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alaTest’s award winning review analysis technology aggregates, structures and daily analyses millions of expert and consumer product reviews from more than 3,000 international review sources and matches them to clients’ product catalogues. alaTest enables clients to offer their customers a comprehensive review experience that includes tools to visualize in real time what the world says about a product’s strengths and weaknesses and how it compares to similar products.


alaTest has offices in Stockholm and Wuhan and operates product reviews sites for consumers in 18 markets across the world.


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Current Vacancies in Stockholm

Tech Team Lead

alaTest helps brands and consumers keep track of product reviews, as they are published across the globe.
We analyze and structure reviews to give immediate insights in the opinions of consumers and experts.
Brands use our online tools to get access to our analysis and the content we collect.
Consumers can visit our websites, currently in 18 countries and languages, to decide what products are the best for them. As our content is integrated across websites in all sectors of eCommerce, consumers get advice on the quality of products where it matters most: where they decide to buy.
alaTest’s award winning review analysis technology aggregates, structures and analyses every day millions of product reviews from more than 3,000 international websites and magazines.
alaTest HQ is in Stockholm with international offices in Wuhan.

Be part of our mission to help consumers find the best products.
Be part of our mission to help brands understand their customers and make better products.

As Team Lead you will be responsible to lead a group of developers, make architectural decisions, develop software, proactively solving client issues, managing the backlog, organizing the daily work and reporting to the management.


Requirements
  • A solid understanding of SQL, Python
  • A bachelors degree in Computer Sciences
  • 7+ years work experience, ideally a few years as Team Lead
  • Strong experience with database design and performance optimization
  • Creative and efficient problem solver
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent English skills. Our company language is English. Swedish language skills are not required
  • You must be authorized to work in Sweden


Note that this position is located in our headquarters in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Please send your application with a short personal introduction and CV to jobs@alatest.com. Please state 'Tech Team Lead' in your application.


Database Developer - MySQL and Python guru

Are you a skilled and ambitious database developer that wants to join our global award winning technology team? The database is the foundation of our service to provide reviews to our alaTest websites and partners in over 40 countries. You will work in our multi-national tech team to improve the overall process of collecting, structuring, analyzing and delivering millions of product reviews.


Responsibilities
  • Install, maintain and upgrade production level databases
  • Proactively monitor the database systems and perform maintenance activities to ensure availability and performance of the databases
  • Configure and monitor database replication and backup
  • Be involved in the development of various data-flow and ETL related tasks
  • Participate in the development, deployment and management of core backend services
  • Collaborate with developers on database design, query optimization, data indexing and so on
  • Suggest and implement improvements of the data infrastructure

Requirements
  • An academic degree or equivalent experience of database development
  • Minimum 3 years of MySQL or similar development and administration experience
  • Experience with query optimization, DB replication, DB performance tuning, DB design, etc.
  • Software development experience in Java and/or Python
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Percona, MySQL UDF is a plus
  • Experience with MongoDB and/or other NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Experience with Lucene/Solr/ElasticSearch is a plus


Please send your application with a short personal introduction and CV to jobs@alatest.com. Please state 'Database Developer - MySQL and Python guru' in your application.


Senior Software Engineers

We are looking for Software Engineers to our Stockholm based teams.
We offer a truly international work environment with 10 different languages currently spoken and our working language is English. The Stockholm office is situated in the middle of the tech startup area by St Eriksplan, on the top floor with a big roof terrace.
We are always looking for talented developers to join our engineering teams in Stockholm.

The alaTest solutions collect, analyze and distribute massive amounts of rich data. We employ statistical analysis of review data, data linkage for matching between products and reviews, natural language processing, data and opinion mining for extracting the wealth of information our users has come to expect. For data delivery, we have a heterogeneous platform using open source software and a combination of battle-hardened solutions like MySQL and Solr as well as modern asynchronous web technologies like Tornado/Cyclone.

We are working with agile techniques including Kanban and continuous improvement in order to make sure that the products we develop reach the market as fast as possible while maintaining the quality excellence we need.


Requirements
  • A solid understanding of Python or Java
  • Strong experience with SQL, database design and performance optimization
  • A BSc degree in Computer Science or mathematics. MSc or PhD is a plus
  • 5+ years professional experience
  • Proficient in data structures and algorithms
  • Experience of some of the following techniques is a plus: ETL, Data Warehousing, Solr/ElasticSearch, Data Mining, Dimensional Modeling, Reporting Tools, ORM, SQLAlchemy, Natural Language Processing, Statistics, Correlation Methods, REST APIs
  • A genuine passion for the web, new technologies, and open source software
  • Must be authorized to work in Sweden

Responsibilities
  • Develop robust software and designs
  • Maintain and further refine our database and technical platform
  • Problem solving and performance tuning in SQL and Python
  • Stay abreast of the latest technologies with a view to introducing new development techniques and tools that improve alaTest practices
  • Proactively solve client issues

Personal skills
  • Driven and result oriented
  • Creative and efficient problem solver
  • Structured with the ability to plan, organize and deliver
  • Good English language skills. Our company language is English. No requirement to speak Swedish
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an international team

Please send your application with a short personal introduction and CV to jobs-tech@alatest.com. Please state 'Senior Software Engineers' in your application.


Senior Front-end Developer

We are now looking to strengthen our Front-end team in Stockholm with a Senior Front-end Developer.


Our front-end team is responsible for developing alaTest websites and a suite of modular review solutions for retailers, brands and consumers worldwide. Our vision is to deliver highly available, scalable, and high performing services to our global clients.


If you are a senior web developer based in Stockholm, creating adaptive/responsive software, willing to learn new technologies and methodologies and with experience in open source software, we would like to meet you.


Responsibilities
  • Develop clean and modern code using web frameworks (such as Bootstrap, Backbone.js, or similar)
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility with robust UI testing (using tools like Firebug, YSlow or similar)
  • Work directly with Back-end developers, Designers and Product Owners to ensure Front-end interface works and looks as designed and specified
  • Stay abreast of the latest technologies with a view to introducing new development techniques and tools that improve alaTest practices

Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience with web application development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript/jQuery
  • A genuine passion for the web, new technologies, and open source software
  • Must be authorized to work in Sweden

Desirable Skills
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • LESS/SASS
  • PHP and MySQL
  • Semantic markups

Personal skills
  • Driven and result oriented
  • Excellent English skills. Our company language is English. Swedish language skills are not required
  • Experience working in an international and distributed team

The position is located in our headquarters in central Stockholm, Sweden.

Please send your application with a short personal introduction and CV to jobs@alatest.com. Please state 'Senior Front-end Developer' in your application.