Applied Research Engineer - Algorithms and Identity

  • WeWork, London, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

Everyone needs to know who they are doing business with. It’s a sector independent, globally addressable problem, for which we have built a unique software solution.

Using Natural Language Processing, AI and huge scale cloud infrastructure, we are automating the slow, imprecise and painstaking process of internet research.

Our SAAS solution, locates, assimilates and distils trillions of fragments of online information in the time it takes to grab a coffee, enabling our users to understand the reputational conduct of any organisation or individual they are engaging with.

This depth and quality of information has historically only been possible using expensive and time-consuming human investigation. We provide the users of our platform with fast, cost-effective and deep insight, as a service, in minutes, saving them weeks and helping them to secure against diverse risks to their business.

We deliver daily insight to major financial institutions, industry regulators, charities and commercial organisations.

We are a fast-growing, dynamic team, rewarding bright minds with hard problems.

Job Description

We are looking for a detail-focussed Applied Research Engineer to help develop the next generation of the brain of our system - Entity Resolution.

  • You will be working within our Applied Research engineering team to design and implement the next phase of our Identity Resolution System. This will involve developing algorithms, working with large datasets, testing, refining and comparing results between models, and enhancing our resolution toolsets.

  • You will be working closely with our product team to ensure our statistical models capture their domain knowledge and expertise appropriately, as well as analysing the algorithms to improve performance. 

You need to have: 

  • A rigorous and scientific approach to problem solving 

  • A demonstrable track record for learning and mastering complex topics 

  • Keen attention to detail 

  • Strong verbal and written communication 

  • Demonstrable experience working with Python 

  • A strong understanding of statistics 

  • A good understanding of algorithm optimisation 

Support and training: 

We will provide you with support and training in everything you need. This will include background understanding of the risk and compliance sector, our product, development, AWS infrastructure, log analysis and all other related skills.

Additional Information

Being a small company, candidates need to be able to work autonomously, be comfortable without micro-management, be flexible and have initiative to solve problems.  
We are unable to sponsor visas - applicants must have the right to work in the UK. 

We are currently working flexibly across remote + a set of high-end WeWork offices. We like this approach, as not only does it mean you can bring your pets to work, but it also means there’s always a buzz in the office and the opportunity to drink great coffee and meet new people. 

We provide a generous and rewarding working environment, including: 

  • Support whilst working from home to get your home-office up and running including a monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad and an amount per month to furnish your home-office (coffee, snacks, fruit, wi-fi bills, desk equipment plus anything in between)  

  • Regular team lunches and drinks (as well as monthly and quarterly activities)  

  • We equip each new team member a high-spec laptop when they start, with a choice between Windows or MacBook. 

  • All the tools and software you need to be effective and make your working life easier 

What else can you look forward to? 

  • We reward with competitive salaries and regular reviews 

  • A highly completive bonus plan 

  • Shares/Equity in the business – you will own a meaningful part of the business 

  • Flexible working hours meaning you can plan your workday around your own schedule 

  • We invest in your development with a £1k professional development budget per year, and we will always work with you to help you to realise your fullest potential 

  • Fun and inclusive monthly social events, from go-karting to mini golf to karaoke to virtual pub quiz 

  • Private health insurance 

  • Life Insurance 

  • A super strong and proactive focus on mental and physical wellbeing 

  • Unlimited holidays (yes, it’s really uncapped) 

If this sounds like an opportunity that can’t simply go amiss, or you’re interested in learning more – please get in touch today!