Software Engineer

AlliedCrowds has a unique mission: to combine technology, data, and finance in order to disrupt development. We do this by creating innovative products and new financing models that unlock capital for entrepreneurs in emerging markets, enabling them to grow their businesses, hire new employees, and contribute to the global economy.

Since its founding, AlliedCrowds has consulted for some of the world’s largest development finance institutions, multilateral aid agencies, and private companies involved in development, including UNDP, GIZ, IFC, IsDB, and others.

The Role

The role sits on the intersection of software developer and data scientist and gives you considerable responsibility and ownership of your path. At the core, it involves:

  • Building web based products for clients, for example, the SDG Capital Finder
  • The development of our own products and services, including our public website, the Capital Finder API and our backend data management tools
  • Data gathering, processing and analysis, read the Natural Language Processing blog from our CTO for an idea of the type of analysis you will be working on.


You will be working directly with the CTO on the following:

  • Building out the functionality of our public API: New features will include tighter integration with our data pipeline, and additional microservices to handle new client requests.
  • Adding features to our data pipeline: Responsibilities will include developing our machine learning and natural language processing engine.
  • Developing awesome products and tools for our clients: Examples include building the first crowdfunding platform in Ecuador, or a custom client to integrate with our API. We always have new and interesting projects.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience using Python libraries including pandas, scikit, numpy, nltk, matplotlib, jupyter
  • 2+ years data science (machine learning, NLP, cleaning data, data pipeline management)
  • 2+ years of demonstrated web development (building web applications in Python)
  • General understanding of SQL, NOSQL, and other DBMS
  • Advanced knowledge of testing methodologies and an uncompromising ethic around automated testing
  • Ability to communicate effectively on both technical and non-technical levels

Preferred qualifications:

  • Technical degree (Math, Computer Science, Engineering)
  • Previous experience at a SaaS or data science firm
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Roles available in Kensington & City of London + Remote working options available.
Compensation is flexible and competitive for the right candidate with equity options available.