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The Role Joining Legl as a Software Engineer, you’ll be immersed into our technical process, collaborating with our agile squads, to design and build elegant solutions to complex user problems. As part of our journey to transform the Legal industry, our Engineering team is key to delivering our best-in-class user experience. We are looking for someone who’ll focus predominantly on the back-end and whilst there’s no expectation that you’ll be as comfortable across the whole stack, we highly value continuous learning and continuous improvement, which are integral to our agile ways of working. Our Stack and Environment We work in collaborative, cross-functional, agile development teams that are empowered to achieve their goals, with a focus on working smart to deliver value early and quickly. We have an agile system that aims to provide structure where we need it and get out of the way the rest of the time. We’re always looking for ways to improve our processes. The same is true for our development tools and practices, where we aim to automate what we can, collaborate where we can and are constantly on the lookout for new ideas that will enable us to work better. We primarily use Python (Django) on the back end and Javascript using Vue.js on the front end. We host and deploy using Heroku, with CircleCI for continuous integration. Testing is embedded into the core of an Engineer’s role at Legl. Key Responsibilities: As a Software Engineer at Legl, we group successful contribution into: A focus on our business outcomes by building an understanding of the problems we need to solve and embracing the tools we have in place, to help us deliver those outcomes quickly Achieving a level of technical proficiency with our platform, our technology stack and modern development practices A focus on your own personal development, utilising the support within the Engineering, Product & Design group to help you Helping our existing platform to mature in ways that builds-in the necessary scale and simplicity it will need, to help us make the most of the opportunities presented to us How would we describe success? Success in this role after 6 months looks like: Plays an active role in the planning, delivery, operations and support of the Legl platform Have begun to embrace and be more comfortable with some of our practices, such as TDD and Team Programming Has bedded in as a core member of their squad and are developing a strong functional understanding of Legl’s product Has a good grasp of the gaps in your knowledge across our technical stack, and are working with other Software Engineers to help develop your skills and experiences Contribute towards the technical direction of your squad, suggesting improvements across development standards or team processes About You: Good knowledge of Python programming language with experience using Django a bonus Comfortable in Test Driven Development approaches would be beneficial but not essential Passionate about technology, and excited to learn through experience and collaboration Product-minded, always aim to understand the core of the problem and focus on the objective you’re aiming to achieve Write clean, performant, tested and maintainable code Care about impact, love a challenge, and take ownership of your work Benefits Competitive salary and share options: we all share in Legl’s success Legl has a dynamic, remote-first culture, with a focus on making work work for you. We give generous budgets for home set-ups, co-working space use if you need or want it and access to office spaces for collaboration in person, no matter where you live Twice-annual offsites to get to socialise with your colleagues in person Opportunity to join a well-funded, post-Series B startup in our mission to make legal services better for everyone High impact work that really matters - success in this role will drive our growth and have a big impact on the business and our clients A focus on wellbeing with access to support sessions with a psychotherapist and a personal wellbeing budget of £250 per year A learning and development budget of £1000 per year Diversity We believe that having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.