Data Visualisation Engineer - UK

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San Francisco, CA, United States
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The world is changing at an accelerating rate. But we cannot take in the information fast enough, let alone make sense of it. We are fundamentally limited by the speed at which we read and write — the speed of human thought. The challenges facing decision-makers today require a radically new technology.

Primer is at the forefront of the natural language processing revolution. Our artificial intelligence platform is capable of reading text at a rate of millions of documents per hour, extracting information and updating a knowledge graph of billions of entities. It is capable of answering natural language questions and generating the first draft of natural language analytical reports in seconds. Our mission is to empower our customers by vastly reducing the cost of curiosity. What once took days of research can happen instantly.

Our customers include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies in the world. You can learn more about Primer's technology and the problems we solve at our blog, as well as in recent media coverage of our work.

About Primer

We are different because we have to be. Our future world is a different world where Machine Learning will become a cornerstone of humanity. How humans harness this new era is our role – to rethink the old and define the new in creating the end-to-end user experience for our products.

We design every human interaction – from psychological to visual and audible – creating products that are remarkable. Not just beautiful, but intuitive, usable, useful, delightful. The challenge is that there is very little precedent. We are here to define new paradigms where millions of pieces of data can be consumed in just one page, through narrative and data storytelling.

At Primer, everyone likes to get their hands dirty – we are all problem solvers, eager to work together to identify design problems and work out intelligent solutions

The Data Visualisation Engineer needs to balance design and development to bring innovative concepts to life. By combining design sensibilities and technical know-how, you’ll develop both novel product features and interactive visualisations for external audiences. 

As an early member of our growing UK team, you’ll work directly with a cross-functional group to define and deliver interfaces that combine exploratory data analysis with explanatory insights. An eye for detail is critical as you iterate on complex interactions, animations and visualisations. Our aim is to leave customers feeling more inspired, engaged and productive.


Some of the things you’ll be doing
  • Work with stakeholders, designers and other engineers to build interactive experiences across the entire life cycle from ideation to launch.
  • Iterate based on qualitative and quantitative feedback from our users.
  • Work with the team to prioritise and champion new ideas.
  • Participate in the creation and support of data visualisation standards and best practices.
  • Building a deep understanding of our internal data models by querying and transforming analysis results.
  • Exploring emerging technologies and recommending their adoption.


Experiences we like
  • Experience building responsive user interfaces and data visualisations using application frameworks (e.g. Vue, React) and graphics libraries (e.g D3.js, Three.js, Processing). A portfolio of past projects to talk through would be helpful here.
  • A deep understanding of web technologies (e.g. JS, CSS, HTML, SVG, Canvas and WebGL).
  • Experience with data transformation and analysis (e.g. using SQL, Python etc).
  • An affinity for novel interactive approaches to narrative sequencing.


Bonus points
  • Experience building good, collaborative relationships across a cross-functional team.
  • Experience working in an agile / lean environment
  • Experience building interfaces for AI/ML based software
  • Experience with performance optimisation and responsive design to ensure data-driven, visual components that work fluidly across a variety of contexts. 

What we offer
  • Smart, passionate co-workers who want to deliver the best outcomes
  • Honest and open environment for exchange of ideas
  • Proactive learning and teaching opportunities via individual book allowances, tech talks, and brown bag lunches
  • Work From Home equipment setup allowance
  • Generous Referral Scheme
  • Healthcare (with Dental) & pension scheme
  • Stock options


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Data Visualisation Engineer - UK