Applications Programmer, Legal Information Institute
March 4, 2017
Ithaca, New York
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
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The Legal Information Institute (https://www.law.cornell.edu) at Cornell Law School is the world's leading source for free legal information. Each year, we serve 30 million people from over 240 countries around the world who want to find and understand the law. Our website, established in 1992, was the thirtieth on the Web and we have been a law-and-technology leader ever since.
Our engineering team builds fast-loading, usable, reliable applications that bring American law to people from all walks of life - lawyers, engineers, construction workers, students, disability advocates, bankers, farmers, and many, many more. We make full use of cutting-edge NLP, machine-learning, and cloud-computing technologies to support our mission.
Technologies and languages in use by LII and allied projects include: scripting languages (Python, Ruby, PHP) and Java; JQuery, AngularJS, CSS, SASS; datastores (MySQL, eXist-db, triple stores, graphdb, Solr, Elasticsearch); XML/XQuery/XSLT; RDF and SPARQL; Node.js, NGINX, Apache; Linux.
Reporting to the Associate Director for Technology of the Legal Information Institute (LII), the applications programmer will serve as a full-stack web developer focusing on front-end development of applications that deliver judicial opinions, legislation, regulations, and original content and services to a global audience.
Maintaining, improving, and expanding the features of the full range of our web-based content.
Improving the user experience for our pool of legal author/experts and correspondents.
Building technology and application-spanning services that integrate our data and user experience with other providers.
Maintaining legacy software and working with APIs.
Experience on civic hacker, legal information, or legislative projects. Experience developing interactive data visualization applications.
Please attach a cover letter and resume.
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