Join the growth story at Iprova

Iprova is a pioneering and fast-growing technology start-up company with offices in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Cambridge and London, UK. We are working with some of the world’s best-known technology companies in North America, Europe and Japan to develop advanced AI-based algorithms that enable the products and services of tomorrow to be invented faster and more disruptively than ever before.

Every day we create inventions that help our customers to define new products and value-creating services in areas such as autonomous vehicles, healthcare and communications. Hundreds of patents have been filed by our client’s customers on their inventions, and granted patents based on our inventions are cited by companies such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon.

The role

We are seeking a lead full stack engineer to head their engineering team, and play a leading role in building the products on top of our state-of-the-art technology.

We are looking for people with expertise in end-to-end feature development. This includes experience with backend MVC frameworks such as python/django, as well as frontend experience using a framework such as angular or VueJS.

This role will give you the opportunity to work in close collaboration with a team of Machine Learning Engineers and learn about state of the art AI tools such as GPT, or Stable Diffusion. You will also be collaborating with dedicated designers to bring those AI features to the user.

This is a technically challenging role that will give you the opportunity of working in an exciting, high energy, creative and very fast-moving start-up environment – at the same time as working alongside some of the world’s best-known technology companies. We offer a competitive package and a fun yet focused working environment.

About you

  • Graduate degree in computer science, mathematics, or electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • 4+ years commercial experience in backend development. Preferably experience with python and more specifically Django.
  • 4+ years experience writing Javascript apps using a MVC framework (Vue preferred, react, angular, svelte etc are fine)
  • Experience with databases (minimum SQL, bonus Redis and ElasticSearch)
  • 4+ years experience as part of a development team and comfortable interacting with Devops engineers, Frontend Engineers and Product people.
  • Experience leading teams of engineers

Essential skills and experience

  • Contribute to the technical design and implementation of our software platform.
  • Coordinate the backend and frontend teams
  • Participate in code reviews and help raise the technical bar company-wide
  • Help with feature breakdown and task estimation.
  • Ensure our software remains at world-class quality in terms of code quality, maintainability, security, performance.

Any of the following will be an advantage:

  • Experience with more advanced frontend topics such as Data Visualisation (D3js) or Typescript
  • An eye for detail and an interest in UI/UX design
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure tools and services (AWS/Azure, Docker, CI/CD, kubernetes, Blob storage, etc).
  • Experience with AI or Machine Learning.

What’s in it for you

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: utilise the latest tools and frameworks in data engineering and ML, and introduce new frameworks or tools relevant to our work. We are open to learning and value your initiatives.
  • Inclusive Work Culture: join a safe workplace culture where we emphasise mutual respect, teamwork and offer support whenever needed.
  • Flexible working hours: benefit from flexible working arrangements that prioritise productivity and work-life balance.
  • Real-World Impact: engage with production-grade software development, specifically for ML applications.
  • Skills Development: opportunity for continuous professional development in a variety of technical and soft skills.

Iprova Culture

Iprova is a mix of people and backgrounds, from very bright machine learning engineers and invention developers to pragmatic managers. Across this group there is a common thread – a desire to develop software products and services that enable the creation of inventions for the future, with measurable business value to our clients. If you are looking for a company where you can explore, learn, grow and experiment in an environment that values you for what you bring, then come and have a chat with us.

Our management and staff excel at what they do and are the heart of what Iprova does. As a company, we are big enough to make a real difference to our customers, but still small enough to know each other well, have fun, be flexible and appreciate what each individual brings to the company.


Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your specific interest in the position and why you feel you will be suitable to

Languages: English (Fluent)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: UK

Start date: ASAP

Please note:
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