Manager, Engineering

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Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing, award-winning 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 make a direct impact on the future of the company.

The Opportunity: Come join and help lead a relentless team of software engineers dedicated to helping the legal and corporate world take charge of their document content. We are looking for a hands-on Software Engineering Manager who will ensure that the team meets all team and application performance metrics, follows best practices, and delivers on schedule all in the name of customer delight.

A Day in the Life:

  • Oversee and coordinate resources and processes required to deliver new or maintain existing software products
  • Work with department leaders to define, publish, maintain, and monitor Development metrics
  • Establish and evolve software development standards and processes along with best practices for delivery of scalable, high-quality software
  • Command a broad awareness of related projects
  • Oversee the recruitment and talent identification process for their team
  • Grow the skill set on the team along with setting overall expectations
  • Keep up to date with modern technologies relevant to your team
  • Take a hands-on role in software development as needed
  • Contribute to the success of a self-organizing team

Role progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Complete our Engineering onboarding plan
  • Meet your team and set up recurring 1-on-1s
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of our business, as well as where we are headed
  • Familiarize yourself with our Software Development Life Cycle and our specific flavor of Scrum
  • Participate in Scrum ceremonies

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Gain insight into the Department goals, and how they relate to the overall Company vision
  • Develop Personal Objectives in conjunction with your manager which align to the Department's objectives
  • Start contributing to the technical decisions surrounding software components, many of which are shared across multiple products, with scalability and resiliency in mind

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Contribute, as a fully integrated manager of the Engineering department
  • Review product requirements to validate technical feasibility, allocate resources, and help provide timelines
  • Work across functional boundaries to coordinate and communicate the implementation of software projects
  • Fully participate in Performance Reviews, and start anticipating career development needs for each of your team members
  • Coach and mentor your team, while managing resource allocations

About You:

  • 8+ years of software development experience, and 2+ years of management experience
  • 5+ years of experience using modern object-oriented programming languages (e.g. C#, C++, Java, Ruby, Python) and software development best practices
  • 4+ years of experience with
    • Microsoft technologies (e.g. WPF/WinForms, ASP.Net/Core, SQL, VSTO Add-in, etc.)
    • Back-end web services (e.g. REST, SOAP, XML, JSON, etc.)
    • Front-end UI (e.g. JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Material-UI, Electron, etc.)
    • Testing frameworks (e.g. nunit, mstest, jest, etc.)
    • As a plus, experience building Microservices-based software, OAuth 2.0, OIDC, Open XML, Elasticsearch, Machine Learning
  • Experience leading software development teams that deliver quality software at scale in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Comfortable giving feedback to team members and handling personal situations
  • Comfortable leading, making decisions, solving problems, and organizing work for a team
  • Ability to listen, resolve conflict, and negotiate with a high level of influence and professionalism
  • Proficient at business analytics and metrics gathering
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and able to handle competing priorities

What Sets us Apart?

  • Have direct contact and work directly with the leadership team
  • Work with a team that has a proven track record
  • Our company growth will challenge, and encourage you to broaden your skills
  • Participation in management development program with presence from the Executive team
  • Access to ongoing, online technical training courses
  • Generous allocation of paid time off, and flexible work hours
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Technology we use

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Location

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!

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 our 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 Microsystems, 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

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 stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
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 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
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of preventative services, 80% of basic services, and 50% of major services.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
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
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
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!

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