Deputy General Counsel - Commercial


  • Locations
    • Palo Alto
    • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date Posted
  • 23 Jun 2020
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Ai/ml, Mobility

Aurora works at the intersection of rigorous engineering and applied machine learning to address one of the most challenging, important, and interesting opportunities of our generation: transforming the way people and goods move.

Founded by three of the world’s leaders of the self-driving vehicle industry, we design the software and hardware that will power the next revolution in transportation. We partner with others as we believe this allows us to move more quickly than any one company can move alone.

We’re looking for a superstar DGC - Commercial at Aurora. You’ll be essential to helping Aurora grow its business through negotiating partnerships and complex supply agreements, increasing communication and coordination both inside and outside of Aurora, and leading a team of high-performing lawyers that are part of a close-knit legal team. You’ll need to be deeply experienced in complex commercial transactions that involve difficult supply chains, comfortable exercising judgment in difficult times, and a warm and engaging manager with a great ability to communicate.


  • Report to the GC and manage Aurora’s commercial matters, identify and strategize at the highest level about risks, and advance Aurora’s interests
  • Lead (and set an example for) a team of excellent commercial attorneys and legal staff
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, including partnership, supply chain, business development, and supply agreements
  • Work with the business team and across the company to structure mutually beneficial and enduring cross-border commercial relationships
  • Manage day-to-day commercial needs of the legal and business teams
  • Build process around commercial needs, templates, and more


  • Good judgment
  • JD from a top school and 10+ years of law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Must have managed at least four attorneys over time and on complex projects, including over the course of performance review cycles, and enjoy mentoring attorneys
  • Strong commercial background, including significant experience drafting and negotiating multi-year and cross-border agreements related to complex technology or automotive (or preferably, both!)
  • Sophisticated understanding of international supply chain issues and intellectual property, plus experience negotiating with sophisticated and large counterparties
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment with many new challenges; a good sense of humor and positive outlook; a keen aptitude for problem-solving
  • Dazzled by self-driving cars

Working at Aurora

  • Your work has real purpose and will improve lives all around the world. Our technology will increase roadway safety, expand access to transportation, revitalize our cities, and create a new platform for people to enjoy next generation experiences in transportation
  • We're a growing team of incredibly smart and very fun people you'll likely enjoy being around

More about Aurora

Aurora has assembled one of the most experienced leadership teams in the space to go build the next leading self-driving vehicle company - including leaders from Google / Waymo, Tesla, Uber ATG, Apple, and several others to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology quickly and safely around the world. We are partnered with some of the largest automakers on the planet and funded by some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Greylock, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital.