As the world’s largest recipe-sharing community, Cookpad enables millions of people to find and share recipe ideas. It’s a global platform used by 100 million people, in over 30 languages, and in more than 70 countries.
Cookpad is looking for a Python Software Engineer to join our global headquarters in Bristol (remotely to start with). You will be part of our growing Search Team, whose focus is on delivering a world-leading joined-up search experience to solve real problems for our diverse community.
Our mission is to make everyday cooking fun. Because we believe that cooking is the key to a happier and healthier life for people, communities, and the planet.
As a Python Software Engineer joining us in this you will help build our next-generation search platform, using your skills to develop, test, and deploy sustainable and beautiful web APIs, machine learning inference services, and data processing pipelines. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing team at an exciting phase of development. You will work at the cutting edge of search engineering. Your expertise will be instrumental in building and scaling out a platform that combines vast quantities of real-time data with domain-leading machine learning to deliver real impact to more than 100 million users worldwide.
What are we looking for?
Our existing team covers a wide variety of different skills and we’re looking to broaden this yet further. Here are a few broad areas in which our team works. Can you picture yourself having an impact in one of these areas? Do you have an eagerness to advance your knowledge in one or more of these areas? Please highlight this when applying.
A typical day might include any of the following:
Who you are:
Our heritage is unique: Cookpad was founded in Japan in 1997 and is a listed company in Tokyo. We set up our international HQ in the UK and here we’re a start-up, building the global platform and working with our colleagues around the world.
Cookpad is growing at speed and we’re looking for exceptional people who make things happen and create solutions on the scale we're looking for.
It feels like a start-up with global ambition. We work in small, collaborative teams and in a creative, fast-paced environment.
Why join Cookpad?
People join us because they share our vision to improve people’s lives. As a company Cookpad invests heavily in learning and development - we hire smart people who thrive in small, highly collaborative and energised teams, and who look at what we do and want to be part of it.
Valuing our team means we offer competitive salaries, an employee referral scheme and very generous benefits, including 7% employer pension contribution, income protection and life insurance, and an employee referral scheme. We are central to transport hubs and bike routes which helps with flexible working and all-important downtime with family and friends.
In our usual working environment breakfast is provided every day, we have a fully stocked and fully equipped team kitchen where we can cook together and there are weekly pilates/ yoga classes.
In this interim period due to the current global pandemic we are working to keep as many of our perks as possible available to our staff. This includes moving the pilates/ yoga classes online as well as company socials and attendance of meetups.
The Cookpad team is made up of an incredible, diverse range of people. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.
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