Junior Data Developer

London (Greater)
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Big data... machine learning... artificial intelligence…

If that got you excited, you could be the next recruit on GetRentr’s mission to leverage tech and data to revolutionise the UK residential property sector. Our platform is being used by some of the biggest names in the market but we have a long way to go to execute the ambitious vision we’ve set ourselves!

To help us on the journey, we’re on the hunt for a Junior Data Developer to support our new product R&D. We’re searching for a highly intelligent and capable individual, who’s eager to apply their knowledge and skills in traversing uncharted data terrain. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as we are a rapidly evolving startup with firm aspirations to launch a plethora of cutting edge products into the market and our dynamic development pipeline is in constant motion.

Social impact is a central pillar here at GetRentr. The genesis of our platform is in applying phenomenal data and technological capabilities to expose rogue landlords and ensure that no tenant has to live in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation again. Meaningful work will always be entangled with everything we do and finding people that share our principles is a crucial part of this pursuit.

If the thought of charting a course through an open expanse of data and making a major impact at the heart of a unique tech company exhilarates you, then we’d love to hear from you!

*Junior Data Developer*

You will work alongside our CTO and Dev team to support the company’s technical, creative and data R&D efforts.

At GetRentr, we principally hire on the basis of personality and intelligence above technical skills and experience. For this position, we are looking for an innovative and analytical mind in someone who will dedicate themselves to stretching our data capabilities which forms the foundation of our business.

You will be juggling a multitude of data feeds and linking them together to form coherent aggregated datasets and models. You will identify gaps in our information, determine how to fill them, and create new opportunities using insights drawn from machine learning. These insights will feed into, and drive the creation of, new features and products both for current clients, and future markets that we have not even thought of yet.

Creativity and determination in overcoming obstacles are crucial. You will inevitably face challenges, and when you do, you will need to methodically explore and investigate new angles to solve issues. As a member of a collaborative team, you will be comfortable in discussing problem areas with colleagues to leverage their skills and experience. Similarly you will be more than happy to lend yourself to colleagues to drive progress in any area of the business.

In this role you will become a central component of our data team and wider business. As an early member of a startup team you will have the opportunity for rapid growth in whichever areas you excel in. If you’re the sort of character that is willing to get stuck into whatever needs doing in order to drive the business forward, please get in touch with us!

*A typical day could involve any or all of the below:*
* A brainstorm to tease out the architecture for a new feature or an entire new avenue of data set discovery.
* Statistical analysis or manipulation of new data sets
* Figuring out how all this information feeds into the wider picture
* Bot design, build and evaluation
* Presenting GetRentr’s R&D roadmap to the rest of the company
* Providing stats or data insights for marketing or pitching to prospective clients

*Our ideal candidate will have:*
* Recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in CS, ML or a closely related field
* A great portfolio they’re proud to show off
* Some cool side projects to show or talk about (nice but not essential)
* A deep interest in the business impact of data work and building data products from the ground up: platform Architecture, Connecting Data, Accessing Analytics
* Python skills to show off
* Experience with some ML libraries and techniques
* PHP is a plus, but not essential
* Knowledge of other technologies including but not limited to HTML, Javascript, XML, MySQL, Objective-C, Swift, Java, AWS is always good

*We offer:*
* Starting salary of £22k to £25k
* 2 serious hacker founders with 20 years hacking and coding experience for you to work directly with and learn from
* Office space in the Geovation Hub: an innovation hub specialising in geospatial mapping and development. We’re surrounded by cutting edge startups striving to change the world in a cooperative and dynamic environment
* Access to OS and HMLR data libraries, staff and other specialist resources
* A founding team who are passionate about what we do and are looking for inspiring people to join our journey
* A highly collaborative team giving everyone the opportunity to affect crucial decisions at the heart of the company
* Huge ambitions to utilise and develop our data and technology capabilities to move into new areas and markets

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