Software Engineer

  • Location: Chicago
  • Department: Engineering
  • Work Status: Full-time


At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.

Here you can own your career in a community of values-driven people who help our customers around the world solve complex data challenges. If this sounds like the place for you, check out the details of this position below.

Join our Analytics Engineering group where we specialize in Discovering the Truth faster and more efficiently.  Our suite of Analytics features allow our users to conceptually cluster documents based on meaning, not just word matching.  We also provide structure and visualization to unstructured data, allowing our users to find the most relevant data the fastest.  We leverage machine learning to train the system to find pertinent documents without the need for excessive manual intervention.  Join our team as we dive into social communication analysis, active learning/predictive coding, data visualizations, and AI solutions that will power the next generation of eDiscovery Analytics!  Our tech stack includes a Relativity Analytics Engine (RAE) written in Java and Scala, while our Relativity Analytics UI is written in JavaScript and C#.NET, powered by a MSSQL database.  Our Analytics PaaS shared service is mounted in Azure and Cloud technologies such as Docker, Rancher, and Kubernetes.


  • Work with your team and other stakeholders to define, design, implement, test, document, and deliver quality software products in a fast paced environment utilizing Java, Scala, C#, and other technologies as needed.
  • Utilize sound engineering practices to deliver functional, reliable, secure, tested and maintainable software that satisfies stakeholders requirements.
  • Work with the team to improve the scalability and performance of existing products.
  • Positively contribute to the culture, well-being, and growth of each team member and the company at large by being a helpful and considerate team member and by adhering to the company’s core values.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing JavaScript for Front-end development is preferred
  • Knowledge of multi-threading, concurrency and distributed systems in Java environment.
  • Ability to decompose complex problems, troubleshoot issues, and communicate solutions to the team and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation to work independently as well as part of a high performing, diverse team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience developing and maintaining distributed, elastic micro-service applications that self-heal in the event of failures.
  • Skilled in developing software for the JVM using Java, Scala and other JVM based languages.
  • Experience creating large-scale services and applications in distributed environments such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS a plus.
  • Experience in utilizing Docker to simplify deployment and development a plus.
  • Proficiency on Linux, Git, REST, Akka, and CI tools (Jenkins, Bamboo) a plus.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience creating backend / server / algorithmic software utilizing Core Java and other languages that run on the JVM, but not including J2EE / JEE applications.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical field related to or heavily dependent upon computer science is a plus. Master's degree is preferred. 

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About Relativity

Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity's cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Our company has also been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for seven consecutive years. If you’re ready to grow with us, we’d love to hear from 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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