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Engineering Manager, Feature

Austin, TX

DISCO is aimed at redefining the landscape of legal technology. Ultimately, we seek to enable lawyers to achieve more efficient, data-oriented, and fact-based legal outcomes. We started our journey as a company by focusing on the crucial 'discovery' phase of the legal process. Our initial offering, Ediscovery, focuses on enabling legal teams to achieve these outcomes with incredible efficiency.

The massive data proliferation over the last decades has revealed the limitations of many legal technology products, impacting the efficiency of legal practices. At DISCO, we strive to provide solutions to the legal domain that are magical. To do so requires the processing of large volumes of data at petabyte scale, while maximizing performance & minimizing operations cost, and serving this data to users intuitively with fluid, highly responsive consumer-grade experiences.

Our overarching mission is to create a unified technology platform for the practice of law.  We envision a suite of products focused on delivering distinctly better legal outcomes with a minimum of human toil and cost. Our technology addresses the challenges of scale in data and enables legal teams to focus on the critical tasks that necessitate human legal judgment.

With a trajectory that has already seen substantial disruption in this market, our approach is underscored by a lawyer-inspired interface and a cloud-enabled technology platform, aiming for exemplary performance and cost efficiency. Thoughtful product planning and design are ingrained in our “product first” business ethos and culture, aligning with the broader objective of enhancing the practice of law through technology.

Your Impact / What You’ll Do

As an Engineering Manager for Feature, you will:

  • Own mission critical Front-end and Back-end systems responsible for delivering magical, consumer-grade experiences
  • Guide your team to deliver value pragmatically and productively while building architecturally sound, well-crafted, secure, testable, interoperable, and easily modifiable systems
  • Build an effective team by hiring and developing top talent, instituting and evolving team practices, and fostering a culture of respect, cooperation, dependability, ownership, and gratitude
  • Foster operational excellence, improving the performance, availability, and scalability of your systems, and your staff’s ability to consistently improve them
  • Represent the team and charter to internal stakeholders, leadership, and the business
  • Evaluate team architectural designs for completeness and coherence with requirements
  • Work closely with partners in Product to align on business goals and deliverables
  • Work closely with partners in Design to evaluate their artifacts for completeness and coherence with requirements and existing UI patterns

What You’ll Own

Your team will own:

  • Highly responsive, low-latency, feature-rich experiences that are at the core of our products
    • For example:  search builders, visual filters, highly customizable results lists, dashboards, and data exports
  • Scalable, event-driven back-end systems that leverage serverless or containerized compute to balance cost, latency, and duration

Who You Are

  • 10+ years of experience including prior hands-on experience developing both front-end and back-end systems that operate in a cloud native environment
  • 3+ years of engineering management including experience hiring, managing, and growing engineers up to staff level
  • Experienced with owning a team charter and managing a technical roadmap.
  • Understand architectural patterns and techniques such as domain-driven design, service-oriented architecture, API-first design, diagramming conventions, etc.
  • Experience with federated GraphQL and designing encapsulated, scalable data schemas for it
  • History of owning and improving operational excellence for front-end and back-end systems where developers are responsible for site reliability
  • Track record of delivering well tested, reliable systems and fostering a culture of quality
  • Skilled with front-end technologies such as React and Micro-Frontends
  • Working knowledge of some back-end architectures & datastores such as SQL and NoSQL stores, multitenant systems, and microservice architectures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good sense of when there’s a need to dive into the details

Even Better If You Have…

  • Experience with high-scale data streaming architectures (e.g., kafka, kinesis)
  • Experience in organization design, charter definition, and engineering roadmap development and prioritization
  • Experience working with end-to-end UI regression testing and tools like Cypress or Playwright
  • Experience with different application bundlers such as Webpack, Rollup, Parcel, EMS, etc.

Some of Our Technology Stack

  • Cloud Provider: AWS
  • DSL-based Search: multiple large-scale Elasticsearch Clusters searched using our Disco Query Language (DQL), Vector Search

Persistence: Elasticsearch, Cassandra, SQL data stores, others

  • Event Bus: Kafka & Schema Registry
  • Deployment: Terraform, Docker (via ECS), Consul for App Config, Service Discovery, Shared Secrets
  • AI: LLMs, MinHash, FastText, Word2Vec, Convolutional Neural Nets, PyTorch, Recurrent Neural Networks, Latent Dirichlet Allocation for Topic Modeling, etc.
  • Languages: Typescript, Kotlin/Java, C#/.NET, Python, 
  • Transport Mechanisms: Protobuf, Avro, HTTP Rest/JSON, GraphQL
  • UI Libraries: React, Apollo, React Query, Redux, Redux Sagas, Jest, Cypress


Perks of DISCO 

  • Open, inclusive, and fun environment
  • Benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401(k) 
  • Competitive salary plus RSUs
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Opportunity to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing the legal industry
  • Growth opportunities throughout the company
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