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AI-powered precision cement & concrete

Senior Backend Engineer (Python)

€50k – €80k • 0.0% – 0.5%
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alcemy is a machine learning startup that enables cement and concrete producers to cut their carbon footprint with predictive quality control (youtube.com/watch?v=lvS4QYrsy5A).

Concrete is the world’s most used building material. In fact, the only thing mankind consumes more of than concrete, by volume, is water. Concrete is not only made in a very inefficient way, but is also responsible for ~8% of worldwide carbon emissions.

Rob, a co-founder of the FlixBus Machine Learning Group, and Leo, an engineer who has breathed in cement before he breathed in air, have set out to revolutionize concrete in October 2018. We are backed by world-leading deep technology funds, including La Famiglia, firstminute and LocalGlobe, and are proud alumni of Entrepreneur First's BE2 cohort.

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who is willing to work from our office in Berlin and contribute to our mission to reduce cement and concrete's carbon footprint from day one, while shaping the future of Alcemy. So far, we work almost entirely with Python (flask, numpy, scipy, pandas, sklearn, SQLALchemy/PostgreSQL, and plotly-dash, all of it dockerized and deployed on AWS ECS

What we need:
> Further development of our PostgreSQL backend
> Implementing machine learning and optimization algorithms for cement manufacturing process improvements
> Development of an API for laboratory data systems of our customers
> Working together with our CEO/Product Owner, Leo, in two-week sprints to further develop our technology for our customers

What we offer:
> A scientific, output-oriented, and inclusive attitude towards work
> Community of other ambitious and green impact-oriented startups as we are participating in the Climate-KIC greentech program
> High-quality workshops on topics beyond your role, like Negotiation Tactics, Hiring, Leadership, Sales
> An attractive stock option plan, so we can all be invested in this journey together
> Weekly team meeting and events, and a highly-motivated team you'd become part of
> Home office options
> Free Cement (amount still TBD)

What we expect:
> Willingness to commit to Alcemy over the next years
> Available full-time in Berlin
> Good communication skills in English or German

If you’re excited about joining Alcemy, please directly apply via AngelList and kindly send us your GitHub profile as well as LinkedIn profile or CV. Please let us know if you have any additional needs that requires accommodation during the recruitment process.

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Robert Meyer

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Co-Founder & CTO at @alcemy. Machine Learning and Python Engineer. Former @FlixBus and PhD in Computational Neuroscience @TU-Berlin . 79 characters.

Dr. Heiner Tholen

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Full Stack Developer @alcemy. Former Research Fellow at DESY Hamburg. Entrepreneur First alumni. Dr. rer. nat. in Physics from University of Hamburg.