Principal Software Engineer, Partnerships

Technology San Mateo, California Glendale, California Austin, Texas Chicago, Illinois Seattle, Washington


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. 


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.  

Engineers on the Partnerships team will build out our world-class platform to support seamless partner onboarding and integrations, ensuring customers and partners have a great experience. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to reduce friction in the user experience and unlock powerful new platform capabilities, all while building exceptional applications in multiple languages. 

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, .NET, Angular, and AWS platforms.

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

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 Partnerships 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.