Software Developer - Research & Development

  • Location Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Date Posted 16th January 2018
  • Category IT
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Requisition ID 418


<p>Joining an established R&amp;D team, working on a greenfield project that incorporates cutting edge technical domains such as machine learning and data science; the candidate will ideally have a 1st class honours degree in Computer Science or numerate subject or equivalent work experience; relevant PhD graduates would be considered on a case-by-case basis.</p>
<p>Based in the Titanic Quarter, Belfast; the candidate will initially work closely with colleagues in Belfast and Chicago on an exciting initiative within Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency.</p>
<p>At Mintel, we challenge people, but don’t leave them to work alone.  We believe that having a team of supportive colleagues is key, and that developing and maintaining effective communication links with colleagues is a critical to delivering software with consistently high quality.</p>
<p>We also believe in giving developers the support to grow in their own personal development, whether they wish to become a technical expert, take on leadership responsibilities or move into more process-oriented roles later in their career.</p>
<p><strong>Minimum Requirements:</strong></p>
<li>Honours degree in Computer Science or similar or equivalent work experience</li>
<li>Python programming language and scientific ecosystem</li>
<li>Scientific programming tools (NumPy, Pandas, MATLAB, R, D3)</li>
<li>Excellent, team-oriented, communicator</li>
<li>Strong problems solving skills</li>
<p><strong>Desirable Requirements:</strong></p>
<li>Practical experience of machine learning and/or data science</li>
<li>Scientific research experience, either academic or industry</li>
<li>Experience using version control (preference of Git)</li>
<li>Experience managing GNU/Linux based systems</li>
<li>Exposure/experience with micro-services and RESTful APIs and/or GraphQL</li>
<li>Knowledge of Natural Language Processing and/or Computer Vision</li>
<p><strong>Technologies Used:</strong></p>
<li>Primary language: Python</li>
<li>Devops: AWS, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Git</li>
<li>Machine learning/AI: SciKit-Learn, Keras, TensorFlow</li>
<li>Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Neo4j (graph)</li>
<li>Ancillary languages: JavaScript, C/C++, Bash scripting</li>
<li>Lesser used but still relevant: Protobuf, gRPC, OpenCV, CUDA</li>
<p><strong>Some Benefits:</strong></p>
<li>Influence the direction of your team through continuous improvement activities</li>
<li>Diverse team and modern, vibrant company culture</li>
<li>Collaborate with your team in an agile open workspace</li>
<li>Excellent flexibility and work/life balance</li>
<li>Opportunities to collaborate with teams based in London, Chicago and Shanghai</li>

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