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Software Engineer

Unkliely AI

Unkliely AI

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2023
Unlikely AI is a deep tech startup working to create a world where highly intelligent automated systems enable humanity to flourish and benefit us all. We are pioneering transformative technology aimed at making Artificial Intelligence more accurate, trustworthy and safe. By taking a contrarian approach, we believe our technology can solve some of the most pressing problems facing the industry. Based in London, the company was founded by William Tunstall-Pedoe, best known for his key role in the creation of Alexa following the acquisition of his first start-up by Amazon in 2012.
The company has raised a large ($20m) seed round reflecting the excitement investors have in the technology, team and potential of the business. We are looking to build a world-class technology team to realise the extraordinary possibilities of what we are doing. We are building an extremely exciting AI platform and associated applications using novel and potentially revolutionary techniques.
We are looking for extremely smart and dedicated software developers of all levels of experience to help solve some very difficult engineering problems.
Please see our Company Principles to understand the core things we value – in particular, we are looking for exceptional people who are willing to tackle some of the most difficult technical problems there are, in order to create something extraordinary with huge impact.
Degree within a related field, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Maths or equivalent
Experience within commercial software engineering (or extensive experience if applying for a more senior role)
Exceptional coding ability
Desire to solve really difficult software engineering problems
Ability or desire to learn and code in Java
Understanding of modern best practices for agile software development
Understanding of the architectural techniques needed to build massively-scalable systems
Desirable but not required:
4+ years of experience with Java
Experience of AWS and building scalable systems within it
Experience and ability coding in Python and C++
Understanding of the state-of-the-art in Artificial Intelligence
Understanding of modern machine-learning techniques
We are currently operating a hybrid scheme with a small office near Holborn tube station available to anyone who wants to work there. We also have occasional team days where everyone meets face to face and days where people work heads down from home, communicating with colleagues using Slack and Zoom.
Compensation will be through salary and generous share options. The company has a tax-efficient EMI share option scheme set up (not available to larger companies) which allows us to provide real exposure to the success of the company without taxes being due when they are paid.
Equal Opportunities:
We are committed to having a truly diverse team where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves. We, therefore, do not discriminate in employment based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status or genetic information. Having a broad mix of people helps us to be the best we can.