Principal Backend Engineer

Technology San Mateo, California Glendale, California Austin, Texas Chicago, Illinois Seattle, Washington New York City, New York Dallas, Texas Atlanta, Georgia


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.

Overview

SMBs look to LegalZoom to help them take when taking the next steps on their journey of running a business, such as getting the right business licenses, opening a business checking account, or creating a new company website – this is where our secure, trusted partner ecosystem intersects with the LZ customer experience, enabling LZ to deliver those customer needs via Strategic Partners.  

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 Java, Kotlin, Angular, and AWS platforms.

You will

  • Influence the organization, engineering leaders, product managers, and the business to develop a unified approach for our Partner Workflow and Orchestration system
  • Maximizing the growth and impact of other senior engineers at LegalZoom through mentorship, advice, and leading groups designed to align technical initiatives and decisions
  • Define overall technical architecture for major parts of the platform
  • 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, and architecting large, high-scale web application (e.g., well-designed APIs, high volume data pipelines, efficient algorithms)
  • Proven impact as Principal Engineer or equivalent on a complex technology area spanning several teams
  • Experience working in a JVM-based Service-Oriented Architecture and a modern frontend stack
  • Experience leading a technology transformation for business-critical systems

 

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.