Technical Lead, Generative AI

Our Story: Litera, headquartered in Chicago, IL, is a fast-growing software company and one of the leading legal technology suppliers in the world. Serving more than 90% of the world’s largest law firms, our software is used by hundreds of thousands of lawyers every day. As a company recognized as one of the best places to work, we believe professional development, rewards programs, open communication, and transparent leadership all contribute to a unique and open work environment. Our employees are driven, energetic, passionate, and can make a direct impact on the future of the company.

The Opportunity: The Generative AI Innovation team is transforming the way Litera and its clients leverage their data for competitive advantage. As a tech lead on this team, you will consult and collaborate with numerous engineering and non-engineering teams at Litera to architect and POC GenAI features and solutions for both our market products and internal processes. You will function as a company GenAI expert, helping Litera to fully leverage the ever-expanding capabilities of this set of technologies. This is your chance to be a key member of a pioneering team with a market leading company.

A Day in the Life:

  • Collaborate with Litera development teams to design, architect, and POC innovative GenAI -based products and features.
  • Collaborate with non-engineering teams at Litera to leverage GenAI technologies and techniques to help develop solutions that improve the internal processes at the company.
  • Research, evaluate, and document new technologies as they appear on the market.
  • Function as a source for expert level knowledge of generative AI and other new technologies.
  • Socialize new technologies throughout the company in
  • Function as an evangelist for leveraging GenAI to responsibly benefit the company and our clients.
  • Coach and mentor both developers and others to help develop GenAI skills and knowledge.
  • Write clean, maintainable code that is extensible with minimum number of defects.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (PM, QA) to complete tasks.
  • Manage individual task priorities, estimates, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Demonstrate knowledge of software and security best practices (i.e., object-oriented design patterns, OWASP Top 10, SOLID design principles).
  • Deliver GenAI designs that scale
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Role progression:

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Complete our Engineering onboarding plan.
  • Establish relationships with members of the GenAI innovation team.
  • Become familiar with Litera product offerings.
  • Learn the process of assisting other teams with GenAI projects.
  • Begin technology research tasks.
  • Assist the Director of Innovation and other team members with team tasks.

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Collaborate with team members on PoC tasks.
  • Produce documentation and evaluation of new technologies and their potential value for Litera.
  • Communicate with other groups in the organization to evaluate the possibility of leveraging GenAI to address current process challenges and inefficiencies.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Collaborate with other team members to design, architect and POC robust features and products using GenAI and other new technologies.
  • Translate product and feature ideas into technical designs and development tasks.
  • Conduct sessions and webinars to disseminate new technology knowledge throughout the Engineering department.
  • Define new opportunities for leveraging GenAI to improve Litera products and organizational processes.

About You:

  • 8+ years of software development experience with strong competence in backend development
  • 2+ years of ML/AI development experience including competence with:
  • Large Language Models (preferably Azure OpenAI)
  • Prompt Engineering
  • LLM fine-tuning
  • Embeddings/vectorization/semantic similarity
  • RAG
  • 5+ years of experience with the following technologies:
  • .NET/.NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Web/REST APIs
  • 3+ years of experience with the following technologies:
  • SQL Azure (preferred) or SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL (preferred)
  • Unit testing frameworks (i.e., Unknit, MSTest)
  • 4+ years of experience with the following tools:
  • GitHub
  • Jira / Confluence
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code (preferred) or Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Preferred skills/experience include:
  • Competence coding in Python
  • Experience with PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn
  • Competence with random forest, histogram gradient modeling
  • Experience with semantic agent development using Semantic Kernel and/or Langchain
  • Competence using GitHub Copilot
  • Education in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or related experience)
  • Strong visioning and problem solving skills
  • Independent thinker, collaborative teammate
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and able to handle competing priorities

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