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Senior Software Developer - Rosette

Basis Technology, Somerville, MA or Remote (US East Coast)

Data is messy. We make sense of it.


Basis Technology, the world leader in enterprise text analytics technology, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our expanding Engineering team. Basis deploys “AI That Works” to customers around the world operating in a variety of fields and uses.  Help us grow by building software to make sense of unstructured information across 55 different human languages! Work with NLP algorithms, search engines, and data science techniques.

Job overview:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will improve and implement the design of components of Basis’ Rosette platform, help to drive technology strategy and identify future technology directions. Join us and help us create the next wave of software for Natural Language Processing and text analytics. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Design, build, and maintain key components of Basis’ platform
  • Integrate new technologies and NLP methodologies into existing platform
  • Influence design, implementation, and architectural direction
  • Work with product management to identify needed software improvements
  • Research and prototype new technologies to improve our platform
  • Be a mentor and role model for design reviews, code, and test cases
  • Participate in agile sprint and release planning

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in Java development
  • Knowledge of computational linguistics and/or NLP a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with relevant search technologies such as Elasticsearch, Solr and/or Apache Lucene a plus
  • Familiarity with data science a plus
  • Experience working with a team to deliver software
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field preferred
  • A passion to design, build and polish innovative applications

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.




About Basis Technology

About We’re the leading provider of software solutions for extracting meaningful intelligence from multilingual text and digital devices Our mission is to improve the process of extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured multilingual text and digital devices by developing the industry’s best software. Since our founding in 1995, our products and services have been used by over two hundred major firms, including Amazon.com, EMC, Endeca/Oracle, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, and governments around the world. Our language analysis and digital forensics software are widely used in the U.S. defense and intelligence industry by firms such as BBN, CACI, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. We’re also the top provider of Asian linguistic technology to web search engines, including Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo!. Through these relationships, we’ve developed a reputation for deep expertise in computational linguistics and digital forensics, an uncompromising commitment to providing quality software and services, and dedication to serving our customers’ needs with unparalleled support. Our Rosette linguistics platform uses state of the art natural language processing techniques to improve information retrieval, text mining, machine learning, statistics, and computational linguistics. Rosette provides capabilities like identifying the language of incoming text, providing a normalized representation in Unicode, and locating names, places and other key concepts from a body of unstructured text. Rosette is the world’s most widely-used family of commercial software products for multilingual information retrieval. Its reliability, scalability, accuracy, and strict compliance with industry and international standards have been put to the test in high volume transaction environments, such as Google’s multilingual search engine, PeopleSoft’s human capital management software, and Amazon.com’s global e-commerce system. Our digital forensics group provides investigative services and software to make examiners more efficient. They develop solutions that focus on speed, ease of use, and extensibility for incident responders, corporate investigators, law enforcement, and the military. The digital forensics group are the primary contributors to several open source projects, including Autopsy and The Sleuth Kit, for which they provide commercial add-ons, training, and support.

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