Legal Operations Specialist



Legal, Operations
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Umbra builds next-generation space systems that observe the Earth in unprecedented fidelity.

Our mission: Deliver global omniscience.

To stay ahead of climate change, geopolitical risk, and other major crises and issues, we need a global understanding of what is changing, where, and how fast. Umbra provides easy access to the highest quality commercial satellite data available, which is an indispensable tool for the growing number of organizations monitoring the Earth. We empower our customers to create the solutions that inform, inspire, and address our planet’s most pressing needs. We’re helping to create a brand new industry that has never meaningfully existed before.

Umbra is seeking a talented and motivated Legal Operations Specialist to join the Legal group. As our company grows and continues to disrupt the industry, we require a proactive, detail-oriented, and adaptable individual to manage and streamline the operations and play a critical role in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of our team. The individual filling this role will report to the Vice President, Head of Legal and collaborate with all company groups to support Umbra’s mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and execution of the Legal group’s strategic plan, aligning with the company’s overall business strategy.
  • Contract Management: Provide strong administrative and business support for the contract management function including drafting, reviewing, and tracking contracts, ensuring compliance, and managing contract databases.
  • Vendor Management: Oversee relationships with external legal service providers, manage their performance, and optimize cost-efficiency.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Support: Assist in ensuring the company complies with all relevant laws and regulations, and assist in the preparation of regulatory submissions.
  • Legal Technology and Systems: Lead the evaluation and implementation of legal technology solutions to streamline group’s operations, enhance productivity, and ensure data security.
  • Budget Management: Collaborate with the Vice President, Head of Legal to manage the legal department's budget, track expenses, and optimize resource allocation.
  • Process Improvement: Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency of legal operations.
  • Knowledge Management: Develop and maintain a centralized repository of team knowledge, including templates, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Team Support and Development: Provide administrative and operational support to the legal team.
  • Data Analytics: analyze data trends, key metrics and KPIs to identify areas for improvement.
  • Additional Projects: Participate in other projects as needed and contribute to the areas where you have skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, legal studies, or related field. Advanced degrees or certifications are a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in legal operations or legal project management, with a strong understanding of contract management, legal technology, and vendor management.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Proficiency with legal software and systems.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile framework.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and innovative environment.


  • Flexible Time Off, Sick, Family & Medical Leave
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD (employer funded)
  • Vol Life, Critical Illness, Accidental, Hospital Indemnity, Pet Insurance (employee funded)
  • 401k with 3% non-elective company contribution
  • Stock Options

Umbra is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Employment Eligibility Verification

In compliance with federal laws, all hired persons will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) upon hire.

ITAR/EAR Requirements

This position may include access to technology and/or data that is subject to U.S. export controls pursuant to ITAR and EAR. To comply with federal export controls, all persons hired must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, refugee or asylee as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or must otherwise be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S.Department of Commerce as applicable.

Pay Transparency
This job posting may span more than one career level. To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base ranges for all job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function and level benchmarked against similar stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by skills, responsibilities and relevant work experience.