Hiring [Senior] Backend Engineer at Zurich-based AI startup | Cerrion

[Senior] Backend Engineer At Zurich-Based Ai Startup


Date listed

1 week ago

Employment Type

Full time

About Cerrion 🚀

Cerrion is an early-stage Zurich-based AI startup backed by Y Combinator and leading Silicon Valley investors. Our mission is to accelerate the manufacturing industry’s transition to sustainable and autonomous production. To do so we are building AI and human-centered automation that enables everyone on the factory floor to make better and faster decisions. Our team, which consists of AI PhDs, Ex-Googlers and serial entrepreneurs, has built video-based Computer Vision that is automatically monitoring production lines across the globe. If you are fascinated by building technology that has real impact on industries that affect our day to day life, we're the right place for you.

We are already working with some of the largest manufacturing companies in Europe to help them make their operations more transparent, stable and efficient. And we are just getting started: Our goal is to change the status quo and have our video-based AI monitor every production line in the world. To support us with robustifying our technological stack and advancing our cloud/on-premise solutions, we are looking for your help.

We are hiring a Senior/Head Backend Engineer.

🎯 Your responsibilities

Lead the development of backend solutions that address customer challenges and drive company growth Own, improve and scale the backend architecture Help shape our technical vision, and the delivery of high-quality, scalable and reliable AI/ML solutions Guide infrastructure efforts such as cloud optimization, monitoring, and CI/CD processes Collaborate with the founders to define product roadmap and gather feedback for future development In the future: Assist the scaling of the system and distributing between different cloud providers.

📚 Our backend stack

-Video processing with ffmpeg and python -Data streaming with Apache Kafka, persistent data storage in MongoDB -Containerized microservices with docker compose -Computer Vision models in PyTorch -GitHub with CI/CD -Processing and storage on Google Cloud and bare metal at customers

🛠 Desired Skills and Experience

  • Previous track record of building technical architectures
  • Proficient in Python development, at least 3 years of experience
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality, scalable and reliable cloud based software solutions
  • Experience of working with Google Cloud or similar
  • Expertise with logging, monitoring and automation tools
  • Experience with most of the following technologies: Git, Docker, Apache Kafka or Pulsar, NoSQL database (MongoDB)
  • Strong English communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers in the future.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies.
  • Hands-on ability is a must.

A plus:

  • Experience with video streaming
  • Interest or experience in modern MLOps technologies

👐 Why Cerrion

As an early employee, you are given the chance to join this world-class team and substantially shape the future of a Y Combinator-backed company and be part of its success. Working at Cerrion also enables you to gain unique exposure and impact into different manufacturing industries. Apart from the excitement of building novel technology which has the potential to revolutionize one of the world’s biggest industries, we offer:

-Flat hierarchies, where you work directly with the founders and are part of key decisions -A dynamic, unbureaucratic environment with a “get things done” mentality -Flexible vacation and home office policy, and flexible working hours -International and talented team of start-up professionals -Opportunity to strongly impact future of a fast-growing company -Competitive compensation with stock ownership in a growing YC-backed startup -A stimulating and challenging work environment with opportunities for personal and professional growth

Cerrion is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are open to all groups of people without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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