Commercial Counsel at Spire Global
Washington, DC, US

Spire Global, Inc. is a data and analytics company that collects information from space to solve problems on Earth. Owning and operating one of the largest satellite constellations and ground station networks in the world, Spire identifies, tracks, and predicts the movement of the world's resources and weather systems so that businesses and governments can make smart decisions.  

We are looking for an experienced Commercial Counsel to help our Legal team scale with our sales organization and tackle a broad range of exciting and complex commercial As Commercial Counsel, you will be a critical part of making this happen.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside an all-star team of engineers who design and build our technology and our world-class sales team who deliver Spire products to government and commercial customers around the world. You will have to understand the entire business, from radio occultation to reseller rights. You will have the opportunity to structure and strategize never-been-done-before deals, guiding your colleagues to the best result for the company. But most importantly, you’ll have the chance to build a wealth of expertise in an industry that is heading up and to the right.

Responsibilities of your role:

Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts on both the sales and vendor side

Negotiating complex data license agreements and contributing to Spire’s global data licensing strategy

Designing sales strategies for new lines of business

Helping internal clients meet strategic growth imperatives while advising on risk management and compliance objectives

Evaluating potential business partners, M&A targets, and other strategic opportunities

Basic Qualifications / Experience:

Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience

Experience with space, satellite, or related technical commercial agreements (hosted payloads, ground stations, launch, manufacture, data, etc.) 

JD in good standing with VA/DC, NY or CA bar

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of the following areas:

A combination of law firm and in-house experience

Experience with Federal government contracts

Familiarity with adjacent areas of law, such as compliance, corporate finance, IP, and international tax law

Ability to work fluidly across time zones and business cultures with international colleagues, clients, and vendors

Insatiable appetite to learn, adapt, and grow

Obsessive attention to detail while keeping sight of the big picture

Sense of humor

Spire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skills and experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.