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(Senior) Software Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About Apheris
We are Apheris, a deep tech company at the forefront of the AI revolution that is on a mission to fundamentally reinvent how organizations collaborate and extract value from data.

The Apheris Platform sets out to empower organizations to securely analyze distributed data of multiple parties, while keeping proprietary information private. Our platform allows multiple organizations with complementary data to create an Apheris Data Ecosystem and generate shared value from their data. We have set up such Data Ecosystems for large enterprise customers in healthcare, pharma and chemical R&D, and we are ready for the next big challenges.

Our company is a community of interdisciplinary and industry-leading researchers and engineers. As a team, we work to solve complex problems in order to revolutionize the ways that our customers can interact with data. We are driven by our high-impact values and strive for the impossible. Together, we aim to create a whole that is far more than the sum of its parts. We take pride in Apheris’ supportive environment and share responsibilities and ownership. We are proactive thinkers, are hungry to learn and stay humble as we grow.

We are backed by top investors and tech industry innovators, including LocalGlobe, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason and Twitter board chairman Patrick Pichette (former CFO of Google) and we work closely with Fortune 500 customers to develop our globally leading enterprise Apheris Platform for federated and privacy preserving data science. We are experiencing rapid growth and are recruiting for ambitious and adventurous team members to help us build a better future for data.
About the role
As a (Senior) Software Engineer at Apheris, your primary focus will be driving development of our product core and push it to customers together with a team of great software engineers and data scientists. You will be working on challenging deep tech projects closely together with customers from various industries, including Health Care. With your engineering expertise, you will be responsible for meeting project and product goals and act accordingly to upcoming bottlenecks. You will design and build new features and enhance our product core with innovative technologies, participate in code reviews, and promote engineering best practices in our tech team. We empower you to be a major contributor to the success of projects, customer’s satisfaction, and the advancement of our product core.
What you will do
  • Be a hands-on engineering contributor and promote best practices in our tech team
  • Propose, review and implement enhancements or architectural adaptations into the Apheris product core to boost and upgrade the customization and integration effectiveness
  • Manage backend deployments on Apheris’ and our customer’s infrastructure
  • Derive technical requirements and steer project execution and development work with a team of world-class engineers
  • Drive communication with customers and our engineers on technical matters to tackle upcoming issues early
  • Prepare documentation and delivery documents
  • Manage team deliverables through agile methodologies and propose enhancements to the teams’ way of working to elevate efficiency and delivery excellence
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
  • Expert coding skills in Python, further languages are a plus (e.g., Go, Rust, JavaScript)
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and cloud-native application development, including docker containers, preferably on AWS
  • Strong grasp of programming best-practices (e.g., code clarity, documentation, git workflows)
  • Passionate about continuous learning, demonstrated agility in quickly adopting and mastering new technologies and continuous incorporation of new and creative technical solutions to improve your products
  • Great Leader: experience of taking on a lead role in a team of engineers and data scientists, preferably in an agile Scrum setting - you inspire and empower the surrounding people. 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 startup
  • Based in Berlin (option to work partly remote)
Bonus points if
  • Expert skills with AWS services and cloud-native application development on AWS – including AWS services such as EC2, VPC, Step Functions, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, API Gateway, container services such as ECR and ECS, CloudWatch as well as infrastructure as code via CloudFormation and CDK
  • 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
  • Cross-functional skill set with experience in product design, project/product management or leadership

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 partly remote
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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