Working position

Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning specialist

As a NLP & Machine Learning specialist, you will join the Data AI team to study and develop algorithms mainly focused on semantic analysis. You will have the opportunity to research new technologies and bring innovative improvements.

About Travel Appeal:

Travel Appeal is a dynamic, fast paced international startup headquartered in Italy and founded in 2014. Travel Appeal goal is to create the most compelling, technologically advanced and simple to use intelligence ecosystem of products for the Travel industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply machine learning in large data environments
  • Assess, research and train AI-related framework and application environments (Google Cloud, IBM Watson, Amazon AI and more)
  • Independently write reports detailing methods, results, and impacts of assigned issues
  • Use your knowledge of machine learning to develop code that accurately predicts the output of complex models

 Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent with emphasis on quantitative subjects (e.g. Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree or equivalent with emphasis on quantitative subjects (e.g. Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics) – Preferred
  • Strong computational background, especially in: Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence
  • 2-3 years of experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques including text similarity, classification, topic modelling, POS tagging, entity extraction, and word embedding.
  • Strong technical and programming skills and at least 2 years experience with Python.
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning frameworks and cloud engines (TensorfFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, NLKT, spaCy) and numerical computing libraries (NumPy, Pandas, SciPy)
  • Ability to use relational databases and technologies and methodologies for data management and analysis (knowledge of the SQL language is a preferential feature in the selection).
  • BigData, NoSQL and GIT experience is preferred, Couchbase experience is a plus
  • Proficient programming, knowledge of PHP, NodeJS, C# is a plus
  • International experience preferred
  • Fluent in English

Accountant

We are looking for an accountant with a medium to high level of experience. The candidate will interface directly with the CEO and the commercial office and will be responsible of the following activities 

  • Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. 
  • Documents financial transactions by entering account information. 
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options. 
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports. 
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures. 
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information. 
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls. 
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements. 
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting
    accounting policy and regulations. 
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Proven working experience as a cost accountant or in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is a plus 
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality 
  • Proficiency in English  
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines 
  • Teamworking ability 
  • Proficiency in IT
  • Analytical ability 
  • A methodical approach and problem-solving skills 
  • High level of numeracy 

Location:
Florence, Italy 

Backend Java Developer

We are looking for an advanced Backend Java Developer responsible for both server-side logic and back-end logic. Your primary focus will be development of all back-end and server-side logic and ensuring high performance and responsiveness of the web services. You will also be responsible to integrate and maintain endpoint APIs.

About Travel Appeal:

Travel Appeal, founded in 2014, is a dynamic, fast paced international startup headquartered in Florence, Italy. Travel Appeals goal is to create the most compelling, technologically advanced and simple to use intelligence ecosystem of products for the Travel industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of web services and APIs
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection
  • Integration with Database SQL and NoSQL
  • Manage data access
  • Collaborate with system engineers, data scientists, frontend developers and software developers to implement solutions that are aligned with and extend shared platforms and solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of professional developer experience
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency in Java
  • Good knowledge of Spring or frameworks similar
  • Advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
  • Good knowledge of design patterns with excellent problem solving skills
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance
  • Experience with distributed application and concurrency data access management
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Understanding of OWASP security principles is a plus
  • AWS Cloud experience is a plus
  • Out of the box, forward thinking
  • Experience in the Travel industry is a big plus
  • Fluent in English

Employment:
Full time

Location:
Florence, Italy

Full Stack Web Developer

We are looking for an advanced Full Stack Web Developer responsible for both server-side logic and front-end logic. Your primary focus will be development of all front-end and server-side logic and ensuring high performance and responsiveness of the web application. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your coworkers into our applications.

Full time contract based in Florence. No remote working.

About Travel Appeal:

Travel Appeal, founded in 2014, is a dynamic, fast paced international startup headquartered in Florence, Italy. Travel Appeals goal is to create the most compelling, technologically advanced and simple to use intelligence ecosystem of products for the Travel industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developers with server side logic
  • Implementation of web services and APIs used by front-end developers and mobile application developers
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimization of the application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Implementation of security and data protection

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English
  • Out of the box, forward thinking
  • Minimum 2 years of professional developer experience
    Experience in the Travel industry is a big plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
  • Advanced experience in JavaScript
  • Good understanding of NodeJS and PHP
  • Good understanding of AngularJs or similar
  • Basic understanding of all front-end technologies and platforms, such as HTML5, CSS, LESS and SASS
  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance
  • User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting
  • Outputting data in different formats
  • Understanding differences between multiple delivery platforms such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Proficient understanding of OWASP security principles
  • Understanding of “session management” in a distributed server environment
  • NoSQL experience and Couchbase are a plus

Sales Manager

Travel Appeal is looking for a Sales Manager who shares a passion for travel and tourism sectors and has experience in selling digital services. Our Sales Managers promotes and sells our digital products to hospitality companies in defined geographic regions.

Responsibilities:

  • He/She Generates awareness for our products through direct phone sales, direct sales, tradeshows and networking, manages qualified leads and CRM tools.
  • He/She will work closely with the marketing and sales teams.
 Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Past experiences as a sales in hotels sector preferred or sales for digital businesses (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience with CRM Tools & Office suite
  • We require the ability to work in teams and achieving budget goals.
Preferred skilles:
  • High motivation
  • Understanding of Demand Generation processes

Employment:
Full Time

Location:
Florence

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