Senior developer

The company

TLA USA is an exciting AI chatbot oriented technology “start-up” based in New York City.  The company is funded and supported by TLA UK and is already operational.

TLA is a fast-growing technology business with 15 years’ experience partnering some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious organisations.

We are a thriving company with over 100+ specialists located across our New York and UK sites in London and Liverpool.

TLA is fast-moving business made up of talented, creative and determined people.  We seek an ambitious, smart, forward thinking senior level developer who is looking for the next challenge in their career. We are offering the chance to step up and take ownership of an exciting and cutting edge new product.

The job

The Senior Developer will take a hands-on, lead role in building out our AI chatbot product, taking it to MVP level and beyond.  This is a rare opportunity for a talented developer to make a big impact in a start-up environment with the security of a larger organization.

The Senior Developer will join this fully funded tech start-up and be the 1st hire.  Working alongside the CEO you will take technical ownership of the product, taking the vision and transferring it in to functioning code.  You will have sole responsibility for technical implementation although with support and backup of the UK CTO and established development teams to advise as required.

The product requires technical knowledge and experience across a range of technologies from non-relational databases through to API/service layer and then complex Javascript based interface development using frameworks such as ReactJS/Angular etc. You will therefore need to be an ‘all-rounder’ rather than heavily focused in any one particular area. The product sits within the AdTech space and therefore an understanding of this industry and technology is essential.

With the expansion and release of the product there will be an opportunity to take on a leadership role, building up a team and managing a development department. This is obviously a fantastic opportunity for an exceptionally talented individual.

The responsibilities

Initially, your sole focus will be to architect and develop the MVP based on the business requirements and knowledge already gained from the prototyping phase. You will be working closely with the CEO throughout this process and adapting the development plan inline with opportunities as they present themselves. This will require an element of flexibility.

The skills

The technical skill set recommended for this job includes:

  • Expert level JavaScript and associated frameworks such as ReactJS and Angular
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, Cassandra, MS Cosmos
  • Expert knowledge with service layer/API development using languages such as Java/.Net
  • Understanding and ideally experience working with Bot Technology
  • Exposure to AI based services for natural language processing such as Watson or LUIS
  • Experience with pushing data to CRMs such as Salesforce or Dynamics is a bonus

Understanding of advertising technologies is essential and any relevant commercial experience in this area will strengthen the candidate’s application.

The culture

TLA is a fast-moving and creative company that believes that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

We value ambition and persistence, and we encourage each other to drive progress through continual improvement and innovation. We’re working on exciting projects with the potential to transform our industry and allow us to expand across the globe.

We are based in three amazing global cities – New York, London and Liverpool.  Our offices provide bright, open plan spaces in great locations with great access to local amenities.  TLA encourages a work life balance.

The application

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