Database Architect

Opportunity for an experienced data modeller or architect to join an exciting early-stage PropTech start-up based in central London

About PRODA

At PRODA (www.proda.ai), we are harnessing the power of machine learning to solve core data processing pain points in the real estate industry. We believe that unstructured data is a key barrier to digital transformation in this space.

Our software automates property data capture and standardisation. This enhances the efficiency of analysis and reporting tasks for real estate professionals, and helps them to unlock the true value of their data.

The role

Our commercial real estate data team is looking for a Data Architect to help define and build a crucial part of the business. This role is for an experienced data modeller or architect to create new ontologies and schemas to describe real estate data for clients, software engineers, and machine-learning models.

This is a critical role in a fast-growing company that comes with much potential for growth as the project matures. We are seeking a creative, energetic and hard-working individual with experience (from either academic studies or industry practice) in database schema design or semantic modelling. You will work as part as a cross-functional team with the guidance of the Co-Founders and the Chief Technology Officer, and gain knowledge of machine learning, commercial real estate, and software engineering.

  • This is a permanent, full-time role. The core hours are 9AM–6PM Monday–Friday.

  • Salary: £40-55k p/a + equity options, depending on experience.

Key responsibilities

  • Data modelling: Creating ontologies and schemas for commercial real estate data. This involves classifying and categorising property data and managing the model’s rules and business logic.

  • Hands-on data labelling, extraction and analysis.

  • Product development: formulate new ways by working closely with the source data to improve the data model.

  • Analyse large sets of data to spot key patterns and develop new features for machine learning algorithms and logic for data standardisation rules.

  • Client relations: liaise directly with real estate and PropTech companies who are using PRODA. Support them and use their feedback to set priorities for the product development pipeline.

Skills and experience

  • 3yrs + work experience as a Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role or relevant advanced degree

  • In-depth knowledge of data modelling and relational database design.

  • Experience gathering and analysing system requirements

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Strong SQL skills

  • Familiarity with data modelling methodologies such as OWL, entity-relationship modelling, and semantic data modelling

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Creative and flexible problem-solving skills

  • Enthusiasm to work as part of a small start-up team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable working directly with clients

Working at PRODA

As an early-stage startup, life at PRODA is fast-paced and collaborative. Our day-to-day work is solving interesting problems using smart technologies, and we pride ourselves on an environment where we can rapidly develop new skills, learn from each other, and truly see the impact of our work.

We believe that our product is transformative, and we work hard to ensure it reaches its potential. Our team is our greatest asset: we are a close-knit group who pull together to achieve our goals, but we also like to have fun!

  • We are based at a WeWork on London's South Bank. Our modern, open office has communal areas, quiet spaces, table games, and unlimited drinks and snacks (plus beers in the evenings).

  • We offer full zero-excess private health insurance with optician and dental cashback.

  • We proactively seek professional development opportunities, including training and peer-to-peer learning sessions, visiting specialists, and attending conferences and meetups.

  • We hold regular team meals and social activities.

Please note that we cannot sponsor employment visas at this time.