Data Scientist - AI Start Up

LexInsight - San Jose, CA


Title: Data Scientist – AI Startup

Location: San Jose, California

LexInsight, based in San Jose CA, is an AI powered Talent Intelligence Platform. LexInsight is backed by a top Silicon valley venture fund. Trained by top legal recruiting experts, LexInsight’s innovative AI Talent Intelligence Platform curates and recommends the best matches for legal talent & their prospective employers. With unparalleled speed and accuracy, our AI is the ANTI-bias answer to the conventional recruiting problem. Our best-in-class technology not only aims at reducing the bias in hiring, but increasing the hiring among underrepresented groups.

Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a Data Scientistto join our Data Science team here at LexInsight. As a Data Scientist you will be responsible for researching and building machine learning and natural language processing applications to extend LexInsight’s personalization platform. You will work as part of our highly collaborative R&D team, and your solutions will directly and rapidly impact our business. This includes researching and developing models, algorithms, and applications; analyzing raw source data and derived data; presenting findings; and building tools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of LexInsight and proprietary datasets
  • Use your machine learning expertise to research and recommend the best approaches to solving our technology and business problems
  • Design, implement, and validate your solutions using Scala or Python on a large state-of-the-art cluster
  • Work with our Engineering teams to integrate your solutions into LexInsight

About You:

  • Master’s degree plus at least 2 years’ relevant experience in Computer Science, Statistics, Linguistics, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, or a related scientific discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience working with large datasets for drawing business insights. Work experience at leading high tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook etc. is highly desirable.
  • Research experience and coursework in Machine Learning
  • Experience with large data sets
  • Strong understanding of statistics and modeling techniques
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment

Must have:

  • Python
  • SQL + NoSQL
  • Data Engineering Skills (Data Cleaning, ETL, Pipelines & Architecture)
  • Experience with API endpoints development (Python REST framework such as Django and Flask)
  • Experience in algorithm modeling & Machine Learning (Python libraries as scikit-learn or similar, Tensorflow, Keras, etc..)
  • MongoDB

Good to have:

  • NLP or Video/ Image Experience
  • Spark, SparkML and PySpark
  • Data Visualisation SCRIPTING skills ( Javascript, D3.js, etc.. )
  • Application Deployment
  • Google Cloud experience (Google Cloud, Bitnami, etc)
  • Linux (Debian)
  • Scala
  • AWS Architecture + API Gateway
  • ETL

What you will have at LexInsight

  • Experience building a transformative product
  • Flexible work schedule
  • End-to-end ownership of your projects
  • Fun work environment in the heart of Silicon Valley
  • Access to building fitness center
  • Competitive salary, health benefits, early stage Stock Options
  • A great team who will fight beside you in the trenches to accomplish your goals

Job Type: Full-time


  • Scripting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Spark: 1 year (Preferred)
  • AI: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Natural Language Processing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Master's (Preferred)