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Corporate Counsel (Remote)

United States

Every day we tackle new and exciting challenges to empower developers to build modern cloud, mobile, and edge applications that deliver a premium user experience. Couchbase delivers unmatched performance, scalability, flexibility and financial value across cloud, on premises, hybrid, mobile and edge deployments. The database market is undergoing a generational shift and is one of the largest market opportunities in enterprise software due to big trends like the need for digital transformation, acceleration to the cloud and innovation at the edge. Join Couchbase to be a part of a greater change. Here you’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the most innovative, passionate and humble individuals in the database industry.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an incredible legal team reporting to Associate General Counsel, Corporate, Compliance and Employment.

This is a remote role. If located in the Bay Area, the ability to travel to our Santa Clara HQ office once a week is preferred. 


  • Securities:
  • Ownership of legal review of SEC filings in collaboration with our SEC reporting team, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K
  • Drive the proxy statement and annual stockholders’ meeting processes
  • Review and own beneficial ownership reports on Forms 3, 4 and 5
  • Advise on quarterly earnings release materials and securities law compliance and disclosure matters, including disclosure controls and procedures
  • Monitor and advise on new SEC rule makings
  • Advise and support the company’s compliance with applicable securities laws as well as applicable stock exchange requirements
  • Assist with investor relations in drafting and vetting investor-facing and other corporate communication
  • Monitor equity-related compliance matters, including administration of our insider trading policy and 10b5-1 guidelines
  • Governance:
  • Assist with board and committee meeting preparation, including drafting and reviewing board resolutions, minutes and corporate policies, and general corporate hygiene
  • Provide legal support for maintenance of Couchbase subsidiaries and international compliance 
  • Strategic counseling on and interpretation of company policies and procedures, including ethics and insider trading policies
  • Advise and assist on other corporate governance matters, including with respect to executive compensation, ESG efforts and reporting
  • Coordinate with and oversee outside counsel
  • Participate in cross-departmental initiatives to design and implement organization-wide objectives
  • Assist in M&A, real estate, capital markets or other special transactions as needed, including equity and debt offerings
  • Opportunity to take on further responsibilities within Couchbase Legal, such as employment, compliance or commercial legal matters


Within 30 days, understand key policies and procedures; collaborate with personnel with significant contributor roles in corporate matters; and integrate into and contribute to securities and governance work streams.

Within 60 days, drive some securities and governance work streams with supervision/visibility of the Associate General Counsel - Corporate; understand when to escalate key risks or action items for decision; demonstrate ability to clearly communicate business risk while proposing effective solutions.

Within 120 days, drive >50% of securities and governance work streams; act as key point of contact with collaborating teams for corporate matters; act as key contributor and liaison to other teams for cross-functional projects; begin assisting on projects within employment, compliance and/or commercial matters. 


  • J.D. with excellent academic credentials 
  • Minimum of 2 years of corporate and securities experience at a top tier law firm 
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. state
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with significant attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet deadlines, and manage cross-functional projects
  • Sound and practical business judgment with an awareness of when issues need to be escalated
  • Proven track record of learning quickly, taking initiative, working proactively, being resourceful and taking on additional responsibility

The anticipated starting base pay range for this role is listed below. Base salary is not the only component of our competitive total rewards package - you may also be eligible for bonus, commissions, equity, and other benefits as described below. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location.

Base Pay Range

$145,000—$194,000 USD

Why Couchbase?

Modern customer experiences need a flexible cloud database platform that can power applications spanning from cloud to edge and everything in between. Couchbase’s mission is to simplify how developers and architects develop, deploy and consume modern applications wherever they are. We have reimagined the database with our fast, flexible and affordable cloud database platform Capella, allowing organizations to quickly build applications that deliver premium experiences to their customers– all with best-in-class price performance. More than 30% of the Fortune 100 trust Couchbase to power their modern applications and build innovative new ones. See our recent awards to learn why Couchbase is a great place to work.We are honored to be a part of the Best Places to Work Award for the Bay Area and the UK. Couchbase offers a total rewards approach to benefits that recognizes the value you create here, so that you in turn may best serve yourself and your family. Some benefits include:

  • Generous Time Off Program - Flexibility to care for you and your family
  • Wellness Benefits - A variety of world class medical plans to choose from, along with dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs*
  • Financial Planning - RSU equity program*, ESPP program*, Retirement program* and Business Travel Insurance
  • Career Growth - Be valued, Create value approach
  • Fun Perks - A Monthly Lifestyle Spending Account credit, an ergonomic and comfortable in-office / WFH setup. Food & Snacks for in-office employees.
  • And much more!

*Note: some programs are not applicable to all countries. Please discuss with a Couchbase recruiter to learn more.


Learn more about Couchbase:

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Couchbase Capella

Couchbase Blog




Couchbase is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Join an impact initiative group and experience the amazing feeling of Couchbase can-do culture.


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