Overview

Most marketing sucks. Bland, generic messages pumped into your eyeballs, at best “tailored” to you using your star-sign and postcode.

Our vision at Idio is to power the perfect conversation. We harness big data, natural language processing, and machine learning to help brands communicate with us, their customers, better. Over the last six years we have raised significant capital from highly regarded VCs and individuals, and have improved the lives of customers for brands such as JP Morgan, Vitality, and Intel. We now employ around 40 people in London and New York.

Idio’s 10-person engineering team is headquartered in London, just off Great Portland Street, and includes remote workers in Bristol, Canada, York, and Germany. Three of the team are R&D Engineers, whose primary focus is our natural language processing engine, written in Scala & Python, using (amongst others) Spark, Akka, Gensim, Luigi and Neo4j. The rest of the team are responsible for everything else: from our real-time event processing pipeline, to the product’s web UI.

Get your bingo cards ready: Scrum, Git Flow, Code Reviews, Continuous Integration, Unit Tests, Integration Tests, DevOps, Chef, AWS, Github. Just for good measure: Table Football, Free Lunch Friday, Wednesday Wings, Hack Days. These are just a selection of many words you might hear in the office / read on HipChat.

Company:

Idio

Qualifications:

Have a strong understanding of, and commercial experience in, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Science or Recommender Systems
Are comfortable working in a Software Engineering team, producing production-ready code. Experience of functional programming in Scala is a big bonus.
Champion unfiltered debate. We have weekly team meetings with completely open agendas: questioning, open debate, and constant improvement are important to us
Get your hands dirty and self-start. I can’t promise you the perfect on-boarding, but I can promise you an open and helpful team environment
Understand that start-ups take effort. We maintain good work-life balances, but every now and then we’ll need all hands on deck for a 3am database upgrade

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About idio

idio helps brands and media companies implement technology-driven solutions toimprove their contents effectiveness.