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Product Owner, Legal Analysis and Rules Dev.

Product Owner, Legal Analysis and Rules Dev.

Product Owner, Legal Analysis and Rules Dev.

Reports To: Product Manager, Applied Research
Location: Newbury  

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs.newbury@exari.com.

General Summary

Exari has become the new leader in enterprise contract management using a unique approach for transforming contracts from documents into data. Over the years we have developed market-leading functionality to give companies unprecedented control and insight into the agreements which underpin their customer, supplier, employee, and partner relationships.

The Product Owner will play a key role in Exari’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) project, which automatically extracts rich data from contract documents. This is a leadership role within both the Legal Analysis and Rules Development teams, reporting to the AI Product Manager.

The Legal Analysis team carries out legal analysis, administrative and data entry tasks relating to contract documents, as part of the ongoing development of a document corpus for machine learning. By accurately identifying and labelling contract features, the paralegals in the team “teach” the AI how to read contracts. This work is an important input for the engineers in the Applied Research team in R&D. The Product Owner will carry out more complex legal analysis within the team and supervise the paralegals – tasks may include scheduling, quality control, and training.

The Rules Development team develops applications through a Javascript-based API that invoke complex rule engine functions and manipulate and transform the data returned. These rules are used for document analysis and data mining, forming a key component of the AI project. As the team operates using Agile (Scrum/Kanban) development methodology, the Product Owner will be responsible for managing the team’s work through its product backlog, which is split between core and custom development tasks. This will require interfacing with and managing requests from Services and Sales functional areas.

Essential Functions

  • Act as the product owner in an Agile team, managing daily stand-ups, Jira backlog, sprints and reporting as required
  • Coordinate and assess requests from the Sales and Services functions
  • Legal interpretation of contract and other documents and identification of contract features based on one or more labelling schemes
  • Annotate documents correctly with the specified labels using Word, text editors or specialized annotation software
  • Supervise, provide quality control and monitor progress within the Legal Analysis team
  • Other related duties and projects as assigned

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Legally qualified in an English-speaking jurisdiction, with 1-3 years PQE
  • Excellent legal analysis skills, particularly contract review and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage teams, including remote team members
  • Strong written and spoken communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Jira, Word/Excel, keyboard shortcuts)
  • Ability to gain and apply a deep understanding of the AI project’s complex software system

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment; smart casual dress code
  • Full time position
  • Willingness to travel between Newbury and London offices as required


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs.newbury@exari.com.

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