Software Engineer, Information Retrieval

A permanent position with Cortical.io, a leading startup that lives and breathes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) 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