Chief of Staff

| 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.
The Chief of Staff to the CTO is responsible for assisting the CTO in driving our long-term strategy within Engineering. The Chief of Staff works alongside the CTO, the Strategy team and Engineering managers to own our execution framework, departmental OMS, and work on critical strategic and operational challenges. A key component will be adding rigor, analytics, and structure to all projects. This role will require you to react and improvise as necessary, working autonomously to complete both well-defined and largely undefined projects.
 
Your success will be dependent on your strong problem-solving skills, ability to anticipate needs and deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines. This position requires outstanding communication and follow up, analytical ability, interpersonal and organizational skills, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit, self-motivation, sound judgment, discretion, respect for confidentiality, ability to remain calm in a fast-paced environment, and a commitment to providing professional, client-focused service.

Role Responsibilities

  • Assist the CTO and ensure readiness for meetings, project participation and deadlines
  • Coordinate and lead meetings from time to time, on behalf of the CTO
  • Help team members interpret, understand, and carry out the CTO’s requests and intent
  • Support the CTO’s delegation to team members across the Engineering department
  • Keep the CTO and department leaders up to date on important information going on across the department and company.
  • Serve as thought partner to the CTO, challenging ideas before they are committed to action and offering perspectives the CTO might not see
  • Lead business-critical operational and strategic projects partnering with department heads and other leaders in the Engineering departments from planning through execution/implementation
  • Conduct research and coordinate with other teams and external vendors to gather key inputs to strategic planning process: facts, assumptions, customer feedback and industry practices and standards
  • Working closely with the Executive Team, develop strategic framework and long-term operational strategy
  • Participate in annual strategic planning process and coordinate execution framework to ensure that Engineering leaders all understand and follow the Relativity Operating System
  • Maintain understanding of overall operational objectives and strategy
  • Design, organize, and conduct comprehensive management of projects with ambiguous and changing requirements – drive all projects to completion
  • Work closely with the CTO and the executive team on smaller but critical "ad-hoc" projects
  • Coordinate and co-run executive meetings including weekly operational, monthly strategic, and off-site planning meetings.
  • Work directly with leadership to provide meeting and communication support for internal teams, and all Relativity (e.g. emails, presentations, decks, communication plans)
  • Collaborate across functions to coordinate or support additional operational needs
  • Additional duties as needed

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to independently multi-task, efficiently prioritize tasks, and drive projects to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly when facing problems and ability to translate knowledge to new situations
  • Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and across a variety of cultures
  • Strong work ethic and integrity to handle confidential/sensitive information
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions independently
  • Ability to effectively cope with change and maintain focus
  • Highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Portray a professional image
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Technology industry preferred

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-4 years in a management consulting or similar role

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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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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