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Senior Software Engineer, Backend - ATX



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

CS DISCO is aimed at redefining the landscape of legal technology. Ultimately, we seek to enable lawyers to achieve more efficient, data-oriented, and fact-based legal outcomes. We started our journey as a company by focusing on the crucial 'discovery' phase of the legal process. Our initial offering, Ediscovery, focuses on enabling legal teams to achieve these outcomes with incredible efficiency.

The massive data proliferation over the last decades has revealed the limitations of many legal technology products, impacting the efficiency of legal practices. At CS DISCO, we strive to provide solutions to the legal domain that are magical. To do so requires the processing of large volumes of data at petabyte scale, with high availability, while maximizing performance, minimizing operations cost, and also ensuring data security, privacy, and sovereignty.

Our overarching mission is to create a unified technology platform for the practice of law. We envision a suite of products focused on delivering distinctly better legal outcomes with a minimum of human toil and cost. Our technology addresses the challenges of scale in data and enables legal teams to focus on the critical tasks that necessitate human legal judgment.

With a trajectory that has already seen substantial disruption in this market, our approach is underscored by a lawyer-inspired interface and a cloud-enabled technology platform, aiming for exemplary performance and cost efficiency. Thoughtful product planning and design are ingrained in our “product first” business ethos and culture, aligning with the broader objective of enhancing the practice of law through technology.

Your Impact

You will be a key contributor for our Ediscovery product and responsible for both hands-on technical work to improve existing systems as well as guiding long-term evolutions in this space. You’ll be successful by ensuring that the product and its backend systems meet current and future functional and scaling demands. Through your contributions towards both implementation and system design, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining and evolving our software systems to meet the growing demands of our business, ensuring high availability and high performance.

What You'll Do

  • Deliver Software: Engage actively in coding, code reviews, and technical discussions, ensuring high-quality output.
  • Architect Systems: Lead the design, development, and maintenance of scalable, high-performance, easily modifiable distributed systems.
  • Optimize Performance: Continuously enhance system performance, focusing on meeting customer needs using the best practices for designing scalable distributed systems.
  • Provide Technical Mentorship: Share knowledge and mentor junior engineers, promoting a culture of technical excellence and continuous learning.
  • Collaborate Cross-Functionally: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to translate business requirements into robust technical solutions.

Who You Are

  • Experienced: 7+ years of relevant experience in backend engineering, with a focus on building highly responsive, fault tolerant services
  • Technically Proficient: Strong experience with building highly reliable, highly responsive services backed by relational and non-relational data stores.
  • Systems Designer: Demonstrated expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining (through operational observability) highly available, high-performance, distributed systems.
  • Delivery-oriented: Proven ability to deliver well-crafted, tested, and maintainable code solutions to complex technical challenges.
  • Tech-agnostic: Experience with multiple software stacks, have opinions and preferences, but are not tightly coupled to a specific stack.
  • Cloud-oriented: You’ve delivered cloud native. software solutions (including designing, implementing, and operating)

Even Better If You Have…

  • Multi-Tenancy Architectures: Experience with designing, modifying, and operating multi-tenant systems.
  • Security Best Practices: Familiarity with security best practices in system design and development.
  • Polyglot Experience: Demonstrated proficiency in multiple programming languages, including but not limited to C#, Python, and Java.

Some of Our Technology Stack

  • Cloud Provider: AWS
  • Persistence: Sql Datastore, Elasticsearch, and others
  • Container Orchestration: ECS, Kubernetes
  • Event Bus: Kafka
  • Languages: C#, Python, Kotlin/Java
  • IaC: Terraform

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.