Big Data Architect – AI

Remote United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Organizations around the globe use Relativity's secure, end-to-end legal & compliance software to analyze data for e-discovery, litigation, investigations, communication surveillance, and more.

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We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal and compliance professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it.  The US Department of Justice, 199 of the Am Law 200, and more than 329,000 enabled users trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole, authentic self to our team.  We believe that great talent is not bound by geography and that what you do matters more than where you do it. Relativity has assumed a hybrid work strategy, allowing choice and flexibility for employees to work either from home, a physical Relativity office location (once safe to do so), or a combination of the two, within certain logistical boundaries. Submit your application to learn more from our recruiters or contact us for more details.  
About AI at Relativity In the past two years, billions of documents have already benefited from the insights of Relativity AI – and we are just getting started on our journey to use AI to improve each user experience, product, matter, and investigation at Relativity.  We are focused on helping our users discover the truth more quickly, and act on data with confidence. ·         We are focused on algorithm excellence, to provide the most robust and trusted experience possible.  ·         We are creating a world class toolset to solve complex challenges quickly and iteratively.  ·         AI will be leveraged everywhere, in all stages of the discovery process to better manage cases and to optimize product operations.  As a team, we believe in exploration, experimentation, and bringing your curiosity to work every day. We know that you cannot innovate without experimentation — and a little failure happens on the path to invention.  We use the latest and greatest to ensure we are the best.   We strive to experiment, ship, and learn every day.  About Data Engineering at Relativity Great insights cannot happen without great data, and the best insights come from massive data. Our data infrastructure and engineering ensure that the breadth of Relativity data is available for insights, confidential data is kept confidential, and data is protected at all times.  To continue to unlock more insights, we are investing heavily in data pipeline and data lake technology.   If you are fluent in big data technologies and are looking for at-scale challenge with a ton of innovation and experimentation ahead, you will find yourself at home on the AI data engineering team within Relativity.  The team is small but growing fast; you will have an enormous impact in shaping our direction, what tech we use, and developing best practice. We seek collaborative builders who want to move fast and love a challenge.  About the Big Data Architect Role  The Big Data Architect will work closely with product teams in the within the AI group to build best in class data lake or data mesh. You will be working with real-time and batch data at petabyte scale. You will be responsible for data governance and data access patterns for ensuring our customers’ data is protected. You will be responsible for data catalog and data observability for ensuring data quality. You will be hands on and will be working side-by-side teams in the organization. 


  • Collaborate with our data scientists, product managers, and engineering teams to design and build a big data architecture that supports our data privacy restrictions while supporting our data science needs 
  • Own data governance policy and data access procedures. 
  • Own data catalog and data observability. 
  • Own cost modeling for data architecture. 
  • Hands on work to automate and build tooling for teams to use. Be willing to jump into a project to build things out. 
  • Contribute to our technical investments roadmap and help prioritize tech debt and architecture investments. 
  • Mentor talent within the AI group to promote career development. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with data lake and warehouse technologies like Hudi, Delta, Snowflake, Synapse, Redshift, S3, ADLS. 
  • Experience creating batch and stream processing data sets leveraging technologies like Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Kafka, DBT, AirFlow, Prefect and other ELT tools 
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases 
  • Experience in creating data governance policies. 
  • Experience in data catalogs and data observability patterns  
  • Fluent in programming languages suitable to implement big data and machine learning solutions. Ex: Python, Scala. 
  • Experience in performance tuning and optimization 
  • Experience with product / tool / vendor evaluation and selection. 
  • Experience in building cost projections 
  • Excellent communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in unstructured data sets. 
  • Experience designing APIs, service-oriented architectures 
  • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure data infrastructure and tooling
At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service, and we’re always looking for people to join us on the journey.   Relativity is a team of smart, passionate people always looking to grow, contribute, and make our product and customer service the best it can be. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds with different skills and life experiences—and we love and celebrate those differences. We believe that employees are happiest when they’re empowered to be their full, authentic selves, regardless how you identify.  So, please come as you are. We can’t wait to meet you. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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