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Contracts Manager



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 9,000 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in our Cambridge, UK headquarters, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 130 patents and pending applications.

For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit darktrace.com.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit darktrace.com.


In this role as a Contracts Manager, you will work closely with Darktrace’s Americas-based legal counsel and other members of the legal team, and with Darktrace’s sales team. You will be responsible for assisting in the management of the end-to-end contracting process and related functions for outbound and inbound contracts, including:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting portions of MSAs, purchase orders, and NDAs, along with completing vendor forms and other ancillary customer documentation.
  • Analyzing issues in and preparing responses to RFPs and RFIs.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of playbooks and legal processes, particularly those relating to contracting.
  • Responding to emails from Darktrace’s sales team and other Darktrace employees in a thoughtful and timely manner.
  • Organizing, populating and maintaining contract files and repositories.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and efficient negotiation and execution of contracts.
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, J.D. or paralegal certificate is a plus but not required.
  • 3+ years of experience in contract management in the technology industry. Experience in cyber security is a plus.
  • General understanding of SaaS business models and related contracting issues and processes.

Benefits we offer:

  • Flexible remote work
  • 20 days PTO
  • 100% medical, dental, vision insurance (including dependents)
  • Commuter benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Pet insurance
  • Life insurance