Senior Commercial Counsel

Legal United States Boulder, Colorado


The Position

Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.

We are seeking a Senior Commercial Counsel to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you will contribute: 

  • Contract Drafting and Review: Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements, including software licensing agreements, service agreements, SaaS subscription contracts, reseller agreements, and vendor contracts.

  • Risk Assessment: Assess and mitigate legal and business risks associated with commercial transactions and contracts.

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards in all contractual matters.

  • Contract Management: Develop and maintain an efficient contract management process, including contract templates and standardized terms and conditions.

  • Legal Advice: Provide legal advice and guidance to internal teams, including Sales, Marketing, Product, and Finance, on contractual and legal matters.

  • Dispute Resolution: Assist in resolving contract disputes and conflicts, including negotiation, mediation, and, if necessary, litigation support.

  • Training: Conduct training sessions for employees on contract-related legal matters and best practices.

  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up-to-date with changes in relevant laws and regulations, industry trends, and best practices, and recommend improvements to contract-related processes.

What you bring to Uplight: 

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

  • Active membership in the state bar association.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience practicing commercial contract law, with a strong preference for candidates with SaaS or technology industry experience.

  • Proven track record of drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts.

  • Strong understanding of intellectual property, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality work.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Bonus points:

  • Energy or Energy-Adjacent Industry experience

  • Software / Technology company in-house experience

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, marginalized genders and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uplight we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

What makes working at Uplight amazing:

We are:

  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.

  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 

  • Focused on providing cross-functional work, collaboration, and development.

  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

We also provide:

  • 401k Match

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 

  • Monthly wellness stipend 

  • Peer to peer recognition program 

  • Management by objectives bonus plan  

  • Innovative flexible time off policy

  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces 

Salary Range: $120,000 to $160,000 

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team. 

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.