Front End Engineer

Job description

We’re looking for a Front-End Engineer to join one of our cross-functional product delivery teams, helping our users gain a deep understanding of their data through our analytics product.

You’ll spend most of your time building and shipping features in adarga_benchTM, but you’ll also help our product teams understand what is possible and when. You’ll work in a Scrum team with your colleagues from other specialisms (AI and natural language processing, security, backend engineering, UX and infrastructure) to design, deliver and operate features from inception to production.


We’re using a modern stack of JavaScript and Typescript, React and PostCSS, with CSS3 and ES6. You’ll be building against APIs provided by our adarga_engineTM API platform and will get the opportunity to shape those APIs for our customers, as we aim to be our          own customer for our own products. You’ll be creating and reviewing design documents as well as code, and - alongside your team - take ownership of the products you ship into production.


As we expand, we’ll continue to build the team and you’ll be expected to mentor more junior members of staff. 


We all know that the amount of unstructured data - emails, documents, social media, web content, images and video - is exploding.  We also know that generating actionable intelligence from this data is time consuming and inefficient.


We think people should spend time doing the stuff that people do well, and let the machines do the stuff that machines do better.  We apply our expertise to tackle our customers’ challenges, freeing people to do what they do faster and better.  We build our AI and ML technology into products that are easy to deploy, manage and use.  We want all our tools to augment and empower knowledge-intensive processes and to help our customers efficiently and effectively analyse large volumes of data.  


Our customers are engaged in some of the most important and challenging work in the UK and around the globe, analysing billions of data points each day. The volume and complexity of their data is growing rapidly and represents a significant opportunity for us to make a positive and significant impact for our customers.

We have a small and growing team with decades of experience applying ML and AI in the real world. Our team specialise in Natural Language Processing, Complex Network and Graph Theory, Time Series Analysis, CI/CD Cloud Solutions, Distributed System Architectures and Microservices.  We have senior bankers and junior developers, PhDs and self-taught hackers. Whatever your background, we hope you would like to find a home in our inclusive and diverse team.


We pride ourselves on our close academic relationships with many of the UK’s leading software engineering and ML universities where we aim to apply cutting-edge research as soon as it is viable to real world, client-led problems.  We hold quarterly hackathons, where we take a break from the sprint rhythm, take some of those blue-sky ideas, and encourage ourselves to make something happen! 

Adarga is one of the few companies in the UK making Artificial Intelligence work on the ground, today, in real products. If you have a passion for making products that analyse vast amounts of data faster, more accurately and more effectively, then why not help us build a better data future?



Requirements

Requirements/skills:

  • Good knowledge of modern web stack (React, JavaScript)

  • Experience with single page applications talking to REST APIs

  • Demonstrable experience in understanding user needs

  • Appreciation for API design and backend

Nice to have but not mandatory:

  • Good working knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes

  • Experience with MobX or D3

  • Good understanding of CI/CD techniques

  • Experience with databases (PostGres, Elastic, Neo4j) 

  • Practical experience with Agile development and Peer Code Review

  • Experience of REST APIs

  • Experience with GraphQL