Corporate Counsel at Cisco Meraki

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Cisco Meraki is searching for a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal team! As the fastest growing cloud networking team in the world, our products and technology are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT the new standard. At Meraki we’re simplifying powerful technology to free passionate people to focus on their mission.

We are a team of four in search of a fifth utility player who’s excited to identify and tackle issues all across our rapidly growing SaaS and hardware business. This role includes engagement with our Product, Sales, Engineering, Customer Support, Channel, HR, Operations, and Marketing teams. Are you ready to join our team?

About You:

You are great at communicating succinct legal advice to executives and engineers alike, while balancing reasonable legal risk to enable important business outcomes. You have a curiosity about, and a passion for, both technology and the legal craft and are building extraordinary drafting and counseling skills. You are organized, dependable, and responsive (while we typically have no need to work nights or weekends, we want you to be open to it if the business teams need your support.) Finally, you are willing to dish out, or at least humor, a great pun or a devastatingly witty meme.

What You'll Do
  • Develop detailed knowledge of the Meraki products, business processes, people and go-to-market strategies around the world
  • Support our Product Managers at all stages of the product life cycle
  • Collaborate with our Sales and Channel teams across all stages of the Meraki customer and partner sales motion
  • Dive into privacy, regulatory, and operational challenges for a growing worldwide business
  • Build relationships throughout the Cisco Meraki organization and Cisco Legal team
  • Learn to make fast, smart legal judgments to help our business continue to scale
  • Support the executive leadership team and cross-functional decision-making throughout the organization
  • Bring a positive attitude and approach challenges with a growth mindset
  • ...and have a few (a lot of) laughs along the way
Who You Are
  • 5-7 years of law firm and/or in-house practice in a transactional role with experience representing SaaS technology companies
  • Experience managing projects or deals from start to finish
  • Ability to draft a substantive email in five sentences or less
  • Fierce organization and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to building a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Some travel opportunities may be available to support teams in worldwide offices, including San Francisco, Chicago, London and Sydney
Some Nice-to-Haves:
  • Experience in software licensing and/or privacy law
  • Experience moving between ‘small company’ and ‘big company’ environments
  • Ability to instruct the rest of Meraki Legal on how to use the fancy coffee machine (we are currently clueless)

The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, our floor to ceiling windows offer stunning views of the bay.

An Insider's view of Cisco Meraki

What are some social events your company does?

Where to start? Weekly and hosted by local businesses, we have meditation, yoga, DIY acupressure, and my fave, Friday morning coffee class with our barista Chris & Tubs the cat! For super special events, nothing tops watching my fellow Merakians' talents shine at Open Mic, and I could play Drag Queen Bingo literally. Every. Day.


Employee Experience Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Every morning, I join my team's daily standup. After we catch up and unblock each other, we do our team cheer! The rest of my day consists of meetings. My favorites are 1-1s with my team members--I love connecting with people and enabling others to succeed. Otherwise, I'm in product ideation or project planning meetings. (I secretly like meetings)


Engineering Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Engineers on the Meraki Insight team are creative problem solvers. We are continually thinking about what is best for our customers and providing the most value. We dream big, run experiments, and set aside time to explore moonshots. We are lifelong learners. We put the mission and the team first.


Senior Engineering Manager, Meraki Insight

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I make myself accessible to my team in a few ways, but I think the most important is leading with trust. I do this by verbally sharing that I trust them; there is no need for them to work on earning trust from me because they already have it. Offering trust out of the gates means they spend fewer cycles earning it.


Regional Sales Manager

What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Cisco Meraki Benefits Overview

At Cisco Meraki, we support your passions, development, and wellness allowing you to thrive inside and outside of the office. We encourage a healthy work-life balance and make it easy for you to bring your whole self to work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CAAN, Conexion, Connected Black Professionals, Inked, Meraki Gives, Meraki Veterans, Parents @Meraki, QFAM, Women of Meraki
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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