Lead Software Engineer - Front End

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


At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.

Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.

Here at Relativity, we are modernizing our front-end architecture, and we're looking to grow teams of engineers who are passionate about user experience and performance. Front-end development at Relativity is a blend of front-end scripting and server-side development.
* You will be developing brand new features to make clients lives easier, and the user interface more intuitive, accessible, and performant.
* You will be working mostly with JavaScript and frameworks like Aurelia and AngularJS. But, you will also be writing and maintaining API endpoints that support the front-end, utilizing .NET.
* You will be working in a blended build environment of both Node.js and MSBuild.
* You will be writing unit tests using Jasmine/Karma and NUnit.
If you love solving problems, building great products, working amongst strong teams, and want to make a visible impact, this role is for you.

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.
  • Mentors the entire team on development best practices and standards.
  • 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 and Principal Engineers as required.
  • Lead the design of software using abstraction, low coupling and high cohesion, modularization, encapsulation and information hiding, interfaces, and separation of concerns
  • Collaborate with the Test Lead emphasizing the use of autonomous frameworks and Continuous Integration.
  • 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.
  • Work with your team and other stakeholders to define, design, implement, test, document, and deliver quality software products in a fast paced environment utilizing .NET, JavaScript, and other technologies as needed.
  • Contribute to an Agile team that solves complex challenges and improves the scalability, security, and performance of existing products.
  • Architects and designs performant, scalable, and secure software to a high degree of quality – not simply focusing on meeting functional requirements.
  • Improves the software development process by recommending and instituting changes in policies and procedures.
  • Provides technical guidance to team members through education and coaching of best practice principles.
  • Germinates and drives new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers.
  • Participate in code reviews and quality assurance testing as a shared responsibility with the team.
  • Perform oncall duties on a rotating schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing build scripts and plugins.
  • Knowledge or experience in WCAG and accessibility best practices.
  • Knowledge of CSS extensions (SASS, LESS, etc).
  • Knowledge of package managers, bundlers, and task runners.
  • Knowledge of JIRA, Bitbucket, and other project and code management software.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams.
  • Experience in web development using JavaScript. You will be working with JavaScript a lot.
  • Experience with one or more JS framework(s) (Aurelia, Angular, React, for example).
  • Experience using at least one other general programming language (C#/Java/C++/VB.NET, for example).
  • Experience writing unit tests.
  • Experience and knowledge of object-oriented design.
  • Experience and knowledge of the concepts of relational databases.
  • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Knowledge of agile processes and milestones.
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math or other equivalent experience
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently and idiomatically.

About Relativity

#LI-EH1 Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from you. 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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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.