MariaDB is making a big impact on the world. Whether you’re checking your bank account, buying a coffee, shopping online, making a phone call, listening to music, taking out a loan or ordering takeout – MariaDB is the backbone of applications used everyday. Companies small and large, including 75% of the Fortune 500, run MariaDB, touching the lives of billions of people. With massive reach through Linux distributions, enterprise deployments and public clouds, MariaDB is uniquely positioned as the leading database for modern application development.

The Opportunity

Our Vice President, General Counsel (GC) is an exceptional lawyer and senior executive that will lead MariaDB through the going public process and helping manage our growth as a public company. The GC has successfully led a high growth technology company and has at least two years of operating experience as GC/CLO of a public company. They have the background and experience to act as a strategic partner and business advisor to the CEO and the Board of Directors, as well as the technical depth and leadership experience to run MariaDB's global legal function. This position provides the opportunity for the GC to work with a high growth company guided by strong company values put into action daily. Based out of our Redwood City, CA HQ, you report directly to the CFO and are part of the ELT (executive leadership team). 


  • Leading role in helping MariaDB and its advisors draft the S-1 registration statement and prepare for operating as a public company.
  • Registration statements.
  • Advise on corporate finance and securities law matters, including preparing SEC filings such as Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and S-8, Proxy Statements, and Section 16 reports.
  • Proxy statement and matters relating to the annual shareholder meeting.
  • Develop and communicate to the organization policies that are required of a public company but reflect the values that the Company's management team is committed to following.
  • Set the overall philosophy and strategy of the organization regarding all legal matters and decisions, and ensure that all practices, policies, business activities and decisions are consistent with the Company's values and culture.
  • Provide solutions-oriented oversight and leadership for all global legal needs of the company including managing and directing general corporate matters, litigation, corporate organization and governance, compliance, general transaction support, joint ventures, partnerships, development agreements, mergers and acquisitions, license agreements, regulatory matters, risk management, financing activities, and general contract management.
  • Domestic and international subsidiary governance
  • Responsible for the execution of all major corporate transactions and serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions and litigation strategy. This includes intellectual property portfolio development, risk management, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
  • Collaborate with the business to provide valuable advice and counsel within the context of the enterprise level objectives. Structure key business initiatives in a manner that helps to achieve business objectives while at the same time protects legal, regulatory, and tax directives and considerations.
  • Lead and manage an efficient and customer service oriented internal legal team.
  • Counsel the Company and Board of Directors with regards to governance and regulatory requirements and activity both in the US and other countries with significant operations.
  • Work effectively with the Company's Board, providing advice and counsel, as well as reporting and communicating on key issues. Responsible for drafting and managing corporate resolutions, minutes, contracts and other documentation relating to the Board and committee activities.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Fulfill the requirements of Corporate Secretary.
  • Board of Directors support
  • Experience in the software and/or SaaS industry, preferably with knowledge of the database industry.
  • Successfully led a company through the process of going public.
  • NYSE listing/governance requirements
  • 5+ years doing mergers and acquisitions and/or technology transactions.
  • Experience operating as GC/CLO of a public company for at least two years.
  • Familiarity with equity compensation plans and executive compensation.
  • Hold a law degree with strong academic credentials from an accredited law school and will have obtained an undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Proven success in a leadership role within a public company environment and have and/or extensive experience representing public companies regarding reporting and securities compliance. • Experience working closely with a Board of Directors on a broad range of legal and business issues, governance matters and corporate strategy.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and experience in, the software and/or SaaS sector. Must have solid knowledge of compliance matters and international, state and federal rules and regulations that affect the company.
  • Experience with employment law - domestic and International.
  • An outstanding team player who is inherently proactive, driven, collaborative, dedicated, and possesses the ability to develop first class relationships, both internally and externally.
  • A smart, innovative, strategic thinker, yet pragmatic and operationally savvy, with a strong commitment to building true shareholder value.
  • Someone at ease in a changing organization and industry and able to excel by operating from first principles with a sense of urgency while remaining flexible, open-minded and adaptable.
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills with extremely high attention to detail
  • Excellent legal and business judgment.
  • Partnering with global cross-functional teams, including Public Relations, Investor Relations, Treasury and Tax on various projects.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, rapid-growth environment.


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What’s in It for You?

Impact the world of technology by pushing the boundaries of technology and business models, working at MariaDB. Be part of a game-changing organization that encourages outside-the-box thinking, values empowerment, and is truly shaping the future of the software industry. You’ll be collaborating with high-caliber colleagues around the world, offering unparalleled learning and growth opportunities. We provide a very competitive compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave (plus holidays), stock options, a massive degree of flexibility and freedom, and more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application along with your resume/CV.

MariaDB does not sponsor work visas or relocation.

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MariaDB is an equal opportunities employer.


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