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Lead Software Engineer - Insight

| Chicago
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.
Relativity is a flexible and extensible platform built for solving unstructured data problems. This could involve collecting a massive dataset of potentially hundreds of millions of documents and finding what specifically is relevant to the matter at hand.
This role is part of a team building a new application outside of e-discovery on top of the Relativity platform: Insight. Insight is used to prevent risk and litigation by proactively identifying potential malicious and illicit behavior.
The team is made up of a small group of experienced Relativity engineers who operate like a small startup within Relativity and are tasked with building something greenfield that could become a key driver in the growth of our product.
This will not be a standard role at Relativity.
Role Responsibilities
Be an insane Engineer
You have been a top performer in all your prior roles. You have a can-do attitude and approach problems thinking “how can I be creative to accomplish this”. You are a lifelong learner who is maniacally focused on developing best practices and understanding new technologies. You have displayed an ability to operate with incomplete and changing requirements, delivering targeted solutions to customer problems in record time. 
You want to be responsible for the full product development lifecycle
You will work with our team to set product goals and a vision aligned to business requirements (architecture, performance, customer needs, etc.) You will design your own features and leverage internal resources and customers to make sure you are on the right track. You will estimate software development timelines and build towards a working prototype quickly so we can get feedback as fast as possible. You will be accountable to committed timelines by actively managing risks and changing requirements. You will test your own code, build your own demos, and support what you’ve built. You’ll identify and reduce technical debt post-initial release.
You will do what it takes to make the client successful
The most important thing is making sure our clients are successful with a rapidly evolving product. You care deeply about this. We are a small team and there isn’t anyone else around to make sure our clients are successful. You act like an owner and feel personally responsible for what you build. You also want to learn and stretch yourself.
You are comfortable juggling many balls
You will be responsible for developing multiple pieces of the application and bouncing between them. You also proactively seek out opportunities to deliver differentiating value to our application.
You are comfortable with uncertainty
We have a roadmap that is rapidly developing with feedback from our early adopters. You should be comfortable working in an environment of constant change and should also be able to work confidently with a certain level of ambiguity. If you need an answer to something, you’ll take the initiative to find an answer.
You are a team player that brings positive energy
We are a small team that is trying to build something big. Everyone on the team is expected to stretch to do what is needed. You bring energy to the room.
You will operate under minimal supervision.
You’ll be responsible for developing your roadmap, deliverables, and goals in concert with the team. You’ll also be responsible for measuring success and tracking progress to it.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in .NET software development (or JAVA) using C# and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience in GIT flow development: Git, NuGet, Powershell (scripting)
  • Experience with unit, functional and performance testing
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and AJAX
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Agile development methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to clearly, succinctly, and completely communicate intent (both technical and non-technical) in interactions with team members and customers
  • Excellent time management to ensure time is optimally allocated to meet prioritized business needs
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Agile development methodology
  • Bonus if you have:
  • Experience with cloud technologies including Azure and AWS
  • Experience with analytics and machine learning
  • Strong front-end skills

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Math, or related.
  • 8+ years of experience in .Net software development (or Java) using C# and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • 8+ years designing and coding software for commercial-grade systems.

#LI-EH1 Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from you. 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

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We have a semi-annual Hackathon where our engineers get to work on their own feature ideas for 3 days. The ideas that emerge have blown our minds and eventually become part of the product. In addition to design sessions that each team has, we also regularly have Relativity talks. These talks are a great way for engineers to share their experience.

Cindy

Manager, Software Engineering

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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