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Sr. Counsel, Employment (Remote, AUS)



New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

​​#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled employment lawyer to join our growing Legal Department as Sr. Counsel, Employment. In this role, you will provide legal advice to CrowdStrike’s business leaders and partner with the Human Resources team on international employment matters across the APJ region. The role involves all aspects of the employer-employee relationship and you will provide advice on recruiting, leaves of absence, performance management, dismissal, internal investigations, redundancies, health and safety and much more. You will help resolve pre-litigation disputes and work with outside counsel to manage litigation around the world. You will collaborate with stakeholders to manage interesting and complex projects from inception to implementation. The remote position, based in Sydney, Australia, requires occasional visits (approximately 2-3 times per month) to our Sydney office. The position will report to the Senior Lead Counsel, Employment in the U.S.

What You’ll Do:

  • Act as CrowdStrike’s first APJ based in-house Employment lawyer supporting the APJ region, as well as provide additional support for other regions as necessary.

  • Be a trusted adviser and contact for our HR team on a wide-range of employee relations matters as and when they arise.

  • Draft and review employment agreements, separation agreements, and corporate policies.

  • Advise on benefits, leaves of absence, and HR compliance issues.

  • Manage litigation for employment law disputes.

  • Assist in CrowdStrike’s global expansion initiative by preparing the key employment documents and satisfying local legal requirements.

  • Draft, review, and revise variable compensation plans.

  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team to conduct training on employment related issues.

  • Support the Sales, Finance, Payroll, Benefits, and Equity teams with various projects.

  • Stay up-to-date on developments to laws throughout the region.

What You’ll Need:

  • Expertise in employment law in Australia and New Zealand, and across the APJ region.

  • Law degree from an accredited law school.

  • Active practicing license as a solicitor in Australia.

  • At least 8 years of Post Qualification Experience as an employment attorney with at least 2 years in house counsel experience at a multinational company.

  • Proven track record of completing projects independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical and commercial guidance for a fast-paced global company.

  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Willing to do occasional travel throughout APJ as needed.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience at a tech company.



Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards with option to participate in ESPP in eligible countries

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Access to CrowdStrike University, LinkedIn Learning and Jhanna

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

  • Birthday time-off in your local country

  • Work with people who are passionate in our mission and Great Place to Work certified across the globe

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact [email protected], for further assistance.