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Data Scientist


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Data Scientist

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing in importance for LexisNexis. We’re seeing the acceleration of amazing AI work being developed in the Legal space. AI technology is evolving quickly and there are many sources for AI programming tools which developers are using as part of their products. However, with this rapid growth in development, there is a growing need for developers who can understand and operate with the latest AI standards and best-practices. Therefore, we are looking for AI practitioners who are devoted to developing high quality AI solutions within the framework of a large legal research system. We need technologists who are comfortable working with other engineers and product teams to imagine, plan, and create the next great AI features.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop legal AI. This will require experience in the application of machine learning and AI methods with respect to NLP, text analytics and big data. The position offers the opportunity to work in a development team comprised of engineers, product owners, and subject-matter experts, and with operational groups to determine technology's applicability to our enterprise requirements. The candidate will bring demonstrable experience in the development of large scale systems, cloud-based solutions, Natural Language Processing (NLP), semantic technologies or similar advanced technologies. You will also bring experience in software development, data management tools, and specialized libraries for your advanced technology specialties.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
Serve as a key member of development teams helping to ensure customer success on the AI platform. Participate in feature and project discussions by understanding customer needs and developing technical solutions to meet those needs. Provide updates to development team and work with others to ensure product releases are stable, tested, and meet all customer and architectural requirements.
  • Develop solutions leveraging AI services, working closely with our customers to deeply understand their business needs and to design a technical solution that takes best advantage of a centralized, best-in-class AI service
  • Propose AI solutions through mechanisms like proof-of-concepts or prototypes
  • Participate and contribute to an AI internal community of Subject Matter Experts.
  • Thought Leadership – track and share best practices and insights internally with colleagues and evangelize the use of AI services for customer solutions.
  • The candidate will possess both technical and customer-facing skills that will allow them to understand product needs and communicate proposed technical solutions. He or she will be able interact and give advice and opinions to technical experts, software developers, IT pros, and architects. The ideal candidate will also have an ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

Technical Skills:
o Knowledge in the following technologies: Parallel and Distributed Processing Systems, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Large Scale Databases
o User of AWS services and tools. AWS Certification a plus
o Understanding and experience in the field of AI and related technologies.
o Experience developing AI models in real-world environments.
o Experience deploying ML models.
o Experience developing AI solutions and passion for getting hands dirty with code e.g. familiar using ML Platforms/Tools like MXNet, Cafee, Spark MLlib, TensorFlow, ScikiLearn
o Technical architecture, design, deployment and operational level knowledge of AI platforms, standards, protocols and devices
o Understanding of computing, System Design, Microservices, API’s, Containerization, Search Technologies, and Graph Databases.
o Knowledge of various design strategies and how to implement them
o Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal organizations and virtual teams.

Experience and Education:
o 3+ years of experience in software architecture, design, and engineering roles
o Masters, PhD, or Bachelor’s and equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)
o 3+ years professional experience in software development in languages like Python and Java/Scala
o Knowledge of architectural design patterns
o Experience deploying software solutions to a cloud framework (e.g. Azure, AWS, Google)
o Working knowledge of high-performing and very large-scale (big data) computing systems
o Experience working with relational and NoSQL/Graph databases
o Experience working with RESTful API and general service-oriented architectures
o Ability to understand and operate broadly across a technology landscape

LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or