Job: Software Engineering Manager (Search)

Location: Mangalore - India


UniCourt is searching for a Software Engineering Manager, who can lead a team of Data Engineers and QA Engineers in charge of building our UniCourt’s Search Engine. Our Search Engine index’s terabytes of structured Legal Data using open source search engines like Sphinx, Elastic Search, Apache Solr, etc.. and helps our customers find what they are looking for by filtering and narrowing the results in several different ways.

About the Job

Our company creates some of the world’s most cutting-edge software solutions in the legal industry. We solve difficult problems, work on innovative technology, and build world-class platforms for people and enterprises to interact with court records and other public data sets. With some of the best minds in the industry, we’re one of the most sought-after learning and career destinations in the world of legal tech. If you’re looking to work at a company with opportunities to forge your career path in technology, UniCourt is the right place for you.

About Us

UniCourt is a leader in making court data more accessible and useful with our Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS). We provide real-time access to court data through our APIs and online app for business development and intelligence, litigation analytics, litigation tracking, case research, investigations, background checks, due diligence, compliance, underwriting, machine learning models, and process automation.

We provide access to court data from state and federal courts to a diverse list of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw firms and industries such as legal, insurance, finance, investigations, government, education, nonprofits, and consumers.

UniCourt is a legal technology company focused on using technology to unlock the potential of legal data. We are based in both California and Mangalore, India and our team includes legal professionals, data scientists, physicists, computer engineers, and sales and marketing, professionals

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Manage multiple teams of Developers/QAs
  2. Plan sprints and releases by prioritizing tasks/bugs to be included in a sprint after discussion with stakeholders
  3. Clearly define the requirements, user stories for a feature and work with the technical team to come up with functionality, proposals & time estimates to get approval for implementation
  4. Involve yourself in steps from initial concept, design, and functional specification, some writing of code, writing of preliminary documentation, and testing of the final feature
  5. Enforce the SDLC & bring in process improvements in development, testing, and deployment, and have streamlined well-defined process
  6. Ensure high quality of the product with QA engineers to implement different testing methodologies like regression/automation/performance tests and review test plans
  7. Review release checklist & standardize reports to be submitted with every release
  8. Work closely with team members to ensure timely deliverables
  9. Communicate team status, task accomplishment, and intervene when necessary to help the team in resolving issues.
  10. Be the point of contact for dependencies with other teams - Coordinate and resolve issues


  1. Bachelor / Master’s Degree in Engineering

Required Skills

  1. 8+ years of work experience in the IT/Tech Industry
  2. 2+ years of product management experience
  3. Experienced in using Project Management tools like Jira
  4. Should have started his/her career as a Developer & progressed to the role of a Project Manager
  5. Good understanding of Databases, Data Structuring and Data Normalization
  6. Experience using RDBMS like PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc
  7. Experience writing complex SQL queries and stored procedures to reduce query times
  8. Experience in debugging and performance tuning the DB params for better performance
  9. Experience using Search Engines like Sphinx, Elastic Search, Apache Solr, etc
  10. Experience in full-text search methodologies like stemming, morphology, faceting, etc
  11. Experience building REST APIs and documentation using Swagger and OpenAPI Spec
  12. Experience with versioning APIs and managing releases for clients
  13. Experience in ETL and dealing with large amounts of text data
  14. Experience using cloud providers like AWS, GCP, Azure, etc

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

  1. Ability to do a quick code review
  2. Familiarity with Microservices architecture and CI/CD pipelines
  3. Familiarity with Function As A Service architecture
  4. DevOps for build and release

Important Notices

UniCourt is an equal opportunity employer, meaning that we do not discriminate in favor of or against anyone based on age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or any other legally protected class. Job description, duties, and hours are subject to change. This is an at-will position

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