NLP ML Fullstack developer

United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
*| Lawtech | Machine learning | NLP | Frontend dev | Backend dev |*
LexSnap is tackling challenging problems in the exciting field of law technology. As an old, established industry, legal is generally behind the curve in its use of new tech to advance automation and efficiency. We are disrupting this business with new and exciting approaches to existential issues within law.

*What do we do?*
We are a startup based in the new Barclays Lawtech Eagle Labs at Notting Hill Gate. Currently, our core business is the provision of automated legal advice in family law bolstered by machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). We work in highly interesting and specialised areas such as adoption, surrogacy, new & separating couples and cohabitation. The product we are developing allows people to ask questions in family law whilst also guiding users through the issues and concerns they may be facing. A key challenge here is helping people to understand their situations given that they may not have knowledge about the topic they need help with. Furthermore, our users may likely be in distressing situations, so we need to be sensitive in our approaches to helping them. This is a holistic problem that draws on numerous areas of law, computer science, psychology and design - suffice to say, this is a challenging and very interesting field to work in and can have a real impact on people lives and situations.

*What are we looking for?*
If you think that you are the kind of person who can address these challenges, you are principled, hard working and progressive, then you may well fit into our culture and company. We are looking for product focused developers who can take a broad perspective of the problems we are trying to solve. We want people who move fast. We want people who can discuss challenging issues. We want technology agnostics who don't conform to a single mindset. We want people who contribute ideas. We want people who can't just watch. We want people to change our thinking.

We are hiring for several developer roles to blur the line between technology and people. We organise our work into short sprints that cover different parts of the product, from machine learning/NLP, to front & backend development. Each sprint that you will work on will cover all of these areas and you will add features to the system, end to end. Our core product is developed in python and react, with html and css. Knowledge of these is desirable but not essential. More important is willingness to learn and adapt as the tech we use will inevitably change over time.

*Example tasks within a short sprint:*
*"Prototype to answer a user's legal queries"*
* NLP research into parsing and breaking down potential user queries
* Processing the raw text data in the knowledge base into knowledge graphs
* Building ML models to query the knowledge base
* Frontend UI/UX design and development for the search
* Development of backend database operations
* REST API development for communicating with the client

Our working environment is fast paced, but also relaxed. We try not to add constraints and allow you to work in the way you want to. Our only requirement is that you can integrate into our team - we are a very collaborative company and will remain so!

*For this role you will receive:*
* Competitive salary - £30,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
* 25 days holiday / year (+ bank holidays)
* Your birthday off
* Workspace in our shiny new office at Notting Hill Gate
* A new laptop of your choice
* Half a day per week for any research of your choice

*If this role is of interest to you, please send us your CV + "rettel revoc"[::-1]*

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