LOOKING FOR A NEW ADVENTURE?

Speedinvest and our portfolio of startups are always hiring exceptional talent!
Browse open jobs below to find your next career move.
227
companies
1,135
Jobs

Senior Software Engineer - AI (m/f/d)

Inkitt

Inkitt

Software Engineering, Data Science
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023
Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us! 🚀
At Inkitt, we believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed. Our mission is to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Traditional publishing often leaves authors behind with human editors responsible for selecting books fit for publication. Inkitt is a pioneer at the forefront of data-driven publishing. By inventing an algorithm which analyzes users' reading behavior to identify hits, we have removed subjectivity from the traditional publishing equation. This gives Inkitt the unique ability to discover hidden talents that might otherwise have gone unnoticed 🔎
Are you a builder? We are looking for the change-makers of the world; the people who build the blueprint anytime they are unsatisfied with the status quo. Come build The Disney of the 21st Century with us by developing our books, audiobooks, creation of games, TV shows and movies!

What you'll do:

  • You will have ownership of key features of our author and reader platforms, with deep understanding of how those features are used and their impact on the business
  • You will rapidly iterate on all aspects of those features - from UI and front-end models, to API powering them, as well as the underlying back-end systems responsible for data acquisition and processing
  • You will architect for scale - both in terms of a massive volume of daily active users and the huge amounts of data processing required to power them
  • You will stay on top of new developments in the fields of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and constantly survey the vendors, open source projects, and emerging research and propose new ways to leverage those technologies
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including Product, Content, Department Heads, and the Founder/CEO to develop feature plans and roadmaps
  • Work with Python, GoLang, JavaScript, Ruby, and other programming languages
  • Balance speed of delivery, level of tech debt, building in house, and leveraging vendors/tools

Who you are:

  • Startup hungry; you excel in a fast-paced, scrappy environment and you welcome new challenges
  • Committed to building an in-person work culture; you prefer a hybrid work model
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • Expert-level in at least one back-end language and application development framework as well as desire to learn more
  • Have examples of front-end feature ownership (web/mobile) and full-stack development/support of those features
  • Experience training and deploying LLMs
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Deep curiosity and can show examples of experimentation with emerging technologies
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex concepts in simple language
  • Embrace the value of rapid iteration based on user feedback and data
  • Adaptable and able to quickly learn and jump between platforms, languages, and technologies

What we offer:

  • 🚀 Stock options for all full-time employees! We believe everyone deserves a piece of ownership for when we become the Disney of the 21st Century
  • 🚀 Newly launched 401k to help you save and invest in your future (US)
  • 🚀 Health benefits that align with your local market, offering a variety of different coverages for medical, dental and vision
  • 🚀 A hybrid model in San Francisco and Berlin offices where 3 days per week are dedicated to in-person collaboration in parallel with remote work
  • 🚀 Lunches served in San Francisco Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 🚀 Lunches and dinners served in Berlin Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 🚀 Professional coaching for People Managers and employees who have been with Inkitt for 2+ years
  • 🚀 Dedicated budget for team-building events
  • 🚀 Employee Referral Bonus
  • 🚀 Free access to our Galatea App, get your read on
  • 🚀 Unlimited budget for self-development books, on us
  • 🚀 Donation to charity of your choice on your work anniversary
  • 🚀 Stocked micro-kitchens with snacks and drinks to keep you energized
  • 🚀 Class Pass health club for US Inkers to feel their best!
  • 🚀 Berlin'ers gym membership
  • 🚀 Berlin'ers virtual assistant
  • 🚀 Arguably the best perk? Getting to bring your fur-ever friend to our Berlin and San Francisco offices

How we've been doing:

  • We're a well-funded, mission-driven, series B company with top-tier investors like NEA, HV Capital, and Kleiner Perkins. Recently, Inkitt has raised $59 million, which is one of the largest Series B funding rounds on record for a Berlin-based business. We believe we provide authors with a platform that fosters their passion for writing and gives them the chance to be discovered 🪴
  • We're the 8th fastest-growing company in Europe, and 1st in Germany!
  • We're excited to share we’ve signed Entertainment 360 to represent Inkitt and our authors in the world of film and television! 🎬
At Inkitt, we strive to build a company culture and provide employment opportunities based on diversity and inclusion. We believe every author should have an equal opportunity to succeed, as should our team members. As a growing team from 20+ countries, we welcome everyone to apply.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Check out our Careers Blog 💼
Follow us on Instagram & LinkedIn! 💻