Numerai

Web App Developer at Numerai

San Francisco · Full Time

Job Description

numer.ai is a real-time web app for Numerai’s weekly tournament to solve the stock market. Our users are thousands of anonymous data scientists around the world who compete to make the best predictions to control our hedge fund’s investments. We are revolutionizing the finance industry, and our work has just begun. We’re looking for an amazing web developer to take the lead on our web app.

Responsibilities
- Implement every aspect of the web app
- Work with our designer to create beautiful web design
- Collect and calculate data on our tournament, including competitors’ winnings
- Secure the web app. Our tournament participants are rewarded in cryptocurrencies. It’s important that they’re protected.

Desired Technical Qualities
- HTML, CSS, Javascript, database experience
- Node.js, Elixir, or Elm experience is advantageous, but we’re interested in people who learn languages eagerly
- Excited about good engineering practices: unit tests, documentation, beautiful code, GitHub
- Keen interest in cryptocurrencies (Solidity advantageous)
- Interest in machine learning is advantageous
- Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is advantageous

Desired Personal Qualities
- Proactive
- Optimistic
- Seeks truth above what is easy or makes you look good
- Passionate
- Contrarian
- Honest

The sky is the limit in this position at Numerai. You’ll be joining a small, elite team of mathematicians and machine learning experts. We want a ferocious entrepreneur who will relentlessly push the company forward in every direction.

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What We're Building

Numerai is a global artificial intelligence tournament to predict the stock market. You download our data, build a model, and upload your predictions. Because we encrypt our datasets with structure-preserving encryption techniques, we're able to give away all of our data for free. This turns the stock market into a machine learning problem — so you don’t need to know anything about finance to participate.

We believe there is predictive power in distributed artificial intelligence — so we built a hedge fund for you, that’s going to trade your predictions. You don't need capital. You don't need data. You just apply your mind.

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Team

Richard Craib
Founder @ Numerai
Xander Dunn
Numerai software engineer. Formerly @Apple and @Osaro. Stock market cybernetics. Recovering imperative programmer.

Our Investors

Alex Pack
Deal team @AngelList. Past: Asia VC @Arbor Ventures.
Nathan Benaich
Investing in tech companies @Playfair Capital. All things data, AI/ML, UX design, marketplaces, mobile. Recovering scientist, photographer, perpetual foodie.
Fred Ehrsam
Co-founder @Coinbase, previously FX trader @Goldman Sachs, computer science @DukeU
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