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 16 December, 2020

Become an Appsilonian

Do you want to work with global leaders in R and R Shiny? As it turns out, you can – from anywhere around the world. We have exciting projects with multiple Fortune 500 companies coming up in 2021, and we want you to be involved! We’re hiring for 10+ remote positions, including R Shiny developers, frontend specialists, and fullstack engineers.

Appsilon was founded in 2013 by software engineering veterans from Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Domino Data Lab. Over the years, our team has excelled in providing innovative data analytics and machine learning solutions for enterprise companies, NGOs, and non-profit organizations. Despite global challenges, 2020 has been a year of explosive growth for us. We’ve recently added many kind and intelligent people to our team from all over the globe, and we’re still searching for more talent. 

Why Should You Work at Appsilon?

Appsilon is a remote-first company. We are very proud of our remote-first policy, and we pivoted to a remote setup at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. This past year has proved that not only can we maintain our current pace of work and high standards in a remote environment, but that we can also expand and improve! 

Want to learn more about how our remote office works? Read Remote Data Science Team Best Practices: Scrum, GitHub, Docker, and More

As an Appsilonian, you’ll have a meaningful impact on the world. We routinely contribute our expertise in data science, machine learning, and computer vision to projects that aim to have a positive effect. We tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges through our AI For Good initiative – from fighting climate change to preserving wildlife populations in Africa with computer vision

At Appsilon, we value work-life harmony. It’s possible to have a challenging and stimulating career without sacrificing your personal life or family time with us. We value mental and physical health, and we encourage each other to enjoy hobbies outside of work. We are a community of kind, friendly, and motivated professionals committed to excellence and innovation. We care about output rather than input, and we don’t demand that you stick to a strict working schedule as long as we’re all effectively working towards our goals.

Read more about our AI4Good Efforts:

At Appsilon, you will also have an opportunity to work with some of the world’s most influential Fortune 500 companies on exciting data science and visualization projects. Here are the kinds of projects that we work on at Appsilon:

Application/Dashboard Development with R Shiny

We create, maintain, and develop Shiny applications for enterprise customers all over the world. We provide scalability, security, and modern UI/UX with custom R packages that native Shiny apps do not offer. At Appsilon, we are among the world’s foremost experts in R Shiny and have made various Shiny innovations over the years. We cover everything from business analysis and data science consulting to code refactoring.

See our work: Appsilon’s Shiny Demos

Wildlife Image Classification with Machine Learning

Since 2018 we’ve been working with Gabon’s National Park Agency to lead a large-scale biodiversity monitoring program that uses 200 camera traps to survey the mammal population in Lopé and Waka National Parks (comprising 7000 km2 of a continuous forest).

This project aims to build capacity for long-term, scientifically rigorous biodiversity monitoring in both national parks and within the National Parks Agency as a whole. On this project, we are building a fully open-source multi-platform solution for wildlife image classification. The project is directly tied to our AI For Good initiative.

Read more: ML Wildlife Image Classification to Analyze Camera Trap Datasets

What Do Appsilonians Say About Appsilon?

So you know what we work on, but that alone isn’t enough to make a decision. Here’s what our team says about working at Appsilon:

“I am proud to work at Appsilon. It is great that the company aims to have a positive impact on the world. I appreciate that I have a chance to work with people who care about how can they contribute and help others.”

— Maria Grycuk, Project Leader

“Appsilon is the best place I have ever worked. Every day I am surrounded by brilliant, motivated, and friendly people. Relocating from the USA to Warsaw to join the Appsilon team was an excellent decision.”

— Jordan Thomas Gray, Head of Growth

“Appsilon is a great place to develop your skills. We are involved in many different projects in interesting areas, from pharma to climate change to sports statistics. While working here you have a lot of freedom to implement your solutions, but there is always a team to support you and teach you if you get stuck.”

— Marcin Dubel, Software Engineer | Data Science Consultant

“Appsilon is a team of exceptionally smart and dedicated people. The company gives every new member a warm welcome.”

— Jędrzej Świeżewski, Senior Data Scientist

“It’s energizing to work at a company where our actions directly impact the company’s growth. On top of that, you get to work with intelligent and ambitious people with high professional and personal standards.”

— Olga Mierzwa – Sulima, Senior Data Scientist

You can find other testimonials on our Careers page. You now know what do we work on and what our employees say about us. Let’s discuss open positions next – as of now, there are ten of them, ranging from business to tech. New positions are added weekly.

Open Positions

We’re primarily looking for talented engineering managers and tech leads at this time. We also want more R Shiny developers, front-end engineers, and infrastructure engineers. Business-orientated positions are also available, such as project manager and community manager roles.

Keep in mind that the deadline for the Engineering Manager position is December 18th, 2020, so there’s not too much time left to apply. Submit your application immediately through the website to be considered.

And just to double confirm – all of the positions are remote.

Here’s a list of some of our open roles:

  • Engineering manager – you will lead 6-8 ambitious software engineers as their managers and technical advisor. Learn more
  • Fullstack engineer / Tech lead (JavaScript + React.js, Python) – design and develop high-quality, beautiful data-centric applications. Learn more
  • R Shiny Developer (R Shiny, Javascript) – build applications and dashboards and allow users to interact with their data and analysis. Learn more
  • Infrastructure Engineer (DevOps, Linux, Cloud) – build infrastructure in data science projects, experiment with technologies of your choice, and help build dashboards for large companies. Learn more
  • Community Manager – manage our events, webinars, social media, and newsletters. You will also work on content for our blog and help generate case studies with our tech team. Learn more

There are more job listings on our Careers page, so make sure to check it out. There’s also a possibility to create your own position, so feel free to apply at any time.

Looking for something else? See the full list of available positions

What Happens When You Apply?

So you’ve found a role that suits you and want to get in touch? Submit your application through the submission form on our Careers page or send a direct email to [email protected]

Here’s what the hiring process will look like:

Recruiting process

These steps aren’t set in stone, as our recruitment process is flexible for each candidate and every position.

We can’t wait to meet you and to start working together. Apply now!



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