Commercial Counsel, Waabi

Supply Chain


+ Equity & Bonus

Senior level
Remote in US
San Francisco Bay Area

AI powered self-driving technology

Open for applications


AI powered self-driving technology

101-200 employees

B2BTravelCarsAugmented RealitySaaS

Open for applications


+ Equity & Bonus

Senior level
Remote in US
San Francisco Bay Area

101-200 employees

B2BTravelCarsAugmented RealitySaaS

Company mission

To bring commercially viable self-driving technology to society.


Who you are

  • Juris Doctor and qualified to practice law in at least one U.S. state, with California, New York or Texas preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience in commercial contracting at an automotive company, fast-paced hardware technology company and/or in private practice (business law)
  • Demonstrated experience tackling thorny issues in hardware and part supply contracts
  • Solid understanding of how to balance contractual risk with sustainable contracting provisions based on company stage
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities under time pressure, rapidly develop relationships, and identify the most important issues that will impact Waabi’s business
  • Dynamic problem solving skills and great business judgement when provided with incomplete information
  • Open-minded and collaborative team player with the willingness to help others
  • Demonstrated willingness to flex and grow into new areas
  • Meticulous attention to detail & passion for contracts!


  • Experience working in automotive, autonomy, or hardware-focused technology companies

What the job involves

  • Lead and support legal contract negotiations on a variety of transactions including master supply agreements, service agreements, license agreements, NDAs, and more
  • Develop and maintain contract templates
  • Collaborate closely with Waabi’s global supply chain team on contract databases and contract processes for Waabi
  • Expand your knowledge of regulatory compliance as it applies to Waabi’s operations and assist with day-to-day compliance management
  • Manage day-to-day insurance matters
  • Draft business policies and lead yearly reviews of policies
  • Be part of a team of multidisciplinary operations managers, procurement professionals, commercial negotiators and policy leaders among others, using an AI-first approach to enable safe self-driving at scale

Otta's take

Sam Franklin headshot

Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Autonomous vehicle technology is rapidly developing and many sectors are recognising its value. However, whilst the self-driving industry has made significant advancements there is much more that can be done. There are challenges in this space surrounding scale and developing commercially viable self-driving technology.

Waabi hopes to tackle these challenges and be the leader in self-driving technology with their "AI first approach". The company said that combined with a closed-loop simulator, this approach will allow both common driving scenarios and safety-critical edge cases to be tested at scale - solving one of the key issues in the industry.

Waabi successfully raised one of the largest Series A rounds ever raised in Canada, and has gone on to raise fresh Volvo and Uber-led funding in early 2024. While the company's focus is currently on autonomous long-haul trucking (launching its first generation of trucks in November 2022), the company is well set to lead the next generation of self-driving technology.


Led by a woman
Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

81% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (2 rounds)

Jun 2024



Jun 2021



Total funding: $273.2m

Company benefits

  • Equity awards
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage (for full-time employees only)
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Flexible hours and Work from Home support
  • Regularly scheduled team building activities and social events both on-site, off-site & virtually
  • Annual performance bonus

Company HQ

Downtown Toronto, Toronto, ON


Raquel Urtasun


Previously worked at Uber as Chief Scientist, Head of Uber ATG R&D. Is also a professor at the University of Toronto.

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