In-House Legal Counsel - Software - Sao Paulo

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Sao Paulo



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You may occasionally be required to travel for business

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"At BMC trust is not just a word - it's a way of life!" 

We are an award-winning, equal opportunity, culturally diverse, fun place to be. Giving back to the community drives us to be better every single day. Our work environment allows you to balance your priorities, because we know you will bring your best every day. We will champion your wins and shout them from the rooftops. Your peers will inspire, drive, support you, and make you laugh out loud!  

We help our customers free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead - and are relentless in the pursuit of innovation! 
BMC’s dynamic corporate teams are strategic and trusted advisors to the global organization supporting, enhancing, and driving BMC’s vision, culture, growth, and so much more. Each individual within the corporate teams is a valued partner to the overarching success of BMC’s employees and customers If you are looking for a company that gives you the freedom to expand your role, focuses highly on your professional development through continuous enablement, gives you an environment where you would feel happy to come to work, then BMC is the place to be.
We are looking for an experienced in-house counsel who has good legal and business judgment, with a proven track record of providing outstanding and timely legal support.  In this role, you will serve as a trusted advisor to business, product and sales executives and drive strategic deals and initiatives with our customers and collaborative partners. In addition, this role will provide support to HHRR, Global Procurement and Finance. You will draft and negotiate complex legal agreements and work with cross-functional teams of lawyers, HR, finance and accounting specialists, product managers and sales teams in order to solve legal and business challenges. You will provide strategic advice related to labor issues in the region, internal policies related to procurement, corporate affairs and any legal need the company may require. 

The position is based at BMC Software’s offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will report to the local Legal Manager

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Drafting and negotiating a broad range of product, licensing, subscription, confidentiality, and services agreements.
  • Maintaining corporate governance for local subsidiary and supporting corporate changes.
  • Providing legal support to RRHH, Global Procurement, and Finance.
  • Closely collaborating with key cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Performing continuous improvement of standard form agreements, policies and processes.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workloads and communicate with all levels of the organization including senior management.
  • Developing strategies to deal with outside counsels in the Region, to direct their work and ensure their cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work in multidisciplinary non-legal groups. Ability to prioritize work, effectively manage a large number of issues at one time.

  • Law degree and 5-10 years of relevant in-house experience, preferably software licensing transaction experience.
  • Knowledge of public contracting practices in Brazil.
  • Licensed to practice, in Brazil.
  • Strong negotiation skill.
  • Ability to work in collaboration.
  • Advanced communication and written skills.
  • Fluency oral and written in English and Portuguese.
  • Experience in with I.T. agreements is a strong plus.

Our commitment to you! 


BMC’s culture is built around its people. We have 6000+ brilliant minds working together across the globe. You won’t be known just by your employee number, but for your true authentic self. BMC lets you be YOU! 


If after reading the above, You’re unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role but are deeply excited about BMC and this team, we still encourage you to apply! We want to attract talents from diverse backgrounds and experience to ensure we face the world together with the best ideas! 


BMC is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, religion, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender,  gender expression,  gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, disabled veteran or status as a protected veteran.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.

BMC Software maintains a strict policy of not requesting any form of payment in exchange for employment opportunities, upholding a fair and ethical hiring process.

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