Full Stack Engineer

Full time

 2 years ago

Virtual Pricing Director is hiring a full-stack engineer to help implement our new legal tech web application - contributing across all aspects of our app, its data, architecture and deployment.

We’re a well-funded scaleup (no VC money) building the future of legal pricing, for small and large law firms alike. Our workflow and data management software means an end to overcharging clients, arbitrary pricing, and other bad practices that have existed for years.

Our two directors are recognised world authorities in this domain, and bring a number of signed firms ready to use our software. We're off to a healthy start, busy preparing to deploy to one of the world's largest legal teams.

The work is varied, challenging, and we place equal emphasis on front and back-end. Because of the need to deliver scheduled features, fix bugs, and respond to the needs of newly onboarded firms, we’re looking for someone who relishes lots of hands-on work, contributing across the whole stack. 

Our app is powered by React, with Apollo Client for its GraphQL queries and mutations. It leverages Ant Design as the UI framework, upon which we build a mixture of UI components; some simple, some complex. On the back-end, we're using PostgreSQL as our RDS, TypeORM as our ORM, TypeGraphQL to define the API schema, and Apollo Server to deliver the GraphQL.

Both our front and back ends are coded in TypeScript. We believe in end-to-end testing and have therefore used Playwright to handle an automated E2E test script which runs before deployments.

You'll join us as we begin to roll out our product to some of the top law firms, and in time to help define, design and build the next two roadmapped modules, and to grow from there.

Upcoming projects across the team

  • Building out a suite of new modules, from designing the underlying business logic and data models, to designing and implementing the application, front-ends and infrastructure
  • Standardising on common approaches that uphold modern enterprise architecture standards
  • New data visualisation and BI reporting solutions
  • Designing and implementing new APIs and data integration pipelines
  • Helping automate quality, CI/CD, and shaping a DevOps approach
  • Contributing to our development culture, methods, and tooling
  • Optionally; supporting dialogue with customers - discovery, requirements, technical solution design, implementation

We're looking for

  • Someone with full-stack engineering abilities that span the application, front-end, data and infrastructure considerations
  • A good technical understanding of software engineering principles 
  • Technology agnostic, and adept with TypeScript, React, Node.js, PostgreSQL and GraphQL
  • An understanding of the principles of serverless applications, preferably based around AWS
  • Proficient with SQL, and web service design
  • An interest in upholding data security principles and helping choose and implement effective application architectures
  • Ability to unpack complex requirements, to uphold security of sensitive data and to conform to best practices
  • A collaborative, adaptable, user-centred approach

You may also bring - or like to gain - skills around

Ant Design | TypeORM | TypeGraphQL | Apollo Client | Apollo Server | Java | CircleCI | Heroku | Auth0 | AWS | TDD | Agile | Domain-driven design (DDD) | data modelling | integration patterns

Salary and benefits

  • £70,000 - £90,000 - reviewed at six months - we're keeping an open mind
  • Share scheme for formative team members (once proven value to the business)
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and a day for your birthday
  • Flexible working practices - tell us what you need
  • Personal development plan that you can shape, with budget for related training/certifications

About us

Virtual Pricing Director has developed groundbreaking software to assist law firms to understand and price their fees, be that £10k or £10m. We are the authority for legal pricing and our software has attracted the attention of the largest firms in numerous countries, with a number of partnerships and customers signed. 

We're now strengthening our fully-remote development team - you'll be our fourth engineering colleague, with more to follow - offering a culture where you will work under your own initiative towards common goals. It's an opportunity to be a formative team member, joining a friendly flat-structured team that operates without ego, and to grow and improve together.

Virtual Pricing Director is a privately-owned venture, founded by Burcher Jennings LLP and Validatum. https://www.virtualpricingdirector.com/

Location: fully remote, within the UK only

Please note, we can only consider candidates that hold an established right to work in the UK

Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Vittoria at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | vpd@techfolk.co.uk

RECRUITERS: Virtual Pricing Director has selected techfolk as its exclusive recruitment partner for this position and cold calling or speculative applications are not welcomed.

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