Manager, Engineering at Litera Microsystems

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Litera is looking for a Software Engineering Manager to lead a team of software engineers that design and develop enterprise software. They will ensure that the team meets all performance metrics (CPU/memory usage, low defect rate, etc.), follows best practices, and delivers on schedule. Additionally, the manager reviews product requirements to validate technical feasibility, allocate resources, and help provide timelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a software engineering team to develop software
  • Oversee and coordinate resources and processes required to deliver new or maintain existing software products
  • Work with department leaders to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Mentor team members and manage departmental issues including resource allocations and performance reviews
  • Improve standard operating procedures to ensure software development consistency
  • Work other members within the department in partnership with HR for the recruitment and talent identification process
  • Keep up to date with modern technologies that may be used by the team
  • Take a hands-on role in software development when needed. However, primary role is product scheduling and resource management


  • 10+ years of software development experience with 2+ years of management experience
  • 10+ years of experience with software development principles (object-oriented design, SOLID, etc.)
  • 8+ years of experience using a modern object-oriented language (example: C#, C++, or Java)
  • 4+ years of experience managing projects
  • Experience leading software development teams that deliver quality software
  • 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

Who We Are:

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 have the ability to make a direct impact on the future of the company while enjoying random ice cream and bagel parties, cold brew on tap, and an occasional ping pong match.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubspotEmail
    • HubspotLead Gen


Our office in Riverside Plaza looks over the river, is close to several train and bus stops and a short walk away from restaurants downtown.

An Insider's view of Litera Microsystems

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.


Director of 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.


Senior Consultant

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.


VP of Human Resources

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 Microsystems Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our benefits package goes beyond health insurance, PTO and 401ks. We provide our employees with plenty of opportunities for volunteering, flexible work hours, options to occasionally work from home, snacks in the kitchen and group happy hours.

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