Job Specification: Software Application 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 Software Application Engineers will be part of the core team at Kvasir focusing on integrating the Kvasir applications into the workflows of our enterprise customers. This will involve interfacing our core technology into third party products through APIs (probably using Javascript or similar), developing widgets and plug-ins, and working with the product and design team to implement UIs and create exceptional user experiences.

As part of a small dynamic team doing early stage product development however, flexibility for us is key and you may end up doing things beyond the core job focus. Although some work has already been done to create the systems, tools, and processes for our solutions as part of the proof of concepts, this is a great opportunity to make your mark and you will be given total autonomy to develop new software to enterprise level quality.

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
  • Can talk to customers as necessary to understand their wants and needs

Core Skills and Experiences

  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in software engineering, computer science, or related discipline
  • Over five years experience in B2B software development
  • Experience in working with agile/lean startup development methodologies
  • Experience of writing and/or working with a range of APIs for major enterprise systems (e.g., SalesForce, Sharepoint, GSuite, SAS etc) using whatever languages and environments are appropriate for integrating our service with the customer’s workflow (e.g., JavaScript, C#, PHP, Python, Go)
  • Familiar with developing components and applications for deployment to both cloud- hosted SaaS and on-premises enterprise environments
  • Fluency with tools and techniques for learning and experimenting with new APIs

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