Data Engineer

                                                      Data Engineer

Who we are

NevaLabs is a new team of journalists, researchers and developers working to empower individuals who want to take control of their news experience. We are developing solutions for people seeking to replace the endless scroll of the social news feed with a productive daily routine of news and information.

We have big ambitions for the product we’re developing, and are proud of the culture which is shaping it. For more on the values and principles which guide us, check out these conversations with Nieman Labs, Global Editors Network, Mashable, Journalism.co.uk and Reuters.

Our company was founded by Mark Little and Áine Kerr, who worked together to build the first social news agency Storyful, and led media partnerships teams at Twitter and Facebook respectively. They have been joined by uniquely experienced team-mates Paul, Eilis, Andrew and Mohamed, forming the core of a team that is set to expand in size, skillsets and scope in the months to come.

The Opportunity

We're now seeking a Data Engineer to join our engineering team in building and operating an end-to-end data system. The goal is to get the best news stories from the open web to our users promptly, reliably, and with as much control as possible. To accomplish this you will build automated systems that fetch content from a variety of sources. You then need to store these stories efficiently in a manner that allows an array of small but specific methods you work on to process the stories. Our users on mobile and web are served by an API you work on to deliver stories to them. Working this way, from end-to-end, allows us as a team to build a performant and capable system. 

We have been testing our assumptions around a unique brand of ‘purpose-driven’ personalisation using a web-application. We’re now ready to bring this to iOS and Android devices. 

This role gives you the chance to be a critical member of a startup team with proven experience and global ambition, help direct the future of the product, work in a cross-functional team and ultimately launch something that can have a lasting social impact. Your work will be supported by designers, developers and engineers.

 

What skills will you need? 

  • Experience in creating and maintaining HTTP APIs suitable for mobile and web clients

  • Experience in creating and maintaining crawlers for open web content

  • Experience in storing and securing structured and unstructured data

  • Experience in creating and maintaining micro-services to process stored data

  • Experience in securing and maintaining servers

 

What's on offer? 

  • The chance to do something meaningful which might just help solve some of society’s biggest issues, while also creating a groundbreaking new product for news and information
  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate group of people
  • City centre office location

Start date
Immediately  

How to apply
Send us your CV to jobs@nevalabshq.com