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Manager, Software Engineering - Mobile

| Chicago
We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
 
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
 
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.
Relativity is looking for a talented and experienced iOS Engineering Manager to join our mobile team. As an Engineering Manager, you will play a critical role in the definition and execution of our mission to provide Relativity users a fast & streamlined version of Relativity on iOS. Our iOS application allows users to review documents on the train, at home, or in the courtroom in a streamlined interface across iPhones and iPads. We also provide structure and visualization to unstructured data, allowing our users to find the most relevant data and quickly make decisions. Our tech stack includes our all-new iOS app built in Swift, API's built-in JavaScript and C#.NET and backed by MSSQL, and cloud-based services.

Focuses on Product Delivery

  • Contribute to the product roadmap
  • Scope and build features and products
  • Deliver results, within time and scope, and bring visibility through metrics and reporting
  • Develop deep Relativity product knowledge 
  • Accountable for the product your team develops; have an ownership mindset
  • Work with departmental contacts to support the demands of the department and meet the objectives of the product development process

Makes Effective Decisions

  • Lead a team of software engineers, quality engineers, and technical product managers to be effective in the design and development of software applications and systems per business demands and requirements
  • Use independent judgment to develop strategic vision
  • Implement operational policies and directives
  • Ensure efficient team utilization
  • Tackle significant and unique issues, analyzing situations and data, and provide direction
  • Exercise a significant latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments; find innovative solutions

Promotes Personal Learning

  • Responsible for the professional development of yourself and your team. Stay on the top of the latest technological progress and use this knowledge to ensure company products and software solutions remain marketable and competitive. Be a subject matter expert in your area of our product. Serve as technology advisor to the business on all aspects of mobile software technology trends. Work collaboratively with direct reports to identify and develop the talents of each individual.

Builds High-Performing Teams

  • Build, lead, and retain a highly effective team of mobile software engineers. Your team is aligned and committed to common goals and is dedicated to continuous feedback. Your team consistently shows high levels of collaboration and innovation and produces results.

Aligns Goals with Strategy

  • Align mobile team and individual goals with corporate strategy. Use long term strategic thinking to guide and develop your teams to help them meet overall product goals. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent software-engineering knowledge, including iOS development, object-oriented design principals, fault-tolerant distributed systems, data structures and algorithms, databases, and cloud architecture
  • Strong teamwork and partnering skills for cross-group collaboration
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to optimize the team's resources to attain the business goals
  • Ability to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results
  • In depth knowledge of agile software development methodologies
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communications skills for technical and non-technical audiences

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, related disciplines, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of leading or managing software product development teams
  • 8+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams
  • #LI-EH1

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.
 
We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.
 
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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Technology we use

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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

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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