Manager, Engineering at Litera (Remote)

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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, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers 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 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 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 open source object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, etc.) and software development best practices
  • 4+ years of experience with:
    • Open source frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Django, 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. RSpec, Jest, etc.)
    • As a plus, experience building Microservices-based software, OAuth 2.0, OIDC, Open XML, Elasticsearch, Machine Learning
    1. Experience leading software development teams that deliver quality software at scale in an Agile Scrum environment
    2. Comfortable giving feedback to team members and handling personal situations
    3. Comfortable leading, making decisions, solving problems, and organizing work for a team
    4. Ability to listen, resolve conflict, and negotiate with a high level of influence and professionalism
    5. Proficient at business analytics and metrics gathering
    6. 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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    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 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

    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!

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