RELX Group Software Engineer I in Alpharetta, Georgia

Software Engineer I


Location: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States


Alpharetta, GA

Job Summary

We are looking for smart, driven individuals who will help us build out and integrate sophisticated Configuration Database (CDB) Application. The candidate chosen for this role will work alongside team members in an agile environment and apply their technical skills towards producing and maintaining high-quality web and database applications using JavaScript and PHP technology stacks.

Risk Solution’s CDB Portal system is a major platform within our organization and we are looking for engineers passionate about their craft and eager to learn new methods and technologies. You will be writing new JavaScript and PHP front-end applications as well as working alongside the team to migrate our existing PHP codebase to the latest version as well as improve our test coverage.

For this role, we need someone driven, willing to work in a fast-paced environment, loves learning new technologies and is up-to the challenge of helping us build the next generation of our platform


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the process of converting functional requirements into technical design models

  • Follow design guidelines to implement great user experiences

  • Write automated unit tests

  • Give helpful code reviews

  • Follow coding standards, software management processes, etc.

  • Maintain and contribute to internal code libraries

  • Take ownership of the entire code base (tools, application and libraries). This means learn as much as possible and find ways to make things better.

  • Remain up to date on industry advancements and share with the team

  • Assist in maintaining the environments that run our applications

Technical Skills

Must have skills:

  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming in PHP

  • Experience setting up and maintaining web apps in a UNIX/Linux environments

  • Have some experience on writing automated unit tests on PHP and JavaScript

  • Working experience on GIT source control system works, like forking, branch management and promoting

  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript application development

  • HTML5 and CSS proficiency

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

The following skills would be a plus:

  • Knowing the difference between Interfaces and Abstract Objects, and how to break a problem down into classes/interfaces that separate different concerns

  • Experience setting up and configuring web apps to run in Cloud environments

  • Knowledge of IT configuration management, automation engines such as Ansible or Chef. Ansible is preferred.

  • Understanding of Design Patterns like Model View Controller, Factory, Adapter, etc.

  • Experience writing and shipping a PHP application using a third party framework like Zend

  • Cloud Computing applications management and deployment knowledge using DevOps techniques are highly desirable with one or more of the following Cloud technologies:

  • Amazon Web-services (AWS) EC2 and S3

  • OpenStack Private Clouds. Desired.

At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management. With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organizations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves customers in more than 100 countries and is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or