Do you have a heart that beats for either statistics or psychology? Or even better, both? Come team up with our current psychometrician and help us build the best test tools on the market.

Psychometrician to Alva Labs

We are looking for someone to develop our core psychometric assessments in collaboration with the Lead Psychometrician. 

Alva in a nutshell

Alva Labs’ unique candidate assessment platform helps companies build their organizations with the right people in the right place. By combining state-of-the-art psychometrics, data science, and an obsession with candidate experience, it provides a industry leading tool for data-driven talent acquisition. The platform is built to enable scale and automation through smooth integrations, automated test feedback, and unprecedented ease of use. Through its large focus on candidate experience, Alva offers the next generation talent-centric assessment solution. 

Come and help us shape the companies of tomorrow.

Why this role is important to us

Our test tools are truly the core of the Alva product.Test development at Alva is built on top of strong scientific findings in the area of personnel assessment and selection. We use Python and SQL (BigQuery) to manipulate, analyze and visualize data. Our models are implemented in the probabilistic programming languages PyMC3 and NumPyro and we use cutting-edge sampling techniques to estimate item parameters.

As we grow, we need to scale up our testing capabilities. This includes developing new items for our adaptive tests, supporting test taking in new languages, analyzing our growing database of test results and continuously validating and calibrating our scales. 

In addition to test development, you will support colleagues at Alva, customers and clients with your technical expertise in statistics (Item Response Theory), research methods and organizational psychology.

What you will do

  • Being part of building the core of our product to help our companies make better hiring decisions. 
  • Test development - Continuously working to improve our tests
    • Work with our clients to find optimal assessment methods. 
  • Conduct validation studies for our customers.
  • Technical documentation and support for colleagues and clients.

Who are you

  • Strong learner - expect a steep learning curve and a continuous need to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the fields of psychometrics, organizational psychology and personnel selection. 
  • Knowledgeable in modern test theory (Item Response Theory) and statistics.
  • Reliable - complete what you take on with high standards for quality.
  • Self-motivated - able to work independently.
  • Language
    • The working language at Alva is English.
    • Swedish is not a requirement for this position

What have you done before

You might have conducted research, worked with or studied statistics or data science or perhaps even worked within the very small field of psychometrics. As we see it, you either have a background in statistics with an interest in psychology, or a background in psychology with a calling to work with statistics. 

Why you should join Alva

We are currently a team of 20 people, based in central Stockholm with a collective and extensive experience of building and growing tech companies, psychology, psychometrics, data science, engineering and product design.

We are a high performing team who loves to accomplish goals, constantly raising the bar, as well as learning from each other in multiple ways. We value flexibility in work, work-life balance, personal and career development and an inspiring working environment. We can guarantee a fast-moving and growing environment, where you will be working with a team of great people and perhaps one of the best psychometricians in the entire world (yes, that was bragging, but it is our ad, and we are allowed to brag here). 

You will get 7 weeks of vacation, an on-market salary, a generous health allowance and a few other neat perks. You can read all about our benefits here.

The hiring process

When you apply to the position you will first get to take our tests (a neat way to try out the very product you will work with). You will receive your results immediately. 

There is a shift in the hiring market and in how companies value their people. Alva is part in driving that shift. Don’t miss out on this incredible journey, where we have the opportunity to become the Global leading HR tech SaaS!

Welcome to Alva!

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