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Senior Software Engineer (Backend Architecture + Software Development) in London


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Legalist is the world's first AI litigation finance firm. We source, underwrite, and invest in the best lawsuits using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology. We're a small, fast-growing fintech startup disrupting a booming new asset class, backed by top VC's in Silicon Valley.

Join a team of engineers, lawyers, and data scientists to make real-time investment decisions in a fast-paced environment. As featured in the international press, including WSJ, The New Yorker, Above the Law and Wired amongst others.


Autonomy over a core product and data pipeline
Collaborate with other engineers and designers to develop and ship features
Write efficient, modular, and reusable libraries and abstractions
Design and build internal tooling to improve development efficiency
Find and solve performance issues
Participate in code reviews


Applicants are not expected to show advanced understanding of all of the below, but must show willingness, ability, and interest in keeping up with cutting edge technologies and frameworks.

4+ years of experience in software development
Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field
Ability to implement best practices across a broad spectrum of different backend technologies
Comfort with highly scalable infrastructure, automated deployment and and containerized applications
Experience working with modern data stores such as NoSQL/Postgres, S3, Cassandra or similar
Experience working with Cloud Computing technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
Backend engineering experience in Python/Django
Experienced with software engineering best practices – design patterns, code reviews, unit and integration testing, blue-green deployment etc.
Ability to communicate technical specifications both verbal and written


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