Software Engineer, Data Platform


United States Remote only

Full time


May 23

About Casetext:

Casetext helps millions of people every month access high-quality legal research at an affordable price. By combining advanced machine learning, contextual understanding and search technology with a beautiful and easy to use interface, our platform is disrupting the traditional legal research industry and improving access to justice across the country. We are looking for a backend data engineer to join our Data Platform team.

About the Role:

The Data Platform team at Casetext is an extremely talented group of backend and data engineers who build amazing search, recommendation, and content processing technology. As a member of this team, you'll work on the core data systems that collect, ingest, analyze, and publish the US law. You'll build complex, distributed data processing pipelines that annotate our massive legal citation graph. You'll build specialized parsers that extract information from legal documents. You'll build tools that help us to collect new kinds of legal documents. The software you write will be reliable, observable, and fully automated to collect new content as soon as it is available from wherever it lives.

What we're looking for from you

  • At least 2 years professional experience working in either a backend engineering or data engineering role
  • Strong skills in any Java based language (e.g. Java, Scala, Kotlin)
  • Experience working with AWS and/or GCP
  • Professional experience working with relational databases (e.g. Postgres, MySQL). You should know how to optimize databases to improve application performance
  • Enjoys working closely with other engineers including pair programming at times, participating in architecture discussions, planning, and code reviews
  • Experience working at a startup is a big plus

What you can expect from us

  • A high-growth, well-funded startup that's changing how legal research is done at law firms large and small
  • Highly competitive compensation, meaningful equity, and strong benefits plan
  • Substantial autonomy and responsibility with opportunities to grow beyond your role as the company scales
  • A great work environment; we hire people who are kind and smart
  • An ambitious and experienced team working on big problems in search and data processing

Casetext is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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