structuring, negotiating, and closing contracts. The Red Hat Commercial Legal team is looking for a Contract Specialist to join us in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will work in a globally distributed team of lawyers and contract specialists. You'll also collaborate with our finance and product management teams and assist Red Hat counsel with commercial legal functions. As a Contract Specialist, you’ll need to have excellent communication skills to interact with internal and external customers while addressing complex issues in an accurate and clear, but thorough manner. This role is ideal for a candidate with passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.Draft, review, and negotiate master software subscription agreements, master services agreements and statements of work (SOWs), and partner agreements for resellers, distributors, and cloud providersReview, revise, and negotiate procurement contracts and nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)Structure and negotiate agreements for sales (direct and channel) for Red Hat’s software subscriptions and consulting services offeringsEducate customers about open source licensing and Red Hat’s subscription business modelSupport and coach our global sales teamWork with product and finance teams to resolve contractual issuesServe as a point of contact for contract-related questionsProvide support and assistance to Red Hat commercial attorneys worldwideBachelor's degree or higherDemonstrated interest in software, information technology, intellectual property, or related legal issues4 years of professional experience in contract negotiations in the technology or software industries; solid knowledge of commercial contracting law and related issues like intellectual property and licensingExcellent communication skills demonstrated through your work experience, including the ability to explain complicated concepts in simple, audience-appropriate termsAnalytical, negotiation, and drafting skills demonstrated through your work experienceExceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage simultaneous projects under deadline pressureAbility to work on your own with minimal supervision while maintaining a firm focus on problem-solvingExperience with revenue and sales contracts is a big plusParalegal experience is a plusRed Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

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Our mission is to be the catalyst in communities of customers, contributors, and partners creating better technology the open source way.The world's leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions More than 2 decades ago, Red Hat had a spark of an idea—a vision for developing software differently. We believed that collaboration with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners could create a better foundation for the future of IT—Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. But that was just the beginning. Today, we deliver a comprehensive portfolio of secure products and services using the same open, collaborative business model and an affordable, predictable subscription model.

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