RELX Group Architect in Raleigh, North Carolina
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
LexisNexis is looking for a technology leader interested in transforming the way we build and deliver software. We are the leading global provider of legal and business information. We are constantly innovating to help our customers succeed by combining information and analytics to increase productivity, improved decision making and outcomes.
You will work for a business that truly has a higher purpose, advancing the rule of law around the world, which is vital for building peace and prosperity in society. You will help us solve challenging problems like improving search relevance and performance, improving resiliency of our systems, and striving to achieve DORA elite status. If this environment and problem domain excites you, please review the detailed Job description below and consider applying.
You will be responsible for providing architectural guidance to the LexisNexis development teams, business groups, and customers for existing and new products. You will partner with the business and product management in order to understand and anticipate necessary technology and design decisions. You will be responsible for all aspects of the technical architecture and design of strategic products and systems.
•Establish and maintain the architecture/technology roadmap in alignment with the business/product roadmap.
•Provide input on technical strategy development, strategic investment/budget decisions and tactical translation of the strategy where new and existing products need to be integrated.
•Partner with project management and business owners to provide technical/architectural evaluations and feasibility assessments for potential new projects.
•Work closely with the management and the technical leads to target and pursue efforts that will establish and maintain a technology platform for sustained product development and integration.
•Research and evaluate emerging technologies, including prototyping and creation of POCs; introduce/train team in new technologies.
•Lead technical activities including technical assessments, architectural designs, code reviews, and other general consulting as needed.
•Thorough understanding of all aspects of creating and supporting software systems, including analysis, design, coding, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, enhancement and documentation in an Agile environment.
•Act as a roving troubleshooter capable of being applied to mission critical issues that arise. Technical abilities to code/implement key system components.
•Ensure that enough and accurate documentation is maintained in order to both satisfy any regulatory requirements and to ensure effective maintainability and extensibility of the product/system.
•Work closely with IT/InfoSec to understand and ensure appropriate security practices are in place, including platform/infrastructure as well as coding standards.
•Communicates and interacts with managers and/or customers and developers from project inception to completion including status reporting and maintenance.
•Drive technical direction and architecture evolution via reviews and on-floor “hands-on” leadership; provide guidance and training to project team members.
•Provides pro-active leadership, sees problems/opportunities and initiates projects as needed.
•Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
•Provide scheduled and unscheduled off-hour support to ensure proper and efficient operations of all software related production processes.
•Continuously scan the technical landscape to identify ways to improve search relevance, performance, accuracy, and overall user experience.
•Maintain a view of the current and future state (1+ years) enterprise search architecture within a defined architecture focus on infrastructure and application development.
•Performs other job-related duties as required.
Required Technical Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, in applicable field or equivalent.
7+ years related experience in software development, including product development.
Expert in a plurality of the following technologies: Parallel and Distributed Processing Systems, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Very Large-Scale Databases, and High-Performance Computing.
Expert in Search related Technologies (ElasticSearch, Solr, etc).
Proven experience in Content indexing (crawling – ETL) - Setting up indexing, retrieving, ranking heterogeneous datasets.
Experience designing NoSQL Server databases, including physical storage and well versed with data architecture concepts.
Deep understanding in Metadata, taxonomy, and ontology search integration.
Understanding of Semantic framework basics (RDF –OWL – Triple Store).
Proven experience in Auto-tagging, auto-classification, entity extraction, and NLP.
Preferred Technical Skills:
10+ years related experience in software development, including product development.
AWS Solutions Architect level training/Certification. Cloud Technology expertise. Active history contributing to Open Source valued.
Proven experience with database technologies, including RDMS (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL), NoSQL and distributed database concepts.
Solid working knowledge in the following areas: SaaS, Web application development, service-based architecture technologies, data analytics, cloud computing.
Deep experience in large scale-out (1000+ servers) multi-tenant cloud-based search architectures utilizing open source technologies such as Lucene, Elastic Search, and Solr as well as a good understanding of commercial search technologies.
Experience in modern design/modeling techniques – DDD, Event Storming.
Expert knowledge in text analytics technologies such as Word2Vec and various Natural Language Processing tools.
Understanding the architectural differences between unconditioned searches and secure search; difference in quality of search for different languages.
Understanding how text vectorization techniques can impact a search strategy.
Demonstrated ability to translate the language of technology for the business management team and the business requirements for the technical team.
Ability to solve complex problems applying creativity, innovation, and technical concepts.
Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.
Strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
Excellent communication (verbal and written) and customer service skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills applicable to a wide audience including senior and executive management, customers, etc.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, 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.
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