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Paralegal

17 days ago by Skillz

San Francisco (California), United States

Job Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

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About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020.

As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we’ve already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world.

Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.

Who We’re Looking For:

Skillz is looking for a passionate and talented Corporate Paralegal to join our Legal team! Working in tandem with in-house counsel and business partners, you will be the operational foundation of the team. Everything you do impacts how effective our team is at achieving our goals--you are the first interaction most all internal and external partners will have. Your daily life will include managing requests, correspondence, and contracts; organizing corporate records and streamlining operations for Legal. You are a self-starter, love teamwork, and thrive in ambiguity. You’re diligent when it comes to reviewing legal documents and contracts in the first instance, assisting with various corporate and compliance initiatives, and building processes to help us operate more efficiently. This role is based in our San Francisco office and reports to our Corporate Counsel. Our Legal team is growing and the ideal candidate is organized, professional and committed to building the future of eSports!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, own and optimize legal operations by designing processes and systems, implementing project management tools, and more; you’re a creative problem solver.
  • Manage contract administration, including intake of contract review requests and communicating with internal clients re: timelines for review
  • Own and organize all corporate records
  • Schedule and complete corporate and regulatory filings
  • Update corporate templates as instructed by needs of the team and outside counsel
  • Partner with other departments to support the needs of the legal team
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of non-disclosure agreements including, but not limited to, preparing, reviewing, revising and summarizing
  • Ad-hoc projects relating to real estate and employment matters

Your Skillz:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a Corporate Paralegal
  • Experience with intellectual property matters a plus; experience with corporate matters required
  • Post-secondary degree; Cal. B.P.C. 6450 compliant (paralegal certificate not required)
  • Previous legal support experience, preferable both in large law firm and in-house environments
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including keen attention to detail
  • The ability to synthesize and organize complex requests with ease and to multi-task in a highly demanding, deadline driven environment
  • Exceptional judgment and logical reasoning
  • Professionalism and maturity; positive attitude
  • Comfortable liaising with C-suite executives, outside counsel and business partners
  • Demonstrated discretion handling confidential information
  • Advanced knowledge of GSuite, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat

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