4iiz · Sep 8th 2017
4iiz is seeking a senior back-end developer
Responsible for the development and design of web applications and components.
Design, code, test, and implement RESTful APIs for either internal or external uses.
Store and manipulate data to present to web applications for regular usage, dashboards, and reporting with the assistance of the team
Troubleshoot and resolve issues surrounding performance, response times, capacity and system limitations.
Responsible for creating and modifying documentation corresponding to created APIs and architecture.
May collaborate with internal business partners, internal technology resources (front-end, system, networking) and with external vendors.
Maintain and update architecture and ensure data quality, integrity and consistency across organization.
Provide recommendations for architecture considerations to be evaluated by the rest of the team.
At least 2+ years of Node.js experience in a production organization
Experience with AWS Lambda, Serverless architecture
Experience with MongoDB
**Preferred **– Some experience with PHP, Express
Skills - Strong communication, self-motivated, can work without close monitoring, take initiative.
Willing to ask for help.
Experience building RESTful APIs
This position can either be local in our Raleigh or Greenville offices or remote anywhere in the world.
4iiz builds and provides systems that enable entrepreneurial attorneys help more people.
Everything catches up to you. For eight straight years after opening our law firm we grew gross revenues 40% a year until, well, we didn't. During this same eight-year period, we grew our payroll at about 40% to handle the increased volume. I told myself during this youthful time I was being a shrewd business owner and the reason I wasn't personally more financially successful was because I was reinvesting the revenues into the business. The truth was I mistakenly thought growth would fix all our problems. In 2012 I woke up after seeing revenues significantly decline, not having enough money to routinely pay myself, and quickly realized our lack of systems was the real chokehold on our success.
With seven offices handling multiple practice areas I worked at a level of complexity that was exhausting. It isn't accurate to say our firm was without systems but, in 2012, we felt like a body builder who is all upper body with tiny legs. Our muscle was a well-developed marketing strategy, and our legs were the systems that supported the firm.
It took us two years to shore up our infrastructure with deep practice, expert advice, and solutions we borrowed from other industries. We attended multiple guru events, hired numerous consultants, and our business library on Audible grew quite large. What we learned was to fall in love with the process of systematizing. Why else write this? We love it. 80/20 is what it's all about. Getting a disproportionate return on your investment should be the reward of every improvement.
We continue to get guidance from several experts and do not claim to have all the answers. We share numbers with other law firms across the country and are committed to progress, not perfection. Asked if I want to grow like we did before, I would say no. Marketing and infrastructure go hand in hand. At whatever speed you can grow both together, make it happen. Disciplined Practices is about doing the right stuff consistently and continually building momentum.