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–COVID-19 Hiring Update–

As the health and safety of their candidates and their employees come first, they’re excited to provide virtual experiences for interviews and new hire on-boarding. 

Who they are: 

Dataminr puts real-time AI and public data to work for their clients, generating relevant and actionable alerts for global corporations, public sector agencies, newsrooms, and NGOs. Their leading AI platform detects the earliest signals of high-impact events and emerging risks from vast amounts of publicly available information. Their real-time alerts enable tens of thousands of users at hundreds of public and private sector organizations to learn first of breaking events around the world, develop effective risk mitigation strategies, and respond with confidence as crises unfold.

Dataminr is making its mark for growth and innovation, recently earning recognition on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Forbes AI 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists. They also earned accolades for ‘Most Innovative Use of AI’ from the 2020 AI & Machine Learning Awards.

Join their team and help the world manage risk in real time. You’ll work with 800+ talented people across eight offices, united by their passion to collaborate, make a difference, and have fun while doing it!

What you’ve done before:

You have built back end systems to analyze massive amounts of data. Demonstrated excellent problem solving skills and solid understanding of computer science fundamentals, including commonly used algorithms and data structures. Worked with distributed systems using microservices architecture. Built applications with OO languages (preferably in Java or Scala), using SQL and NoSQL data stores, and run them in containers in a cloud environment.

What success looks like in your first 6 months:

In this role, you will build the services and underlying infrastructure that allows them to deal with terabytes of unstructured data and:

  • contribute code to production systems from the get-go.
  • spend time with different parts of the company to understand how Dataminr works.
  • get up to speed on their tech stack and infrastructure with overview sessions and deep dives with your team.
  • share responsibility for several microservices and design significant features that impact multiple services.
  • be influential in helping plan the next iterations of their architecture as they strive to get more alerts to their clients faster and with near-perfect reliability.
  • Lead important initiatives and mentor junior engineers.

Why you should work here:

  • They recognize and reward hard work with:
    • company paid benefits for employees and their dependents, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
    • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
    • flexible spending account for out-of-pocket medical, transit, parking and dependent care expenses
  • They want you to be your best, authentic self by supporting you with:
    • a diverse, driven, and passionate team of coworkers who want you to succeed
    • individual learning and development fund and professional training
    • generous paid time off; including sick leave and 100% company paid parental leave
    • remote working friendly perks such as expanded telehealth options for mental and physical well being, virtual yoga, meditation and health and fitness app reimbursements

Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.

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For individuals applying for US-based roles:

Dataminr is requiring that all prospective employees hired for this position present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Dataminr is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally protected reasons, should contact their recruiting representative as soon as possible following any conditional offer of employment to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Dataminr is able to offer.

For individuals applying for Australian-based roles:

Dataminr requires (as a condition of employment) that the successful candidate for this position be fully vaccinated with a recognized and approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencing employment.  The successful candidate will be required to present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment. 

Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a legally protected reason should contact their recruiting representative as soon as possible following any offer of employment to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations Dataminr is able to offer.

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