Definely secures $7m in Series A funding to change how the world’s top lawyers access and understand contracts
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NLP Engineer

We're looking for an NLP engineer to help build our natural language processing, understanding and generative capabilities.

About Definely

Recognised as one of the fastest growing startups in the UK by TechNation, one of the eleven UK startups to watch in Sifted and listed as a Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 winner, Definely is a company that is transforming the $600bn global legal services market.

Our customers include some of the world’s top law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations such as Allen & Overy, Dentons and Deloitte. We are also backed by a number of prominent investors and VCs, including Microsoft, Google for Startups, CRE VC and former dragon, Nick Jenkins.

Working with us

Given that we spend a good portion of our time at our place of work, we are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they’re doing and who they work with. We operate a transparent workplace culture, where every person has input at every stage and level of strategic decision-making and is a valued member of the team (we promise we are not just saying that)!

We look for natural self-starters who are curious, adaptive, resilient, apply deep logic to their thinking and, most importantly, learn from every mistake!

The role

As an NLP engineer at Definely, you will play a pivotal role in building our natural language processing, understanding and generative capabilities for the legal industry by creating groundbreaking products designed for every phase of the contract document lifecycle, with a mission to enhance accessibility and efficiency in legal documents.

Your roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and implement Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms and models using Python.
  • Utilize and enhance Language Model (LLM) techniques to optimize document analysis and comprehension.
  • Implement Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) methods for enhanced search and summarization of legal documents.
  • Manage and work with vector databases for efficient storage and retrieval of document representations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of engineers, lawyers, and product managers to design and deliver robust, scalable NLP solutions.
  • Enhance existing NLP pipelines, algorithms, and systems for improved performance and accuracy.
  • Research, evaluate, and implement state-of-the-art NLP methodologies to drive innovation in our products.
  • Leverage API experience to develop and maintain interfaces for seamless integration of NLP functionalities.
  • Explore, document, analyse, aggregate, label, clean, transform and manipulate datasets
  • Improve our existing language-related models recall, precisions and other related-KPIs
  • Create new language models for existing products and use cases as well as new ones
  • Augment our data to train models to handle even more cases
  • Help us develop and execute our innovation strategy

About you

  • Experience in NLP development and implementation, with a focus on Python.
  • Experience in utilizing Language Model (LLM) and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) techniques.
  • Hands-on experience working with vector databases for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Strong understanding of API development and integration within NLP systems (preferred).
  • Experience in designing and implementing NLP algorithms and models in real-world applications.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong communication skills to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Linguistics and/or Text Mining Degree.
  • Strong Quantitative background is a plus.
  • Experience with PyTorch/Tensorflow.
  • Experience with spaCy and/or other NLP tools such as Gensim/NLTK is a must.
  • Experience with either AWS/Azure/GCP or More than one is a plus.
  • The ability to read and perform reproducible research is a plus.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup as we move to scale-up
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organisation, alongside highly motivated individuals
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations
  • Office in the heart of London’s bustling Aldgate with the option to do hybrid working
  • Training and support
  • Competitive compensation package
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Equipment

Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.


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