Engineering Team Lead - Bloomberg Law Search

Bloomberg New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 days ago

Bloomberg Law (BLAW) provides 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 that will impact the future practice of law. That's where you come in.

The BLAW Search team is central to the BLAW platform, our business and the customer experience, and is leading the way in revolutionizing legal research in the industry. As Team Lead, you will be tasked with leading a highly talented team responsible for ingesting hundreds of millions of documents and making them discoverable to our users by utilizing the latest techniques in search, information retrieval, distributed systems, machine learning, and natural language processing.

We'll trust you to:

  • Inspire and motivate a high performing team to achieve great results, while supporting individual growth and development

  • Lead the team from the front by being hands-on in building, enhancing and running a state of the art search system that is central to BLAW

  • Be tuned in to market trends and find innovative uses of the search platform

  • Learn and apply best practices in running large scale distributed systems

  • Build a partnership with our product teams and other internal customers to drive the product direction

  • Have a passion for information retrieval, search and interest in natural language processing, machine learning

  • Take risks. Our fast paced environment will require you to rise to the challenge and strive to exceed expectations

You'll need to have:

  • BA, BS, MS, PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field

  • 3+ years of experience of successfully running a team of engineers

  • 5+ years of Core Java Programming experience in the Unix or Linux environment, or strong C++ experience with Java knowledge

  • Strong knowledge in Search, Information Retrieval, Distributed Systems

  • Experience with Apache Solr, Lucene, Elasticsearch other search systems

  • Experience building high throughput services

  • Knowledge/Experience with web services, API design, data modeling, performance tuning

  • Strong Architectural sense required for a foundational team

  • Relentless focus on quality and reliability needed for a core platform team

  • Ability to work across the organizational structure to get things done

  • Experience with research conducted in an industrial/enterprise setting a plus

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills a plus

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