We are looking for a Data Engineer to lead our Data Engineering practice of 3 Data Engineers. Neural Alpha is a unique data consultancy & software development company applying innovative Connected Data approaches (graph databases, semantic & related technologies) to Sustainable Investment & other complex requirements within the Financial Services industry.

We help NGOs, financial institutions and investors maximise the sustainability credentials of their investments – using these technologies to minimise investments in deforestation, carbon intensive activities & other areas. Our team is based in Kennington and Warsaw (Poland) and we are on the search for developers with a passion for building visually rich and innovative applications which distill the complexity of addressing sustainable investment challenges.

Our development stack involves Javascript (React/d3.js) in the front-end, Node and python in the back-end. Our APIs are written in GraphQL and we use a variety of NoSQL databases including document stores such as MongoDB and Elasticsearch and graph databases/triple stores. We are completely cloud-based on AWS using multiple resources such as Cognito, EC2, DynamoDB, S3, etc.
The role is a rare and exciting opportunity to join an innovative start-up with a great culture, friendly people and a great location in Edinburgh House workspace offices in Kennington (London).
Ideally a more experienced candidate will have a Computer Science background, demonstrable leadership experience and portfolio pieces illustrating Data Engineering and Data Science skills. It is useful, but not essential, to have experience using semantic / linked data technologies, graphql, graph databases, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques.

Preferred skills/qualifications:
Educational Background in Computer Science or alternative STEM degree
2+ years commercial experience essential
Experience of deploying Microservices essential
Experience developing on AWS essential
Experience of GraphQL very useful
Experience of modern development standards - TDD, CI/CD very useful
Experience of fintech / financial services a bonus

Company Benefits
Fantastic on the job training scheme in core data & development skills
25 days starting holiday
Competitive salary
Brand new macbook for a great development experience
Great office location on Vauxhall / Kennington border – we’re based in a workspace serviced office with breakfasts every Monday, social beers on a Friday, kitchen, bike storage & showers
Eligibility to annual company bonus scheme after 6 months employment.

Interview Process:
Initial phone call
Technical exercise
Final interview


Salary range £50,000 — 60,000

Dependent on experience