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Build your future with Sovos.

If you are looking for an opportunity where career-minded professionals can achieve success while bringing their best and whole selves to work each day, Sovos may be the company you have been looking for. Employees at Sovos operate on the leading edge of digital technology while working to improve lives and the communities in which we live and work. When we say Solve Tax for Good, we mean For Good in every sense of the word. Our organisational commitment is to provide a place where employees can thrive and progress in their careers while having the support behind them that only a global company can offer.

Sound like this might be the opportunity you have been looking for?

Take a look at our career posting below.  Don’t check all the boxes? Apply anyway!  We are focused on hiring the right people, not the “right” CVs.

It’s not about what you have done somewhere else, it’s all about what you are capable of doing here.

The Work You’ll Do:

The Counsel, Europe position is primarily responsible for legal support of Sovos’ European business units, providing commercial law support and advice, negotiating and processing client, partner and vendor agreements.

More specifically, you will: 
  • Negotiates contracts between Sovos and its European clients, including DPAs
  • Maintains, develops and updates contract templates as needed
  • Assists in developing and maintaining EU privacy policies and procedures
  • Negotiates vendor/supplier agreements
  • Maintains document files and coordinating all contracting process flow with respect to clients and vendors
  • Reviews the work of local legal assistant and provides guidance as necessary
  • Supports corporate legal efforts in Europe including entity organization and governance matters
  • Supports employment legal efforts in Europe including employment contracts, employee data privacy, performance management, background checks, immigration, and more
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of company policies in Europe.
  • Works autonomously and independently in furtherance of the legal function
  • Takes full responsibility for ensuring internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Comprehends and communicates complex concepts

What We Need From You:

  • Law degree required
  • Duly licensed to practice law
  • 3+ years of technology contracting experience
  • Solid understanding of applicable contract law and related issues including GDPR
  • Proven negotiating skills
  • Solid understanding of software and SaaS licensing practices including related contractual terms
  • Ability to concentrate, analyze, and resolve complex problems 
  • Utilize technology (e.g. phone systems, computer hardware and software applications) to fulfill work requirements
  • Demonstrates initiative, drive and determination to achieve results, success and growth
  • Maintains a high level of enthusiasm, engagement, and commitment to action
  • Develops trust and models open, candid, respectful communication and collaborative teamwork
  • Demonstrates a high degree of self-awareness and commitment to personal development and learning
  • Acts with integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in all matters with all stakeholders
  • Interacts effectively with teammates, colleagues and customers
  • Minimal travel required to Sovos locations and events
  • Essential Job Functions:
  • Interact effectively with teammates, colleagues and customers
  • Comprehend and communicate complex concepts
  • Concentrate, analyze and resolve complex problems
  • Utilize technology (e.g. phone systems, computer hardware and software applications) to fulfill work requirements

What Does Sovos Offer You?

The tools to enhance your life - because we want you to enjoy your life outside of work and inside!

  • Continuing opportunities for further Learning & Development
  • Progressive Wellness Program
  • A chance to work with talented and passionate people in a rewarding and values-driven environment!
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Management Bootcamps and Development Trainings
  • Yearly performance reviews where compensation and performance are assessed and rewarded generously
  • Clear paths for growth within our roles (but we know that career development can be like a spider web, not a ladder - we give you the tools to move outside of your career as well!)
  • Visit our careers page to learn more!

Sovos is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that celebrates diversity and where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees.  We do not discriminate against race, colour, religions, national origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic provided by law. At Sovos, all employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

Company Background

Sovos was built to solve the complexities of the digital transformation of tax, with complete, connected offerings for tax determination, continuous transaction controls, tax reporting and more. Sovos customers include half the Fortune 500, as well as businesses of every size operating in more than 70 countries. The company’s SaaS products and proprietary Sovos S1 Platform integrate with a wide variety of business applications and government compliance processes. Sovos has employees throughout the Americas and Europe and is owned by HG and TA Associates. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.