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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!

Corporate Counsel

Department: Legal & Compliance
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze

Backblaze is a public company (Nasdaq: BLZE) that makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

About The Role

We are seeking a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal team! This role is responsible for providing legal support on a broad range of matters, including securities laws, corporate governance matters and policies, international entities and other strategic transactions.

This position will be based out of our headquarters in San Mateo, California. We are conveniently located near CalTrain, and Highways 280 and 101. We also offer a flexible schedule so employees can work remotely when necessary.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Prepare and review company public company securities filings, including annual and quarterly reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K
  • Prepare and review annual proxy statement and related proxy materials; manage annual stockholder meetings and related activities
  • Help administer Section 16 compliance and compliance with corporate securities policies, including the Rule 10b5-1 plans program and the insider trading policy
  • Manage international corporate governance matters, including establishment of new subsidiaries and branches, compliance with relevant international, federal, and state laws, and on-going corporate maintenance of domestic and foreign entities
  • Develop, maintain, and revise corporate governance related policies and procedures
  • Manage the Company’s risk management program, including periodic risk assessments and related risk compliance programs
  • Oversee legal aspects of corporate transactional matters, including M&A, corporate finance, and other strategic transactions
  • Advise on corporate governance matters, including support in connection with preparations for Board of Directors, Board committee and stockholder meetings
  • Provide support for equity-related matters and administration
  • Stay abreast of, and advise on, regulatory and industry developments, including monitoring trends on corporate governance matters, securities laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Partner effectively with outside counsel on various matters 
  • Collaborate on a cross-functional basis with other internal departments, including Finance and Accounting, Privacy, Compliance, Sales & Marketing and leadership teams
  • Other duties as required from time to time

The Right Fit:

  • Strong understanding of securities laws, including Regulation S-K and proxy rules
  • Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change
  • Ability to assess risk strategically and help internal clients find solutions that enable them to mitigate risk while achieving their goals
  • Proven ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a good sense of humor and commitment to professionalism
  • Highly organized and reliable, with strong prioritization skills
  • 4+ years of legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department, with a focus on securities and corporate matters
  • J.D. degree and an active membership in at least one state bar (preferably CA)

Backblaze Perks:

  • Great healthcare benefits (100% healthcare premiums for family)
  • Competitive compensation 
  • 401K matching 
  • RSU equity awards (initial grant plus annual grants thereafter)
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Culture that supports a healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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