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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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Head of Technology/ Chief Developer

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.


Technology platform

alaTest collects, analyzes and distributes 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 data delivery, we have a platform using open source software like MySQL and Solr.
The focus of the Core Technology team is analysis, data mining, grouping and summarizing of review data. We analyze product catalogs and reviews in 15+ languages and our main job is to match a product review to the right products. This is a highly challenging task, and as a member of our team you will apply all your skills from statistics, data mining, natural language processing and software engineering. We also work with Business Intelligence and Data Visualization to create new ways of looking at our vast database of reviews and product information. One specifically valuable outcome is Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis, which are used both on our websites and for our B2B clients as Market Intelligence.


The role

As Head of Technology/ Chief Developer 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 Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Computer Sciences
  • A solid understanding of Linux/Unix, SQL and Open Source software development, ideally Python
  • Experience with Lucene/ Solr/ ElasticSearch is a plus
  • 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 note that our working language is English and it is NOT required that you speak Swedish. The position is a full-time employment, located in our office at Ynglingagatan in central Stockholm.
Send your application with a short personal introduction and CV to us as soon as possible to jobs@alatest.com. Please state 'Head of Technology/ Chief Developer' in your application.