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We are growing the team at Explori

There's plenty going on at Explori, from our growing client base, to our developing platform, to the new markets we are serving in the exhibition and corporate events world. We've also got a spacious HQ in London's emerging tech hub, just 15 minutes from Victoria.  We are looking to recruit the best brains in tech and quantitative research to help us continue to offer the best possible service to events, conferences, exhibitions and publications all around the world.
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Explori office
Explori Office
Explori office

What does Explori do?

Explori operates a unique online platform to help event and exhibition organisers and event and conference planners listen to their audiences.  We allow them to benchmark their performance against one of the biggest sets of customer satisfaction data in the world.  We work with them to identify the insights that will help track and improve the performance in key areas.

We coach our clients on research best-practice both over the phone and in-person and regularly undertake bespoke research projects. We have an in-house development team who are constantly growing the Explori platform to the needs of our clients and an Insights team who work directly with clients to meet research briefs.  Explori regularly contribute to industry events and forums and provide insight for the media. 

What's it like to work with us?

We are a fun and friendly team who like to work hard and play hard.  We have some great new offices right by East Croydon station, with fast, frequent links to Victoria and London Bridge. At Explori only three things really matter: Our clients, our team and the quality of our data!
Explori office
Explori office
Explori office
Explori office

We are currently looking for the following:    

If you think you might be the person to fill one of these roles, please use this form to contact us.

Explori are currently only accepting contact directly from candidates and are not looking for the services of recruitment agencies or candidate search platforms, thanks.

Scala Developer

Position: Back End, Full Stack

Primary Skills: Scala

Secondary Skills: JavaScript, SQL

Employment Type: Permanent

In this role you will report to the Technical Lead to support the existing product and develop new functionality using Agile methodologies. You will be an excellent team player with a friendly and consultative approach, using your programming expertise and problem-solving skills to work independently and take ownership of development projects.

You will have around four years' commercial experience in Scala / Java (or JVM) environment or equivalent post-graduate university education.

This role is offered on a full or part time basis (salary pro-rated). As with all roles at Explori, it will be eligible for flexible working patterns as standard but other non-standard working patterns will be also be considered.

Whilst we expect the successful candidate to be available to work in our head office (by East Croydon Station) for most of their work week, especially while they are settling into their role, we will also consider a combination of office and home-working for the right candidate.

Essential skills for this role:

  • Functional programming with Scala

  • Understanding and demonstrable use of Reactive programming techniques

  • Messaging / Queues (eg Kafka)

  • SQL (MySQL) / NoSQL

  • Git

  • Test-driven Development

  • Continuous Integration tools e.g. Jenkins Pipelines

  • Javascript / CSS

  • Knowledge of security best practices

  • Experience with 3rd party integrations / APIs

 

Any of the following would also be desirable:

  • Agile methodologies and tools eg Jira / Confluence

  • Lightbend tools: Akka / Akka-Http / Akka-Streams

  • Websockets

  • DevOps

  • Linux - debian / ubuntu

  • bash / shell scripting

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • AWS (or similar)

  • Helm

  • Salesforce API knowledge

  • Cassandra Db

  • GitFlow or variants

 

Company Benefits

  • The chance to be part of a friendly, fast-growing tech company at the perfect "scale-up" phase of growth.  We have fabulous opportunities for growth ahead, but are beyond some of the frustrations that can typically be associated with start-ups.

  • The opportunity to put your skills and experience to good use in a role that will grow as fast as you do as we move into new markets and territories.

  • Work on an industry leading product, with ambitious growth and software development plans on the foundation of a tried-and-tested business model and secure revenue stream.

  • Career support and development from experienced technology professionals.

  • Flexible working to allow you to create a work-life balance that best fits you.

  • Condensed and non-standard working patterns if required.

  • Central Croydon location with fast, frequent services from London Bridge, Victoria and Surrey.

  • Great offices with views over London, a chill-out area and lots of opportunities to socialise including subsidised yoga and football clubs.

 

No recruiters please.

Research Executive

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inquisitive individual to join our growing Insights team.

