We are Black Swan Data

Black Swan Data is a fast-growing technology and data science business, with offices in the UK, South Africa, Hungary. We build high quality SaaS solutions which automate data science using advanced machine learning and deep learning techniques. We use some of the coolest technology on the planet so you will never get bored of doing the same thing.

What you’ll do

We are looking for a talented developer to join our team. The role involves building and operating high performance big data pipelines to facilitate all our SaaS product for some of the world’s leading brands. You'll be working closely within a team of developers and data scientists distributed remotely across the UK, South Africa and Hungary.

The role will involve building and operating an ingestion and analytics platform that collects data from social and internet sources through streaming or batch mechanisms. Further to this we will expect the candidate to facilitate data processing needs incorporating automated data science to expose the enriched, normalised and aggregated data via APIs to our clients. This includes data cleansing, aggregation and machine learning and deep learning.

As well as working with the world’s leading big data technologies you will also work with data streaming architectures and micro-services to ingest data.


What you will learn from the role

  • We try and automate as much as possible to streamline our processes. This includes continuous integration and deployment.
  • Quality is very important to us, and through automated testing we strive to keep the quality of our systems as high as possible.
  • Working with large sets of data and using distributed databases.
  • Agile delivery process within squads made up from multiple skillsets.
  • The potential for learning and working in another language like Java, Scala or Python.
  • End to end exposure to a cloud platform.


About you

To apply for the role, you’ll need:

  • To be the type of developer that can pick up a new technology quickly and deliver features in a highly agile manner.
  • Experience writing testable functional Scala in a production grade system.
  • To have used Apache Spark in a production system using Scala
  • Having experience in Spark orchestration tools such as Apache Airflow
  • Experience of using a cloud platform to architect and build data pipelines.
  • To easily navigate the administration of a Hadoop cluster on a cloud platform such as Databricks
  • To have used Docker containers to deploy your systems
  • Having a strong JVM development background including use of Spring
  • Having worked with data streaming for example Kafka


You’ll be part of a dynamic and growing global team

As we continue to grow across the world, you’ll find every day brings with it fresh challenges and opportunities to try new things.

You’ll be part of a diverse, smart, agile but laid-back team passionate about technology, who are also open-minded and always open to new ideas. Because we’re serious about finding ways to do things better. Which means you’ll find serious hardware. And no red tape. Or unnecessary process. Just less noise, less disruption and more time to focus.

So you’ll get the freedom to be yourself, to do the work you want to do and the freedom to grow. You’ll be trusted to get on with things and won’t have someone checking up on you 24/7. But you’ll also be supported, coached, advised and mentored. With constant opportunities to learn.

You’ll be well looked after

Not only will you get to work with a great team, you’ll also enjoy flexible hours, the flexibility to work from home on a remote contract.

We recognise and reward hard work and we’re looking for someone to grow and go places with us

You know you’ll fit right in

Things move quickly at Black Swan Data. And so do you. You’re bright, curious and optimistic, quick to pick up new concepts and open to learning new things. You love a challenge and getting stuck right in, ready to step up and run with anything.

You’re happy to fly solo and also enjoy being part of a team. Which means you’re adaptable and easy-going. And a good communicator.

You have a great eye for detail but can also see the bigger picture. And you have that magical ability to balance perfection and delivery.

You get things done. Because you give 110%. As do we.


What makes a Swan?

We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan’s DNA is different, it’s what helps us find new perspectives on our clients’ problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.

We have made a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.

  • We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
  • We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
  • We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
  • We listen more than we talk
  • We think 10% crazy is just about right!
  • Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it


What We Offer?

Remote Working - this role is eligible for remote working within Europe and Africa.We support remote workers with a one-off allowance for home office setup. Every remote Swan would have a chance to also come to the Hub they are linked to once a year to meet their colleagues.   

Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan Data we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest technologies.

Talented Teams - We ensure we have the best talent in the market – We are hire the best of the best as a swan you are exposed to highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!

Career Development - Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan Data's projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.

We want to positively change the future through technology and the power of prediction. How about you? 


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