About Rocket Lawyer
We believe everyone deserves affordable and simple access to legal services.
Rocket Lawyer is one of the largest and most widely used online legal service platforms in the world. Rocket Lawyer has helped over 20 million people create over 3 million legal documents, and answer over 30,000 legal questions.
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 the London engineering team to take on this challenge!
About the Position
We are looking for a passionate senior software engineer who wants to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a talented agile team, to be based in Shoreditch, London.  As part of a team consisting of a product manager, UX designer, and 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. This is a 6 month contract.

A Day in the Life

  • Attend team scrum, sprint planning and retrospective
  • Review, and provide feedback and suggestions on system architecture
  • Design and build world-class software components, including: services, APIs, tooling, documentation
  • Ensure the scalability and reliability of the platform
  • Write high throughput code using the right programming languages and tools
  • Work with internal teams to consume their software components/services, and incorporate their feedback for your components/services
  • Assist DevOps team with deployment issues
  • Communicate with the wider engineering community on development best practices.
  • Operate like you are in a small, fast‐paced startup
  • Experience

  • 4+ years experience in high-growth technology environments
  • BSc (2:1 or higher) or MSc degree in Computer Science, or equivalent
  • Strong command of Java, and OO design and principles
  • Experience designing and developing RESTful services/APIs
  • Experience with reactive/event-driven frameworks
  • Experience working with Tomcat, Docker, and MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with software globalisation, internationalisation and localisation
  • Knowledgeable in web application security
  • Practised test-driven development
  • Experience working in an agile/iterative environment
  • Must be proactive, thorough, organised, and a team player
  • Have demonstrated success working with small or cross-functional teams
  • Nice to Have

  • Understanding of e-commerce
  • Understanding of microservices architecture
  • Exposure to Vert.x, Elasticsearch, Redis, HBase and Scala
  • Familiarity with Flyway, Git, Jenkins and Chef
  • Exposure to mobile application development – native or hybrid
  • Comfortable with Linux command line
  • Knowledgeable in front-end web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Javascript