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Practising Law Institute Software Engineer in New York, New York

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a technology professional to fill the role of Software Engineer. 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!). This position requires previous experience working in an agile environment along with the ability to build and maintain software applications that will support PLI business initiatives. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies.

The Software Engineer will support design and implementation activities for web, desktop and mobile applications. In addition, the Engineer will support integration with software-as-a-service applications and all layers of the application such as front-end, database and back-end.

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.

  • Front-End development experience using TypeScript and React is preferred.

  • Experience with relational (e.g. MS SQL) or non-relational (e.g. MongoDB, REDIS) datastores.

  • Experience writing unit and integration tests using frameworks.

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

  • 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

  • One-time $500 Home Office Allowance

  • Gym/Wellness Allowance of up to $300 each calendar year

  • Sign-on bonus available

  • Relocation package available


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.

ID: 2022-1407

Street: 1177 Avenue of the Americas