Legal Counsel IT / Data Protection (m/f/d)

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team, we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem-solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.

Location

Jimdo is a global company and we are proud to work with people of 50+ nationalities that are working from 19 countries. We are happy to continue our journey and broaden the geographies of presence.We are happy to invite you to work from any location where you are eligible to work from. All the local labor regulations will be applied (local currency, taxation, contractual terms, public holidays, etc.)

Wherever your working location will be, we will make sure you get proper onboarding and that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.

Your Mission

As part of a highly motivated legal department you will be at the center of Jimdo’s ability to differentiate and innovate and jointly define success for our customers. You will work on a wide range of legal topics at the intersection of IT, Data Protection and Consumer Protection Laws.

Responsibilities

  • You will be part of the international Legal Team at Jimdo and will advise all departments mainly on German eCommerce and Consumer Protection Laws, TMG, UWG and BDSG.
  • You advise and support when it comes to the creation and implementation of product features or projects related to our digital business model, balancing legal and economic risks. Your main internal client will be the Product & Engineering Organization.
  • You will draft and negotiate SaaS contracts, DPAs and EU SCCs. Of course there are some TIAs and DPIAs and LIAs to be taken care of, too ;)
  • You independently manage internal and external stakeholders to push project completion.
  • You will be part of the further development of our Data Protection and Compliance Management System.

Requirements

  • Minimum qualification: Bachelor of Laws or 1. States Examination (Staatsexamen).
  • You have 3-6 years of relevant professional experience in a Legal inhouse team or Consulting company, working in a bi/multilingual (German and English being the main languages) eCommerce or SaaS business environment.
  • You have the demonstrated ability to work on complex legal issues and to function in a high volume / fast-paced environment with multiple and diverse responsibilities, managing a varied and changing caseload.
  • You are a strategic thinker and possess exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and solve complex tasks in a legally accurate yet pragmatic and timely manner.
  • You have excellent organizational and time management skills. This role involves handling multiple cases and initiatives simultaneously, and executing those to completion in a timely manner.
  • Your open and friendly communication style helps you to explain complex legal issues.
  • You are business fluent in both English and German.
  • You feel comfortable working in a remote setting.
  • Nice to have: An LL.M. in IT/Information law.

Fareed will be happy to receive your application.

Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.

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