Software Engineer, Information Retrieval

A permanent position with Cortical.io, a young company that focuses on Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and which has built up an impressive client portfolio of Fortune 500 companies.

Where you’ll be working

The position entails a combination of:

  • Working at our office in the center of Vienna, Austria
  • The option of telecommuting one or two days a week
  • Between 10% and 20% of your time working internationally at customer sites

What you’ll be working on

  • Applying state-of-the-art NLP and information retrieval techniques to solving real-world use cases in large businesses
  • Working closely with our clients, including big names in the financial world, to install and customize our AI-powered technology for diverse and fascinating use cases

What you must have

  • One of the following:
    • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field
    • Equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with Java or any other major object-oriented programming language
  • A good working proficiency in written and oral English
  • Good communication skills, for interaction with technical and business people at all levels of customers’ organizations
  • European Union citizenship or authorization to work in Austria
  • Willingness to travel internationally for 10% to 20% of your time

It would be great if you also had:

  • A master’s degree or a PhD in information retrieval or NLP
  • A strong background in machine learning or AI
  • Experience in customer-facing roles
  • Experience with Apache Spark, Python, and JavaScript
  • Willingness to travel internationally for an even higher percentage of your time

What you’ll benefit from

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 vacation days a year, 13 public holidays, and the Austrian national health insurance and pension plan
  • A relaxed, diverse, and friendly work environment, in a pleasant office and with flexible working arrangements
  • The option of telecommuting one or two days a week
  • The satisfaction of engineering successful information retrieval solutions, where competing technologies have come up short
  • Joining an expanding startup that is already working with many big-name clients
  • Free fruit in the office and probably the best Espresso machine in central Europe

If you think you are a good fit for the position and meet the requirements, we would love to hear from you!

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter, both in English, to jobs@cortical.io

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your details (cover letter and CV) to jobs@cortical.io