Front End Engineer


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Legl is a brand new SaaS platform with a mission to digitise the legal experience. Building on our flagship product, CrowdJustice, we're on a mission to make providing and using legal services simpler for everyone. We’ve already shown that we can change the way people pay for legal services, and make it easier for consumers to access the law and tell their legal story. We’ve won awards ranging from Best Tech Product (the Lawyer 2019) to Legal Innovator of the Year (Financial Times, 2018). Now we’re focusing on the lawyer side of our marketplace.

We’re looking for a Senior Front End Engineer to join our team in Central London and help us modernise and streamline our front end development. We want someone who is passionate about good user experience and excited to improve our tech and help the rest of the team build better interfaces.

Legl is using technology to solve the huge problems faced by lawyers and consumers of legal services alike. It’s a great opportunity to work with a committed and brilliant team who all share a vision for increasing access to legal services and making the justice system work for everyone.

Our culture is focused on values of being collaborative, agile and not ego-driven. Things move fast, we like to see our work solving problems for our customers as quickly as possible, and we value each other.

Our team is made up of people who care about healthy working practices, whether it’s believing in what you are doing, helping us to be better at diversity and inclusion or making space in their day for their family, it all helps us grow a strong team. We want people to help us achieve our vision and contribute to a fun and balanced working culture.


You'll be working on building great user experiences, both in adding features to existing products and building all new ones. Some examples of projects we’ve worked on or are currently working on:

  • Building new tools to help lawyers work more efficiently and to give their clients a better experience. Our aim is to increase access to justice by bringing justice into the digital age

  • Empowering our users to make sure every CrowdJustice case is successful – work that has real purpose. We know what makes for a successful crowdfund and we’ve got years of data, which has given us ideas for lots of exciting, intelligent tools to build.

  • Building an online payments tool to make paying your lawyer an easier, less stressful process. Many law firms still only accept payments via BACS or cheque!

  • Help law firms build a great relationship with their clients. We believe we can help law firms make and keep a great first impression. We’re already helping thousands of people join a case to try to help them escape from being mortgage prisoners.

We are currently a six person product and engineering team (the entire team at Legl will be 16-strong, with you): four full-stack engineers, one designer and one product manager. We have a lean day-to-day process, with few meetings and a focus on working demos rather than huge upfront plans. You’ll be trusted to organise your own work, bringing together the right people to help you build the best product. Things move and change quickly and we need to be agile, so expect some work to be rigorously tested and some experiments...not to be. Mistakes are fine, especially if there's a good story to go with them!

Our back end is written in Python and uses Django. On the front end it’s currently plain Javascript, HTML, SASS and Bootstrap, but we’re looking for someone who can help us transition to a Javascript framework and unlock our ability to build more dynamic user experiences.

Our tech is optimised to make development fast and to let you focus on building great software. Our dockerised development environment allows us to go from a fresh laptop to a working site in under 20 minutes and our cloud-based hosting and CI lets us get from a development branch to production in under an hour. We’re always looking for ways to streamline and improve our processes and we’re eager to hear your ideas.

You don’t need any particular educational qualifications, we’re more interested in your skills and experience than where you got them.

Interview Process

Tech interviews are often stressful so we've designed our interview process to be fair, friendly and responsive. There are no surprise technical questions, and you'll always be prepared for the next stage.

  1. 20-30 minute non-technical phone/hangouts chat about the role

  2. 3 hour on-site interview where we'll get to know you a bit, you can get to know us and our vision, do some pair programming, work through a product exercise and talk about your future

  3. Final stage is a quick chat with our CEO. That’s it.

We welcome feedback. Let us know if you have any comments on the process in your application.​

  • Good salary and share options. We all share in Legl’s success

  • We believe that our teams work well when they are able to interact face to face on a regular basis. We also trust our team to get their work done. This means if people need to work from home or away from the office then we work together to make it possible. Are you an early bird or a night owl? We want you to be happy here.

  • Opportunity to join a well-funded startup early on its mission to increase access to justice and to do well by doing good

  • High impact in your role. You’ll be able to develop and grow professionally as well as have a big impact in the business

  • Learning a lot along the way. We encourage everyone to attend courses, talks and conferences and have regular 121s

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We'll be especially excited to see applications from underrepresented groups.

Salary range £50,000 — 75,000