Software Engineering Manager

Rocket Lawyer London a month ago

About Rocket Lawyer

We believe everyone deserves access to simple and affordable 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

Are you interested in building products used by millions of people? Do you enjoy leading and empowering talented engineers? Rocket Lawyer is seeking a Software Engineering Manager that is passionate about building mobile and desktop web applications to grow and lead engineering teams in Europe. This is a permanent, full-time position.

The Person

    • Leads 1-2 teams of software engineers
    • Manages the recruitment and on-boarding new starters
    • Leads the team to continuously ship products and enhancements to Rocket Lawyer
    • quality standards, and diligently measures the results
    • Facilitates well thought-out technical decisions
    • Promotes best practices to the wider engineering community
    • Leads troubleshooting and root cause analysis to identify and resolve production issues
    • Advocates for and advances modern software development practices (CI/CD, test automation etc.)
    • Is passionate about constantly improving the way the team is working
    • Supports the engineering team to help them perform at their highest level
    • Always looking to bring out the best in others
    • Pragmatic in balancing between short- and long-term deliveries
    • Practicing extreme ownership


    • 6+ years experience building web applications
    • 2+ years experience line management
    • Experience within an Agile Software delivery environment
    • Proficient in leading engineers to deliver good quality and clean code
    • Knowledge of software engineering best practices, including coding standards, source control management, build processes, and testing
    • Experience in recruiting and hiring Software Engineers
    • Passionate about coaching engineers
    • Passionate about software security, performance and scaling
    • Experience in building and working with CICD
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

Nice to have

    • Understanding and experience in building mobile first payments and/or e-commerce platforms
    • Experience with building microservices
    • Knowledge of Java, design patterns and good OOD principles
    • Knowledge of Javascript and latest web technologies (HTML5/CSS3/Sass)
    • Experience integrating with back-end services via REST APIs