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LiveOak Venture Partners

Principal Engineer, Infrastructure & Control Plane - ATX



Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

DISCO is a legal tech software company. Our objective is to own the legal tech market and become the leader in legal as Salesforce has done in the sales technology space. Given the massive growth of data over the last 20 years, poorly built legal technology products have severely decreased lawyers ability to practice the law.

Our fundamental mission is to provide a unified technology platform for the practice of law. Great technology can solve problems of scale in data, in laws, and in business operations that have distracted lawyers from doing what they went to law school to do. DISCO is fixing the law by automating the parts of the practice that can be automated so that great lawyers can focus on tasks that really do require human legal judgment.

To date, we have substantially disrupted the legal tech market with a lawyer inspired consumer-grade interface and a cloud-enabled technology platform that offers unprecedented performance and cost savings. Thoughtful product planning and product design are core tenants in our “product first” business strategy and culture.

Your Impact

At CS DISCO, our cloud infrastructure and system control plane are the backbone that enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our clients. As a Principal Engineer on our team, you will be a key technical leader, guiding the evolution and management of our AWS-based cloud infrastructure, focusing on our internal platform and control plane. Your expertise will drive enhancements to our system's reliability, scalability, security, and the overall success of our cloud-based solution development. Your technical leadership will help shape our future cloud strategy through your work with our internal customers, our fellow Engineers.

What You'll Do

  • Define strategy for highly scalable and crazy performant infrastructure and system control plane, including environment configuration, tagging schemes, tenancy models, and permissioning.
  • Identify capabilities and abstractions needed to satisfy required performance and scalability targets through automated, zero-downtime build, deploy, and control plane systems.
  • Build and maintain roadmap and architecture for realizing those abstractions and capabilities.
  • Lead software and systems development for that roadmap.
    Provide guidance and sound reasoning for technology selection particularly in “build vs buy”.
  • Contribute leadership, understanding and lessons learned to the greater DISCO systems.
  • Recruit, hire and mentor other engineers to accomplish the above.

Who You Are

  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to design and document systems architectures including Domain-Driven Design, Jobs to Be Done, architectural patterns, and diagramming techniques
  • Mastery of infrastructure automation such as Terraform, Cloudformation, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Proficiency with container-based deployment such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
  • Fluency in one or more cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, or Azure (AWS preferred)
  • Experience operating systems at scale including observability and site reliability
  • Experience using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) with an emphasis on a well-maintained testing pyramid.
  • Experience measuring reliability and performance of datastores at scale, such as: ElasticSearch, NoSQL Stores, Kafka, Columnar Databases, DataFlow or Pipeline Systems, Graph DataStores.
  • Experience with multiple software stacks, have opinions and preferences, and not be married to a specific stack.

Even Better If You Have…

  • Advanced degree in computer science, software engineering, or similar
  • Experience leading the lifecycle of a multi-system design from ideation through production deployment
  • Experience designing, modifying, and operating multi-tenant systems.
  • An obsession with requirements, functional and non-functional.
  • An understanding of how to identify, select, and extend 3rd Party Components (Commercial or Open Source) that provide operational leverage but do not constrain our product and engineering creativity.

DISCO's Technology Stack

  • Cloud Provider - AWS: EC2, Lambda, Aurora, Redshift, DynamoDB, ECS, EKS, SQS, SNS, Kinesis, S3, CloudFront, CloudFormation, KMS, CodePipeline, etc.
  • CI/CD: Terraform, Docker, Jenkins, CodeDeploy, GitHub, Artifactory, HashiCorp Consul
  • Observability: ELK Stack, OpenTelemetry, DataDog, New Relic, Sentry.io
  • Programming Languages: Python, Bash, Kotlin

Perks of DISCO

  • Open, inclusive, and fun environment
  • Benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401(k)
  • Competitive salary plus RSUs
  • Flexible PTO
  • Opportunity to be a part of a company that is revolutionizing the legal industry
  • Growth opportunities throughout the company


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.