Senior Software Engineer - Search Relevancy | New York, NY | Bloomberg Careers

Senior Software Engineer - Search Relevancy

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New York, NY

Posted Oct 26, 2022 - Requisition No. 102394

Bloomberg Law is changing the legal industry by delivering the most sophisticated research platform on the market by focusing on real-time answers, analytics, and automation. Our goal is to use innovative technologies to deliver best in class solutions that will impact the future practice of law.

What is the Bloomberg Law Search Team?

As a research platform, search lies at the heart of Bloomberg Law's products. The Search Team is tasked with the problem of understanding users' needs and efficiently surfacing the most relevant content from a corpus of over a billion documents. We leverage open source technologies and continuously draw ideas from the information retrieval, ML, and NLP domains to best meet our users’ evolving needs. The challenges you will encounter will range from tuning distributed computation performance to tweaking relevance models and using applied statistical techniques to analyze A/B test results.

We will trust you to:

  • Be a self-driven problem solver who has a strong interest in the information retrieval and/or distributed computing domains
  • Be an excellent communicator who can collaborate effectively within and across different roles
  • Deliver end-to-end solutions starting from an idea, including the data exploration, modeling, implementation, and deliberations with product and stakeholders

You will need to have:

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • 3+ years of programming experience in object oriented systems OR 
  • 3+ years of experience building, tuning, analyzing information retrieval systems
  • Experience using ML and data science platforms for building models
  • B.A. or B.S. from a technical field

We’d love to see experience with:

  • Large scale system design
  • Building, tuning, analyzing information retrieval systems
  • Any or all phases of machine learning project life cycle
  • Online controlled experiments (A/B testing)
  • Building solutions for the legal domain

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or maternity/parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email

Salary Range: 160,000 - 240,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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