Senior Software Engineer, Payments

Rocket Lawyer, San Francisco

Helping 20 million people. Just like you.

About Rocket Lawyer
We believe everyone deserves access to simple and affordable legal services.

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer is the largest and most widely used online legal service platform in the world. With offices in North America and Europe, Rocket Lawyer has helped over 20 million people create over 3 million legal documents, and answer over 30,000 legal questions.

We are in a unique position to enhance and expand the Rocket Lawyer platform to a scale never seen before in the company’s history, to capture audiences worldwide. We are expanding our team to take on this challenge!

About the Role
You'll be building scalable internal services and public APIs that allows others to interface with the Rocket Lawyer platform. You'll be responsible for designing and managing the way data flows through the Rocket Lawyer platform, and making sure the system behaves as expected. We're expanding throughout Europe, and we're looking for brilliant engineers to help us with our global expansion.

About You

  • You enjoy, and are great at, figuring out what the product should do—not just how the implementation should work
  • Creative. You'll spend the majority of your time building robust frameworks, designing the right abstractions so everyone else can use the abstraction safely, and writing code in a way that anticipates its own bugs and fails, safely.
  • You are well-versed and have significant platform engineering experience in high-growth technology environments

A Day in the Life

  • Ensure the scalability and reliability of the service platform
  • Write high throughput code in the right open-source language
  • Interface with other teams to incorporate their requirements
  • Operate in a small, fast-paced startup


  • Kill Bill, Stripe, PayPal and/or significant experience in open-source billing/payment platforms
  • 5+ years in overall software engineering experience.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science
  • Strong command of Java.
  • Experience with MySQL, Elastic Search, RabbitMQ or similar technologies.
  • Proficiency with data structures, algorithms, and design patterns.
  • Ability to follow programming and architectural best practices.
  • Must be proactive, self-sufficient, detailed, organized, and a team-player
  • Demonstrated success working with small or cross-functional teams
  • Experience working in an Agile/Iterative-style development group.
  • Test-Driven development utilizing unit testing frameworks and automated testing.
  • Experience building developer APIs is a plus

Benefits & Perks

  • Fully paid Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for full-time employees
  • Unlimited PTO; take time when you need it and come back refreshed
  • Competitive salary packages
  • Commuter/Transit Program
  • 401k program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Your choice of a Mac or PC
  • Monthly onsite masseuse sessions
  • “Red Friday” catered lunches
  • Company sponsored events, both on- and off-site

About Rocket Lawyer

Our laws were created to protect and empower us—as individuals, families and business owners—but many people don't get the help they need because of costly legal fees and complexity. At Rocket Lawyer, we want to change things by making legal services affordable, simple and available to more people than ever before. I'm proud to say that we've been able to build a service that millions of people rely upon. Every day we spend our time and resources making it easier for people to get the legal help they need, so they can focus on what's really important—taking care of their families and building strong businesses. We combine free legal documents and free legal information with access to affordable representation by licensed attorneys. With Rocket Lawyer On Call, you can create a Will for your family for free or incorporate a business free from legal fees. Then, because we know there's no replacement for qualified counsel, local attorneys are here to help when you need more guidance. With Rocket Lawyer you never have to go it alone. Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do. Most attorneys and bar associations agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity. We invite you to try our service and see why customers like Sean Reid say they're glad to have Rocket Lawyer On Call®. Together, we'll make the law work for you. Charley

Want to learn more about Rocket Lawyer? Visit Rocket Lawyer's website.