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Bloomberg Law - Senior Software Engineer

New York
3 Sep 2022

Bloomberg Law (BLAW) is changing the legal industry by delivering the most sophisticated research platform on the market with a focus on automation, analytics and real-time answers. We provide our users with fast access to legal content and analysis, practice tools, company information and market intelligence through advanced search & analytic capabilities. We are committed to changing the way legal professionals conduct their day to day tasks by automating research and providing analytical solutions to help them get real-time answers and better serve their clients. Our goal is to use innovative technologies to deliver best in class solutions on a fast and reliable web platform that will impact the future practice of law.

Who are we?

BLAW Dockets Data Assets is the core team of engineers behind the BLAW docket research product ( docket is the legal term for the official record of a court case). We are responsible for the systems that manage the acquisition of docket data from thousands of courts across the country as well as the systems that process, normalize, and extract higher level information from this data. We routinely tackle challenges due to the large number of disparate data sources we interact with (in most cases, court websites), the evolving nature of these data sources, and the free-form, dynamic nature of docket data. The main goal of our team is to provide a product that is capable of automatically and reliably dealing with these challenges so that our clients can perform their day-to-day tasks without interruption. An additional goal of ours is to continue to improve our ability to extract higher level information from docket data in order to get our clients the answers they need faster.

As a member of our team, you will be presented with many difficult problems to solve. Being a strong problem solver and critical thinker is a must. Our team also puts a large emphasis on system design. We follow an agile development process and work very closely with product managers and other stakeholders.

We'll trust you to:

- Collaborate both within the team and across the organization

- Communicate with product managers and other stakeholders

- Understand and break down business requirements and user problems

- Manage all stages of the project lifecycle

- Have an all hands on deck attitude

You'll need to have:

- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

- 3+ years of experience programming in Java or C++

- BA/BS or higher in Computer Science or a related technical field

We'd love to see:

- Experience with large scale system design

- Experience with ML, NLP, and statistics

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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  • Job Reference: 703137626-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Bloomberg LP
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application