Making science more discoverable, understandable and sharable
Learn more about Sparrho:
We're looking for an amazing all-round dev to join our team. Someone who can take a project all the way from discussing requirements with the product team to managing and monitoring the production infrastructure. Skill and flexibility are key to this role.
Our technology is the foundation of everything we do, and we’ll use whatever’s available to give users a response faster than they can blink, even across 60 million+ pieces of content. Our core stack is Clojure/Clojurescript—React on the front end, GraphQL on the back end—with PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch to keep our data front and center, and Docker and Terraform to keep everything on AWS running smoothly.
Sparrho blends machine learning and expert curation to help users from 150+ countries stay on top of the science that matters to them. With over 60 million unique research papers and patents from all fields of science in our database, our mission is to democratise scientific knowledge, making it more accessible, searchable and shareable.
The company was founded in July 2013 by two Oxbridge ex-scientists who met though Entrepreneur First. We’re now a superstar team of 14, and our HQ is in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch.
You’ll be joining a small team and moving quickly—you’ll need the experience to make the right technical decisions to build fast, scalable tech that the business needs: everything from content acquisition to performance tuning, from UI changes to totally new product features.
You will be responsible for:
Interest in machine learning will come in handy as we work with our university partners to build up our augmented intelligence features.
Remuneration package: Competitive salary
Visa sponsorship: Not available
Starting date: Immediate
Application deadline: If you’re the developer we’ve been waiting for, send Wes (firstname.lastname@example.org) your CV, github username, and earliest starting date—and book a chat using the form below—interviews are held on a rolling basis so act asap:
Note to recruiters: We are not currently engaging external recruiters for this role.