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Software Architect, Backend (India)

DISCO

DISCO

Software Engineering, IT
Gurugram, Haryana, India
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023

DISCO provides a cloud-native, artificial intelligence-powered legal solution that simplifies ediscovery, legal document review and case management for enterprises, law firms, legal services providers and governments. Our scalable, integrated solution enables legal departments to easily collect, process and review enterprise data that is relevant or potentially relevant to legal matters.

Your Impact

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will build high-quality software delivering feature sets that delight customers while driving the architecture of one or more Subsystems towards our aspirational goal of everything ‘well-crafted’. A great candidate can deliver real customer value while pursuing ‘high marks’ on these Architecture Quality Attributes:

Availability, Scalability, Interoperability, Modifiability, Performance, Security, Testability.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Be part of an autonomous, cross-functional team designing, building and operating strategic, user-focused feature sets.
  • Creating services that enable users to build complex search queries that remain responsive while spanning terabytes of data.
  • Building containerized web application services in Python that empower users to work on large data sets in a responsive manner.

Who You Are...

  • Possess 4+ years of back-end development experience for large scale web applications.
  • Be able to design and communicate external and internal architectural perspectives of well-encapsulated systems (e.g. Service Oriented Architecture, Docker-based Services, micro-services).
  • Prior experience with building and operating distributed web application systems while embracing the discipline of Site Reliability Engineering.
  • Strong skills in API and Data Model Design and Implementation including how to scale out, make highly available, and map to storage systems.
  • Ability to design and implement a layered application architecture that can be easily changed to accommodate evolving business requirements.

Even Better If...

  • You have an understanding of how to design and develop from a Security Perspective.
  • You have experience designing and operating software in a Cloud Provider such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • You have experience with some amount of cloud-based data storage technologies such as; Relational Databases, NoSql Stores, data caches, etc.
  • You have used Feature or Release Toggles as a code branching strategy.
  • You have experience selecting and extending 3rd party components (commercial or open-source) that provide operational leverage.
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) with an emphasis on a well-maintained testing pyramid.

DISCO's Technology Stack

Cloud Provider - AWS: EC2, Lambda, Aurora MySQL, Redshift, DynamoDB, ECS, SQS, SNS, Kinesis, S3, CloudFront, CloudFormation, SageMaker, KMS, CodePipeline, etc.

DSL-based Search: multiple large scale Elasticsearch Clusters searched using our Disco Query Language (DQL).

Event Bus: Kafka and Schema Registry

3rd Party Vendors: Redis, Auth0 for Cloud Identity Federation (SSO, SAML, etc).

AI: MinHash, Word2Vec, Convolution Neural Nets, Algorithmia (Lambda with GPUs) for training, PyTorch, Recurrent Neural Networks, Latent Dirichlet Allocation for Topic Modeling, etc.

CI/CD: Terraform, Docker (via ECS), Jenkins, CodeDeploy, GitHub, Artifactory, Consul for App Config, Service Discovery, Shared Secrets.

Visibility: ELK Stack for logging, Data Dog, New Relic, Sentry.io

Programming Languages: Python / Flask, JavaScript, C#/.NET, Java.

Transport Mechanisms: Protobuf, Avro, HTTP Rest/JSON

Why Join DISCO’s Product Delivery Team

We intend to build a multi-billion dollar business and think you should come along for the ride because:

  • We were the first movers to a cloud-based platform that has caused mass disruption within our market.
  • Our CEO is a true market visionary. He graduated with a computer science degree at the age of 15 and followed with a JD from Harvard Law School at the age of 19. His unparalleled insights into the fundamental issues in legal and the potential of technology and artificial intelligence to change our market at its core provide the guiding light for DISCO’s long-term strategy.
  • We measure product delivery velocity by dollars of revenue per line of code, vs simply lines of code. This drives a very thoughtful and deliberate product design and development process that ensures we’re going to make money when we ship products. We hire many more product managers and designers per engineer than most companies to ensure that our engineers have a disambiguated product intent when they are building.
  • As a rule, we don’t commit to external product delivery dates as we believe that unnecessarily constrains our creativity from both a product and technology point of view.
  • At DISCO respect isn’t earned at DISCO it is assumed. Good humans inherently treat everyone respectfully. This is a very important concept at DISCO.
  • Given the high caliber of talent, the cutting-edge cloud-based technology stack, and thoughtful and novel product and design approach, you’ll find yourself learning at a rate you’ve not likely experienced in your career. Given that we only hire professionals that are passionate about their craft, you’ll truly enjoy building a great software product and get in the best “career shape” of your life.
  • Over the next 4 years, we’ll be growing our product delivery organization. There will be incredible growth opportunities along the way.
  • We use the “2 Pizza Team” organization design where small autonomous teams own a piece of a product or platform and ship software at rates comparable to a very lean and scrappy startup. We achieve consistency across these teams in the areas of design, product-wide use cases and technical concerns through a strategically focused set of overlay functions.
  • Finally, while we’re an incredibly fast-growing organization, as a rule, we do not work crazy long hours. We believe in continuous product delivery, continuous product planning and design, continuous regular sleep schedules, continuous regular vacation, and continuous fun if you’re passionate about your craft.

If you want to win while getting better than you’ve ever been, come to DISCO.


Perks of DISCO

  • Open, inclusive, and fun environment
  • Benefits, including medical
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible PTO
  • Opportunity to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing the legal industry
  • Growth opportunities throughout the company

About DISCO

DISCO provides a cloud-native, artificial intelligence-powered legal solution that simplifies ediscovery, legal document review and case management for enterprises, law firms, legal services providers and governments. Our scalable, integrated solution enables legal departments to easily collect, process and review enterprise data that is relevant or potentially relevant to legal matters.

Are you ready to help us fulfill our mission to use technology to strengthen the rule of law? Join us!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Please note that DISCO has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy which requires all employees in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated, subject to applicable legal exemptions.