Tech Lead – Sustainable Finance AI Venture

Organization
Briink Intelligence GmbH
Location
Berlin, Germany
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
06/10/2022
How to Apply
To apply, please see the link below or visit our career page at briink.com
Where to Apply
https://briink.jobs.personio.com/job/609234?display=en
Tags
Full-time

WHAT WE DO
The climate transition will require transformational change across each and every industry. The EU has mobilized sustainable finance regulation to be the main driver of this transformation, being the only lever that can push system change at the scale and pace required.

Based out of the Berlin AI Campus and backed by Merantix AG, Briink is a team of passionate entrepreneurs, lawyers, data scientists, and sustainability experts. At Briink our mission is to leverage the scale of AI to help businesses make sustainable finance regulation actionable, thereby accelerating their transitions toward a greener future.
Our first product helps guide companies through the alignment and reporting obligations set out in the EU taxonomy – the EU Commission’s flagship sustainability transparency framework for companies and investors. We subsequently plan to expand our product suite to include other major sustainable finance disclosure regimes, including the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and European Green Bond Standard.

YOUR ROLE
Joining as our Technical lead…

– You will shape the core product and it’s tech stack from the ground up.
– You will be hands on in developing the core code-base and infrastructure for Briink to achieve it’s mission.
– You will take ownership of the overall design, architecture, and integration of our systems.
– You will help hire, mentor and lead the tech team and help foster a culture of motivation, creativity and care.
– You will connect user needs to technology requirements and clearly weigh up and communicate the pros and cons of different technology choices.
– You’ll spend about 40% of your time on architecture and management, 40% hands on coding, and 20% working with the data team on data engineering, ML deployment and data privacy questions the first year, though of course these ratios could differ depending on your mix of skills and interests in relation to the rest of the team.
– Ultimately, you will use your extensive experience in software engineering to help accelerate our mission impact and make a real difference.

This is a unique opportunity to rapidly accelerate your career as Briink scales while working long term on an important cause.

YOUR PROFILE
You’ll play a pivotal role in defining and driving the tech stack so if you think you’d be great at this job even if you don’t hit all these requirements, please still apply!

Essentials​:
– 6+ years experience as a lead software engineer, system architect or equivalent proven experience designing and building software systems.
– You are hands on, lead by example and are keen to get stuck in to writing code alongside your team.
– Proven experience building and leading successful tech teams and fostering software development best practices (e.g. code review, pair programming, clear documentation, CI/CD, code testing frameworks, TDD).
– Fluency in multiple modern software development languages (preferably one of which is python) and frameworks with proven experience building robust, datadriven software systems and a strong understanding of which tools to use to solve different problems.
– Strong experience with industrial-grade relational and non-relational data storage (e.g. Postgres SQL, Elastic search) as well as scalable ETL data pipelines, orchestrators (e.g. Airflow) and API architectures (e.g. FastiAPI ) for making this data highly available to power different use cases.
– Strong experience with Deployment technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) and Cloud architectures (e.g. GCP, terra form) as well as a strong understanding of which tools to use for which purposes.
– Some experience with security best practices for building data heavy SaaS web applications (e.g. concepts around SOC2 accreditation)
– Experience with Agile Methodologies and leading technical Sprints.
– You are curious, pragmatic and humble and can bring a new perspective to our team.
– You are excited to build a software product and tech team from scratch and are excited to be a hands on developer as well as a team lead.
– You are fluent in English (German not required).
– Located in or willing to relocate to Berlin, Germany.

Nice to haves:
– Experience with building B2B SaaS web applications, especially with any related industry knowledge building SaaS products in the areas of Regtech, sustainability, or finance.
– Experience building data pipelines and storage for high volume, unstructured text data like pdf documents and html files. Special bonus points for experience with web scraping technologies (e.g. Scrapy).
– Experience in Machine Learning concepts and frameworks (e.g. supervised learning, Pytorch) and special bonus points for any experience with Natural Language Processing.

WHAT WE OFFER

Compensation: A competitive salary and equity package
Impact: The ability to accelerate the positive sustainability impacts you have already had in your career by harnessing the tremendous scalability and processing power of artificial intelligence
People-first: A learning & development program for all our team members
Excellence: Direct access to the Merantix ecosystem and its enthusiastic, industry-leading network of entrepreneurs, data scientists, and engineers from around the world
Flexible: Flexible working hours and the ability to work remotely when desired

Additional Information

ABOUT US

Briink is harnessing the scale of data and artificial intelligence to help companies navigate and implement sustainable finance regulatory frameworks, removing the significant cost and time barriers that are blocking them from achieving their climate neutrality objectives.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.