14 Aug 2017

Full-Time Senior Backend and Data Science Engineer

FactmataLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description

About the company 

Factmata’s mission is to solve online misinformation by increasing our ability to discern, score and verify content. Our team consists of top researchers in NLP and machine learning, and we are backed by Google’s Digital News Initiative. We are building state-of-the-art technology to semi-automatically verify false and biased information in news, media sources, and social media.

About the job

Your role is to build the backend behind Factmata. You have to think daily about how we ingest and analyse huge amounts of social and traditional media data. how we scale and build a customer-facing product.

You will be working as a part of a flat team of founding software and NLP engineers to create the Factmata platform. This is a great opportunity to join early a team that is at the forefront of NLP, ML, data science and software engineering. 

What you’ll be doing

  • Building the core platform, APIs and infrastructure to power our automated factchecking engine
  • Creating solutions to ingest and analyse social and traditional media data
  • Building the backend infrastructure behind Factmata
  • Making architectural decisions as the system grows
  • Building out infrastructure and monitoring for a highly reliable system
  • Expanding the platform to work as a full-scale product, supporting different users, in different countries, using different languages
  • Setting and maintaining code quality and technical standards
  • Building a modular system to allow outside contributions
  • Designing data schemas and open standards

Who we’re looking for

  • You are skilled in backend Python development and data science [required]
  • You have good understanding of data mining, data scraping, data engineering and applied statistical modelling [required]
  • You value clean code and best practices [desirable]
  • You can ship quickly and are comfortable working in an Agile way [required]
  • You have experience running production systems and think about scale and performance by default
  • You have an interest in NLP and data mining [desirable]
  • You have been involved in news/media/user generated content/ads and built products in this space [desirable]

Benefits include stock options, flexible work hours and central London location. 

How to Apply

To apply please send you CV or LinkedIn profile to robert.stojnic@factmata.com. 

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: data science, machine learning, natural language processing, and python. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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