Principal Engineer, Fulfillment

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Principal Software Engineer - Fulfillment

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. 


LegalZoom has helped millions of customers become business owners by enabling them to #makeitofficial with business formation solutions such as an LLC or Corporation. Our customers rely on LegalZoom when taking the next steps on their journey of running a business.

LegalZoom is looking for talented, passionate, and driven Principal Engineer to join the Fulfillment team and help support our mission of 'Democratizing Law'. The Fulfillment team has a direct impact on revenue. You will be ensuring that each customer receives their personalized request by building event-driven, low-latency solutions to challenging technical problems.
You will: 

  • Design, build, and maintain large-scale services, job pipelines and systems. 
  • Develop and define the platform for the next generation of Fulfillment solutions
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack 
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams with design, product and data science partners   

You have: 

  • Have 6+ years of experience as a software engineer shipping applications to Production in Java, C++, Kotlin, or other high-level object-oriented language.
  • Masters degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience 
  • Strong coding skills in Java/Kotlin or similar high-level object-oriented language building performant production quality code. 
  • Experience designing and implementing complex applications end-to-end.
  • Experience rapidly prototyping proof of concept code.
  • Experience writing SQL for relational databases such as Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, and MS SQL.
  • Familiarity with document, column, and cache solutions such as Couchbase, MongoDB, Redis, Solr, or ElasticSearch.
  • Experience writing distributed event-based programming patterns with systems such as Kafka, RabitMQ, Apache Storm.
  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Fluency with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Excellent understanding of distributed computation systems.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical ideas clearly and succinctly to fellow engineers both verbally and in writing.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in computer science concepts and system design, a track record of shipping highly scalable applications, and experience shipping containerized workloads on public cloud infrastructure. Previous experience with Kotlin in a Production environment a plus. 

Please note: We have multiple openings for a variety of levels of experience across our engineering team. 

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.