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Machine learning to battle misinformation/disinformation

Python Backend Engineer

£55k – £65k • 0.1% – 0.3%
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The role

Factmata is looking for an engaged and creative engineer to help us solve the problem of misinformation online. You will be an integral part in the design and development of our platform and core infrastructure, ranging from building APIs to creating a continuous deployment system for machine learning models.

If you aren't completely confident that you fit our exact criteria, please get in touch immediately. Humility is a wonderful thing - we're at least as interested in character as in talent. Factmata is an environment you will learn in and be challenged, develop and grow as a person, build phenomenal technology, be given limitless opportunities to innovate and research, given autonomy, and connected with some of the brightest minds to help you do your work

Current stack: Python 3, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, CircleCI, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

What you'll be doing

  • Design and implement our B2B APIs and the required infrastructure
  • Develop data and model storage systems
  • Scale and maintain our message-based data processing pipeline
  • Develop web scraping architecture
  • Manage integrations with other platforms and products, and test these strategic partners

What we're looking for

  • Proactive and positive attitude with ability to own and drive projects
  • Passionate about writing clean, well tested, and maintainable code
  • Willingness to be pragmatic when the situation calls for it
  • Extensive Python experience, or willingness and ability to learn quickly
  • Very good knowledge of several database technologies, including at least one traditional RDBMS like Postgres or MySQL
  • Interest in and experience with distributed systems

Bonus points for experience with:

  • using Docker in production
  • building complex data processing pipelines
  • building scalable REST APIs

Factmata at a glance

Machine learning to battle misinformation/disinformation

Factmata focuses on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, News, and Natural Language Processing. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Factmata has raised $3.054M of funding; their latest round was closed on June 2019.

You can view their website at http://www.factmata.com/ or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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