Office Based or Remote!
Adzuna is a job search engine that lists every job, everywhere. From launch in the UK in 2011, we now have more than 10 million visitors a month and are busy conquering the world from our office in West London. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest-growing startups.
Background on the role
As a by-product of our core job search advertising business, Adzuna has built a large and comprehensive archive of labour market data. In the right form, this data is extremely valuable for a wide range of industries and use cases. We’re looking for a new member of our Data Science team to help us grow our data licensing business and solve customer problems around labour market insights. For example, one of our high priority initiatives is to build a web-based portal which can allow non-technical users to perform complex queries. (We have recently built an MVP for this, but further work is required to make it a commercial proposition.)
For the right candidate, the scope of this role will go beyond ‘just’ data engineering and include elements of data science and product development:
- Data Engineering and BI:
- Working with the existing data science team to define and implement a data storage and pipeline process to meet requirements
- Selecting, building and owning a BI / data visualisation / query tool layer (‘portal’) suitable for non-technical users
- Doing custom ad-hoc data extracts and analyses for clients
- Data Science:
- Extracting and standarding new features which can be used as query dimensions and which will add significant value for our clients. Eg obtaining qualifications from job descriptions, or matching company names or job titles against ontologies. This work might use any natural language processing techniques from simple regular expressions to vector embeddings.
- Using data science methods to help improve the quality of the existing data (eg code to tackle duplicates, salary typos etc)
- Typical tools include Python, MySQL, Spark, TensorFlow
- Product analysis:
- Helping to define and design products which surface our labour market data in terms of functionality and user interface
- Interpreting feedback from clients; assisting with technical sales
- Guiding product enhancements and future new products
This is a varied technical role which would be suitable for candidates who want exposure to both data engineering and data science, and who also enjoys designing and building products. We would consider candidates early in their career as well as candidates with more experience who would enjoy this level of variety. Whatever your profile, this role offers great potential for career development and growth and could transition into a more specialist role in any of the areas according to your interests and aspirations.
We don’t like to put people in boxes, but we would expect strong candidates to have the following:
- Advanced/intermediate Python
- A technical degree at 2.1 or better (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as data science, computer science, engineering, economics, or maths
- You probably have a good working knowledge of Linux
- Demonstrable experience of having previously built dashboard applications (either from scratch, or using 3rd party tools)
- Familiarity with AWS tools including some or all of S3, Athena, Kinesis, Quicksight, Redshift.
- Experience with extracting, parsing and wrangling large volumes of data in a range of different formats (eg CSV, JSON, XML)
- An interest in building new products and interacting with clients such as gathering feedback, acting as the technical product expert and helping with technical sales
Nice to have:
- Experience with BI or data visualisation tools from suppliers other than AWS (eg Power BI, Tableau, Qlik Sense, Looker, etc)
- Experience with natural language processing, text mining, ontologies
- Prior experience in the recruitment industry and/or familiarity with labour market data
- Reward: We offer a competitive financial package which includes competitive salary, stock options, a contributory pension scheme and Perks at Work.
- Wellbeing: We take the wellbeing of our employees seriously and have taken every step possible to protect the health and wellbeing of our people during COVID-19. Amongst other things, we offer healthcare through Babylon Health, access to free counselling and a programme of wellbeing activities and events. We have a flexible working policy and during COVID-19, for the foreseeable, no one is expected back in the office unless they choose to attend. We also run regular wellbeing workshops, offer enhanced maternity and paternity leave because we welcome people with families, and 25 days paid holiday per year
- Training: Through our Adzuna Academy training programme, attending (virtual) conferences, team training budgets, individual development plans and coaching from experienced and supportive peers and managers.
- Fun stuff: An environment that is thoughtfully designed to allow for work and play including (when we’re not restricted by COVID-19) a roof terrace, bar and table tennis. We have a packed social calendar, twice annual global team get-togethers and an enviable culture thanks to the amazing and smart people who make Adzuna a great place to work. Much of this is all done remotely at the moment of course - even during COVID-19 we are still managing to have a lot of fun ‘together’ thanks to our great Social Committee.
A bit more about Adzuna
Adzuna is a smarter, more transparent job search engine used by tens of millions of visitors per month. We love using the awesome power of technology to bring together every job in one place, help match people to better, more fulfilling jobs and keep Britain working.
Adzuna.co.uk is a 100 person business operating across 16 territories and was founded in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, formerly of eBay, Gumtree, Qype and Zoopla.
We are backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, LocalGlobe, Index Ventures and Smedvig Capital.
We’ve spent a decade developing smarter, more transparent job search so jobseekers worldwide (we’re in 16 countries) can zero in on the right role faster.
We also supply real-time data to the Number 10 Dashboard and Office for National Statistics labour market indices. In 2018, Adzuna won the contract to run Find a job, one of the British government’s most used online services.
We treat jobseekers as people not as products. We do the same for our team, seeing the diverse range of strengths they bring to our business. Regardless of background, race, gender, sexuality or ability, we welcome everyone to our team. Our people are the most important asset we have.
Please let us know if we need to accommodate a disability during the hiring process, so that we can give you the support you need.