Senior Software Engineer - Analytics

| Chicago
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.
Join our Analytics Engineering group where we specialize in Discovering the Truth faster and more efficiently. Our suite of Analytics features allow our users to conceptually cluster documents based on meaning, not just word matching. We also provide structure and visualization to unstructured data, allowing our users to find the most relevant data the fastest. We leverage machine learning to train the system to find pertinent documents without the need for excessive manual intervention. Join our team as we dive into social communication analysis, active learning/predictive coding, data visualizations, and AI solutions that will power the next generation of eDiscovery Analytics! Our tech stack includes a Relativity Analytics Engine (RAE) written in Java and Scala, while our Relativity Analytics UI is written in JavaScript and C#.NET, powered by a MSSQL database. Our Analytics PaaS shared service is mounted in Azure and Cloud technologies such as Docker, Rancher, and Kubernetes.
The Senior Software Engineer architects, designs, implements and tests cloud native software while consistently applying best practice software engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • High-impact contributions and technical guidance to an agile software development team that solves complex problems to regularly ship high quality, performant, secure software that operates on data at massive scale in the cloud utilizing Java, Scala, and other technologies as needed
  • Utilize sound engineering practices to deliver functional, reliable, secure, tested and maintainable software that satisfies stakeholders requirements
  • Collaborate in a fast-paced environment with multiple teams in a large organization. (Development, Release Management, Engineer Operations, etc.)
  • Obsessive focus on quality through comprehensive unit and integration testing and static analysis as well as rigorous test strategy development
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to application development, deployment, and operations
  • Positively contribute to the culture, well-being, and growth of each team member and the company at large by being a helpful and considerate team member and by adhering to the company’s core values
  • The Senior Software Engineer performs the following functions, in addition to others:
  • Facilitates pair/mob programming to improve software quality and completeness and disseminate design and implementation knowledge
  • Advocate and model coding and collaboration practices, reviews team code, and provides team members with feedback and suggestions for process improvement
  • Collaborate with other dev teams regularly to establish an outbound and inbound pipeline of new (to Relativity) practices to continually tune the team’s process
  • Remain open to new ideas and encourage innovative practices amongst peers
  • Work with test engineers to encourage defect prevention over detection
  • In addition to the above responsibilities, the Senior Software Engineer is expected to display professionalism in the following ways: 
  • Maintain an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness
  • Practice positive interactions – lean on encouragement in place of judgment
  • Impress responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks
  • Act in the interest of the overall team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems 
  • 4+ years of experience creating backend / server / algorithmic software utilizing Java and other languages that run on the JVM, but not including J2EE / JEE applications
  • 2+ years frontend .NET and SQL experience
  • 2+ years of and experience with functional programming. (Scala, Python, Haskell, Kotlin, PHP)
  • 2+ years of experience creating large-scale services and applications in distributed environments such as Azure and Amazon AWS
  • Experience developing and maintaining distributed, elastic micro-service applications that self-heal in the event of failures
  • Proficiency on Linux, Git, REST, Akka, and CI tools (Jenkins, Bamboo)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Computer Science / Electrical Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to decompose complex problems, troubleshoot issues and communicate solutions to the team and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated self-motivation to work independently as well as part of a high performing, diverse team
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Experience maintaining and improving Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery workflows
  • Extraordinary sense of ownership and passion for writing world-class software
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Possess excellent teamwork and partnering skills for cross-group collaboration
  • Possess excellent leadership skills, ability to perform under the pressure and deliver technical solution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Azure
  • Experience with Kafka, Spark, Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos
  • Experience with a 24/7 production environment
  • Knowledge of analytics or Machine Learning workflows 
  • #LI-EH1

Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years.
If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from you.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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We’re a community of passionate, life-long learners tackling challenging problems. We care about each other and about our community.

An Insider's view of Relativity

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding success is one of my favorite parts of my role. Formally through annual bonus plans, thank you notes in our HR system and of course through promotions. I also like to submit nominations to be recognized at company meetings and spotlights in department newsletters. We move fast at Relativity it’s nice to slow down and just say thanks!

Jessica

Operations Manager, Customer Success and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Certification team, I develop exams and study content for our end users. To ensure that our exams are valid, I work with almost every team embracing their expertise and industry knowledge into the development process. It takes continuous interdepartmental collaboration to keep exam content accurate as the Relativity platform evolves.

Sean

Certification Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an Application Support Specialist, I have increased my technical knowledge in SQL database management, Network Administration, and Server Infrastructure. Prior to coming to Relativity, I had zero knowledge of e-Discovery, and now provide On-site training to our clients teaching them about the various e-Discovery tools Relativity has to offer.

Kamal

Application Specialist II

What are some social events your company does?

Our annual user conference, Relativity Fest, is such a tremendous opportunity to get one on one face time with our partners. Fest draws 2,000 platform users and practitioners from all different facets of the industry and being able to connect with them and hear their stories is extremely powerful.

Michael

Platform Account Manager

What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Relativity Benefits Overview

We have a great selection of benefits from very competitive insurance plans to fun office perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Bonuses are based on a combination of how the company performs as well as how the individual performs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Everyone starts with 18 days of PTO, plus 11 paid holidays every year. Our office is also closed between Christmas and New Years, which does not take away from your PTO balance.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tax-free transportation opportunities.
Company Outings
We have our annual Summer Jam (picnic that includes friends and family), our User Conference - RelativityFest, and a holiday party each year.
Game Room
Our Cafe houses ping-pong, foosball, and a variety of arcade games - including Killer Queen (a multi-player game that is one of few in the country).
Stocked Kitchen
We have tea, coffee (including fancy espresso machines), a variety of LaCroix, soda, and many other things. We also have fresh fruit delivered twice a week in our pantry areas.
Some Meals Provided
Meals are often provided during morning or afternoon training sessions. There is also always plenty of leftover food from such meetings that employees can dive into after the attendees are finished.
Happy Hours
Different for each team, but always a great time!
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intramural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), Working Moms Group, Queeries, and several more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a Divvy bike share discount, have Fooda discounts in the office, and offer DRYV Laundry Service for those who have workout clothes that need washing!

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