From Fivetran’s founding until now, our mission has remained the same: to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. With Fivetran, customer data arrives in their warehouses, canonical and ready to query, with no engineering or maintenance required. We’re proud that more organizations continue to leverage our technology every day to become truly data-driven.


About the Role

We’re looking for a Senior Employment Counsel to join our team and provide employment legal advice across the EMEA region. This is a unique opportunity to be our first international employment lawyer, with the opportunity for expanded scope into APAC.  We’re looking for a capable and experienced employment law advisor, as well as a business builder.  This role will report to our Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, Employment and will Work in close partnership with our People Team, helping to build our business, operationalize our processes across the globe, and proactively manage risk across many of our locations.

This is a full-time position which can be based out of our Dublin office, or remote in Ireland or the UK.


What You’ll Do

  • Provide day to day counseling and support to the People Team on the full employment life cycle ranging from hiring, compensation, diversity and inclusion, leaves, performance management, investigations, accommodations, learning and development, reorganizations, terminations, and employment law-related compliance training.
  • Provide risk analysis, assessment, and tailored recommendations for novel risks presented to the business as it relates to employment and global expansion.
  • Review, update, and work collaboratively with the People Team and other key leaders on developing and implementing all employment-related policies and practices, including documentation and audits of the same.
  • Maintaining industry knowledge, perspective, and networks within the employment law community for technology companies and global companies.
  • Manage legal requirements and obligations related to offices across EMEA (with the opportunity to expand into APAC) in connection with local HR and legal partners, including managing EOR/PEO engagements.
  • Draft, update, and own key employment law agreement templates across multiple jurisdictions, working with regional outside employment counsel where appropriate
  • Provide advice and oversight for immigration and mobility programs
  • Manage employee disputes and litigation
  • Work closely with other members of the Legal Team on issues such as equity, privacy, and compliance.


Skills We’re Looking For

  •  At least 8 years of Post Qualification experience specializing in employment law with experience in-house advising on Irish or UK employment legal matters for a multinational company; experience advising on employment matters in other countries such as Netherlands, Germany, France, and Serbia strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing practical, flexible and risk-adjusted advice, with an eye toward business impact on a global scale.
  • A problem-solving mentality, willing to make a call and be an active decision maker.
  • Orientation towards process and operations, and ability to spot and act on improvements to systems, standards, templates, policies and practices that help reduce risk, remove friction, and propel the business.
  • Proactive nature – a lawyer who is not afraid to also project manage to ensure essential risk reduction strategies and adjustments are carried through to completion.
  • Team orientation first and foremost, with leadership skills that contribute to maintaining a positive team and company culture
  • Ability to work independently and closely manage multiple outside counsel across various countries, with the judgment to know when to outsource to outside counsel vs. make a call internally
  • Comfort with fast-paced environments and openness to change
  • Aptitude for working with diverse stakeholders and rolling with the punches
  • Ability and willingness to work across time zones as needed; some travel may be required.
  • Qualification to practice law in Ireland or the UK



Perks and Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid medical insurance*
  • Generous paid time-off policy (PTO), plus paid sick time, inclusive parental leave policy, holidays, and volunteer days off
  • RSU stock grants*
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Company virtual happy hours, free food, and fun team-building activities
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Recharge, reenergize, and pursue personal and professional goals with a 30-day paid leave after 5 years*
  • Access to an innovative mental health support platform that offers personalized care and resources in areas such as: therapy, coaching, and self-guided mindfulness exercises for all covered employees and their covered dependents.

*May vary by country and worker type – please reach out to your recruiter for more information

Click here to learn more about Fivetran’s Benefits by Region.

We’re honored to be valued at over $5.6 billion, but more importantly, we’re proud of our core values of Get Stuck In, Do the Right Thing, and One Team, One Dream. Read about us in Forbes.

Fivetran brings together high-quality talent across the globe to make data access as easy and reliable as electricity for our customers. We value and recognize that our customers benefit from having innovative teams made of people from many backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Fivetran promotes diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging through attracting, recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us build a world-class company to better serve our customers, our people and our communities.

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