All jobs

Principal Engineer

New Zealand

LawVu is transforming the legal industry by providing the world’s leading and most loved platform for in-house legal teams.

Our aim is to make the lives of in-house legal teams and their business partners more productive and fulfilling. We are well on the way with some of the world’s leading global brands and best in-house legal teams already operating on LawVu.

Growing super fast, LawVu is headquartered in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand with teams in Australia, the USA and Ireland. Our culture is strongly values aligned where we look for people to bring their whole selves and join a team doing the best work of their lives.

LawVu’s Product & Engineering team is looking for a Principal Engineer, who takes pride in creating beautiful solutions that can move as fast as the startup that creates them. We are looking for a technical leader to take our team of highly skilled and experienced software engineers to the next level in their careers.

As a Principal Engineer at LawVu you’ll be expected to think ahead, design for change and build robust solutions. You’ll be able to bring the engineering team along on the journey, leading by example and paving the way to an efficient, scalable platform that we love to work on.

In this role you will work closely with the rest of the Product & Engineering team to take our API and developer platform to the next level and enable the rapid scale up and change tolerance that is required for this high growth phase.

What you’ll do

  • Be awesome
  • Lead the design and build of simple, scalable, beautiful solutions
  • Instill a culture of engineering excellence in everything you do and in those around you
  • Be the leader of our technical architecture and system design
  • Maintain and improve strict security requirements for a multi-tenant environment
  • Guide and mentor the engineering team
  • Work closely with the wider product and engineering leadership team to develop product and engineering roadmaps and initiatives
  • Work with product teams and customers on product discovery

What you’ll bring

  • 10+ years of experience designing, building and supporting large scale systems in production
  • Experience designing and building customer facing distributed web services and APIs (e.g. REST)
  • Hands on coding ability and a desire to be elbows deep in the minutia
  • Expert level knowledge of the Microsoft .NET stack
  • Deep understanding of different solution and system architecture paradigms and pragmatism on their application
  • Deep knowledge of security principles, encryption, key rotation algorithms, etc
  • Deep understanding of APIs, developer products and platform patterns
  • At least a working knowledge of front end technologies, both desktop and mobile
  • Comfort working in an Agile development environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral


Preferred location is Tauranga, but other New Zealand locations will be considered for the right person.

People Leadership 

There are no direct reports

About LawVu & our culture
LawVu is a modern software platform that is revolutionizing the way corporate legal teams manage legal and engage with the wider business. LawVu is creating a true legal operating system. We’re helping in-house legal teams to reduce risk while providing massive productivity gains along with cloud technology to share and collaborate on files. We have both clients and staff around the world so if you enjoy working in a fast based entrepreneurial environment then you are the person we are looking for. Our team is only as strong as the culture it is built upon. Our core values are listed below. If our core values resonate with you and have the skills and desire to get your teeth stuck into a real challenge then we would love to welcome you to the team.
Our values

By clicking subscribe I acknowledge and accept the terms of the LawVu privacy policy (found here) and consent to receiving marketing emails from LawVu to stay up to date with news and events (you can unsubscribe at any time).

United States of America
LawVu logo

LawVu Head Office
26-28 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand