Principal Software Engineer

Tractable

Tractable

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Who we are

Tractable is an Artificial Intelligence company bringing the speed and insight of Applied AI to visual assessment. Trained on millions of data points, our AI-powered solutions connect everyone involved in insurance, repairs, and sales of homes and cars – helping people work faster and smarter, while reducing friction and waste.

Founded in 2014, Tractable is now the AI tool of choice for world-leading insurance and automotive companies. Our solutions unlock the potential of Applied AI to transform the whole recovery ecosystem, from assessing damage and accelerating claims and repairs to recycling parts. They help make response to recovery up to ten times faster – even after full-scale disasters like floods and hurricanes.

Tractable has a world-class culture, backed up by our team, making us a global employer of choice!

We're a diverse team, uniting individuals of over 40 different nationalities and from varied backgrounds, with machine learning researchers and motor engineers collaborating together on a daily basis. We empower each team member to have tangible impact and grow their own scope by intentionally building a culture centred around collaboration, transparency, autonomy and continuous learning.

Who we are

Tractable is an Artificial Intelligence company bringing the speed and insight of Applied AI to visual assessment. Trained on millions of data points, our AI-powered solutions connect everyone involved in insurance, repairs, and sales of homes and cars – helping people work faster and smarter, while reducing friction and waste.

Founded in 2014, Tractable is now the AI tool of choice for world-leading insurance and automotive companies. Our solutions unlock the potential of Applied AI to transform the whole recovery ecosystem, from assessing damage and accelerating claims and repairs to recycling parts. They help make response to recovery up to ten times faster – even after full-scale disasters like floods and hurricanes.

Tractable has a world-class culture, backed up by our team, making us a global employer of choice!

We're a diverse team, uniting individuals of over 40 different nationalities and from varied backgrounds, with machine learning researchers and motor engineers collaborating together on a daily basis. We empower each team member to have tangible impact and grow their own scope by intentionally building a culture centred around collaboration, transparency, autonomy and continuous learning.

About Engineering

There’s around 70 of us in the engineering team and we play a key part in bringing our AI to life. We collaborate closely with the Research teams who are responsible for developing our core AI models, we then enable that AI capability to be deployed to real world problems by building out products using modern open-source technologies and best practices.

You will be working out how we can best help millions of people around the world recover faster from an accident. We’re proud to see our products have a massive impact on people daily… and we know this is just the beginning.

What you will do

  • Serve as a technical leader on our most demanding, cross-functional projects.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Fully and completely understand system inter-dependencies and limitations.
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience. You are a visionary leader, builder and an operator.
  • Balance technical leadership and savvy with strong business judgement to make the right decisions about technology choices.


What you need to be successful

  • Extensive experience and expertise in software development; you are currently at either Staff or Principal level
  • Exceptional coding skills and demonstrable experience implementing and elevating coding standards across teams
  • Ideally strong experience of developing building machine learning products & platforms
  • Strong architectural design skills
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and convey complex ideas to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong ownership mentality and self-drive
  • Successful track record of driving software best practices and driving them across teams


What’s in it for you

Generous financial reward for your effort

  • Twice a year compensation reviews
  • Generous equity package
  • 5% employer match on pension


Time off and flexible working

  • 25 days paid annual leave + bank holidays
  • Ability to work from abroad for up to 6 weeks/year
  • Competitive maternity + paternity leave
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working
  • Additional leave to support you when you need it, including sick pay, compassionate leave, or paid time-off to recharge after an intense work period


Support for your health and wellbeing

  • Highest tier of private health coverage through Bupa
  • Access to a virtual GP through Babylon
  • Mental health and career coaching through Sanctus
  • Free annual Headspace subscription


Additional perks

  • L&D budget to use on Learnerbly (our learning platform)
  • Cycle to Work scheme

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Diversity commitment

At Tractable, we are committed to building a diverse team and inclusive workplace where people’s varied backgrounds and experiences are valued and recognised.

We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and offer equal opportunities without discrimination.