Advanced Software Engineer - Legal Hold

| Chicago
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.
As an an Advanced Software Engineer, your primary mission will be to design, write, test, deploy and support new implementations for the tools that drive Relativity. You will use your technical expertise to design and write enhancements for the Relativity platform. Your eagerness to learn new technologies and solve complex problems will make you the ideal candidate. Excellent communication skills are critical in this role as you will be expected to raise issues early and clearly document your code additions, test procedures, and project results. Your success in this role will provide you with extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of Relativity and open up a number of opportunities within our organization.
Our team owns the Legal Hold product, and they own and operate the Relativity One Legal Hold SaaS instance, hosted in Azure. (A legal hold is a process that an organization uses to preserve all forms of relevant information when litigation is reasonably anticipated. Custodians subject to a litigation hold must preserve all electronically stored data (ESI) that they have access to. This requires no deletion or editing of files, documents, or any other ESI that is potentially relevant to a litigation.) Relativity Legal Hold is an application that attorneys, paralegals, and corporations use to manage legal hold workflows, communications, acknowledgements, reminders, and the custodian portal within their organization. Providing a sophisticated integration that includes active monitoring of Microsoft Office 365, Relativity Legal Hold also provides "Preservation in Place" holds ensuring that relevant ESI is preserved in its original state, even if a custodian disobeys a litigation hold notice and attempts to delete or edit relevant ESI.
 
The product is executing Relativity's strategy to increase our footprint into corporations. Some big projects we'll be working on next year include a UX redesign and building out a custom workflow engine (that can be used across Relativity)

Responsibilities:

  • You are a competent software engineer who is looking for a new challenge and would jump at a chance to work with a leader in a new, expanding industry. As a Software Engineer at Relativity, based in Chicago IL, you will leverage your knowledge of Microsoft.NET, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX to design and build our web-based litigation support platform, Relativity. 
  • This is your opportunity to work on a scalable and dynamic web system which supports integration with multiple search engines, clustering technologies, and client component interaction through web services. 
  • Additionally, you will learn how to build highly distributable systems composed of multiple database, processing, and web servers. If you have the desire to be continually challenged and work where boredom is an anomaly, then join our team and be part of a successful company experiencing rapid growth in the eDiscovery field.
  • You may also be required to handle technical support calls after hours about two times a year. If Client Services is working on a ticket and they are not able to solve an urgent issue, they will reach out to the level I developer to assist to get the issue resolved. 
  • Building our core product offering, Relativity. 
  • Actively participating in our SCRUM process.
  • Improving application system performance.
  • Troubleshooting issues by fixing defects and responding to client specific problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math or other related subject, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in .NET software development using C# and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience in web development using JavaScript, ASP.NET, AJAX 

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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We’re a community of passionate, life-long learners tackling challenging problems. We care about each other and about our community.

An Insider's view of Relativity

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding success is one of my favorite parts of my role. Formally through annual bonus plans, thank you notes in our HR system and of course through promotions. I also like to submit nominations to be recognized at company meetings and spotlights in department newsletters. We move fast at Relativity it’s nice to slow down and just say thanks!

Jessica

Operations Manager, Customer Success and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Certification team, I develop exams and study content for our end users. To ensure that our exams are valid, I work with almost every team embracing their expertise and industry knowledge into the development process. It takes continuous interdepartmental collaboration to keep exam content accurate as the Relativity platform evolves.

Sean

Certification Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an Application Support Specialist, I have increased my technical knowledge in SQL database management, Network Administration, and Server Infrastructure. Prior to coming to Relativity, I had zero knowledge of e-Discovery, and now provide On-site training to our clients teaching them about the various e-Discovery tools Relativity has to offer.

Kamal

Application Specialist II

What are some social events your company does?

Our annual user conference, Relativity Fest, is such a tremendous opportunity to get one on one face time with our partners. Fest draws 2,000 platform users and practitioners from all different facets of the industry and being able to connect with them and hear their stories is extremely powerful.

Michael

Platform Account Manager

What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Relativity Benefits Overview

We have a great selection of benefits from very competitive insurance plans to fun office perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Bonuses are based on a combination of how the company performs as well as how the individual performs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Everyone starts with 18 days of PTO, plus 11 paid holidays every year. Our office is also closed between Christmas and New Years, which does not take away from your PTO balance.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tax-free transportation opportunities.
Company Outings
We have our annual Summer Jam (picnic that includes friends and family), our User Conference - RelativityFest, and a holiday party each year.
Game Room
Our Cafe houses ping-pong, foosball, and a variety of arcade games - including Killer Queen (a multi-player game that is one of few in the country).
Stocked Kitchen
We have tea, coffee (including fancy espresso machines), a variety of LaCroix, soda, and many other things. We also have fresh fruit delivered twice a week in our pantry areas.
Some Meals Provided
Meals are often provided during morning or afternoon training sessions. There is also always plenty of leftover food from such meetings that employees can dive into after the attendees are finished.
Happy Hours
Different for each team, but always a great time!
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intramural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), Working Moms Group, Queeries, and several more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a Divvy bike share discount, have Fooda discounts in the office, and offer DRYV Laundry Service for those who have workout clothes that need washing!

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