Fancy working at Unbound? Great. We’re always on the lookout for new talent.

People from all walks of life that’ll rise to any challenge and, like us, see every project as an opportunity to do something great. Entrepreneurial self-starters who are going to challenge us, and are confident enough to fight for their ideas. But who love to collaborate and make every book we produce the best yet.

If this sounds like you, here’s a list of qualities we look for in every potential Unbounder.

  • Whichever department you work in, you need to be creative.
  • You need to be passionate.
  • You need to be hardworking and like mucking in.
  • You should bring something unique to our culture.
  • And you probably need to like books.


Data Scientist/Data Engineer

Do you have a passion for books, love working with large data sets, have experience in statistical analysis, advanced modelling techniques and data mining?

Unbound's newly formed Data Science Department is growing and we're looking for a motivated person to join our team on a contract basis. Following completion of the contract, there is scope to make the role permanent for the right person.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 2+ years of experience on applied machine learning using common tools e.g. Scikit-learn, Spacy, TenserFlow, Keras on building predictive models based on unstructured data.
  • An MS or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
  • Strong python programming skills:
    • 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 beautifulsoap)
  • Experience in command line usage, e.g., Bash, SQL.
  • Proven experience in building recommendation engines and customers profiling.
  • Confident at using git.
  • Very good at communicating new ideas to audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge.
  • Ability to think creatively and solve problems.

Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience. The role can be based in our canalside offices in London, or remotely.

If you want to apply, please send a cover letter and C.V. to noelia@unbound.com with the subject line: Data Scientist Position.

Thanks,

The Unbound Team.

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Ebook Sales and Promotion Manager

The role

We are looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial and sales oriented manager to take our growing list of digital first titles to the next level.

The right candidate will have experience growing sales ebook volume and value for a list and be familiar with the various promotional and marketing strategies available. They will be charged with growing sales for Unbound’s growing list of digital first titles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sales strategy, marketing plans, spend and budget for a wide range of digital books.
  • Manage sales strategy for ebooks, including: metadata management; price variation and promotion; marketing campaigns; copywriting and optimisation; data analysis; upload and file management.
  • Analyse and respond to sales trends across all titles.
  • Create regular reports on sales data, manage marketing spend and provide data analysis on post campaign results.
  • Input into departmental strategy and processes. Market orientated feedback to editorial policy.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential

  • Proven record in growing ebook revenue for a consumer publishing list.
  • Desire to contribute commercially to a fast growth business in its early phases.
  • Intimate knowledge of Kindle publishing eco-system and promoting ebooks via Kindle platform and wider ebook reading environment.
  • Direct experience of organising and carrying out all or most of the following:
    • Managing ebook key accounts.
    • Sales analysis and management.
    • Budgeting /planning and monitoring budget spend.
    • Targeted Email campaigns where appropriate.
    • Web marketing.
    • Data lead analysis of campaign and marketing results.

Desired

  • Keen interest in service and business model innovation.
  • Familiarity with XML, HTML, CSS is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and basic market segmentation and analysis.
  • Experience of basics of broader online marketing such as email marketing, programmatic marketing.
  • Experience of digital promotion within a publishing context.
  • Copywriting and proofreading experience.

This role reports to the the Head of Digital and will be ideal for a creative self-starter with experience of sales and/or marketing in publishing, particularly connected to ebooks.

This role is based at Unbound’s London office – Unit 18, Waterside, 44-48 Wharf Road, London, N1 7UX

If you want to apply, please send a cover letter and C.V. to jason@unbound.co.uk with the subject line Ebook Sales and Promotion Role.

Thanks,
The Unbound Team.

P.S. Principals only. No recruiters please.

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Rails Developer—Dublin, Ireland

As part of our growth plan, we’re seeking to enhance our application in order to improve its effectiveness, usability and scalability.

We are looking for an experienced Rails developer to work in our Dublin office.

The Person

We are looking for the right person rather than someone with a prescriptive set of skills. If:

  • you enjoy and excel in developing high quality, testable, maintainable code
  • you are diligent and self-motivated
  • you keenly follow advances in web tech
  • you care about business goals, and enjoy coming up with novel solutions to achieve them
  • you are interested or have experience in the publishing industry
  • you enjoy working in a team, with people of varying disciplines
  • you contribute code to open-source projects

... then you're quite likely to fit the bill.

Skills

In order to hit the ground running you should be proficient in the following:

  • Developing usable, secure, scalable web applications
  • Ruby & Ruby on Rails
  • Integrating with third party services - E.g. databases, CDN, search, analytics, media codecs, email, CRM, etc
  • Test-driven development using RSpec or similar
  • Relational databases
  • JavaScript using jQuery or similar

By “proficient” we mean at least three years demonstrable experience, ideally in a commercial setting.

Technologies

Our stack includes the following technologies. Experience with these will be looked on favourably:

  • Rackspace cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Mailchimp, Mandrill
  • Ubuntu Linux, MySQL
  • Twitter Bootstrap, Backbone, jQuery, JWPlayer
  • Stripe, Paypal, BitPay
  • Lucene, SOLR, WebSOLR
  • Git/Github, Capistrano, RSpec, Pivotal Tracker
  • Mixpanel, Google Analytics

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

Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

If you want to apply, please send a cover letter and C.V. to kieran@unbound.co.uk with the subject line Rails developer.

Thanks,
The Unbound Team.

P.S. Principals only. No recruiters please.

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