Contracts Manager at PayScale

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Company Description

Paying the right way, getting paid what you’re worth — it’s complicated, and it matters. Compensation used to be a dark art. Not anymore. PayScale helps employers and their employees understand the right pay for every position and effectively communicate about compensation.

PayScale pioneered the use of crowd-sourced compensation data and unique matching algorithms to power the world’s most advanced compensation platform and continues to be the compensation market leader, featured in G2 Crowd's 100 Best Software Companies for 2018, based on user reviews.

We foster a working environment that generates new ideas, promotes ownership and experimentation and encourages highly motivated individuals to be truly creative. Are you forward-thinking, tenacious, and inventive? If so, PayScale may be the perfect place for you to grow your career!

Job Description

This Contracts Manager will join PayScale’s legal team to primarily support the Sales and Client Success teams by reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements. This individual should be comfortable supporting multiple departments and products, and have flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and business needs in a rapidly changing environment. In addition, you must be able to work independently, actively identifying areas of need and generating recommended action plans. Join us and you will work with a collaborative team and have the opportunity to tackle complicated problems in a fast paced environment. In this role, this individual will: 

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts including, SaaS agreements, supplier agreements, professional services agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Develop and simplify internal processes. 
  • Work cross-functionally with teams at PayScale, including, Sales, Client Success, Finance, and Operations. 
  • Maintain PayScale's contract management system. 


As a Contracts Manager, a typical day may include the following:

  • Negotiating non-disclosure agreements and SaaS Agreement with companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 organizations; and 
  • Educating individuals in the Sales, Client Success, or Sales Operations department regarding internal processes. 


  • Expertise in contract drafting and negotiations, especially SaaS and other technology agreements
  • Have sound business and legal judgement in ambiguous situations as well as the ability to identify when counsel should be consulted
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills to prioritize multiple competing projects, and follow through and meet quick turnaround times
  • Clear communicator with excellent written, verbal, and listening skills 
  • Common sense and a good sense of humor are a must


  • At least 5 years of contracts management experience or similar experience with a focus on commercial contracts
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; JD or advanced paralegal certificate preferred
  • In-house legal experience required

Additional Information

  • Flexible Paid Time Off policy
  • 100% company paid medical/vision/dental/prescription premiums for employees (50% for eligible dependents and partners)
  • Flexible Spending Account options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care (can be used towards day care), Transit.
  • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Parental Leave, 4-12 weeks
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Summer office closure, entire week of July 4th 
  • 401k with company match, vests immediately 

PayScale provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We follow applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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PayScale's headquarters are located in the heart of the action in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood.

An Insider's view of PayScale

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We pride ourselves on providing balance to our employees! Flexible PTO, consistent 40 hour work weeks, etc. We believe that if our employees have a life outside of PayScale that they will be more productive, more innovative, and that ultimately they'll decide to stay with us longer :)

Chris Stiemert

Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

On the sales team we're constantly innovating the ways that we communicate the value of PayScale to prospective customers. New features and products are added all the time, and it's exciting to work together to find the most effective way to let potential buyers know what's in it for them.

Mackenzie Fuentes

Manager of Sales Development

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It’s a beer on a bad day, a coffee on a rainy Monday morning. The ups and downs come with the stress of work and real life, but with that the true comfort of coworkers who know what’s going on and assist where they can. It’s a good place to be and a better place to work.

Tom Owen

HRIS Data Conversion Analyst

What are PayScale Perks + Benefits

PayScale Benefits Overview

Flexible Paid Time Off policy
10 paid holidays
Amazing Medical/Vision/Dental/Prescription coverage: 100% company-paid premiums for employees; 50% for eligible partners and dependents
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations towards: Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, and Transit
Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, and Company-paid Life Insurance
Competitive Maternity and Paternity Leave, and onsite Mother’s Room
401k which vests immediately, complete with company match
Onsite bike storage, lockers, showers, and clothes dryer
Ergo friendly chairs and sitting-standing desks
Company-hosted happy hours every Friday afternoon
Fido Fridays (our canine colleagues join us the first Friday of every month. WOOF!)

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Medical, Dependent Care (can be used towards day care costs), Parking, Transit
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fido Friday's the first Friday of every month!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
We know creating an environment that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds is what enables us to have more innovative ideas and best serve our customers.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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