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Chicago, IL

Lead DevOps Engineer/Architect 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 over 90% of the world's largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recently selected for Crain's Best Places to Work in Chicago, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company.

The Opportunity:

Come work with a creative team of software architects and DevOps engineers by implementing a forward-thinking and scalable set of ideas and standards to build a suite of products that will delight customers in the Legal industry. You will have direct responsibility for architectural consistency, security, reliability, serviceability and scalability of current and future CICD platforms, infrastructure, tools, and core services relied upon by our product development teams. Assume a leadership role in a department that empowers engineers to innovate.

A Day in the Life:

  • Assume responsibility for the architecture and execution of all SaaS, desktop application, and platform service CICD pipelines at Litera.
  • Work closely with other Engineering leaders to cast and execute upon a vision for CICD processes and tooling that will maximize quality and velocity with which Litera ships code.
  • Define standards for CICD, documentation, and DevOps best practices.
  • Mentor, collaborate with, and provide technical leadership to the DevOps team.
  • Critically evaluate current CICD processes and tools to improve the product engineering and testing experience.
  • Define initiatives to improve CICD infrastructure, reduce technical debt, and minimize system complexity.
  • Stay current with the latest developments in CICD technologies and open-source frameworks.
  • Evangelize CICD platform and product capabilities with internal departments as well as Litera partners and clients.

Role progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Participate in our engineering onboarding process.
  • Meet the Architecture team and department representatives/leads within the company.
  • Learn our business and customers, and where we're going.
  • Familiarize yourself with our current technology and engineering processes.

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Assist with delegating issues brought to DevOps team
  • Continue familiarizing yourself with the architecture of our current CICD platform and its dependencies.
  • Review and assess the current DevOps team roadmap.
  • Critically evaluate current product CICD pipelines to determine areas requiring improvement.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Attend and/or lead regular meetings of the Architecture Review Board.
  • Build an execution plan for achieving the milestones in the Architecture roadmap.
  • Recognize systemic issues and envision a plan for resolving them.

About You:

Required Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in the software product industry in senior architecture and software development roles, particularly with regard to high-performance, multi-tenant, enterprise SaaS platforms.
  • Experience in senior leadership positions with responsibility for architecture and technology.
  • Experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Azure DevOps, RunBooks, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, etc)
  • Ability to build and deploy enterprise solutions in MS Azure, AWS, or other cloud technologies.
  • Expertise developing highly distributed, scalable, low latency systems.
  • Proficiency with desktop, web, and mobile technologies as well as with REST APIs, NoSQL and RDBMS architecture and design.
  • Proficiency with containers, container orchestration and cloud-native distributed systems.
  • Expertise with performance tuning, monitoring, and measuring.
  • Thorough understanding of CI/CD, test automation, and build automation.
  • Extensive knowledge of security domain, standards, and industry trends.
  • Strong interpersonal, documentation, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Experience with Agile development.

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft technologies, including Office and .NET
  • Experience leveraging Machine Learning / AI and NLP components in a solution
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services

What Sets us Apart?

  • Have direct contact and work directly with the executive team
  • Work with a team that has a proven track record
  • You'll be challenged and encouraged to broaden your skills
  • Regular social & philanthropic events
  • Participation in management development program
  • Special rates for local gym memberships
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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!

Technology we use

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  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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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.

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
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
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) 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
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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Business Analyst

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