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Director of Engineering

Everlaw

Everlaw

Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

In this role you will guide the scalable, reliable and secure building of the Everlaw platform. You will work closely with our Product, Design, DevOps, Security Engineering and our application engineering leads to synthesize requirements and prioritize efforts. You will lead roadmapping, resourcing and execution for critical Everlaw platform areas. You will work closely with our Engineering Operations team to improve processes to help with goal setting, empowerment and execution across Everlaw Engineering efforts.

Engineering is the backbone of the Everlaw Platform. We build features and functionality into the product and ensure its smooth functioning. We also provide data and insights to the rest of Everlaw. At our core, we like to build and enjoy the creative process of building software that is smart, that works well, that scales well, and that is reliable and secure. We do this by supporting and empowering our team members to do their best work, by tackling challenging and complex engineering problems and by nurturing and supporting each team member through mentoring, coaching, and comprehensive feedback.

Everlaw’s mission is to promote justice by illuminating truth. Our company culture is open and vibrant and we’re committed to the professional growth of our team members, offering an annual learning and development stipend and regular check-ins with managers regarding career goals. If you’re looking for a place that values passion, integrity, thinking big, and a desire to learn, we’d love to hear from you! Think you’re missing some of the skills and are hesitant to apply? We do not believe in the ‘perfect’ candidate and encourage you to apply if you feel you can bring value to our team.

This is a full-time position based in our Oakland, California office with a hybrid work schedule: in office M/W/Th with the option to work from home Tu/Fr.

Getting started

  • We want you to feel like part of the team early on! Our onboarding process will integrate you into the company with informative sessions on our product, policies, processes, and team structure and goals. [And you’ll spend meaningful time getting to know your direct reports and discover what excites and challenges them.]
  • We’re excited for you to learn, grow, and contribute right away! We trust that you’ll bring experience and knowledge that will uplift and uplevel the team, but we don’t expect you to know everything on Day 1.

In your role, you'll...

  • Critically observe and understand Everlaw’s platform, tooling and processes.
  • Understand current and upcoming challenges and requirements from the viewpoint of multiple stakeholders.
  • Understand company goals and Product roadmaps.
  • Strategize, prioritize, resource and execute against features.
  • Actively coach your reports to deliver on projects and ensure they get the right types of feedback and coaching they need to succeed in their careers.
  • Work with Engineering Operations, cross-functional teams, team members and managers to improve various processes that affect infrastructure growth, support, alignment, collaboration and accountability.

About you

  • You have a sound understanding of a wide range of computer science topics and concerns relating to system and software design.
  • You have experience as an engineer building our applications and/or distributed systems.
  • You have experience managing product engineering and/or full-stack teams.
  • You have experience managing senior engineers and managers.
  • You have expertise and experience with full stack web technologies.
  • You have experience working with stakeholder teams (internal and/or external) communicating and collaborating on topics related to product and application infrastructure.
  • You have at least 5 years as a Software engineer.
  • You have at least 4 years experience managing people (of which at least 3 years is as a manager managing engineers and at least 1 year managing other managers).
  • BS/MS or PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent).
  • You are authorized to work in the United States. Please note that currently, Everlaw is not sponsoring employment visas.

Benefits

  • The expected salary range for this role is between $245,000 - $310,000. The final offered salary will be dependent upon many factors including the candidate’s experience and skills. The base pay range is subject to change in the future.
  • Substantial equity
  • 401k with company matching
  • Health, dental, and vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Paid parental leave and sick leave
  • Seventeen paid vacation days plus ten bankable federal holidays
  • Four “Everlawlidays” that are designated days off for the whole company
  • Annual allocation for Learning & Development opportunities and applicable professional membership dues
  • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance

Perks

  • Work in Uptown Oakland, just steps from the BART line and dozens of restaurants and walking distance to Lake Merritt
  • Flexible work-from-home days on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Monthly home internet reimbursement
  • Enjoy a wide variety of snacks and beverages in the office
  • Bond over company-wide out-of-the-box events and fun activities with your team
  • Time off for company-sponsored volunteer events and 4 paid hours per quarter to volunteer at a charitable organization of your choice
  • Take advantage of learning and career development opportunities
  • Ranked #9 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2023 for US small and medium companies
  • One of Wealthfront’s 2021 Career Launching Companies, and ranked #2 on the “2022 Bay Area Best Places to Work” list by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • One of Fast Company’s World's Most Innovative Companies for 2022 and proud contributor of free ediscovery resources to benefit the greater good through “Everlaw for Good”
  • #LI-EJ1
  • #LI-Hybrid
Pursue Truth While Finding Yours
At Everlaw, we are deeply invested in pursuing the truth, for our clients and for our employees. We know that when you’re empowered to pursue your passions, it is reflected in the work. That’s why we’re committed to the professional growth of all our team members, offering an annual learning and development stipend and regular career check-ins with managers. If you’re looking for a place that values passion, integrity, and a desire to learn, we’d love to hear from you!
We help law firms, government agencies, and corporations sift through millions of documents of evidence in big lawsuits and investigations to find the proverbial smoking gun (or needle in the haystack -- pick your metaphor). It's a multi-billion dollar space typically dominated by service-oriented vendors, and we're coming at it with cutting-edge technology and elegant design. It's working, and we've been growing very rapidly: we host hundreds of terabytes of data and work with all 50 state Attorneys General and hundreds of law firms on some of the most high-profile cases litigated today.
Everlaw is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition, or any other basis protected by law. We respect the gender, gender identity and gender expression of our applicants and employees, and we honor requests for pronouns. It is our policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, including the California Equal Pay Act. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Everlaw requires all of its employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption applies. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, unless you have received a medical or religious exemption.
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