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, young company that is already working with many big-name clients

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your details (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]

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