Head of Legal Engineering

Permanent employee, Full-time · Zurich (hybrid), Germany (remote), Zurich, Germany (remote)


100%, Germany (remote) or Switzerland (hybrid), starting as soon as possible

Welcome to the future of law! Are you a seasoned legal professional looking for a new challenge outside of traditional legal careers? Do you have an unwavering curiosity for cutting-edge technologies and AI? Do you want to become part of an inclusive and agile team? Then let's conquer the world together!

We are Legartis, a LegalTech startup, that is paving the way for the next era of legal innovation by revolutionizing contract review with the help of artificial intelligence. As the Head of Legal Engineering, you will report into our CEO and play a pivotal role in driving our vision forward. We are seeking someone who not only has a deep understanding of contract law and the intricacies of contract reviewing but also possesses an entrepreneurial mindset. You will have the opportunity to shape the future of our SaaS solution, leveraging your expertise to build innovative solutions and services that redefine the way legal professionals approach their work.

Our team consists of brilliant legal minds, data scientists, engineers, sales and marketing experts. We are a team of highly motivated employees who work closely together and live the collegial culture of experimentation, trust, and transparency. Working at Legartis should be fulfilling and fun.

Does that sound like the right place to you? Then send us your contact details and CV by clicking on the link below. You are uncertain if you should apply because your experiences are not an exact match with our requirements? Let that not stop you. Instead, let us know why you think you can do the job anyway!
Your mission
  • You will be leading an the Legal Engineering team. On a day-to-day basis you will:
  • Design automatable commercial contract concepts and language in various ways, including prompting and the creation of prompt libraries.
  • Oversee the evaluation and improvement of the Legartis AI solution and datasets, analyze the AI results and provide legal feedback for further developments.
  • Interact with customers to translate their requirements and to determine how their legal review tasks can be turned into an automated review process.
  • Plan and manage various projects and co-developments with customers.
  • Setup and further develop our professional services to make sure our clients make the most out of the Legartis solution.  
  • Lead a team of legal professionals, fostering a collaborative environment and guiding their efforts in driving our product, ensuring efficiency, and continuous growth.
Your profile
  • You hold a Master’s degree in Law or equivalent (any additional education or the admission to the bar is a plus);
  • You have profound post-qualification experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts (e.g. NDAs, Service Agreements, Construction Agreements, Software License Agreements);
  • You have proven experience in advising clients in the review of contracts, and you are able to build strong client relationships;
  • You have excellent (legal) communication and writing skills in German and English (any further language such as French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus) and enjoy analysing language and have a good feel for linguistic nuances;
  • You are interested in current business trends involving AI, machine learning and prompting, especially generative AI solutions such as ChatGPT; experience with prompting is a big plus;
  • You have experience in planning, managing and executing projects independently and are able to manage multiple priorities/projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • You have a track record of successful leadership and enjoy motivating others;
  • You have an innovative and proactive mindset, capable of identifying opportunities, solving challenges creatively, and challenging the status quo;
  • You demonstrate ownership, accountability and willingness to drive projects forward and embrace change;
  • You are able to improvise and make judgements quickly and based on little information;
  • You are a motivated, flexible individual who values teamwork, complemented by a responsible and organized personality.
Why us?
  • Work with a talented and dedicated team of researchers and engineers;
  • Shape an industry: Legal tech is still at an early stage. Together with Legartis you can shape an entire new industry;
  • If you live outside of Switzerland, you have the possibility to work 100% remotely;
  • 100% position in an agile startup with the opportunity to grow with the company;
  • Competitive, fixed salary;
  • 5 weeks of holidays with the possibility to take 2 weeks unpaid leave;
  • A diverse and talented international team with flat hierarchies;
  • Great opportunities to make an impact and grow professionally;
  • Centrally located office in the heart of Zurich;
  • Hybrid work model;
  • Regular team events such as apéros, lunches, restaurant testing or hikes.

Mutual respect and transparency are two core values of Legartis which shall shine through the whole hiring process.

  1. Learn each other's expectations: Have a chat with Legartis HR and the hiring manager and get an understanding of Legartis and the role you are interested in. We in turn want to get to know you and your expectations of your next challenge. 
  2. Demonstrate your abilities: complete challenges at the crossroads between law, technology & client relations. 
  3. Get to know the team in the Zurich office and have a final chat with the CEO
  4. Make a decision: Shortly after the final interview, we’ll let you know whether we’d like you to join the team.
About us
We are Legartis, a LegalTech startup that changes the way contracts are analyzed today. Our SaaS solution uses AI to review contracts, just like a professional does, but a lot faster. We are a growing and ambitious team determined to eliminate repetitive work from the lives of our users. Since our incorporation in 2017, we have won various awards such as the Swiss Fintech Awards, were listed as a Top100 startup in Switzerland or named by Forbes as one of the best AI startups in the DACH region.
Join us on our mission, have fun whilst doing so and expand your skill set daily!
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