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Machine learning to battle misinformation

Backend Engineer

£50k – £75k • 0.2% – 0.4%
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Factmata's mission is to allow anyone to discern and verify the credibility, quality, safety and reliability of online content. We are building state-of-the-art technology to semi-automatically score and verify news and social media using a combination of an expert network platform for machine learning, and advanced natural language understanding techniques. Our team consists of top researchers in NLP and machine learning, and we are backed by the founder of Twitter, Craigslist, Zynga and Broadcast.com.

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

The role:

To further this pursuit, we are looking for Software Engineers to help us expand our backend services. You will be an integral part of the design and development of our platform and core infrastructure, ranging from building APIs to creating a continuous deployment system for machine learning models. You will be joining an already established small team of Engineers.

Current tech stack
- Python
- Golang
- AWS
- Kubernetes
- Kubeflow
- Kafka
- CircleCI
- Grafana
- Prometheus
- ELK
- Terraform
- Ansible

What you'll be doing

- Building the backend APIs and applications to support all of our data processing pipelines.
- Building the backend APIs for the customer facing services
- Work closely with the data engineering and ML team and support them
- Work closely with the CTO to build a scalable, fault tolerant and robust microservice based platform running on Kubernetes.

What we're looking for
- Proactive and positive attitude with ability to own projects
- Passionate about writing clean, well tested and maintainable code
- Experience with distributed systems
- Experience with Golang/Python
- Experience with Kubernetes
- Experience building, maintaining and documenting customer facing REST API with a focus on security, usage limits and scalability.

Bonus points for
- Experience with AWS
- Experience with Kubeflow
- Experience building CICD pipelines using Jenkins/CircleCI
- Experience with Kafka/RabbitMQ
- Experience building highly scalable data processing architecture using messaging systems.

Our values
Joining the Factmata family represents an unprecedented opportunity to be part of a team with an outstanding purpose and the rare potential to do good in the world. We hire strongly for our values.
- Deliver results for our users.
- Do the basics.
- In facts we trust.
- Team sport.
- Be candid.
- Think Big!
- Prioritise growth.
- Show humility.
- Humour.

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