To solve one of the largest problems of our generation we need to get the world’s best talent.
We are on a mission to enable the global food system to become sustainable. Our technology is enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently already today. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?
For us, it is always team-first. Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?
We are looking for the hungry underdogs that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.
Our mission requires us to be fast. We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.
Fun plays an important role. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.
We have no small plans, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.
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About the team
Join our innovative team at Choco, where we push the boundaries of technology and creativity to solve real-world problems of our customers. Our vision is to empower every value-adding business across the food supply chain with our technology. It allows them to run their business more efficiently, increase their profitability by eliminating waste and decrease their costs by automating processes. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will play a central role in our approach to automate using machine learning, utilizing the power of state-of-the-art pre-trained large language models like GPT-4 to craft bespoke solutions. We're in search of a seasoned, autonomous, and innovative full-stack data scientist who is eager to contribute to our vision.
In this role, ownership and initiative are foundational. From the outset, you'll be entrusted with significant responsibility, navigating through ambiguity and taking the lead in your assigned domain. Your ability to self-direct, engage with technical and non-technical stakeholders and deploy and run models in production will be essential. We value individuals who can turn challenges into stepping stones, driving our mission forward with every solution crafted.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Leading Initiatives: Taking ownership of projects, driving them from conceptualization and development to deployment and optimization.
Collaboration: Working synergistically with other engineers and stakeholders to integrate sophisticated models into our dynamic systems. You will be fully embedded in a cross-functional product development team that owns user-facing product features..
Embracing Agility: Adopting a swift, responsive approach, focusing on delivering impactful results and iterating based on feedback and evolving needs.
Innovating Solutions: Unleashing creativity and expertise to transform intricate challenges into innovative NLP solutions.
Understand and interpret complex business and customer challenges, translating them into actionable solutions.
Lead the end-to-end development, deployment, and optimization of models, ensuring they are scalable, efficient, and effective.
Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, bridging the technical and business worlds to deliver results.
Employ an agile approach, prioritizing swift delivery, responsiveness to feedback, and continuous enhancement
What We’re Looking For
Proven Experience: Demonstrable expertise in natural language related problems and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art LLMs like GPT-4 and how to deploy them safely in production environments.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in Python, SQL with the ability to weave technology and innovation into solutions.
Ownership Mindset: The capacity to take complete ownership of projects, driving them from ideation to completion with excellence.
Communication Prowess: Exceptional communication skills, capable of fostering collaboration and translating complexity into tangible solutions.
You Impress Us Even More If You Have
Experience in a startup environment, navigating the dynamism and pace effectively.
Experience in developing and optimizing language model-based applications, including conversational agents, Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) models, and chatbots, using development frameworks like LangChain
Expertise in Named Entity Recognition, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Understanding, Search & Recommender systems
A solid understanding of modern data platforms
Our Tech Stack
We’re running on AWS, using Databricks + mlflow for ML workflows and developing in Python with the commonly used libraries and frameworks.
For data transformations, we mainly use SQL, dbt & PySpark
Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.
We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.
We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.
Choco is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.