Who are we hiring ?

Here at Unbound we value entrepreneurial self-starters who are confident enough to challenge how we do things and promote their own ideas. We are a collaborative and inclusive organisation and are passionate about what we do and the books we make. We care a lot about providing top level publishing services and connecting creative individuals with the audiences that can bring their ideas to life. We are changing the way publishing works to make it more accessible and we’re proud of that.

Who are we looking for:

  • Self Starters
  • Team Players
  • Optimists
  • Decisions Makers
  • Hard Workers
  • Passionate Readers
  • Creatives
  • Mucker Inners

We are looking for people from all walks of life who are ready to rise to the challenge of changing the face of publishing with us. The culture here is one that supports fun, creativity, honesty, flexibility, respect and a strong appreciation for a healthy work life balance.

If the above sounds like you please get in touch through jobs@unbound.co.uk. Our current vacancies are listed below but even if there’s no obvious role listed we’re always looking for excellent new talent so feel free to introduce yourself and let us know what you're looking for. We’d love to hear from you...



Data Science / Data Engineer

Are you passionate about books, love working with large data sets, have experience in statistical analysis, advanced modeling techniques and data mining?

Well, Unbound could be for you. We are using machine learning to bring authors and readers closer together and need ambitious, professional self starters to join our data science team.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 2+ years of experience on applied machine learning using common tools e.g. Scikit-learn, Spicy, TensorFlow, Keras on building predictive models based on unstructured data.
  • An MS or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
  • Experience in command line usage, e.g., Bash, SQL
  • Confident at using GitHub
  • Strong python programming skills, e.g.:
    • comfortable with importing and creating well documented packages
    • comfortable with using virtual environments (e.g using conda)
    • comfortable with using jupyter to write well annotated data science notebooks
    • sharp at scraping web techniques (e.g using public APIs and beautifulsoup)
  • Proven experience in building recommendation engines
  • Deployment of projects end-to-end
  • Ideally, experience with graph databases
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems
  • Very good at communicating new ideas to audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge.

The exact size and shape of the role will be largely defined by you. What we can guarantee is that your responsibilities will be broad and varied with the work very much hands-on.

We offer a flexible scheme of working hours and you will surrounded by books and creative, fun people. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience. The role will be based in our canalside offices in London.

If you want to apply, please send a cover letter and C.V. to the Head of Data Science noelia@unbound.co.uk with the subject line: 'Data Science/Data Engineer'.

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Lead Developer - Full Stack, London

Unbound is recruiting for a senior full stack developer to join our London engineering team and directly support the CTO. We’re seeking someone who loves working collaboratively with other developers to bring innovative solutions that meet customers’ needs.

Our stack

Our main backend framework is Ruby on Rails, our main database MySQL, and they are supported by other services written in Python and NodeJS.

Our frontend is powered by React and some JQuery, and we write our styles using SASS and CSS in JS to develop our own design systems.

Knowledge of other databases, languages and libraries is a plus - as is Linux and systems expertise. If you know about other technologies that could work for us, we are willing to hear!

Our Team

We’re a small but productive and growing team split between London and Dublin who care deeply about Unbound’s mission.

We employ modern software practices, including Agile development, lean product management, pair programming, continuous integration, automated testing and deployments. We believe in simple, maintainable, clean code.

Skills & Requirements

  • 4+ years experience of professional software engineering
  • Experience of scaling and innovating on a Ruby On Rails web application with MySQL
  • Full stack down to OS, infrastructure, DevOps, and systems integration
  • Experience of leading a team and developing others’ skills
  • Team spirit and eagerness to communicate with other stakeholders outside of the scrum team
  • Interest in machine learning, data science and automation (experience a plus, but not essential)
  • You have a passion for high quality and obsessive attention to detail

Main Duties

  • Working in a close-knit scrum team to iterate and maintain our web applications and internal systems
  • Deputising for the CTO within our London office, leading our London-based developers and assisting with their professional development
  • Contributing to strategic decisioning around the tech stack
  • Working with our in-house data science team to make our algorithms accessible to business users and reveal strategic insights
  • Taking active part in the product discovery process
  • Based in London, but occasional travel to work with our Dublin office

Who Are We Hiring?

Here at Unbound we value entrepreneurial self-starters who are confident enough to challenge how we do things and promote their own ideas. We are a collaborative and inclusive organisation and are passionate about what we do and the books we make. We care a lot about providing top level publishing services and connecting creative individuals with the audiences that can bring their ideas to life. We are changing the way publishing works to make it more accessible and we’re proud of that.

We are looking for people from all walks of life who are ready to rise to the challenge of changing the face of publishing with us. The culture here is one that supports fun, creativity, honesty, flexibility, respect and a strong appreciation for a healthy work life balance.

Perks

  • Life Insurance and Income Protection - after 2 years service
  • Genuine work / life balance including flexible working hours and (limited) working from home
  • A bright and fun canalside workplace near Old St
  • A lively and sociable working environment
  • Office Fruit, Free Weekly Yoga, Perkbox

Please apply with Full Stack Developer as your subject line to jobs@unbound.com.

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