• Amazon
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 19, 2018
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Job Description


Amazon’s Legal Department is looking for a talented public procurement lawyer to support Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other Amazon businesses selling to public sector customers throughout Canada and its Provinces and Territories, with a primary focus on supporting AWS public sector sales and procurement compliance . AWS is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing industry providing IT/ICT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services, browsers, and more to private and public sector customers.


The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a wide range of technology contracts and subcontracts with public and private sector customers, including licensing agreements, teaming agreements, reseller agreements, framework agreements, and responses to requests for proposals and tenders. He or she will also support compliance with Canadian procurement laws, directives, rules, and regulations, and will create and train employees on company policies related to government contracting.


He or she will work directly with the business, providing day-to-day advice for senior executives and other business members on government contracting issues, resolving issues that arise in existing relationships, and handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. The successful candidate will be proactive, entrepreneurial, enjoy working hard and being challenged, have strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrate sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations, and have a healthy sense of humor.


This position will be based in Toronto, Canada. Some international travel will be required.


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.C) or Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) or equivalent from a reputable university.
  • Admitted to practice law in Canada.
  • 5+ years of public sector focused transactional legal experience.
  • Previous work experience in a top rated law firm or in-house at a technology company.
  • Knowledge of local and national government procurement processes and contracting laws, rules, and regulations in Canada and its Provinces and Territories.
  • Experience engaging with government contracting officials, system integrators, prime contractors, subcontractors, and resellers in Canada.
  • Professional level fluency of French and English, written and spoken.


Preferred Qualifications


  • In-house experience at a major cloud computing business, supporting sales.


Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation


Company/Location (search)




AMZN CAN Fulfillment Svcs, Inc

Practice Area(s)

procurement law


5+ years