Head of Legal – 9 months FTC

Remote - EMEA / Finance

Who are Tyk, and what do we do? 

The Tyk API Management platform is helping to drive the connected world and power new products and services. We’re changing the way that organisations connect any number of their systems and services.Whether internal, external, public or highly encrypted systems, Tyk helps businesses drive value across the retail, finance, telecoms, healthcare, or media industries (to name just a few!)

If you’ve banked online, used an app to check the news, or perhaps even driven a connected car, API’s, and by extension, Tyk, make that possible. Founded in 2015 with offices in London – UK, London – Ontario, Atlanta and Singapore, we have many thousands of users of our B2B platform across the globe. Brands using Tyk range from Lotte, Bell, Dominos, Starbucks, to RBS and Societe Generale. We have a varied user base hailing from every continent – even Antarctica.

Our Mission

Tyk is on a mission to connect every system in the world. We’ve started by building an API Management platform.

Total flexibility, default remote, radical responsibility

We offer unlimited paid holidays and remote working from anywhere in the world, for everyone, Why? Tyk was founded on the principle of offering flexibility and autonomy to our employees, we believe this allows our employees to achieve their best results. It also means we can build the best possible team, location and working hours are no barrier. 

If this sounds like an environment that you believe could work for you then read on to find out more.

We’re looking for a Head of Legal for a mat cover of 9 months full time, to provide legal support to various departments across Tyk:

  • Reporting to the CFO on a day to day basis, this role will also involve directly advising, supporting and challenging the wider business on a range of commercial, employment and company secretarial matters.
  • Provide hands-on support to our sales team. Review, draft and negotiate sales contracts. Direct interaction with our customers via contract negotiation processes. Championing Tyk processes – ensuring these are understood and followed by the team.
  • Review, negotiate and conclude business-contracts more generally, including supplier contracts. Providing proactive and timely support to Tyk’s procurement platform.
  • Proactively identify relevant business and legal issues, define and assess the materiality of risks and find creative solutions.
  • Horizon scan and provide advice to the business on changes to laws and regulation to ensure Tyk conducts its business in accordance with the evolving legal landscape.
  • Provide support and guidance on all matters relating to data protection, privacy and GDPR regulations.
  • Work together with our compliance team to ensure Tyk is well placed to respond to any future due diligence processes, compliance reviews or audits.
  • Maintain and regularly review our key standard legal documents & templates such as client contracts, data and privacy policies, terms and conditions, NDAs, etc.


  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales with extensive experience in-house (technology focus). NY admission will also be considered.
  • Experience of SaaS contracts, software licensing, and software development.
  • The ability to identify relevant business and legal issues proactively, define and assess the materiality of risks, find creative solutions to maintain business momentum.
  • First-class communication skills and an ability to explain complex legal issues and requirements to a range of internal and external stakeholders (including but not limited to our customers and investors, VCs).
  • Balance attention to detail with swift execution.
  • Natural enjoyment from rolling your sleeves up and the general hustle of a scaling global business.

Here’s why you should join us:

  • Everyone has unlimited paid holiday. 
  • We have total flexibility in hours, as we believe creativity flows better when our people are given freedom to decide when they are most productive. Everyone is unique after all.
  • Employee share scheme
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave
  • Company retreats

We all share the same vision – we value authenticity, respect, responsibility, independence, honesty, diversity and inclusion and most importantly treating others how you wish to be treated. We look for like-minded people who bring their personalities to work everyday, strive to achieve their personal goals and who are willing to challenge the way we do things, why? – to make what we do even better!

Our values tell the story of Tyk – here’s how:

  • It’s ok to screw up! 

We’ve found that it’s often the ‘stupid’ or unexpected ideas that turn out to be the successful ones – so try it, at least we can say we have!

  • The only stupid idea, is the untested one! 

It’s in our DNA – starting a business with founders 12 hours apart, giving our gateway away for free – sure, we did that, and we’d do it again!

  • Trust starts with you – make it count! 

Trust is a two-way street – instill it from day one!

  • Assume best intent! 

We have each other’s back – we’re all on the same team. Think before you speak or act. 

  • Make things, better! 

Always try to leave things better than when you found them – change is constant, inevitable and embraced! Be that change we want to see.

What’s it like to work here?! check it out: https://tyk.io/worklife/

Tyk is an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

You can see more about us here https://tyk.io

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