The Mr. DLib team, as part of the ADAPT Centre and Trinity College Dublin, has received funding to hire 2 employees for 2 years to spin-out a business start-up in the field of recommendations-as-a-service and machine learning. The two positions are to be filled with one software architect / product manager and one software engineer, whereas both employees are expected to work together very closely. They will be responsible for developing a recommender-system as-a-service that uses a unique technology, based on the research of Joeran Beel who will be the project lead. The new project will be based on Mr. DLib, however, the current system is supposed to be re-designed, re-implemented, and extended with various features. The goal for the two-year period is to develop a market-ready prototype, acquire around 10 more pilot partners, and spin-out a start-up company at the end of the two years. The two employees to be hired are expected to be the founders of the start-up company, together with Joeran Beel.
As the funding contract has not yet officially be signed, we cannot yet publish details on salaries and application procedure. If you are interested in one of the two positions, please come back in a few days (early or mid-March). The expected application deadline is the end of March 2018, and the starting date is supposed to be 1 May 2018. The contract will be for one year initially, and when certain milestones are met, the funding for the second year will be granted.
If you have any questions already, or want to indicate your interest, feel free to contact joeran.beel [AT] tcd.scss. ie.