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Software Engineer - Platform

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Reading
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Reading

Meltwater builds digital intelligence and marketing solutions for a global client base. Our teams in and around Europe deliver value to our customers building the Fairhair.ai Platform.

Fairhair.ai is a comprehensive insights platform that gives access to millions of online data sources and trillions of data points - connected by a knowledge graph - and provides the means to extract outside insights with advanced, pre-trained and customisable AI models.

The Core Platform team in Reading are focused on delivering the core of the Fairhair.ai Platform. This involves creating and managing the Fairhair.ai API, the data processing pipelines and all the tools and management services required to operate these high volume News and Social firehose pipelines. These pipelines introduce tough and interesting challenges that the current team thrive on, we love this stuff! As our platform capabilities expand we need more people in the team to take on these new and unique challenges with us.

The Core Platform team make extensive use of Kafka for our persistent message queues and for giving teams around the organisation access to the data that we have ingested, mapped, enriched, tagged and filtered. There is a variety of supporting tools and services that we use such as Drone, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Grafana, Prometheus, Graphite, Statsd, OpsGenie, Docker, Kubernetes, MySQL and Git.

We’re looking for a software engineer to join our team that’s building the core of the Fairhair.ai Platform.

Your responsibilities

  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work, from research and analysis to testing, deployment, and operating the application in production
  • Actively evolve our agile development process together with us (Scrum)
  • Commitment to excellence and mastery: We want to keep getting better together!
  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance and readability

Additional perks:

In addition to the company perks listed below, the Reading office has a few extras:

  • Office: Green Park is a great environment to work in: https://www.greenpark.co.uk/
  • Lunch: Free every day
  • Gaming: We have several board games that a proportion of the team play during lunch. We've also been known to play other games such as CS:GO and host LAN parties in the office.
  • Swag: Not only do we have t-shirts and hoodies with the team logo on, but each of our new components gets a name and a logo. This also means that we order stickers, badges and other swag. For example, check out Benthos. The software and logo were designed and open-sourced by the team: https://benthos.dev
  • Team outings: When we've had a series of releases we go out for a big 3-course meal for lunch. A couple of times a year we'll do something a bit bigger such as an Escape Room.

Skills & Requirements

  • A Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledge of at least 1 of the following programming languages: Golang and PHP.
  • Experience with AWS including EC2 and RDS.
  • Experience with Kubernetes or alternative container orchestration technologies.
  • Enthusiasm for microservice architecture and distributed systems.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. As well as a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to technical problems.
  • Awareness of working in an agile development environment as the team works in 2-week sprints and follow the core principles of Scrum.
  • Messaging and queueing topologies and architectures. Particularly those used in Kafka.
  • Use of CI/CD tools. The team currently use Drone.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to communicate with teams distributed around the world.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 26,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 1500 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving.

Ollie Parsley | Hiring Manager

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