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Practising Law Institute Software Engineer in New York, New York

Join PLI and represent the legal community’s premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Software Engineer in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment that prides itself on a genuine commitment to a work-life balance (3+ weeks of vacation days and hybrid remote/in-person schedules for most roles!). Grow your career and help us build and maintain software applications that will support PLI business initiatives

PLI serves lawyers and other professionals with innovative programs and publications. With a sterling reputation developed over 80+ years, PLI is a trusted resource for the legal community and known for its dedication to providing pro bono training and resources to ensure access to justice.


  • Collaborate with agile team to gather requirements, refine user stories and create solutions.

  • Deliver both functional and non-functional requirements; drive and execute user stories through completion.

  • Perform hands on design and implementation using the appropriate programming languages and development tools/framework/platform.

  • Develop and maintain unit and integration tests.

  • Work with DevOps to ensure the continuous delivery of software via the CI/CD process.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development, or particularly impressive experience of shorter duration.

  • Strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle and common practices (code reviews, SCRUM, etc.) is required.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.

  • Development experience using C# and MVC is a must.

  • Experience with relational (e.g. MS SQL) datastore is a must, non-relational (e.g. MongoDB, REDIS) datastore preferred.

  • Experience working in a Test Driven Development environment and writing Integration Tests.

  • Understanding of course code version control (GIT) and CI/CD (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins) processes.

  • Experience with Salesforce is preferred

  • Keeps up to date with market trends and other changes in technology.


  • Development platform/ languages: MVC, Webform, C#, MS SQL, web services, SOAP/Restful, Azure, CIT, CI/CD tools, EpiServer (web CMS), MS Identity Server, JWPlayer, Kafka, Java, Redis, Javascripts, Typescript, React, Bootstrap, Xamarin, Swift, Objective C, Solr, HTML, CSS

  • Agile project management: Jira / Confluence

  • Test automation: Selenium, Cypress, Mocha, Nunit MTEST

  • SaaS: Salesforce, NetSuite, Adaptive, Celigo, Avalara, Meta Comet, RSuite, Data Harmony, Fastcase, CyberSource

  • Databases: MS SQL, Mongo DB


PLI offers a generous benefits package and is committed to creating an interesting, collegial, and supportive work environment. Our current benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families

  • Generous employer contribution to employee retirement savings account

  • Ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays

  • Flexible hybrid remote/in-person scheduling for most roles

  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning web-based training along with other career development opportunities

  • Work-life balance initiatives

About PLI

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.

Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is its commitment to the pro bono community.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer. More information about PLI may be found on our website

PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by federal, state or local law.

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Street: 1177 Avenue of the Americas

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