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JR-0000051239 Requisition #

Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!

As a member of the Contract Management Organization (within the Global Technology & Commercial Legal Services Team), this individual will provide high-quality legal counsel and support to Western Digital’s Strategic Sourcing Organization, including negotiation of commercial agreements and collaboration with internal stakeholders and outside counsel.  This full-time position is based at Western Digital’s offices in San Jose, California or Irvine, California.

  • Structuring, drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing commercial contracts, including, but not limited to, inbound design IP licensing agreements, inbound software license and maintenance agreements, professional services agreements, purchase agreements, collaboration agreements, non-disclosure agreements, engagement letters, statements of works, amendments, and other business/legal documents.
  • Identifying and advising internal clients on risks associated with each transaction and proposing practical/strategic risk mitigation strategies in connection with commercial transactions.
  • Working closely with attorneys and contracts managers within the Contract Management Organization.
  • Supporting various aspects of the contracts management process and policies, including the use and management of Western Digital’s internal contracts management tool/application. 
  • Working on special projects, as needed. 

  • 3-5 years of relevant transactional experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements.
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school.
  • Current member of California State Bar in good standing or Registered In-house Counsel in California.
  • Technology background and/or engineering/technical degree preferred
  • IP/patent background preferred 
  • Experience working in (or with) technology companies or in the technology industry.
  • Proficiency diving deep and accurately into details.
  • Ability to clarify objectives, pragmatically achieve goals while mitigating risks, and communicate effectively with internal business clients.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Track record of providing high-quality, timely results on a wide variety of contract matters.
  • Self-starter who takes ownership of work and demonstrates the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.


Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.

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