You will be:

  • Numerate with an understanding of basic statistical and research techniques (and keen to learn more).
  • Familiar with conducting simple research projects, either through your degree, or having worked on projects in other roles.  It is not essential that you have previously worked in a research role.
  • Keen to support our clients in getting the best possible insights from their research by providing product training and guidance on research best practice
  • Good at explaining results both in person and in presentations
  • Happy to work on your own initiative and hit client deadlines without prompting, but ready to ask for help when needed
  • Looking for a role where you can develop quickly, taking on your own projects and accounts
  • Ready to take an active role in the Insights team, contributing new ideas and supporting other team members
  • Open to taking on other tasks to help grow the business alongside our small team (this could be anything from organising social events to briefing new product developments)
  • Able to present yourself professionally with clients both in person and by phone / email
  • And we would be really excited if you were fluent in another European language

 

We are offering:

  • The chance to be part of a friendly fast growing tech company with a “work hard, play hard” approach
  • The opportunity to put your degree or other relevant experience to good use in a role that will grow as fast as you do as we move into new markets and territories
  • Career support and development from our experienced senior researchers
  • Flexible working arrangements to allow you to balance the needs of your role with your own personal working preferences
  • Condensed and non-standard working patterns if required
  • Central Croydon location with fast frequent services from London Bridge, Victoria and Surrey.
  • Great offices with views over London and chill out area and lots of opportunities to socialise including subsidied yoga and football sessions

 

About us: 

Explori is the leading research platform for the exhibitions and events industry.  Our clients are exhibitions, corporate events and conferences all over the world and we support them by giving them access to expert-quality customer satisfaction research. We also own the largest set of event performance data, with over a million feedback surveys conducted from hundreds of events around the world.

Junior Developer

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our growing development team.

You will be:

A graduate with a degree in a development / technical subject (such as Computer Science) or, can demonstrate relevant experience and looking for an entry-level developer role where you will have the chance to flourish and progress your career.

Familiarity with the following languages is essential, either through your degree, or having worked on projects:

  • Server-side Java or other JVM-based languages

  • Javascript

  • Relational databases and SQL

  • HTML5 / CSS

A knowledge of the following would also be an advantage:

  • NoSQL databases such as Couchbase, CouchDB or MongoDB

  • React.js

  • MySQL Server

  • Scala/Akka

  • ColdFusion

The role involves:

  • Providing first-line support to the operations and research teams on Explori’s research platform

  • Developing new and improved aspects on the platform

  • QA testing

You will be:

  • Happy to work on your own initiative and hit client and internal deadlines without prompting, but ready to ask for help when needed.

  • Looking for a role where you can develop quickly, taking on your own workload and learn / improve on knowledge of different programming languages.

  • Eager to learn more about software design and user experience

  • Ready to take an active role in the development team, contributing new ideas and supporting other team members.

We are offering:

  • The chance to be part of a friendly fast growing tech company with a “work hard, play hard” approach.

  • The opportunity to put your degree or other relevant experience to good use in a role that will grow as fast as you do as we move into new markets and territories.

  • Career support and development from our experienced Operations Director and Senior Developers.

  • Central Croydon location with fast frequent services from London Bridge, Victoria and Surrey.

  • Great offices with views over London and chill out area and lots of opportunities to socialise.

About us:

  • The chance to be part of a friendly, fast-growing tech company at the perfect "scale-up" phase of growth.  We have fabulous opportunities for growth ahead, but are beyond some of the frustrations that can typically be associated with start-ups.

  • The opportunity to put your skills and experience to good use in a role that will grow as fast as you do as we move into new markets and territories.

  • Work on an industry leading product, with ambitious growth and software development plans on the foundation of a tried-and-tested business model and secure revenue stream.

  • Career support and development from experienced technology professionals.

  • Flexible working to allow you to create a work-life balance that best fits you.

  • Condensed and non-standard working patterns if required.

  • Central Croydon location with fast, frequent services from London Bridge, Victoria and Surrey.

