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Technical Project Manager & Software Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
Apheris is a deep tech company with the mission to fundamentally change how organizations collaborate securely and extract value from data.

The Apheris Platform empowers organizations to securely analyze data across organizations while keeping proprietary information private. Multiple organizations with complementary data can jointly use the Apheris Platform to create an Apheris Data Ecosystem and generate shared value from their data. We have set up such Data Ecosystems for top 10 pharma and chemical R&D enterprises and are ready for more.

Enabling new ways of collaboration and innovation is not just our purpose, collaboration is as well one of our core values. We are driven by impact and strive for the impossible. We build a safe environment for our team where we are responsible together and everyone commits to take up ownership. Together, we create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We are always hungry to learn and stay humble while we grow.

Our interdisciplinary team of industry-leading researchers and engineers at the intersection of data privacy, cryptography and computational sciences is backed by top investors and tech industry innovators, including LocalGlobe, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason and Twitter board chairman Patrick Pichette (former CFO of Google). With their help, we currently focus on productization of a general-purpose product core and on developing an engine for growth to win our next 10 early customers. If you want to join us in this exciting and rapid growth phase and collaborate with us, we would love to get to know you.

About the role
As a Technical Project Manager at Apheris, you will be in charge of preparing, planning and executing on technical projects, together with a team of great software engineers and data scientists. You will execute research & development collaboration projects with partners from industry and academia as well as deliver our product solution to customers. Leveraging your software engineering expertise, you will ensure engineering best practices and help building new features to enhance our product core.
What you will do
  • Co-manage R&D projects, including one large project with academic and industry partners, and communicate on behalf of Apheris
  • Review and design technical architectures for and around our product solution
  • Derive technical requirements and steer project execution and development work with a team of world-class engineers
  • Be a hands-on engineering contributor
  • Promote (data) engineering best practices in our tech team
You should apply if
  • 7+ years of relevant working experience or a Bachelor / Master / PhD in Computer Science or related fields (e.g., Physics, Mathematics, Engineering) and 3+ years of relevant working experience
  • Excellent communicator: you are fluent in German as well as English (verbal and written) and communicate in a constructive and proactive manner
  • Broad understanding of technologies in the fields of software development and machine learning (e.g. software development best practices, understanding of different programming languages, frameworks, cloud technologies)
  • Strong coding skills in Python; knowledge of additional programming languages is a plus
  • Experience with project management, publicly funded R&D projects with academic and industry partners (e.g. BMBF, BMWi and EU funding) and projects with corporate clients
  • Passionate about continuous learning, demonstrated agility in quickly adopting and mastering new technologies
  • You are confident to take ownership of a problem, gather ideas to solve it and convey your approach efficiently
  • You have genuine interest in working with cutting-edge technology in a fast-paced environment and a young start-up
Bonus points if
  • Experience with AWS services and cloud-native application development – including AWS services such as EC2, VPC, Step Functions, CloudFormation, CDK, container services such as ECR and ECS, CloudWatch
  • Strong grasp of programming best-practices (e.g. code clarity, documentation, git workflows)
  • Experience with Python data analysis frameworks (e.g. Pandas, Numpy) and machine learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, Tensorflow, scikit-learn)
  • Experience in developing enterprise-grade software for large B2B products
  • Experience building distributed or federated systems
If you do not match 100% of the above requirements, but you think you fit this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value the right people and search based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow. Together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant for you!
What we offer you
  • Plenty of room to grow personally and professionally and shape your own role
  • A fun and diverse team of smart and driven people
  • Industry-competitive compensation
  • Access to an employee participation program
  • Personal budget for conferences, books, trainings and courses
  • The right hardware to make you efficient – be it a laptop with Linux, Windows or a MacBook
  • Regular team lunches and social events
  • Daily fresh fruit, drinks, coffee (and an occasional beer)
  • Inspiring office space in the heart of Berlin directly at the river (Paul Lincke Ufer)
  • Possibility to work remotely
Our interview process is split into three phases:

  1. Initial Screening: If your application matches our requirements, our hiring manager will invite you to an initial video call. In this 45 minutes interview, you will get to know us and the role. Our hiring manager will be interested in your relevant experiences and skills as well as answer any question on the company and the role itself that you may have.
  2. Deep Dive: Your second video call will be with a domain expert from our team. Our interviewer will assess your skills and knowledge required for the role by asking you about meaningful experiences or your solutions for specific scenarios in line with the role we are staffing.
  3. Final Interview: Finally, we invite you to our office for two to three hours of interviewing with our founders, talking about our culture and meeting future co-workers on the ground.
About us
We are inspired by complexity and driven by impact – apply now and join a team that is set to build the next large tech company!
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