Lead Software Engineer

| Chicago

 Overview

At Relativity, we make great software that helps users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our product is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world – in the cloud, on-premises, or both – to manage large volumes of data.

 

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 Lead Engineer practices software engineering and leads a team of software developers to apply software engineering best practices and principles to deliver high quality, maintainable, reusable, reliable, performant, and scalable software on schedule.  The Lead Engineer serves as a technical liaison between his or her team and other internal and external development teams to identify and resolve dependencies, to identify, improve, and apply software engineering best practices and processes, and to identify and mitigate risks to the on-time delivery of software.  The Lead Engineer may serve as a technical liaison between his or her team and external organizations such as a solutions providers and standards bodies.

Responsibilities

The Lead Engineer performs the following job duties: 

  • Work with management to set and communicate team goals and vision aligned to business requirements; ensure the team stays focused and delivers against the goals, adapting to changing business requirements
  • Specify non-functional software requirements and analyze all requirements to determine design feasibility within time and cost constraints
  • Estimate software development timelines and be accountable to the timelines by actively managing risks and changing requirements
  • Provide input into system software architecture development by working with Staff, Advisory and Principle Engineers as required
  • Design and lead the design of software using abstraction, low coupling and high cohesion, modularization, encapsulation and information hiding, interfaces, and separation of concerns
  • Implement and lead the implementation of software using the practical application of algorithms, defensive programming and exception handling, fault tolerance, design patterns, and best practices of Object-Oriented Design (OOD) and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) such as SOLID (Single Responsibility, Open-Closed, Liskov Substitution, Interface Segregation, and Dependency Inversion)
  • Test and lead the test of software with traceability back to requirements emphasizing the practice of Test Driven Design and the use of autonomous frameworks and Continuous Integration
  • Follow and improve agile software development processes and practices (SCRUM) to improve engineering efficiency to maximize resources and reduce expense
  • Ensure the adoption and application of software development tools (IDEs, test frameworks, static analyzers, etc.) to improve engineering efficiency to maximize resources and reduce expense
  • Identify and reduce technical debt

Qualifications

  • Ability to decompose larger problems into software development work as self-contained, minimally inter-dependent tasks for team members to implement
  • Ability to segregate software using abstraction and interfaces
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and manage multiple concurrent tasks by identifying differing priorities relative to changing business need
  • Ability to consistently identify and deliver technical improvement feedback to team members in a supportive and constructive manner to achieve demonstrable results over time
  • Excellent problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork to facilitate collaborative problem solving amongst team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication to clearly, succinctly, and completely communicate intent (both technical and non-technical) in interactions with team members and management
  • Excellent time management to ensure time (both his or hers and that of his or her team) is optimally allocated to meet prioritized business need
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines
  • 8+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record of building and leading successful engineering teams
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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

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Dental
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
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