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Lead Back End Engineer - Remote Eligible

Build an IDE for lawyers, focusing on data management and analytics.
New York City, New York, United States
$70K - $140K USD per year
2 years ago


Draft and negotiate contracts wisely

✨ About The Role

Lead Back End Engineer

About DraftWise

DraftWise is industry-disrupting software for law firms. Our core product is an IDE for lawyers, built on a foundation of data management and analytics. The legal world is ripe for technology, and we intend to bring stepchange improvements to legal workflows.

Our founding team composes of ex-Google, ex-Palantir engineers and seasoned lawyers from top law firms. Our small team of 15 today is focused primarily on engineering and design. We're all currently working remotely but plan to open offices in the US and Europe as we are eagerly but consciously adding new members to our team from all over the world. We value quality over quantity, support each other through each major milestone and are respectful toward each other with a healthy dose of open discussion.

We’re backed by Y-Combinator, well known VC funds, and influential people in the legal space, technology and business.

Our company is growing extremely fast. We already have some of the biggest law firms in US, UK, EU on multi-year contracts. We have more demand than we can handle, and we are looking for talented engineers who care about producing great products they can be proud of, self-growth and our company mission and values.

About the Role

We're looking for an experienced, backend software engineer to join our core team. As an early team member, you will have a broad ownership and impact on the technology, the product, and our culture. You’ll work alongside and learn from a first-rate engineering team on big data, distributed systems (scalability and concurrency), enterprise search, and cloud infrastructure.

We have challenges at all levels of the stack, from the nuts and bolts of Docker and our in-house, declarative, multi-cloud management stack to a microservices oriented architecture and terabyte scale data pipeline all the way up to building beautiful web technology and training NLP models. We have a heavy JVM footprint, and are fans of gradle, docker, AWS, IaC, metrics-based-health, and keras.

We’d love you to take ownership of features, write performant, readable code, and make architectural decisions.

We have plenty of challenges at all levels of the stack, from the nuts and bolts of Docker and VM infrastructure and NLP all the way up to building beautiful web technology. We would love to have you to take ownership of features, make architectural and product decisions as well as writing code.

What we value

  • Strong communication skills in an open environment.
  • Skills to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in working in a dynamic environment with dynamic objectives.
  • Individual autonomy and ownership, building quality products.
  • Being open to giving and receiving feedback.

About You

We're looking for engineers who have:

  • A passion for shipping high-quality product that delights users
  • Extensive experience in Java
  • Interest in the data products space, and a love of building tools that empower lawyers to do more
  • Interest and curiosity about the bigger picture of building a company, including go-to-market, customer development, people, and marketing
  • Interest in helping us build an engineering organization
  • Interest in ownership and autonomy
  • 5+ years as a professional software engineer
  • Time Zones: GMT-08:00 to GMT+04:00, but flexible

It's also great if you have:

  • Strong software engineering fundamentals
  • Worked with elements in our tech stack:
    • Product: Java 17, JOOQ, DropWizard, Dagger
    • Data: Postgres, Elasticsearch, Tensoflow/Keras
    • DevOps: AWS Fargate, CDK, CloudWatch, On-Premise
  • Experience in building, deploying, maintaining deployment infrastructure
  • Experience building data-intensive applications, such as NLP, search and indexing, and data processing
  • Interest in being involved in engineering design decisions

What we offer

  • All-remote work style, work anywhere. Ideally within UTC+4 to UTC-7
  • Equity plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical care
  • New laptop and a work-from-home stipend for necessary accessories
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Opportunity to lead our company as we disrupt the legal world
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Lead Back End Engineer - Remote Eligible
New York City, New York, United States
$70K - $140K USD per year
About DraftWise
Draft and negotiate contracts wisely