Become a creative leader at the intersection of technology, biology and strategy.
Hong Zhu, Junior Data Engineer
’The amount of responsibility and freedom I got at idalab to shape internal technical infrastructure surprised me a bit, but I loved it. And then I got the chance to work on client projects as well – not necessarily where a data engineer expects to end up. It was then I realised that all that studying of language and semantics I’d done for my degree in Korean Literature – before I changed tack to computer science – was going to come in really handy after all. It’s been an interesting journey so far!’
Luis Dreisbach, Senior Associate
’Before I joined idalab, I was really into pure mathematics (Sobolev spaces and all that). I’d had teaching jobs at university – tutoring maths – but had never worked in a company before so coming to idalab was a big change. Even so, maths is still a big part of my job – I’m responsible for developing our methodology tutoring, for example – but there is so much else for me to learn too: my work is now at least 25% biology, which is mind-bogglingly complex. But because I work directly with biologists in our team, it’s never a problem to ask (again) what a receptor tyrosine kinase is’
Lea Helmers, Senior Associate
I used to be really into natural language processing algorithms and what’s new at PyData. Somewhat subconsciously, I saw myself as only getting ever deeper into it. Back then, idalab still called my job “Data Scientist” (incorrectly!), which was probably a good thing – because, I mean, what does an “Associate” do all day? I probably wouldn’t have applied. Turns out, it’s exactly the wider parts of the role I now love most. Maybe it’s because they speak to my more intuitive passions for literature (currently Flaubert) and dance (anything from Reggaeton to Samba de Gafieira). Building relationships quickly. Connecting the tiny step to the big picture. Pushing back, gently. That said, I still relish the engineering-side of my work – especially after three days of back-to-back workshops.
Who we are
You deserve outstanding colleagues, hungry to learn and eager to teach. We believe in excellence through collaboration, not competition.
Apprenticeship to partnership
We believe the company is the people. We see the future co-owner in the Intern and support her all the way.
Mastering technology through strategy
Uncertainty and complexity is the nature of our work. And strategy the answer. You’ll learn to navigate the bigger picture while caring for the crucial details.
Challenges worth solving
We focus exclusively on problems that matter. And we seek to work in long-term partnership with the most forward-thinking clients.
Free to grow
As an independent team-owned company, we have the freedom and patience to pursue our long-term vision. No investors, no funding rounds, no exits.
Obsessed with learning
We only grow if you grow. Turning our knowledge, experience and habits into effective training is our obsession.
We celebrate the richness of the human experience. Your quirks will make us stronger.
We trust you like a co-owner. The level of responsibility will be exhilarating at times, but soon you won’t be able to work any other way.
Clarity and structure
Creative work rarely emerges from chaos and confusion. We are relentless in creating an environment of clarity, structure and rigour.
We believe in collaborative organisation-building. You’ll get the trust and support you need to move us forward.
Annual profit is shared equally among the whole team. Our salaries are fully transparent and benchmarked against industry standards.