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Machine Learning powered content solutions for travel consumers and businesses

Lead Engineer

£55k – £70k • 2.0% – 4.0%
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• Grapevine is a UK based startup using Machine Learning (ML) to provide personalised content solutions to travel businesses and their customers.
• Having launched as a consumer product in August (grapevine.travel), we are now building a B2B SaaS solution that leverages our ML to deliver highly personalised and actionable 'right time, right channel' content and booking opportunities to our clients.
• We're seeking a talented senior engineer to lead the development of the product and the technical team (Engineering, ML)
• As a key member of the founding team, the role will be multifaceted, combining execution and strategic input.
• We raised a pre-seed round last year and we're now in the process of raising a seed funding round, so the role is being run in parallel targeting kick off by mid-Jan 2020.

Key Requirements
• Strong engineering background with demonstrable experience in B2B / SaaS / APIs / CRMs / Travel (booking systems etc)
• Prior experience with Machine Learning / Data Science / Recommendations engines
• Strong communicator with leadership skills and the ability to provide strategic direction and meaningful contribution to product decisions
• Ideally a working knowledge of existing tech stack - Rails / Vue
• Focus on fast delivery - lean advocate and happy to ship without perfecting

Ideal Candidate

• Prior startup experience and success
• Product focus: solving customer problems, not building features
• Ability to thrive in a small, agile and collaborative working environment 
• Strong communication skills and comfortable challenging ideas 
• A team player and willingness to roll up the sleeves
• Good relationships within the technology ecosystem 
• Up to date with emerging technologies / industry trends and best practice

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