LexisNexis Senior Engineer – Search Relevance

Job Description

At LexisNexis we solve really, really hard problems. How hard you ask? Well we have to provide the most demanding customers from Legal and Business industries with fast and accurate matches as they pour through almost 3 Petabytes of data. That’s more than 2-3X the entire Wikipedia library! And our customers need this content to support the United Nations, Anti-Human Trafficking advocates, Evidence on Atrocities Tribunals and to defend the rule of Law for legal professionals across the globe.


We are looking for the smartest and most talented people who are driven to solve the most complex challenges in search. At LexisNexis we are undergoing a major transformation, and search is a major portion of this change. Our search team has high visibility from our CEO and is a major business driver as we continue to grow. We utilize cutting-edge technologies to create connections between billions of data points and present untapped insights through a fantastic, visual customer experience. Your contributions are critical to our success; you will have the tools, team, and benchmarks needed to succeed.


Why join us?

  • We are the largest content owners in the world.
  • We need amazing search relevance engineers who want to transform a business.
  • You’re a builder and builders thrive here. Your work will set the stage for years to come.
  • Successful people here work autonomously in their area of expertise but have an amazing opportunity to influence multiple areas of the business.
  • You’ll experience the benefits of working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, while leveraging the resources of LexisNexis and our parent company Relx Group.

The perfect candidate is:

  • Scary smart and can see around corners, anticipating what’s next.
  • Is agile in their thinking and approach – every day.
  • Can see the end to end picture. We need true designers, not just engineers who code features.
  • An expert in Solr and/or ElasticSearch. Wow us with what you’ve built.
  • A traveler who is willing to share their knowledge with the rest of us.
  • Has a strong sense of ownership with an entrepreneurial ‘think big’ mind-set.
  • Able to communicate well and discuss complex topics with both technical and business audiences.
  • Located anywhere (yes, remote is ok with us). If you want to be in an office we have great space in London, Raleigh, San Francisco and NY among others.

Specific skills:

  • Deep domain knowledge & experience working on search/ranking/relevance problems.
  • Experience building and debugging distributed systems.
  • Ability to write high performance production quality code.
  • Strong track record of feature engineering and textual data analytics.
  • Has experience of web-scale data processing.
  • Has contributed to open source or internal projects.
  • Familiarity with some of the following technologies: Solr; Elastic Search, Lucidworks Fusion, Information Retrieval/NLP/Data Mining/Machine Learning.
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD. in Computer Science or just an amazing amount of basement coding history.

LexisNexis Values:

  • Boundarylessness: We embrace the global nature of our business and encourage people to work collaboratively across business units, hierarchy and functions.
  • Customer focus: We have a passion for understanding and exceeding our customers’ expectations.
  • Innovation: We constantly look for new ideas and value “out-of-the-box” thinking.
  • Passion for winning: We are a high-energy, fast-moving, decisive organization, determined to outperform the competition.
  • Valuing our people: We put the highest priority on recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding people.

Learn More about LexisNexis

Around the globe, LexisNexis® employees are connected by the desire to shape a better world where the Rule of Law increases peace, prosperity and justice. LexisNexis takes community action to make the law more accessible. And LexisNexis solutions give professionals more insight. We help doctors save lives, investigators find lost children, lawyers find justice for their clients and students gain deeper knowledge. A career with LexisNexis can help you make a difference—in the community and at work.

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