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Software Engineer (Python), Cambridge

Your mission is to become a collaborative and active member of one of our cross functional teams. You will work alongside Product Owners, Designers, Front End Engineers, DevOps, Testers and Data Scientists. Your focus will be on developing the backend microservices which to deliver ThoughtRiver’s Legal Tech platform. These services enable our AI driven backend to be delivered as a simple to use product via our React frontend.

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About Us

ThoughtRiver is a high growth, deep tech SAAS company that is disrupting legal services by enabling lawyers to review contracts without reading them across the globe from Sydney to San Francisco.  Our mission is to make transactions faster, more certain and more valuable through AI-driven insight and automation.  Our goal is to be #1 contract negotiation platform worldwide.

Founded in Cambridge, UK in 2016, ThoughtRiver thrives on a culture of innovation, ambition, teamwork and pride.

We are driven and organised by Customer Value.  For us, Customer Value is delivered through a combination of Product and Customer Success.

Our Values

Our people are ON IT. A culture of individual empowerment.

  • Passionate
  • Agile
  • Pacey
  • Accountable
  • Determined
  • Sociable

Our Teams

At ThoughtRiver, we work in interdisciplinary teams. These dedicated teams of hardworking specialists take pride in solving problems, getting creative, and making a real difference. Each team has a specific area to focus on and the necessary tools to deliver. The people who are closest to the problems are solving them for our users.

Our Product

We are an experienced team that is reducing time to signature for general counsel, their sales and procurement teams and service providers.

Our proprietary technology stack consists of Lexible, a Universal Description Language, and Fathom, our AI capability. Lexible is a knowledge tree that poses the questions that Fathom (our AI capability) answers. Together Fathom and Lexible deliver meaning identification, not mere text search and our technology has built the largest legal knowledge tree of its kind.

Read more about life at ThoughtRiver via our blogs: https://www.thoughtriver.com/resources

Your Mission

Your mission is to become a collaborative and active member of one of our cross functional teams. You will work alongside Product Owners, Designers, Front End Engineers, DevOps, Testers and Data Scientists. Your focus will be on developing the backend microservices which to deliver ThoughtRiver’s Legal Tech platform. These services enable our AI driven backend to be delivered as a simple to use product via our React frontend.
Our latest backend microservices are written using Python and this is where you will spend much of your time, working on new services some of which will be green field others are modernisations of the current code base., Most importantly you will be “continuously” shipping to production surfacing your hard work to our customers. As with all code bases there are some legacy applications, some of which written in PHP, you may occasionally be required to work on these from time to time.

You will put your thoughts forward and bring new ideas of how to solve problems to our Sprint Ceremonies always ensuring they are customer focused.

  • Designing, Developing and Maintaining our APIs which underpin our product.
  • Completing product work against ThoughtRiver’s application stack including new feature development and maintenance changes.
  • Assessing new requirements in the form of stories; generating tasks, estimates, impact assessments.
  • Adhering to technical development standards; working with Software Architect to implement architectural patterns.
  • Ensuring all work is impact assessed and documented.

What you'll need to succeed:

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working on a modern user focused React Application within a fast-paced business.

  • Required Skills / Frameworks:
    Demonstrable knowledge of Python
  • Demonstrable knowledge of SQL
  • Delivering a Software as a Service product using a microservice architecture
  • Familiar with Agile Methodologies such as Scrumban
  • Familiar with coding standards and guidelines and a desire to craft beautiful code
  • Self-motivated with good attention to detail
    Desirable but not Essential Experience
  • Familiar with CI/CD pipelines and Trunk Based Development
  • An understanding of the key principles of software design patterns
  • Familiarity with PHP
  • Full stack experience in React and Azure
  • Azure / AWS
  • Test-Driven Development, Domain-Driven Design

Why you will love working here:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • A collaborative, supportive, and dynamic work culture; you’ll work with people who demand the best
  • In-depth training and one-to-one support as you build your career at ThoughtRiver and map out your professional goal
  • A regular programme of fantastic team-building and social activities to foster a collaborative spirit
  • Environmentally conscious and serious about climate change; we're committed to completely removing our impact on the environment by October 2022

An Equal Opportunities Employer

We commit to creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to perform at their best, where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others. 

About Us

ThoughtRiver, the market leader in intelligent legal pre-screening, is disrupting legal services by enabling lawyers to review contracts quickly using behavioural analytics, machine learning and data visualization. Our product encompasses leading-edge AI technology, an innovative legal ontology and one of the world’s largest legal intelligence data sets.

We recently announced a successful $10m Series A investment round and are ambitiously scaling. We have been named by Business Insider as one of the Top 15 European AI start-up companies, with a rapidly expanding global client list.

A stand-out career that’s truly rewarding

Join us at the cutting-edge, deploying the latest technology to revolutionise a centuries-old industry.

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