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Applying for Paralegal

Location: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa / UK / Cambridge

Founded by mathematicians and cyber defense experts in 2013, Darktrace is a global leader in cyber security AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. We protect more than 7,700 customers from the world’s most complex threats, including ransomware, cloud, and SaaS attacks.

Our roots lie deep in innovation. The Darktrace AI Research Centre based in Cambridge, UK, has conducted research establishing new thresholds in cyber security, with technology innovations backed by over 115 patents and pending applications. The company’s European R&D center is located in The Hague, Netherlands.

Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has more than 2,000 employees located across more than 100 countries. Customers include public sector agencies, education institutions, media, organizations supplying critical infrastructure, and businesses of all sizes worldwide.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing company, named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential Companies” for 2021 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative AI Companies” in 2022. For more information on our cutting-edge technology, visit


Darktrace has an immediate opening in Cambridge for a Corporate Paralegal. This position offers significant potential, fast-paced career development, and numerous opportunities for personal achievement.


  • Commercial Contracts: Assist in preparing and facilitate the completion of commercial contracts with our growing customer base. Ensure appropriate contract authorisation. Assist in processing. Prepare amendments to contracts.
  • Vendor Registration and Procurement:Support the contracting process by assisting in registering Darktrace with prospective customers, and navigate through the procurement process.
  • Operations Support: Work with teams across the company including Finance, Human Resources, and Facilities to ensure ongoing support of company operations.
  • Legal Research: Assist in conducting legal research as needed.
  • Project Management:Drive progress on legal team projects and help out wherever needed. Actively work on improving processes with the goal of positively impacting the legal team as Darktrace grows and scales.

Candidate requirements:

  • Must have a Law degree from a leading university
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of projects; ability to manage and prioritise multiple deadlines and be proactive
  • Decisive, hands-on and a keen problem solver, looking for solutions to real world problems
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written
  • Must be comfortable interacting across all levels, including management, building relationships across teams and across our offices. 

The position will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel on a small, high impact team and is a highly visible position.

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Hybrid working - 2 days in the office & 3 days at home
  • 23 days Holiday plus 1 additional day for your Birthday
  • BUPA family healthcare
  • Pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Other benefits include free food on a Friday Lunchtime, matched charitable giving, cycle scheme, free fruit and regular social events