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Full-time, to start ASAP.
Based in London with scope for WFH a few days per week.
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Quantitative Data Engineer

About the role

We are seeking a committed and passionate Quantitative Data Engineer to work with us on our climate technology platform!

The successful candidate will sit in the Product team and build out a comprehensive information-scraping and analysis tool to measure business disruption and (eventually) develop this into a distinguished product feature. The successful candidate will be working across a technology stack that includes Python, C++, PostgreSQL / PostGIS, and NoSQL databases, as well as dabbling in technologies offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

This is an incredibly trailblazing and rewarding position, and you would report directly to Climate X’s Chief Product Officer.

The impact you’ll own

  • Ability to utilise Natural Language Processing, Regular Expressions, and similar techniques to extract physical asset addresses from company websites and assign such locations/assets to relevant type and industry categories.
  • Pipelining a solution to run at scale, in parallel, and on Climate X's Amazon Web Services (AWS) backend.
  • Undertake initial research for and rapidly prototype a Proof of Concept (PoC) for the financial impacts of business disruption associated with physical asset addresses.
  • Create a geocoding module with Mapbox/Google Places/alternative APIs to source information that is not readily available, conducting basic spatial analytics on results.
  • Working with Front End Developers in the Climate X Engineering team to deliver a visualised / User Interface version of the Business Disruption module, integrated into the Climate X risk analytics platform Spectra, including product requirements and UAT.
  • Conduct continuous documentation of both the technical solution and user guides for the Spectra Business Disruption module - and be ready to take ownership of the solution when presenting to (prospective) clients.
  • Delivering ad-hoc customer requests before the solution is productionised.
  • Researching ways to improve and optimise the existing approach.
  • Explaining the end product complexities to non-technical audiences including internal and external stakeholders.

What you bring

  • Relevant Agile environment experience in one or more of the following: software engineering, infrastructure, automation.
  • Demonstratable capabilities in at least one low-level language (e.g. C/C++/Java/C#) and one scripting language (Python, R) – or similar.
  • Proven expertise working on Public Cloud-based environments (AWS, GCP, Azure) from both a services and infrastructure perspective.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with a strong knowledge of data modelling and data analysis.
  • Capacity for independent and creative thinking/writing on research and statistical problems.
  • Ability to work with data from multiple sources, and experience working with large data sets.
  • A strong eye for process improvement and a proven record of accomplishment in automation.
  • Ability to understand complex systems quickly and to improve processes proactively.
  • Capability for handling multiple stakeholders, have excellent multitasking skills and be able to prioritise competing workloads.

What makes you stand out

  • Understanding application profiling and observability tools, including Prometheus/Grafana and large-scale distributed systems would also be beneficial. Knowledge of networking and web protocols would be a plus.
  • Comfortable participating in language, framework, and platform selection processes, with respect to data tools and software.
  • Ability to exercise excellent time management and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and organisation
  • High level of critical thinking and analytical skills.

What you get

£70k - £80k (DOE)

Your compensation is determined based on the value you create. We'll also reward you with employee shares based on merit & performance. We are a genuine meritocracy, free from outdated HR practices.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Designed to encourage long-term thinking and behaviours. Being an employee-owned firm will be key to our success.

25 holiday days (+ Bank holidays)

Flexible working arrangement - work the hours you want to balance your own workload with life’s priorities. We're also partnered with Oliva.Health for uncapped mental healthcare support

Your growth is key

In addition to pioneering climate change analytics, you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of an exciting start-up, and continuous development with £1.5k to spend on your personal training. You'll benefit from a dedicated budget for tech team to attend and represent Climate X at conferences and events.

Pensions & Perks

We offer a flexible benefits package aligned to modern ways of working that includes a benefits allowance, a green pension, corporate discounts and shared parental leave arrangements.

Society Impacts

You’ll be making a positive impact to the world. We’ll also have two days per year allocated for volunteering time to support a charity or community group and make an impact closer to home.

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate adaptation data company set to revolutionise how the world manages assets, property, and infrastructure.

We’ve embarked on an exciting project to give our customers meaningful insights into how our changing climate will impact their property. From individuals with one property to businesses with millions of assets, our platform displays risks from potentially damaging severe weather events across multiple climate change scenarios and calculates the cost of that damage to the asset valuation.

Climate X will help customers save millions of pounds, be more resilient to climate change, meet incoming regulatory requirements and make smarter investment decisions.

We work with the UK’s leading climate scientists, AI specialists and financial services professionals.

We advocate diversity with our founders, team, and investors from various backgrounds. We’re not building just a team but a place of innovation where problem-solving and fun coexist to address the most significant challenge our society is facing now.

Applying for this role – if in doubt, do it!

We've tried to make the hiring process as easy and transparent as possible. That's because we want to respect your time and help you succeed if you apply.

If you don't tick every box in the job description or think there are different ways to shine that our job ad doesn't quite capture, it's okay! We encourage you to apply anyway instead of not applying at all!

If there are any adjustments, we can make to help make the process easier for you, for example, if you have a disability or a different way of working that we should be aware of – please let us know, and we'll do our best to help.

If you want to build something that matters to the world and are ready to join our team on this journey, apply now!

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