  • Great offices with views over London, a chill-out area and lots of opportunities to socialise including subsidised yoga and football clubs.

No recruiters please

Senior Research Manager / Associate Research Director

We are looking for an experienced and confident quantitative research professional – who is also comfortable with qualitative disciplines when required – with a talent for finding the stories in the data and communicating insight to clients. 

Reporting into the Research Director you will lead your own research projects from design to completion for multi-national clients from large corporates to small independent events organisers

This role will suit someone at research manager or associate research director level looking for a high-profile role where their skills and experience make a visible difference.

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking ownership of research projects including client briefs, designing, programming, analysing and delivering research projects, gaining client buy-in and project management to ensure high quality research is delivered within agreed deadlines.

In addition, the successful candidate will undertake in-house projects delivering insight and reports to support Explori’s partner and PR activities, taking on the role of industry expert in the markets Explori serves.

You will be:

  • An experienced research professional.  Survey design, survey coding and analysis are essential skills for this role
  • You’ll need to be an expert in Excel and PowerPoint (SPSS or Q is also plus)
  • A natural presenter to audiences large and small
  • Self-motivated and comfortable with working independently and structuring your own activities to deliver projects on time
  • Professional, articulate and compelling, in person, by phone and email
  • Able to gain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and present confidently right up to executive level
  • Comfortable developing and delivering projects spanning multiple business units and territories
  • Able to work cooperatively with internal teams to ensure projects are delivered flawlessly and customer satisfaction continues to lead to great client retention.
  • Able to undertake some overseas business travel (although this role is primarily office based at our HQ in south London)
  • Passionate about the role of research in improving performance and can convey this passion to clients
  • Comfortable working alongside the the senior management team to support project roll-outs with new clients
  • Good working knowledge of qualitative techniques, including conducting and coding interviews would be an advantage
  • And we would be really excited if you were fluent in another language, particularly German, Russian, Mandarin, French or Spanish

 

We are offering:

  • An attractive remuneration package with the opportunity to earn shares in the business based on contribution and length of service
  • Flexible working arrangements to allow you to balance the needs of your role with your own personal working preferences
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases after each year of service
  • A pension scheme where Explori contributes in line with the statutory requirements (currently set to 3% of salary per month)
  • Great company culture and offices with views over London, a chill-out area and pool table with lots of opportunities to socialise
  • Central Croydon location with fast frequent rail services from London Bridge, Victoria and Surrey
  • The opportunity to represent a unique product already delivering exceptional results, with an unparalleled client list 
  • A chance to use your skills and ideas to really make a difference to the potential of our business and the industries we serve
  • Mentoring and support from senior team members, including other experienced research professionals 

 

About us: 

Explori is the leading research platform for the exhibitions and events industry.  Our clients are exhibitions, corporate events and conferences all over the world and we support them by giving them access to expert-quality customer satisfaction research. We also own the largest set of event performance data, with over a million feedback surveys conducted from hundreds of events around the world.

 

 Senior Sales Manager/Business Development Director

We are looking for an experienced and confident salesperson to join our commercial team. The successful candidate will be tasked with delivering sales of Explori’s software as a service (SAAS) platform, as well as our research agency services to the international events and exhibitions sector. This will be primarily be focussed on winning new business as well as a healthy mix of account renewals and account growth.

This role is offered on a full or part time basis (salary pro-rated). As with all roles at Explori, it will be eligible for flexible working patterns as standard but other non-standard working patterns will also be considered.

Whilst we expect the successful candidate to be available to work in our head office (by East Croydon Station) for most of their work week, especially while they are settling into their role, we will also consider a combination of office and home-working for the right candidate.

Reporting into the Commercial Director you will develop and manage your own pipeline after a period of training and introduction to our products and services. There will be some international travel, and you’ll be expected to be able to deliver demonstrations and presentations with gravitas, enthusiasm and charisma. 

This role will suit someone at Sales Manager or Senior Sales Manager level looking for a step up into a rewarding role in a fast-growing company where their skills and experience make a visible difference.

