Principal Software Engineer, Platform at LegalZoom

| Austin
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About LegalZoom

We believe that everyone should have access to professional legal advice. So, we’ve built a trusted and accessible technology-based platform to reduce barriers and help empower millions of people to grow their business, care for their families, protect their ideas and more. From Estate Planning, to Business Formations to IP, we’ve helped millions of customers, providing the protection and peace of mind they need. To date, we’ve grown to become the leading provider of online legal solutions for families and small businesses, and we’re committed to making our services even more valuable and easier to use than ever before. Join us!


Overview

At LegalZoom, we simply do not believe that it should cost thousands of dollars to create a will, form a business, or apply for a trademark. We started a movement to make legal help available to all.

We’re looking for Principal Software Engineers who love to influence technical & business outcomes & inspire teams. If you are a self-starter and have helped teams ship consumer or business products at scale, this might be the role for you.

Your job will be to help build and deliver new software and systems leveraging your technical expertise, tapping into industry trends and proposing engineering process improvements.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in software design, developing and managing the delivery of highly scalable, services & cloud-based systems, leveraging a combination of front end and backend technologies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in all phases of the software lifecycle, partnering with Product Management & Design
  • Participate in all phases of the software lifecycle, partnering with Product Management & Design
  • Act as the technical subject matter expert: Mentor engineers, demonstrate technical expertise, and lead teams solving challenging business and technical problems
  • Champion continuous re-factoring and pragmatic adoption of new technologies and frameworks.
  • Synthesize achievable solutions from diverse inputs and alternative approaches (build / buy / partner).
  • Enrich the Engineering culture by fostering an environment of curiosity, learning, and inclusivity.
  • Contribute to the organization’s identity, standards, guidelines and best practices


Skills and Experience

  • Cloud Focused – You have a passion for building cloud native everything. You have experience with native cloud apps, and you enjoy transforming to modern stacks.  You might not be an expert in every area, but you are well rounded in SaaS cloud development.
  • Curiosity – You learn as much by writing coding as you do by reading it. In fact, you read far more code than you write, and you love doing PRs if only just to learn about what other teams are doing. 
  • Passionate – You are opinionated and passionate about solving complex customer problems.
  • Ownership – You leave systems in better shape than they were before you touched them. You do not like to see broken windows, and you always work to fix them when you can.  You have lead teams before both directly and indirectly.  You are skilled at influencing teams and stakeholders throughout the organization to make solid Product and Technical decisions
  • Change Agent – While there are tools and platforms you may prefer, you are always forward looking and not stuck on any one solution.
  • Experienced – Shipping at scale, large projects, complexity all excites you. You have probably worked in this field for a considerable time, hands on for most of them.
  • Security First Mindset – applications security is an obsession. You are passionate about teaching others about security best practices.


Join us in making a difference as we build our future and help ensure access to professional legal advice to all! LegalZoom is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity.

 

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Location

9900 Spectrum Dr, Austin, TX 78717

What are LegalZoom Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are an important part of your total rewards package here at LegalZoom. We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package with various choices for your and/or family members’ welfare needs. We provide these benefits not only to support you through important events in your life, but also to enhance your life outside work and help you prepare for the future.

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