Lead Software Engineer - Review

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: Engineering
  • Work Status: Full-time

Overview

We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.  The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
 
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
 
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.

The Lead Engineer practices software engineering and leads a team of software developers to apply software engineering best practices and principles to deliver high quality, maintainable, reusable, reliable, performant, and scalable software on schedule.  The Lead Engineer serves as a technical liaison between his or her team and other internal and external development teams to identify and resolve dependencies, to identify, improve, and apply software engineering best practices and processes, and to identify and mitigate risks to the on-time delivery of software.  The Lead Engineer works under minimal supervision of software engineering managers. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with management to set and communicate team goals and vision aligned to business requirements; ensure the team stays focused and delivers against the goals, adapting to changing business requirements
  • Specify non-functional software requirements and analyze all requirements to determine design feasibility within time and cost constraints
  • Estimate software development timelines and be accountable to the timelines by actively managing risks and changing requirements
  • Provide input into system software architecture development by working with Staff, Advisory and Principle Engineers as required
  • Design and lead the design of software using abstraction, low coupling and high cohesion, modularization, encapsulation and information hiding, interfaces, and separation of concerns
  • Implement and lead the implementation of software using the practical application of algorithms, defensive programming and exception handling, fault tolerance, design patterns, and best practices of Object-Oriented Design (OOD) and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) such as SOLID (Single Responsibility, Open-Closed, Liskov Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion)
  • Test and lead the test of software with traceability back to requirements emphasizing the practice of Test Driven Design and the use of autonomous frameworks and Continuous Integration
  • Follow and improve agile software development processes and practices (SCRUM) to improve engineering efficiency to maximize resources and reduce expense
  • Ensure the adoption and application of software development tools (IDEs, test frameworks, static analyzers, etc.) to improve engineering efficiency to maximize resources and reduce expense
  • Identify and reduce technical debt

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork to facilitate collaborative problem solving amongst team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to clearly, succinctly, and completely communicate intent (both technical and non-technical) in interactions with team members and management
  • Excellent time management to ensure time (both his or hers and that of his or her team) is optimally allocated to meet prioritized business need
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math or other related subject
  • Experience in .NET software development using C# and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience in web development using JavaScript, ASP.NET, AJAX
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Agile development methodology 

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related disciplines, or at least five years providing Software Quality Assurance for commercial-grade systems and applications
  • 8+ years designing and coding software for commercial-grade systems
  • 8+ years writing software that tests software in an automated fashion

About Relativity

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.   We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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