SunGard Corporate Legal Residency Program - Temporary Contract Associate in Jacksonville, Florida

Corporate Legal Residency Program - Temporary Contract Associate

  • Job ID #:JR24747

  • Functional Area:Legal

  • Position Type:Full-Time Temporary

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Travel Percentage:0

  • Primary Location:US-Florida-Jacksonville 601 Riverside Ave-1199

  • Secondary Location(s):US-Florida-Orlando 2001 Summit Park Dr

    • Department:
  • Education Desired:Juris Doctor or equivalent

  • Experience Desired:Entry Level

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Position Responsibilities\Requirements:

FIS is seeking applicants for full-time temporary positions as a contract attorney in the Legal Department in the Jacksonville, FL or Orlando, FL corporate offices. This is intended for entry-level applicants (i.e., recent law school graduates) and is a temporary position. The attorney will review and analyze legal contract documentation for information and technology services contracts, software licenses, and other outsourcing and information services agreements for financial institutions and other business entities, and identify and summarize key contract data and information for electronic records. The attorney will also assist in researching legal contract issues. The attorney will work directly with senior FIS attorneys on at least one significant legal research project that will include preparation of legal memoranda, with senior attorneys providing critiques to assist with improving legal writing skills. Senior members of the FIS Legal Department will also offer a series of presentations to the attorneys on in-house legal functions and topics of general interest to in-house attorneys.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited US law school, as well as a minimum of 1+ year of legal work experience (summer clerkships, legal externships and internships included). Bar admission is not required. Candidates must have strong analytical and organizational skills and a good attention to detail. Candidates should also have a good understanding of basic contract principles; familiarity with technology legal issues is helpful but not required. Candidates must have strong computer skills and be able to learn new information technology systems with ease. Writing and communication skills are also helpful, as the attorneys must work collaboratively with colleagues.


  • Good understanding of contract law, contract structure and contractual elements

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Good project management skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas, both verbally and in written form, in a clear, concise, and professional manner

  • Ability to understand and apply learned concepts

  • Ability to utilize judgment in decision making process and decisions related to job tasks

  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management (internally/externally)

  • Flexibility, versatility, dependability

FIS™ is the world's largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. FIS empowers the financial world with software, services, consulting and outsourcing solutions focused on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, trade enablement, transaction processing and record-keeping. FIS’ more than 53,000 worldwide employees are passionate about moving our clients’ business forward. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries, and our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe. FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.



FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available

For positions located in the US, the conditions below apply.

If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test and background check (including criminal record check)

ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

As part of the selection process this role may require an assessment to determine suitability

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.