Litera
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Chicago, IL

Director, Web Development at Litera

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Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving more than 90% of the world's largest law firms, hundreds of thousands of lawyers use our software every day. As a company recognized as one of the best places to work, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate and can directly impact the company's future. 

The Opportunity:

We're looking for a passionate Director, Web Development, responsible for all aspects of the development tasks, including front-end, backend, and database development, to create and continually enhance enterprise-level web and eCommerce sites. You will work with cross-functional teams to identify and recommend digital solutions for the appropriate technical, business, and human factors. You must know HTML / CSS and JavaScript and proficient with JavaScript frameworks, CSS frameworks, and the ability to add a solid creative contribution to interaction design. This includes, but is not limited to, templates used on Litera.com and another related web/digital infrastructure that engage users and meet business requirements.

A Day in the Life:

  • Manage the day-to-day production and client-facing website operations, program rollouts, maintenance, and overall quality control for multi-regional websites
  • Direct and manage the daily workflow of all web marketing campaigns, including proposal development, campaign activation & maintenance of existing pages
  • Evaluate emerging technologies in mobile-first web experiences and provide leadership and perspective to multiple departments
  • Liaise with Product Marketing, Marketing Program Managers, Content Experts, and Strategic Marketing to help build, source, and maintain site content (copy, creative media, layout); grow our presence on the web, increase visitor engagement, and drive web-based lead conversion

Role Progression 
Within 1 month, you will:

  • Lead and guide Web Development team members in the implementation and execution of web development projects. Oversee day-to-day, hands-on web development across projects
  • Work closely with stakeholders and developers to identify problems and goals, map end-to-end user flows, build prototypes, and launch new products and services. Scope and integrate M&A websites with Litera.com corporate site
  • Review functional and technical requirements for web-based marketing and e-commerce channels. Super attentive to technical details with an appreciation for design, SEO, and UX
  • Instrumenting A/B tests and content targeting/personalization as well as coding email templates

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Manage and build a development team as well as a hands-on web application, Windows services, HTTP handlers, and web page development
  • Report on the monthly web analytics that will serve as KPIs for the website (sessions, new users, bounce rate, individual page performance, conversions, etc.), roll up to divisional leadership and help inform forward-moving strategies around our web properties
  • Lead and guide Web Development team members in the implementation and execution of web development projects
  • Oversee day-to-day, hands-on web development across projects. Work closely with stakeholders and developers to identify problems and goals, map end-to-end user flows, build prototypes, and launch new products and services

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Maintain best practices and ensure that protocols are followed regularly. Evolve processes, offerings, deliverable formats, and when you see opportunities to make improvements
  • Work in tandem with marketing and marketing operations to ensure the proper integration of analytics, event tracking, and additional marketing technologies
  • Interact with software developers at the backend code level
  • Coordinate with 3rd party providers and oversee the support and monitoring of consumer-facing e-commerce properties
  • Ensure web development Q/A practices are implemented and met across all work and projects
About You:
  • 10+ years of experience in front end web development with solid hand-coding expertise in Java, JEE, Spring, APIs, Design Patterns, SQL; Some experience with the latest HTML, JavaScript, CSS standards, and responsive design frameworks (Bootstrap)
  • Deep experience with content management systems (CMS) and digital experience platforms (DXP) from top vendors (Preferably, Episerver + Sitecore, also Adobe, Acquia Drupal, ContentStack, Contentful)
  • Proficiency in managing and updating a portfolio of websites with frequent updates and a strong eye for design and layout and web/mobile UI/UX
  • Willingness to have fun, laugh, and be part of a great team invested in collective success
  • Experience working in legal practice, enterprise, or SaaS industry
  • Thrive in a dynamic, agile, and fast-paced environment
  • A strong desire to keep learning new things!

What Sets us Apart? 

  • You will be challenged and encouraged to broaden your skills
  • Excellent health benefits, PTO, holiday policies, & more!
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a rapidly growing company
  • Support and collaboration across the company
  • Casual and flexible work environment
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Where we are

Our Chicago Headquarters is walking distance to all major train & bus stops. We are also just a short walk to bars and restaurants in the West Loop!

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What are Litera Perks + Benefits

Litera Benefits Overview

Litera proudly offers a comprehensive suite of benefits designed to serve the diverse needs of our unique workforce. While we are committed to enhancing and expanding our benefit offerings, the information in this document is meant to familiarize you with the benefits and programs currently in place.

Your medical, dental, vision, commuter benefit, and traditional 401k payroll deductions are through a pre-tax plan. The plan provides tax savings by reducing employee premiums from gross salary prior to calculation of federal income and Social Security taxes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We believe in giving back to our community. All full time employees are given one Volunteer Day Off per year that can be utilized at any point. Some employees even coordinate to participate in groups.
Partners with Nonprofits
Litera partners with Cardz for Kidz, Comic Relief, Genesys Works, & more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
There is always something going on at Litera thanks to our Employee Engagement Group. From baking contests, step challenges, desk decorating, and giving back to organizations in need.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All hiring managers will going through certifications before hiring at Litera. In order to be a certified hiring manager, you must go through unconscious bias training.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Litera's Diversity & Inclusion Champions Network has one major goal which is “to make Litera a safe space where every employee feels like they can bring their whole self to work".
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Litera has completely revamped our hiring process. You can expect: inclusive job descriptions, certified pre-employment assessments, diverse interview panels, & a shift in assessing our culture fit.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Litera employees can contribute up to $3550 annually for individuals & $7,100 for families to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Our plan provides employees with free access confidential assistance to help you and your family meet the challenges that life, work and relationships can bring.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Litera provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Principal. We match 4% of contributions up to $11,400 maximum on each paycheck with immediate vesting .
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
During COVID, have provided extreme flexibility with working hours, provided all team members with a cash bonus to purchase items to enhance their “home office"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

As a global company, Litera strives to put diversity & inclusion at the forefront and make it a constant topic of conversation. Our employees come from all walks of life and we find it essential to embrace all cultures and backgrounds.

Our core values are the key driving forces behind nearly everything we do! From collaborating with one another to assisting our customers, our values are always front and center of the way we work at Litera.
Our open work setting means each team is accessible and our executives are always approachable. This focus on open communication and transparent leadership contributes to a unique and cooperative work environment.

We are extremely focused on career growth and opportunities for professional development for our employees. Our outstanding recognition program shines a spotlight on employees that go above and beyond by celebrating their hard work and wins.

Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact within the company. We may be biased, but we believe our people are the best and brightest in the industry, and we’re always looking to expand our team!

An Insider's view of Litera

How does your team reward individual success?

Litera is very generous when it comes to rewards and recognition. Just one example of this is how we recognize top performers in the organization every quarter based on our Core Values. The individuals get to spin a virtual prize wheel where they can win anything from cash, surprise birthday parties, or a new pair of shoes picked out by our CEO!

Nicole

Manager, Recruiting

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our culture is heavily focused on collaboration and growth, and everyone is approachable, from the CEO right through to the developers. Though I'm in sales, I regularly speak with our customer success, product, and marketing teams.

Abhijat

Vice President, International Sales

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The best part of working here has been the opportunity to grow and learn. I started when I was 23 and have had many different roles and responsibilities on my journey with the company.

Nick

Product Manager

What is your vision for the company?

At Litera, we know that a great culture emerges from the people you hire. We hire the best and brightest, and take pride in taking care of our employees who in return, take care of us and our clients.

Brittani

Chief People Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

I'm inspired by the talented group of people I work with. One of the many benefits of working with a small company is that everyone has a direct impact on the outcome of our business. There is a sense of pride and ownership.

Kim

Business Analyst

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