Job Specification: Algorithm Engineer

About Kvasir Analytics

Kvasir is an early stage Knowledge Management company creating solutions for enterprises based on Kvasir’s unique AI, ML, and Semantic indexing and search technology. Kvasir is a spin-out from Cambridge University and our founders are all professors, readers, and researchers at Cambridge University’s Computer Lab.

Kvasir’s technology has been proven with proof of concepts with large organisations, and with seed funding now secured we are looking to build the company and the team to fully commercialise the products and take us to the next level.

About the Role

The Algorithm Engineer will be a core part of the Kvasir development team focusing on maintaining, developing and improving the AI, ML, and mathematical techniques that make our solution unique.

This will involve research into new technologies from both industry and academia, development of new techniques, and the implementation of these into the core Kvasir knowledge engine. As part of a small dynamic team doing early stage product development however, flexibility is key and you may end up doing things beyond the core job focus.

Although the core Kvasir engine has been proven through POCs, this is a great opportunity to work with some of the best minds at Cambridge University to take these ideas further with the flexibility and autonomy to implement new and fresh solutions as required to keep Kvasir at the cutting edge of knowledge management.

About you

We are looking for someone to join our team who:

  • Relishes the chance to work in an early stage fast paced environment with all the opportunities it brings
  • Is happy to work with ambiguity
  • Is flexible and willing to turn a hand to whatever is necessary to make the products a success
  • A true team player - working with other engineers and product people to drive the product forward
  • Not afraid to challenge or suggest - we recognise great ideas can come from anywhere

Core Skills and Experiences

  • Masters or PhD degree in mathematics, computer science, or software engineering
  • At least five years experience in B2B software development
  • Fluency in at least one of C++ or OCaml
  • Experience developing and implementing AI and ML technologies
  • Comfortable reading research literature and experimentally evaluating cutting edge algorithms
  • Happy working with agile/lean startup development methodologies
  • Familiarity with both SaaS distributed architectures and on-premise enterprise solutions
  • Experience working with and optimizing high performance code

What we Offer

You will be working with an extraordinary team from academia and industry developing cutting edge technologies in the field of knowledge management, ML, and AI.

You will be getting in on the ground floor of a company with great prospects and have the freedom and autonomy to create products and services as you see fit.

Our main office is based in central Cambridge but we offer flexible working conditions and the ability to work remotely part of the time.

Kvasir is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and creating a diverse, fun, inclusive and rewarding environment. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, colour, or religion. We believe that the best work happens with a team that truly reflects the diversity of society.

To apply for this role, send your CV and covering letter to