Principal Engineer, Identity

Technology United States


Description

About LegalZoom 

We're here to make legal help accessible to all. LegalZoom transformed the legal industry with the launch of our online services and groundbreaking technology in 2001. Since then, millions of customers have counted on us to officially start and run businesses, protect brands and intellectual property, and look after loved ones through wills and trusts. 

As the industry leader for over 20 years, innovation remains at the center of all we do. We're creative thinkers and problem solvers with a passion for building legal and tax products that make a positive impact on the world, and we're always looking for exceptional people to push us further. 

With us, you'll do work that's as rewarding as it is challenging with a team where every voice matters and diversity, equality, and inclusion are truly embraced. Together, we'll continue to democratize the law and make a real difference in the lives of millions. 

Remote-first

Since March 2020, our Zoomers have worked remotely and reported an overall better work-life balance with more time for family and personal wellness.

At the end of 2021, LegalZoom made the official commitment to being a remote-first company. Remote-first means that there is no expectation that Zoomers come into an office for a fixed number of days outside of those employees identified as essential onsite workers. While we remain a remote-first culture, our local offices have evolved as collaboration spaces for Zoomers to meet and engage in person.

Overview

SMBs look to LegalZoom to help them take when taking the next steps on their journey of running a business. As SMBs grow, they need to interact and collaborate with trusted advisors and business partners - ideally, through LegalZoom’s product offerings. The Identity team at LegalZoom is looking for a Principal Engineer to spearhead an overhaul of our Identity model - enabling us to not only support SMBs on Day 0, but also to grow with them as they become more complex.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in software design, developing and managing the delivery of highly scalable, micro-services driven cloud-based systems, leveraging a combination of backend technologies and cloud platforms like AWS, GCP or Azure.

You will

  • Define overall technical architecture for Identity, Authentication and Authorization at LegalZoom.
  • Maximizing the growth and impact of other engineers at LegalZoom through mentorship, advice, and leading groups designed to align technical initiatives and decisions
  • Architect large scale reliable systems to support continuous growth of the business
  • Develop innovative strategies, processes and best practices to reduce technical debt, increase observability and reliability, to enable both business continuity and technology transformation for the Partner Experience
  • Understand how key technical decisions will drive business outcomes

You have

  • 10+ years relevant industry experience in a fast paced, high growth tech environment
  • Experience building, leading, operating and architecting large, high-scale web application (e.g., well-designed APIs, high volume data pipelines, efficient algorithms, deep observability)
  • Experience running applications on Kubernetes / Nomad / Borg or similar toolchains.
  • Experience implementing AuthN and AuthZ controls in a services environment.
  • Proven impact as Principal Engineer or equivalent on a complex technology area spanning several teams
  • Experience leading a technology transformation for business-critical systems


LegalZoom is a remote-first company and the national range for this role is 
($126,000 - $270,000). Actual compensation offered will depend on several factors including but not limited to: geographic location, work experience, education, skill level, and/or other business and organizational needs. In addition, an annual bonus, incentive bonus and/or restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package. You will also receive a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits as seen below.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k, With Matching Contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Plus other wellness benefits to include:
    • Fertility
    • Mental Health
    • One Medical
    • Wellness reimbursement of up to $250

For onsite roles or roles that require periodic onsite visits, LegalZoom requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. LegalZoom will require proof of vaccination before a successful applicant’s first day of work, and will consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase (1) as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not LegalZoom undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others, or (2) for other reasons under applicable law.

Join us in making a difference as we build our future and help ensure access to professional legal advice to all! LegalZoom is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  LegalZoom prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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