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Junior Java Software Engineer (London or Remote)
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Media Intelligence


Software Development


Mid level

Location: London +1 more

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Giovanni Grasso

Job Description

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer with 2+ years of experience to help Meltwater build the next generation AI insights platform. FHAI (Meltwater's AI division) is a team of 70+ engineers, product designers, and data scientists across the world. You will be joining a team focused on Web data acquisition and information extraction, automating the acquisition from hundreds of thousands of web sites.

About the team

You will join a very dynamic and diverse mix of research scientists and engineers coming from nearly all continents: we cover Europe, Asia and North-America—and we love having food from such places and beyond! We have family people, single people, tea lovers but coffee haters (and vice-versa), bikers/footballers/beach-volleyballers and, uh, virtual athletes. In normal times, our office is located in the heart of Shoreditch in London. However, we are open to applications to work remotely from anywhere in UK, Germany, Hungary, Sweden.

What we do

We build scalable AI systems that automatically identify and collect millions of data items from the hundreds of thousands of web sites, such as news papers or company websites. All that data is enriched and integrated into a coherent knowledge graph via a highly customizable platform for combining data enrichments, classifiers, and other AI components.

What we’ll challenge you with?

You will be faced with challenging problems in data acquisition, knowledge base construction, and data integration. This will expose you to loads of different challenges and, tech and tools! If some of the following points resonate with you, you should definitively apply!

  • Genuine interest and enthusiasm for technology with the aptitude to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Collaborative with strong communication skills
  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work, from research and analysis to testing, deployment, and operating the application in production
  • Apply best practices for testing, documentation, to ensure overall quality — and helping the team to monitor and improve where necessary

  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance and readability

  • Continually define your role as we grow

  • Believes in validation through software and rapid prototyping and loves to work, learn, and teach others

What you’ll get out of it?

  • Salary range: £60k+ (based on experience, location, qualifications, and the performance at the interview) + private health + health cash plan + other benefits
  • Plenty of opportunities to travel world-wide and collaborate with great people on teams all over the world
  • Possibility to work remotely from anywhere in a country Meltwater is present with an office
Skills & Requirements
  • 2+years of commercial/post-graduate experience in core Java programming is required, but other JVM language, Node.js or Python are highly valued too.
  • Knowledge of Relational Databases and SQL
  • Most of our infrastructure is on AWS, so we require at least some basic experience with services like ECS, S3, Lambda, SNS.
  • Some experience with modern tools in a microservices / DevOps environment: Docker, Terraform (or CloudFormation)
  • Bonus: Interest / applied knowledge in AI or Machine Learning is highly advantageous, as well as experience with Web Crawling.
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. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.

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