Commercial Paralegal (German / English)

About Staffbase

At Staffbase we believe that Internal Communication moves people, and people move companies. Our mission is to empower leaders and communicators to drive transformation through internal comms solutions, strategies, and insights. Our most recent Series E funding led by General Atlantic, officially launched us to 🦄  UNICORN 🦄  status!

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including Vancouver, Kelowna, New York, Amsterdam, London, and several locations in Germany! Our international team counts roughly 600 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 1000+ enterprise customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

The Staffbase Legal team is a mighty (and growing!) team, that works across all departments to guide and grow the business in support of our rapid and international expansion. At Staffbase Legal, our core values are plain language, business acumen, and finding workable and pragmatic solutions to legal problems. We also practice Kaizen, or continuous improvement, and constantly examine how we can improve our processes, templates, and policies to improve the experience for our customers and our team here at Staffbase.

This role is a full time position (40 hours per week) and can be based in Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Chemnitz or Leipzig. A remote version within Netherlands or Germany is also possible.

As part of this role, you’ll be reporting directly into our Associate General Counsel, Global Head of Commercial, based in Toronto, Canada, as a part of Team Operations at Staffbase. This role is primarily focussed on operational and legal help for Staffbase, including helping design legal processes, reviewing legal documents for compliance with our policies and procedures, contract management, RFP/RFQ support and training our Communicorns on best practices. 

You’ll work with NDAs, commercial agreements, and a bit of “everything else” that comes up within the business as an in-house associate legal lawyer. This role is unique in that you’ll get exposure to every level and area of the business, including commercial legal work, IT-law, privacy, data protection and compliance with the chance to develop skills in both commercial law and data privacy law. As required, you’ll help to develop and manage legal processes across the business as we scale for growth, and to apply those processes to areas such as Sales, purchasing, and data protection. This role requires creative thinking and will collaborate directly with our executives, sales and customer experience teams. 

And finally, The “only constant at a startup is change”, and so you need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with change, who has a hands-on approach in day-to-day work, and who enjoys a fast pace. Come build something fun with us!

What you’ll be doing

  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents (e.g. order forms, RFPs and RFQs, and other commercial documents related to sales deals) in English and in German
  • Taking ownership over global NDA negotiations
  • Managing and coordinating the purchasing process; vendor implementations
  • Support with negotiating legal terms with vendors in English and in German
  • Maintaining and updating documentation and guided learning material for our company Wiki to understand what we do in legal and how we can help
  • Create and maintain documentation to support our internal Legal Team
  • Support in developing legal processes in line with commercial practice in the SaaS industry as well as legal compliance rules and guidelines
  • Supporting and guiding Communicorns applying our legal process, in particular the sales process
  • Being the first point of contact for Communicorns with legal questions
  • Organising the company deal documentation, filing and ensuring compliance of all signed Staffbase contracts
  • Supporting and working closely with the Commercial Legal Counsels on commercial deals across DACH, UKI and NA
  • Maintain deal tracking
  • Compliance check of all sales deals
  • Enjoy working in a flexible environment where the key metric is “getting things done”
  • Not afraid to buzz the tower

What you’ll need to be successful 

  • Fluent in German and English (both C1+)
  • Legal training, either in practice, through a degree, or as a qualified lawyer
  • Affinity for technology, including using and exploring different technologies
  • Analytical, creative, problem solving and entrepreneurial personality
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and project management skills
  • Highly motivated, driven and self-starting individual who loves to work in a diverse and international team

Great to haves:

  • In-house legal experience in a start-up/scale-up or in a law firm is a plus
  • Familiar with working with web tools like Ironclad, Salesforce, Confluence, and Jira
  • SaaS or software industry experience

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We’re in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets €1,800/$2,200/£1,650 per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


When it comes to your personal life, it’s not our place to dictate your schedule. We offer flexible work-from-home and full- or part-time options.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual’s life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.

We Love Diversity – Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.

Amsterdam, Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig, Munich