You will be:

  • An experienced sales professional, able to demonstrate a track record of achievement

  • A natural presenter to audiences large and small

  • A high-quality networker

  • Self-motivated and comfortable with working independently and structuring your own sales activities and pipeline

  • Professional, articulate and compelling in person, by phone and by email

  • Able to gain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and present confidently right up to executive level

  • Able to buy into Explori’s customer-centric culture

  • Able to undertake some overseas business travel 

  • Comfortable with easy-to-use enterprise technology - we are a software platform and you’ll need to learn how to use it expertly

  • Committed to 100% utilisation of our CRM system to record, prioritise and forecast all your activity

  • Some experience of the live events, venue or hospitality sector would be an advantage or experience selling SaaS.  Alternatively, you will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to adapt quickly to new markets

  • And we would be really excited, if you were fluent in another language, particularly German, Russian, Mandarin, French or Spanish

 

We are offering:

  • A unique value proposition and a highly respected position within the industry we serve

  • An attractive remuneration and commission package with the opportunity to earn shares in the business based on contribution and length of service

  • Generous holiday allowance which increases after each year of service

  • Great company culture and offices with views over London, a chill-out area and pool table with lots of opportunities to socialise

  • Central Croydon location with fast frequent rail services from London Bridge, Farringdon, Victoria, Surrey and Sussex

  • The opportunity to represent a product and company that is leading in its sector, already delivering exceptional growth, with an unparalleled client list 

  • A chance to use your skills and ideas to really make a difference to the potential of our business and the industries we serve

  • Mentoring and support from senior team members, including other experienced sales professionals

 

About us: 

Explori is the world’s most popular post-event feedback platform for the exhibitions and events industry.  Our clients are exhibitions, corporate events, conferences and venues all over the world and we support them by giving them access to expert-quality customer satisfaction research. We also own the largest set of event performance data, with millions of feedback survey responses from thousands of events around the world.

Find out more about Explori and how we can help you now

Our Stats

2,900,978

Event survey responses

2,700

Events globally already 
benchmarking with Explori

17

Average completion rate 
to clients' post-show surveys 

What they say

  • With Explori’s reports and analytics, we’re much better equipped to evaluate the customers' satisfaction and needs from our events
    Paul Byrom
    MD, Upper Street Events
  • The level of performance data and customer insight that Explori gives us is invaluable to our business and makes my life easier.
    Matthew Benyon
    MD, easyFairs UK
  • We wanted deeper insight into how our strategies impacted the delegate experience, but found conventional survey tools just couldn't deliver. Moving to Explori has completely changed this.
    Jan Barthelemy
    Head of AU & NZ Digital Marketing dmg events
  • We work with Explori to gain deeper insights into our events. The ability to compare results directly with similar events in our portfolio and against industry standards will be incredibly helpful
    Baris Onay
    Group Marketing & Digital Director, ITE
  • Analysis that could have taken the team days was available within hours of the survey going live. We could immediately see how the new German events had performed, against the context of our existing shows. Information like this is essential for informing future business strategy.
    Austen Hawkins
    MD, F2F Events
  • Robust performance metrics and customer feedback is essential for achieving maximum customer satisfaction. Explori will allow us to reach all our exposition delegates regardless of language or location.
    Art Paredes
    Sr. Director, Global Expos, SEMI
  • Explori helps us gain deep insights into the customer experience across our business. Without it, understanding our key performance metrics would be considerably more challenging.
    Andrew Evans
    (former) MD, Centaur Exhibitions
  • Our expansion plans are about both organic and acquired growth and Explori is key to our ability to understand the health and performance of existing assets, as well as those that we’re looking to acquire.
    Renaud Hamaide
    CEO, Comexposium
  • Explori makes creating and reporting on surveys quick and easy. We are able to work with the team to maximise responses and analyse the results to instantly see how our existing shows are performing. Explori allows us to not only look at the what we must do in the next 10 minutes, but also what we must do over the next 10 years.
    Rikki Bhachu
    Marketing Director, MA Exhibitions

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