Versent is an Australian-born technology company, focused on architecting, building & operating cloud native applications, data streams, platforms and services. Our solutions are centred around AWS and best of breed technology. From a stand-still start in 2014, we've grown to over 360 family members both locally and internationally. With a diversified offering in professional services, managed services and product, we are poised for significant growth in 2020.

Versent has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Paralegal to join the company’s in-house lawyer to be based in our Sydney office!
In this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to support both the legal and commercial functions, providing high level paralegal services, including managing the legal and commercial function workflows, being a first point of contact for many varied legal matters, and providing efficient and professional contracts review, drafting and services to Versent’s diverse business units.

Areas of Primary Responsibility
  • Support the legal and commercial team to: draft, revise and review a range of commercial contracts (including but not limited to MSAs, statements of work, partnership & consulting agreements, lease agreements, service arrangements)
  • Review tender and bid opportunities to review legal terms, provide legal/commercial stakeholder representation
  • Review and modify standard templates to meet changes to business requirements, changes to regulations and local laws
  • Review and assess key commercial terms to ensure they are in line with Versent’s appetite for risk
  • Review commercial/legal documents and recommendations around key terms
  • Assist with tracking commercial/legal matters register, and prioritisation of review
  • Develop and support training on policies and procedures and maintain training records for all employees.
  • Refine playbooks and summaries of high - risk contracts and on-going compliance
  • Process key software order forms and third - party resellers, review of pricing/profitability and working with sales team to execute accordingly
  • Organise actions out of deal desk, deal shaping and commercial review processes

Requirements needed for the role
  • Bachelor of law (and joint bachelor in a business or software related field - highly ideal)
  • Availability to work 20 hours a week (ideally minimum 4 hours per day), with a minimum 12 -month commitment
  • Demonstrated skills in prioritising work and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence, balance many matters ongoing with sensitivity and confidentiality
  • Comfortable with understanding all aspects of a technology company and adapting to a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in writing, advanced analytical skills, proven experience in a sales led environment
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to meet internal/external customer needs in day-to-day actions
  • Maintaining a positive outlook (bring solutions whenever you see a problem!)
  • Make prompt, clear decisions taking responsibility for actions, people and projects: initiating and leading activity
  • Demonstrated business and commercial astuteness in decision-making; track record of basing priorities and decisions on sound understanding of business direction and strategic objectives
At the core of what we do, we're an engineering company. We value our people more than commercials and put culture at the centre of everything. Some of the things we do to bring the team together are monthly music jamming sessions and game nights, wine/beer tasting, both family and Versent Christmas parties and weekly knowledge sharing sessions.
We embrace the notion of Family at Versent, working together to achieve outstanding success. We have monthly social events to bring everyone together, often supporting charity initiatives such as TourXOz and RUOK Day. We're supportive of bringing both kids and dogs into the office (which makes it a bit more lively!) and have a flexible work environment.
People: We believe in a positive team with family spirit, because life is too short for anything else. Customer: We create remarkable experiences for customers and treat them as we wish to be treated. Quality: Be Artisans who care for their craft and lead change through continuous improvement. Reliability: Do what we say we will do when we say we will do it, every time. Transparency: Full disclosure, integrity and honesty in all things. Reciprocate: Give back and assist as much as possible, whenever possible.