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Software Development


2017-10-08 03:08


The Role

Use your knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to improve the Lex Machina web application as we bring Legal Analytics to all legal practice areas. As a member of our tight-knit remote product and engineering team, you will work with in-house legal experts, customers, and our design team to craft engaging data visualizations, improve interfaces, and design interactive reports displaying complex legal data and statistics. Our front-end stack includes vanilla JavaScript (ES6), d3.js, React, and is built using webpack2. Interface challenges range from complex dashboards for Fortune 100 directors and law firm managing partners to fast data entry systems for legal data scientists. This position reports directly to the Director of Engineering.

A Typical Week

  • You will write and deploy your own new code fixing bugs and building new visualizations
  • You will work with our legal experts to design new features and ways to display data
  • You will spend time learning about new web technologies to make the product faster and easier to use
  • You will collaborate with Natural Language Processing Engineers to decide how best to incorporate newly extracted information
  • Your code will be reviewed by other members of the engineering team, and you’ll review their code too


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, code academy, or work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience writing client-side JavaScript
  • Experience in building complex layouts with CSS and HTML
  • Experience with modern browser technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and empathy to work in a team-oriented workplace


  • Some Python expertise is preferred; Pyramid expertise is awesome
  • Experience with React, Vue.js
  • Experience with ES6
  • Makes growling noises when asked to make a design less functional
  • Reviewable code samples or community participation

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation and full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with matching, short and long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and more
  • This position is available in our Menlo Park, CA office headquarters, or in one of our engineering team clusters in Dallas TX, Denver CO, Sebastopol CA, or Singapore. Fully remote arrangements are possible
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The Company

Lex Machina provides Legal Analytics to companies and law firms, enabling them to craft successful litigation strategies, win cases, and close business. We are the pioneers of Legal Analytics and our award-winning product is used by global corporations such as Google, eBay, Yahoo!, IBM, and Nike, as well as prominent law firms like Wilson Sonsini, Fish & Richardson, Greenberg Traurig, and Fenwick & West. We launched Lex Machina in 2011 for patent litigators and are now with the help of LexisNexis, our parent company, expanding Legal Analytics to all areas of the law. In joining us you will help us answer: What really happens when companies and people end up in court?

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