Python Engineer

  • Python Engineer
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

We're a Y Combinator start-up backed by Cherubic Ventures, AME Cloud and Founders Fund. We're currently moving into a super exciting second chapter of growth.

Today, Shipamax serves some of the largest players in logistics and is processing 20 million emails & attachments annually. We're currently expanding into our second vertical - the Freight Forwarding market - where we're seeing customers jump at the prospect of applying our technology to automate data entry. We build machine learning models for extracting data from unstructured documents and emails.

You will be looking to work in a passionate and inspiring team, we are led by a Forbes Under 30 Female Founder, You will be looking for a challenge that inspires you to come up with new and creative ways to parse our high volume data firehose.

You will work collaboratively with multiple teams where you will work cross-functionally on our products.

Our tech stack is Python 3.7, Postgres building Lambdas on AWS or separate functions for our docker swarm. We work on technically complex products that apply leading-edge research into text classification and extraction. If you love parsing data structures, applying classification models then this job will be an awesome fit.

Your week will encompass sharing latest research insights to see what you can apply, working in 1 weeks sprints to release to some of the worlds biggest companies in Shipping so will have a significant impact on our products and customers.

Building Python applications for Data Extraction, dealing with high volume, high accuracy and time-sensitive data sources in unstructured formats to create structured data feeds.

Our culture is one of delivery coupled with spending time on interesting problems, we take time to share ideas, play games, have team meals and learn about our problem space.

Our teams are relatively flat right now, you will be working in a team of 4-5 low-ego data scientists, most with PhDs, and engineers with interest in ML and Computer Vision. The company is currently around 15 people all based in our Finsbury Circus office. We work core hours of 10-5.

Shipamax has a strong growth record, with leading industry investors, if this sounds like something that could interest you, then please apply for a quick 30 minute chat with our Talent Advocate, which will be followed by a quick coding test, a 1h tech call, and then a 3-hour session with our Engineers, Leadership and teams before a decision.

Requirements

You will be working on

  • Work on data extraction from documents, e.g. PDFs, images, Excel & Word files, etc.
  • Maintain and enhance existing algorithms and models
  • Extract data from structures such as tables
  • Implement text processing algorithms
  • Support the data science team to implement and automate tests and model evaluation
  • Support the data science team to integrate new models into the existing framework
  • Write scalable and reusable code according to software best practices
  • Improve the design and architecture of our framework

We are looking for individuals who can bring experience in python development, exposure or interest in ML or the above areas and someone who enjoys working with others

Benefits

Shipamax engineers enjoy high levels of autonomy directed at improving our customer’s lives, a team led a collaborative approach that is mainly based in our office, we have core working hours of 10-5. You get free tea, coffee, refreshments, snacks along with games evenings, time to do stuff that helps bonds us as a team in a supportive environment. We do offer Pension contributions, 25 days holiday, options and other usual benefits but its the culture that really drives us.