closed – Come shine in Customer and Product Development

Big Data and Machine Learning in Marketing Technology? If you think this is the future, come take your chance to shine at a Porto-based VC-backed startup.

ABOUT SHIFTFORWARD

We are an internationally funded startup working in the online advertising field, the fuel of the free internet. We do not, however, focus on the media side: we don’t buy, sell nor create ads. We create the technology to power marketers and publishers to trade intelligently while keeping control over their own data. The technology we create has certain characteristics usually associated with “big data” systems: it needs to scale from one to hundreds of machines; it needs to handle hundreds of billions of events per month; it needs to react in milliseconds while coping with thousands of simultaneous accesses. It also needs to be “machine intelligent”: our systems not only provide insight into the data, they also make predictions and forecasts. We operate entirely in the international market: our clients are all around the world, from the USA to Japan. We compete with the biggest companies out there: our leverage comes from focusing on bleeding edge software that brings academic research and industry demand together. We keep pushing the boundaries. We seek to build the future, not follow it.

HOW WE WORK

  • We strive to work smarter, not harder;
  • We believe in the best tool for the job;
  • We are strong supporters of cloud technologies and open-source;
  • We want to fail fast and early, and quickly move into better solutions;

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • Customer Development and Support, cycling through Customer Discovery and Validation
  • Assist in Product Management with feature design, user experience and road-mapping;
  • Collaborate with Product Marketing strategy and execution;
  • Keep learning: learn from what others do and avoid reinventing the square wheel.
  • To have a Marketing, Computing or related degree;
  • To be Customer-driven;
  • Comfortable with marketing data analytics such as web and e-commerce (e.g. Google Analytics);
  • Background and knowledge of digital marketing from either sell or buy-side;
  • Know what RTB means and the difference between CPC, CPA, CPM and different strategies to improve each of those metrics;
  • Some level of experience in Customer Support, Product Development and Agile methodologies;

WHAT WE WILL GIVE YOU

  • A startup environment, where you will see the company grow beyond a dozen of people;
  • A competitive salary because we want you to focus on doing your best work;
  • Enough flexibility for you to feel that your job is something you look upon to do, not something that you’re counting the hours to leave.

If you’re interested drop us a line at jobs [at] shiftforward.eu; we appreciate something that is not just your CV.

closed – Looking for Mathematicians/Statisticians/Machine Learning experts

We just opened 1 position for a Mathematician/Statistician/Machine Learning expert to join our team.

ABOUT SHIFTFORWARD

We are an internationally funded startup that works in the online advertising field, the fuel of the free internet. We do not, however, focus on the media side: we don’t buy, sell nor create ads. We do the technology that powers the industry and provide it to the players in the market. The technology we create has certain characteristics usually associated with “big data” systems: it needs to scale from one to hundreds of machines; it needs to handle hundreds of billions of events per month; it needs to react in milliseconds while coping with thousands of simultaneous accesses. It also needs to be “machine intelligent”: our systems not only provide insight into the data, they also make predictions and forecasts. We operate entirely in the international market: our clients are all around the world, from the USA to Japan. We compete with the biggest companies out there: our leverage comes from focusing on bleeding edge software that brings academic research and industry demand together. We keep pushing the boundaries. We seek to build the future, not follow it.

HOW WE WORK

  • We believe in the best tool for the job;
  • Our systems are designed to be component oriented and work in heterogeneous environments;
  • We are strong supporters of cloud technologies and open-source;
  • We believe when failing, to do it fast and early, and then quickly move into new solutions.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • To create statistical models, to test predictions, to envision ways to improve ours results and our insights;
  • To know how to work with lots of data (billions and trillions of them), which somehow never seem to be enough;
  • To integrate ongoing projects that are already deployed worldwide;
  • To become part of an engineering team that is not afraid of maths;
  • To learn about machine learning and data mining; words like regression, supervised learning, clustering and bayesian networks should become as part of your vocabulary as sampling and algorithmic complexity.
  • To correct everyone around that the Bayes theorem should really be called Bayes-Prince-Laplace.
  • To keep learning: learn from what others do and avoid reinventing the square wheel.

WHAT WE DON’T EXPECT FROM YOU

  • We are interested in the mathematical validation, approach, prototyping and insight; engineers will take care of the nitpicky details of getting those models into production.
  • To already know a programming language by heart; although it might help to know Python or R, we are always open to other tools.

WHAT WE WILL GIVE YOU

  • A startup environment, where you will see the company grow beyond a dozen of people;
  • A competitive salary because we want you to focus on doing your best work;
  • Enough flexibility for you to feel that your job is something you look upon to do, not something that you’re counting the hours to leave.

If you’re interested drop us a line at jobs [at] shiftforward.eu; we appreciate something that is not just your CV.

closed – “Moar” Software Engineers

We just opened 3 positions for Software Engineers to join our team.

About ShiftForward

We are an internationally funded startup that works in the online advertising field, the fuel of the free internet. We do not, however, focus on the media side: we don’t buy, sell nor create ads. We do the technology that powers the industry and provide it to the players in the market. The technology we create has certain characteristics usually associated with “big data” systems: it needs to scale from one to hundreds of machines; it needs to handle hundreds of billions of events per month; it needs to react in milliseconds while coping with thousands of simultaneous accesses. It also needs to be “machine intelligent”: our systems not only provide insight into the data, they also make predictions and forecasts. We operate entirely in the international market: our clients are all around the world, from the USA to Japan. We compete with the biggest companies out there: our leverage comes from focusing on bleeding edge software that brings academic research and industry demand together. We keep pushing the boundaries. We seek to build the future, not follow it.

How we work

  • We believe in the best tool for the job;
  • Our systems are designed to be component oriented and work in heterogeneous environments;
  • We are strong supporters of cloud technologies and open-source… and linux;
  • We believe when failing, to do it fast and early, and then quickly move into new solutions.

What will you do

  • Design systems, gather requirements, test software, envision products; and always develop them;
  • Integrate ongoing projects that require both frontend and backend development;
  • Work with trending technologies like Scala, Akka, Docker, AWS, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, etc;
  • Work with everything web-related, like HTML5, JavaScript, etc;
  • Keep learning: learn from what others do and avoid reinventing the square wheel.

What we will give you

  • A startup environment, where you will see the company grow from a handful of people to a couple of dozens;
  • A competitive salary because we want you to focus on doing your best work;
  • Enough flexibility for you to feel that your job is something you look upon to do, not something that you’re counting the hours to leave.

If you’re interested drop us a line at jobs [at] shiftforward.eu; we appreciate something that is not just your CV.