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July 5

Thresher helps organizations find high-value signal hidden in the noisy world of human-generated text data. Thresher is the result of a collaboration between a team of data scientists from Harvard and a former intelligence officer who understands the needs of experts conducting high stakes analysis. We are growing our engineering team as we wrestle with the complex challenges that we are helping our clients address.

What You’ll Do:

Lead our engineering team to scale and secure our core platform as we add customers and features.

Create prototypes with our subject matter experts and data scientists and iteratively transform them into a production application.

Extract, transform, and load (ETL) multilingual text and other data.

Write tests to ensure the functionality and reliability of the team’s code and data.

Implement APIs that stream data and analytics of interest to our users.

Useful skills include:


Data wrangling at scale.

Familiarity with dev ops.

Familiarity with developing for a cloud environment (AWS).

Familiarity with the ELK stack.

Familiarity with unit testing concepts.

Familiarity with version control software (git).

Familiarity with security best practices.

Taking initiative to solve problems.

Communicating and collaborating in a diverse team.

Conveying complex topics concisely and clearly.

Ability and willingness to learn new things.

Agile development.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate on a team with diverse data and social science experience, and work on challenging technical problems in the national security space with dual applications in the commercial sector.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, parental status, national origin or other. We welcome applications from veterans. All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Compensation is competitive and includes full benefits. You must have US citizenship and be eligible for a security clearance. A TS/SCI clearance would be a bonus, but is not required.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter describing a challenging problem you solved and a resume to [email protected]


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