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VP of Engineering

Lawmatics

Lawmatics

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and strategic Vice President of Engineering to:

  • Transform and lead our engineering team, developing a cohesive and empowered group that delivers with high quality and performance.
  • Drive the continuous optimization of our team structure, workflow tools, and processes.
  • Align engineering initiatives closely with company strategies, particularly around customer satisfaction and technological advancement.
  • Support and enhance developer and product infrastructure, maintaining ease of understanding and safety as it scales, and a world-class developer experience.

What You’ll Do

  • Team Performance Optimization: Implement strategies to cut cycle times and reduce dependency, ensuring each team possesses the clarity and focus needed for rapid and efficient delivery.
  • Leadership Development: Establish and execute a leadership development program within the engineering team, identifying and nurturing potential leaders to fill key positions.
  • Process and Team Improvement: Maintain and enhance team structures and compositions to optimize collaboration and autonomy, driving significant reductions in cross-team dependencies.
  • Technical and Strategic Oversight: Manage the strategic upgrade and oversight of technical infrastructure to support scalability and performance, focusing on modern software practices and robust architecture solutions.
  • Stakeholder Integration: Enhance collaboration across teams and departments including customer success, sales, marketing, empower our teams with great empathy for our customers, and ensure cohesive project goals and unified priorities across the company.

What You'll Bring

  • Proven leadership experience in managing and scaling engineering teams within a technology-driven environment.
    • Experience leading a team of 20+ engineers, responsible for QA, DevOps, and infrastructure / reliability for a SaaS platform.
  • Strong technical foundation in software development, with a deep understanding of modern client-side and server-side technologies.
    • Strong background in modern software development practices and architectures, with a particular emphasis on React, GraphQL, Rails, and AWS solutions.
    • Experience with job systems and tools like Sideqik and Redis highly preferred
    • Experience with data and search systems like ElasticSearch highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize customer needs and feedback in the engineering process, ensuring that every product development decision enhances customer satisfaction and delivers substantial value, driving user engagement and loyalty.
  • Strategic thinking with a track record of aligning engineering deliverables with company-wide strategic goals (customer needs matter most).
    • Systems thinker who can see how the various teams and individuals depend on each other and find ways to simplify processes and build in resilience.
    • Experienced in annual and quarterly planning, budgeting, ROI modeling, board / investor presentations, etc.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and proficiency in managing risks and rapid changes within a tech landscape.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable of fostering strong internal and external relationships.
  • Experience in Agile and DevOps methodologies, ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions in small, iterative steps, with thorough automated tests, a shift-left mentality, and high degree of personal accountability.

The Team

As VP of Engineering, you will lead a dynamic and growing engineering team within a fast-paced, high-performance culture. Our engineering team consists of dedicated professionals in software development, quality assurance, DevOps, and reliability, working collaboratively in a pretty flat organizational structure. The role requires a hands-on approach to leadership, fostering a culture of innovation, empowerment, and continuous improvement, and ensuring our engineering efforts support the best user- and customer experience.

The Opportunity

At Lawmatics, our mission is to enable lawyers to focus on being the best lawyer they can be — to focus on the practice of law and leave the tedium of business operations to technology. That’s why we provide an intuitive, end-to-end client intake, CRM, and marketing automation platform for law firms, their employees, and their clients. Through our platform, clients of law practices experience a smooth, complication-free legal journey, with prompt and clear communication, relieving the burdens of complex legal challenges. With Lawmatics, law firms streamline their operations, impress clients, and win more business.

About Lawmatics

Lawmatics is the #1 CRM and automation platform for law firms, offering legal client intake, CRM, marketing automation, billing, and much more, all in one easy-to-use software. With Lawmatics, law firms streamline their operations, impress clients, and win more business.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to celebrate diversity and champion an inclusive workplace. No matter who you are, where you're from, who you love, how you think, or what you believe, all are encouraged to apply.

San Diego pay range
$225,000$275,000 USD

About Lawmatics

Lawmatics is the #1 CRM for law firms, offering marketing automation, legal client intake, performance analytics, and much more – all in one easy-to-use software. With Lawmatics, law firms streamline their operations, impress clients, and win more business.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to celebrate diversity and champion an inclusive workplace. No matter who you are, where you're from, who you love, how you think, or what you believe, all are encouraged to apply.