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Updated: Jun 21

Python Backend Developer FT / 100% Remote / $72,000 - $85,000 Range
If what you read below describes you, please send your application materials to us at

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Lemma Legal LLC is looking for an experienced Python developer to join our mission driven team of lawyers and software developers and to help us transform the delivery of legal help with AI and document automation.

The new team member will help us deliver document automation solutions for businesses, law firms, nonprofit legal aid providers, courts, and governments. The primary task will be to support our Docassemble-based automation work with custom APIs and advanced solutions as well as assisting with generative AI integrations. The team member may also take the lead role on building the client-facing document automation solution, which may include working directly with clients around the world.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in computer science, IT and information systems, or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • 3 years of experience coding in Python

  • At least 3 years of professional software development experience in any language 

  • Experience working with and building integrations with third-party APIs. For example:

  • Authentication with OAuth

  • Payment integrations with Stripe

  • Experience with SQL and database administration

  • Experience using GitHub and the Linux command line

Preferred, but not Required:

  • Automated testing and unit testing

  • Docker

  • GitHub actions

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Building integrated solutions with OpenAI GPT-3.5 and 4

  • JavaScript

  • Past work with lawyers, law firms, or the financial industry

  • Document automation and guided interview authoring, in a platform such as Docassemble, HotDocs, Xpressdox, Contract Express, A2J Author, or Formstack

Our work is mostly in the Docassemble platform, which is a Python/Flask web framework for document automation. Experience with Docassemble would be an unexpected bonus!

Our ideal applicant is:

  • Effective with clear written and verbal communication

  • Comfortable working on teams and both delivering and receiving feedback

  • Able to work independently

  • Willing to ask for help when stuck

  • Able to track time and work efficiently towards a goal

Applicants must be qualified to work in the United States. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We have paid time off benefits and a work culture that respects team members’ need for personal time. We foster a supportive learning environment with access to training, mentorship and peer feedback.

Application Materials

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter, and a link to their past software projects or GitHub profile. Please email these to

About Lemma Legal

Lemma Legal is a small but growing software consultancy that focuses on building beautiful and easy to use tools that help law firms and self represented litigants. We empower law firms to use their own custom legal documents with the efficiency of document automation. We use open source technologies to automate the completion of legal forms and support law firms with landing pages and custom API integrations, including the thoughtful use of generative AI to improve the user experience.

Lemma Legal’s work has been recognized by name by the White House and Department of Justice. The founder is an internationally known expert in the Docassemble platform, and has been recognized by FastCase 50, the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebel series, and the American Legal Technology Awards for his work on using technology to close the access to justice gap.

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