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General Counsel

Varjo is a Finnish metaverse technology company. We are known for mixed reality that looks and feels just as real as the real world. Founded in 2016, Varjo is doing business in more than 40 countries worldwide, with offices in Helsinki, Oslo, and Washington D.C. And the resolution revolution has only just begun.

Our in-house R&D team designs and develops hardware, software, and services that are now a symbol of the highest quality across the industry. Varjo’s VR and XR solutions are already being used to train astronauts, design vehicles, and many more professional use cases across the world’s leading companies. Since recently, we’ve also been setting new standards for prosumers looking for true-to-life virtual simulations. Next, we are about to bring to life our vision for the metaverse of the future. The programmable world that once existed only behind our screens will merge with our physical surroundings, and it will forever change the choreography of our everyday life.

Our multicultural team consists of talents from all around the world, and our daily working language is English. We believe in the power of diversity – where different experiences, backgrounds, and ideas drive innovation and results.

 

Job description

Are you an experienced legal professional with a passion for new technologies? If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat. We are offering you an exciting position where you can see into the future and play your part in shaping it. 

As our General Counsel, you will be accountable for a wide range of legal, corporate, strategic, operational, and compliance matters. This position is a critical and highly visible role, making substantial contributions to the company globally. 

 

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing Varjo’s legal and compliance matters. 
  • Working closely with the CEO and CFO, e.g. to manage board and governance matters.
  • Preparing Board meeting materials and facilitating Board meetings.
  • Overseeing all the company’s legal functions, e.g. IP and contracting, and serve as a company point of contact for legal matters, ensuring efficient use of internal and external resources to support required legal deliverables.
  • Supporting in managing the organization's intellectual property.
  • Providing legal support for M&A activities.
  • Collaborating with our leadership team to identify key operating, technology, and environmental risks and work on developing appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Working cross-functionally and providing recommendations and comprehensive legal and compliance support where required.
  • Examining and preparing drafts of commercial contracts.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong business relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the effective management of contract enquiries, disputes, variations, risks and undertaking negotiations as required.
  • Providing legal advice and support to the company’s Sales, Finance, Leadership, and HR teams as well as others when required.

 

Our expectations

  • A Master of Laws degree with strong credentials.
  • 10+ years of hands-on legal experience in a range of legal functions, preferably in high technology business focusing particularly in contracting and intellectual property
  • Expertise functioning at the enterprise level and collaborating with a leadership team
  • Experience addressing complex legal, business, compliance and ethical issues and the ability to develop and articulate strategies
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work as a team member, and to easily adapt to the rapidly changing requirements of a dynamic, fast-growing company
  • Collaborative leadership skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships, gaining trust from all levels both within the company and externally
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation and communication skills.

 

Next steps

By joining us, you’ll get:

  • Opportunity to take part in creating the new state-of-the-art in virtual and mixed reality experiences.
  • A low-hierarchy culture with minimal bureaucracy and maximum opportunity for you to take charge of your work.
  • Flexible working conditions, competitive salary, and great benefits.
  • The possibility to select the tools and methods you want to use to do your job effectively.
  • An international working environment with tons of opportunities to learn and grow with the company.

 

Ready to jump into the exciting world of VR/XR? Apply now. Please include your CV and a link to your LinkedIn profile. Even if your profile is not a perfect match but you want to learn and grow, we’d love to hear from you.

This position will be filled as soon as the suitable candidate is found.

Organizations

Business customers have access to our full product range:

  • Varjo XR-3
  • Varjo VR-3
  • Varjo Aero

Available in over 35 countries

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our webstore.

  • Varjo Aero

Available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, EU, Switzerland, Iceland, and Australia.

Organizations

Business customers have access to our full product range.

Individuals

Private customers can order Aero through our webstore.