Senior Software Engineer Back End - Platform- 173 at Rocket Lawyer | Powderkeg

Location: Colorado

Employment Type: Full time

Team: Opportunities

About Rocket Lawyer

We believe everyone deserves access to affordable and simple legal services.

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer is the largest and most widely used online legal service platform in the world. With offices in North America and Europe, Rocket Lawyer has helped over 25 million people create over 50 million legal documents , and get their legal questions answered.

We are in a unique position to enhance and expand the Rocket Lawyer platform to a scale never seen before in the company’s history, to capture audiences worldwide. We are expanding our team to take on this challenge!

About the Role

We're searching for an experienced, passionate software engineer who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a talented agile team. As part of a cross-functional team consisting of a product manager, designer, and 4-6 software engineers and QA analysts, the senior software engineer is an active partner in the design, coding, unit testing, and release of new features and enhancements for our growing customer base.

A Day in the Life

  • Participate in defining our evolving global platform architecture
  • Design and build world-class software components, including: services, APIs, tooling, documentation
  • Give feedback to and proactively seek it from your peers and stakeholders
  • Work with DevOps team to ensure smooth deployment
  • Demonstrate your work to internal and external audiences
  • Be active within the wider engineering community


  • BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in high-growth technology environments
  • Strong command of Java and OO design and principles
  • Strong understanding and experience with Scala and functional programming
  • Strong understanding of microservices architecture
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration tools (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience designing and developing RESTful services/APIs
  • Experience working with RabbitMQ, Tomcat, and MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Practiced test-driven development utilizing unit testing frameworks and automated testing tools
  • Experience working in an agile/iterative environment
  • Experience with git
  • Must be proactive, self-sufficient, thorough and organized
  • Demonstrated success working with small, collaborative cross-functional teams

Nice to have:

  • Experience with software globalization, internationalization and localization
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Redis and HBase
  • Familiarity with Jenkins and Chef
  • Knowledgeable in front-end web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Javascript
Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Software Engineer Back End - Platform- 173
  • Company
    Rocket Lawyer
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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