Automation Engineer

| Austin

You're looking for a team where you can drive decisions, be challenged and build a powerful and novel product. You want to collaborate with smart, creative, and energetic people. You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable. You look for projects where you can learn new technologies and techniques. You’re comfortable designing, developing, testing, and launching software. You’re creative. And if this sounds like you, you sound like someone we want on our team.

New Knowledge is on a mission to defend public discourse. We build products that repair online communities, identify manipulation, and help them communicate more authentically. In a world where social media is being manipulated on a massive scale, this is no small task. We care about protecting communities, brands, and companies from being targeted by the spreading of disinformation. The kind of people who work with us have to be passionate about that challenge and mission.

While we take our mission very seriously, we are also a team of fun-loving, laid-back, self described geeks who love tacos and topo chico.

What you’ll do:

  • Collect data from external sites, often in creative ways
  • Build resilient scrapers that can reliably collect data
  • Design ways to effectively collect data from sometimes difficult sources

Who you are:

  • You are comfortable independently coding, preferably in Python
  • You are able to understand how a webpage and its DOM and javascript works
  • It’d be great if you’ve used Selenium, AutoHotKey, or OS X Automator
  • You’re creative and tenacious - you don’t give up
  • You understand the value and enjoy working as a part of a team
  • Building cool things that work excites you
  • You thrive off the energy and pace of a small team
  • You’re adaptable and looking for new things to work on

Why we love working here:

  • Chance to work on something we feel passionate about with smart, enthusiastic people
  • Competitive salary and healthcare
  • A business that trusts and embraces technology
  • A leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • Lots of available and free parking
  • Unlimited vacation (and no, that is not code for you never take a vacation, we encourage and value time off)
  • Generous maternity and paternity leave (we love our families!)
  • Stocked kitchen full of healthy snacks
  • Professional development opportunities
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks

Location

Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of New Knowledge

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe in the office is genuine and welcoming. Too many times tech companies try to contrive their culture, and tell people how they need to act. This couldn't be more different from New Knowledge. It's an environment that celebrates individuality, and welcomes new ideas.

Chelsey

Demand Generation Marketing Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Weaponized narrative and disinformation campaigns are storming into our lives over the Internet. It is incredibly rewarding to have a career where you can detect these activities and protect our institutions and the communities and discourse around them.

Dakota

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned how to incorporate feedback from users to make models and statistics to answer multifaceted questions about communities on social media. I have also had the chance build APIs around my models in order to make them more accessible to users.

Becky

Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A slightly unhealthy obsession with protecting people, people who are driven to solve problems by relentless curiosity, and a technical ability to explore various data sets and persuasively present discoveries.

Ryan

COO

What are New Knowledge Perks + Benefits

New Knowledge Benefits Overview

We are a startup company in the fun sense, we move quickly and get a lot done, but an established company when it comes to benefits. We have funding and revenue and we know the value of investing in our employees to grow New Knowledge. We offer Fortune 500 level health care benefits, vision + dental, free parking, a 401(k) and professional development opportunities.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking in our downtown office
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

People love working here because they get a chance to do purpose-driven work with smart, dedicated colleagues! We like to treat our team by doing monthly team-wide events like Alamo Drafthouse movie screenings, escape rooms, and stand up paddle boarding. We take care of our employees by providing healthy lunches once a week and a variety of snacks and beverages throughout the week. We also offer an annual stipend to purchase the gadgets, books, subscriptions, and other tools you need to be successful and happy at work! There are many more benefits to working here at New Knowledge, just apply to find out!

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