Careers

DisputeSoft provides expert consulting services to law firms engaged in cutting-edge, high-profile software disputes. The types of problems we solve are unlike anything you would find at a typical software development job. Working at DisputeSoft will require you to support senior consultants, expert witnesses, and attorneys from the nation’s top law firms, who work on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and government clients in a variety of high-stakes contract, fraud, and intellectual property disputes.

DisputeSoft offers competitive compensation based on a candidate’s skill and experience. Our benefits package includes health insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and a profit sharing program. Our employees also enjoy a relaxed and inclusive office culture that allows for flexible hours and provides opportunities for lifelong learning. Few workplaces can offer the chance to be exposed to so many parts of the software development industry – whether you are interested in programming, computer architecture, project management, or intellectual property law, you’ll have the chance to learn more about it at DisputeSoft.

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter, resume, and a recent copy of your academic transcript to jobs@disputesoft.com. Please note in the subject line of your email which position you are applying for. Please do not call in regards to a submitted application.

DisputeSoft is an equal opportunity employer.

IT Analyst Position

The IT Analyst is a technological investigator whose work requires him/her to uncover factual information and provide analysis about the significance of that information to DisputeSoft’s clients. Such investigatory work changes based on the unique circumstances of each dispute on which DisputeSoft consults: one day you might write scripts in Python or Perl to determine whether a disputed software system takes advantage of modern programming paradigms; the next you might use an internal application to compare the similarity of two applications at issue in a copyright case; the next you might analyze a forensic image of a hard drive.

The IT Analyst must have not only the technical skills needed to perform these tasks but also the ability to apply those skills to form opinions about complex technical situations. DisputeSoft’s primary clients are attorneys, and the IT Analyst is expected to communicate his/her methodology and findings effectively to a lay audience, both verbally and in writing.

Wondering whether you qualify for the job? If you have the following skills and qualifications, we want to hear from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Understanding of object-oriented computing concepts
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Demonstrated programming ability
  • Academic or professional experience with C, C++, C# or Java
  • Academic or professional experience with at least one scripting language such as Python, Ruby, PHP, or Perl
  • Academic or professional experience with SQL

Apply for the IT Analyst position by e-mail.

Senior IT Analyst Position

The Senior IT Analyst is a technological investigator whose work requires him/her to uncover factual information and provide analysis about the significance of that information to DisputeSoft’s clients. Such investigatory work changes based on the unique circumstances of each dispute on which DisputeSoft consults: one day you might write scripts in Python or Perl to determine whether a disputed software system takes advantage of modern programming paradigms; the next you might use an internal application to compare the similarity of two applications at issue in a copyright case; the next you might analyze a forensic image of a hard drive.

The Senior IT Analyst must have not only the technical skills needed to perform these tasks but also the ability to apply those skills to form opinions about complex technical situations. DisputeSoft’s primary clients are attorneys, and the Senior IT Analyst is expected to communicate his/her methodology and findings effectively to a lay audience, both verbally and in writing. As a senior member of the DisputeSoft team, you may also manage a case schedule and delegate work on certain cases assigned to you by the Managing Partner.

Wondering whether you qualify for the job? If you have the following skills and qualifications, we want to hear from you:

  • 3–7 years of professional experience with information technology or technology law
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Understanding of object-oriented computing concepts
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Demonstrated programming ability
  • Academic or professional experience with C, C++, C# or Java
  • Academic or professional experience with at least one scripting language such as Python, Ruby, PHP, or Perl
  • Academic or professional experience with SQL

Apply for the Senior IT Analyst position by e-mail.

Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst Position

DisputeSoft offers systems administrators the opportunity for substantial variety in their work. While a large part of the job requires the Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst to maintain the systems, servers, networks, and databases that allow DisputeSoft to keep running smoothly, a systems administrator working for DisputeSoft is also expected to undertake consulting work. This aspect of the position will require the Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst to act as a technological investigator who uncovers factual information and provides analysis about the significance of that information to DisputeSoft’s clients. Such investigatory work changes based on the unique circumstances of each dispute on which DisputeSoft consults: one day you might configure virtual machines to stand up software that doesn’t run on new operating systems; the next you might use an internal application to compare the similarity of two applications at issue in a copyright case; the next you might analyze a forensic image of a hard drive.

The Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst must have not only the technical skills needed to perform these tasks but also the ability to apply those skills to form opinions about complex technical situations. DisputeSoft’s primary clients are attorneys, and the Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst is expected to communicate his/her methodology and findings effectively to a lay audience, both verbally and in writing.

Wondering whether you qualify for the job? If you have the following skills and qualifications, we want to hear from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Understanding of object-oriented computing concepts
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Understanding of computer networking
  • Academic or professional experience with Windows 7, 8, & 10
  • Academic or professional experience with Microsoft Server 2008 & 2012
  • Academic or professional experience with C, C++, C# or Java
  • Academic or professional experience with SQL
  • Academic or professional experience maintaining computer workstations and server hardware

Apply for the Systems Administrator/ IT Analyst position by e-mail.

IT Litigation Consultant Position

DisputeSoft seeks a graduating law student who intends to take a bar exam to hire as an IT Litigation Consultant, a hacker-lawyer who will work at the intersection of law and technology. The IT Litigation Consultant will support senior consultants, expert witnesses, and attorneys from the nation’s top law firms, working on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and government clients in a variety of high-stakes contract, fraud, and intellectual property disputes. Litigation Consultants reverse engineer prior art source code and IT systems, perform forensic analysis, pre-litigation assessments and due diligence investigations, and draft expert reports and affidavits.

The IT Litigation Consultant must have not only the technical skills needed to perform these tasks but also the ability to apply those skills to form opinions about complex technical situations. DisputeSoft’s primary clients are attorneys, and the IT Litigation Consultant is expected to communicate his/her methodology and findings effectively to a lay audience, both verbally and in writing.

Wondering whether you qualify for the job? If you have the following skills and qualifications, we want to hear from you:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field of study
  • Understanding of object-oriented computing concepts
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Academic or professional experience with C, C++, C# or Java
  • Academic or professional experience with at least one scripting language such as Python, Ruby, PHP, or Perl
  • Academic or professional experience with SQL

Apply for the IT Litigation Consultant position by e-mail.

Software Development Intern Position

The software development intern is a problem solver whose work requires him/her to design creative software applications to support both the work DisputeSoft performs for its clients and DisputeSoft’s internal business processes. In the past, this has taken the form of an online system that helps DisputeSoft manage its inventory of often confidential items, a marketing analytics reporting system, and a user interface for a consulting application that measures software project delay.

Software development interns who show themselves capable may also be asked to assist on client work. In this role, the intern becomes a technological investigator whose work looks similar to that of the IT Analyst, described above.

Wondering whether you qualify for the job? If you have the following skills and qualifications, we want to hear from you:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university or recently graduated
  • Understanding of object-oriented computing concepts
  • Academic or professional experience with C, C++, C# or Java
  • Academic or professional experience with SQL
  • Demonstrated programming ability

Apply for the Software Development Intern position by e-mail.

Legal Extern Position

DisputeSoft is seeking to hire a current law school student as a Legal Extern in its Potomac, MD office. Qualified candidates will have completed 2 years of law school by the summer of 2017 and have a record of outstanding academic achievement as well as exceptional writing and analytical skills. Academic or professional experience in copyright, trade secret or patent law is considered a plus.

The Legal Extern will review and analyze cases for which DisputeSoft has been engaged and draft articles on relevant software issues, as well as develop continuing education courses and create classroom materials.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a copy of their unofficial transcript.

Apply for the Legal Extern position by e-mail.