Director Data Engineering AI

Director Data Engineering AI

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  • Location: Remote United States
  • Department: Engineering
  • Work Status: Full-time


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 leveraged everywhere, all stages of discovery to better manage cases and optimize product operations.

As a team, we believe in exploration, experimentation, and bringing your curiosity to work every day.  We know that you can’t 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 for AI

Great insights can’t 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 such as Hadoop/HDFS, Kafka, data pipelines, blob storage, distributed file systems, big data storage formats, Python, Spark, JVM/Scala, Snowflake, and are looking for at-scale challenge with a ton of new 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’ll have a huge 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 Director of Data Engineering of AI Role

The Head of Data Engineering for the AI group is a strategic position for all of Relativity.

You’ll work both within our team and across the company to leverage our data at scale.  You’ll be building and managing a team of company-wide experts on big data storage, pipelines, streaming, micro-batch, and batch technologies.  You’ll be partnering directly with our data scientists to create best in class tooling for managing our fleet of models.  You’ll inspire software engineers to engage, learn, and focus on big data technologies.  You’ll empower our data scientists and data engineers to dream bigger about what’s possible.  Innovations that you help create and deliver will be running on Relativity’s global cloud footprint, powering billions of insights.  You’ll focus every day on empowering your team via the best talent, tools, process, and technology investments.  You love mentoring and coaching to help your colleagues get to their next career destination.


  • Recruit and build a data engineering team via industry talks and posts, candidate outreach, networking, and partnerships. 
  • Own and facilitate key design decisions related to our big data and data science infrastructure and toolset.  
  • Organize the data engineering team so we are collaborative, effective, pragmatic, and efficient. 
  • Create and extend data lakes to enable data science at scale. 
  • Implement data quality systems to ensure data quality, consistency, security, compliance, and lineage. 
  • Lead large initiatives from an investment perspective via clear prioritization, thoughtful resource allocation, sweating the details, and great communication to inspire the team. 
  • Lead collaboration with our engineering teams, data scientists, and product managers to bring ideas from proof of concept to scaled solution. 
  • Prioritize technical investments roadmap and help prioritize tech debt and architecture investments. 
  • Mentor talent within the data engineering team to promote career development, risk taking, innovation, and create a culture of learning. 
  • Inspire others with a compelling vision and a plan of how big data technology can transform Relativity. 
  • Advise senior company and technology leadership on innovative tech for either partnership or acquisition. 
  • Encourage innovation and data curiosity and the use of data at scale. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years building and leading big data systems and teams. 
  • Proven data chops via hands-on roles prior to management where you’ve personally delivered data engineering solutions in multiple roles. 
  • Proven leadership skills and track record of delivering complex technical solutions. 
  • Experience selecting products, tool, and vendor negotiation. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Experience creating batch and stream processing leveraging technologies like Hadoop/HDFS, Kafka, data pipelines, blob storage, distributed file systems, big data storage formats, SQL, no SQL, Python, Spark, JVM/Scala, and cloud data warehouses. 
  • Experience collaborating with data science teams with conceptual knowledge on data science project lifecycles and techniques. 
  • A track record of embracing progressive technology related to data management, pipelines, and processing. 
  • Experience developing and owning ETL/ELT and data pipelines using a variety of tools or frameworks. 
  • Experience creating processes and systems to manage data quality. 
  • Experience running systems in either AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure. 
  • Experience with standards such as GDPR and CCPA. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Kubernetes via Python, Java, or Scala. 
  • Experience in a SaaS/Cloud environment with distributed teams and systems. 
  • Experience designing, building, and managing either data lakes, data marts, and data warehouses. 
  • Experience managing BI and creating customer insights/dashboards. 
  • Experience in machine learning and statistics. 
  • Experience with Azure cloud environment and Azure’s big data infrastructure, data processing, and data science toolset. 
  • Still hands-on as needed to drive proof of concepts to completion. 

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About Relativity

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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