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Data Scientist New
San Francisco, California, United States

Job Title

Data Scientist

Job Description

Legalist is using legal data to reinvent litigation finance. Backed by Y Combinator, our team applies machine learning to successfully invest in the $3 billion litigation finance industry. We're working at the intersection of finance, technology and law and are looking for curious and creative data scientists to join our team.

If you have industry experience developing production software for machine learning, especially in areas like NLP, graph models, and topic modeling, we'd love to talk to you. As a data scientist, you will be responsible for working with large legal data sets to define problem statements, collect data, build analytical models and make recommendations. You'll build and maintain data driven optimization models, experiments, forecasting algorithms and capacity constraint models for our investment algorithms.


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


In order to succeed in the role, you should ideally have:

-Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.

-2+ years experience working in Python or similar scripting language

-2+ years of SQL experience.

-Experienced with packages such as NumPy, SciPy, pandas, scikit-learn.

-Experience in data science fundamentals (e.g. classification models, clustering, topic models) with knowledge (and preferably some experience) in a more advanced area like recommendation engines, neural networks, or NLP

-2+ years of data mining / analytics.

-Hands-on experience with datasets (i.e. data extraction, cleaning, analysis and presentation).

About the Company

Legalist is an algorithmic litigation finance firm. We use legal data to invest in lawsuits that win. Our mission is to help plaintiffs in meritorious lawsuits see justice. By using machine learning on millions of past court records, we invest in litigation, a $3B emerging asset class.

Backed by Y Combinator, VY Capital, and other prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, Legalist has been featured in the New Yorker, Above the Law, Wired, and other major news outlets.

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