Senior Software Engineer (Cloud/Scala)

| 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.
The Senior Software Engineer architects, designs, implements, tests, and deploys cloud native software consistently applying best practice software engineering.

Responsibilities

  • High-impact contributions and technical guidance to an agile software development team that solves complex problems to regularly ship high quality, performant, secure software that operates on data at massive scale in the cloud utilizing Java, Scala, and other technologies as needed.
  • Utilize sound engineering practices to deliver functional, reliable, secure, tested and maintainable software that satisfies stakeholders requirements.
  • Collaborate in a fast-paced environment with multiple teams in a large organization. (Development, Release Management, Engineer Operations, etc.)
  • Obsessive focus on quality through comprehensive unit and integration testing and static analysis as well as rigorous test strategy development
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to application development, deployment, and operations
  • Positively contribute to the culture, well-being, and growth of each team member and the company at large by being a helpful and considerate team member and by adhering to the company’s core values.
  • The Senior Software Engineer performs the following functions, in addition to others:
  • Facilitate pair/mob programming to improve software quality and completeness and disseminate design and implementation knowledge
  • Advocate and model coding and collaboration practices, review team code, and provide team members with feedback and suggestions for process improvement
  • Collaborate with other dev teams regularly to establish an outbound and inbound pipeline of new (to Relativity) practices to continually tune the team’s process
  • Remain open to new ideas and encourage innovative practices amongst peers - Work with test engineers to encourage defect prevention over detection
  • In addition to the above responsibilities, the Senior Software Engineer is expected to display professionalism in the following ways: 
  • Maintain an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness
  • Practice positive interactions – lean on encouragement in place of judgment
  • Impress responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks - Act in the interest of the overall team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 7+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems
  • 4+ years of experience creating backend / server / algorithmic software utilizing Java and other languages that run on the JVM, but not including J2EE / JEE applications
  • 2+ years of and experience with functional programming (Scala, Python, Haskell, Kotlin, PHP)
  • 2+ years of experience creating large-scale services and applications in distributed environments such as Azure and Amazon AWS
  • Experience developing and maintaining distributed, elastic micro-service applications that self-heal in the event of failures
  • Proficiency on Linux, Git, REST, Akka, and CI tools (Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Ability to decompose complex problems, troubleshoot issues and communicate solutions to the team and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated self-motivation to work independently as well as part of a high performing, diverse team
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience maintaining and improving Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery workflows
  • Extraordinary sense of ownership and passion for writing world-class software
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Possess excellent teamwork and partnering skills for cross-group collaboration
  • Possess excellent leadership skills, ability to perform under the pressure and deliver technical solution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Azure
  • Experience with Kafka, Spark, Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos
  • Experience with a 24/7 production environment
  • Knowledge of analytics or Machine Learning workflows
  • 2+ years of and experience with functional programming. (Scala or Haskell)

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

We’re a community of passionate, life-long learners tackling challenging problems. We care about each other and about our community.
231 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"We always have our team members in mind. We treat each other like internal customers, going above and beyond when delivering on any request. These gestures of thanks show our genuine appreciation for one another."

Jessie

Finance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

"Our colleagues and customers are intelligent—we can learn from them by asking questions and digging a little deeper into the 'how and why' of our software and industry, as everyone brings something different to the table."

Danielle

Certification Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

"Being great at your job means attacking the tough problems in technology and our industry with enthusiasm, and getting satisfaction from making life better for our customers."

Dan

Product Development

What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intermural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), and many more!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Life and disability benefits. 18 days of paid time off and 11 paid holidays every year.

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