Senior Front-End Engineer – Manufacturing Venture

Company: Merantix AG
Location: Berlin

Location: Remote
Software / Web Development
Full-Time (Permanent)
Level: Entry

What we do
We are an exciting new stealth start-up creating the future of manufacturing!

The Manufacturing industry is fundamental to our daily lives. Everything we touch, use, and consume comes from a factory in one form or another. Recent global developments such as the COVID crisis and the Ukrainian-Russia war have brought to light how fragile the supply chain can be. This requires manufacturing companies to be able to react faster to change and transform their operations towards more flexibility. Blue-collar workers are indispensable in this transformation. Unlike robots, humans can learn new and complex tasks very quickly. Especially tasks like assembling products or repairing machines won’t be automated by robots for a long, long time.

We are on a mission to supercharge blue-collar workers, assisting them in their daily tasks and unlocking manual labour’s full productivity and flexibility potential. We firmly believe that humans play a crucial role in factories. Robots won’t take over everything but will instead enhance workers’ abilities.

Through computer vision and artificial intelligence, we will revolutionise manufacturing by giving workers the tools they need to increase their productivity beyond their current analogue limits through tracking, analysing, and improving manual processes. We are focusing first on assembly processes but will later extend this to more processes such as material consignment or machine repair activities. We will impact society as a whole by making products more affordable and making more efficient use of our planet’s resources.

We are financially backed by Merantix, the world’s first AI Venture Studio. Merantix brings some of the world’s most talented engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs (Yale, Oxford, and Harvard alumni), to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems, such as fighting against breast cancer, developing autonomous vehicles, and making the finance industry more sustainable. Based on the Berlin AI Campus, the studio has founded seven ventures to date and employs more than 150 people between its studio and its ventures. You have the opportunity to become part of this ecosystem and mingle with AI and business experts from various industries.

Your role
This is a remote role. Therefore, you’d be able to work from anywhere you want that is +/- 2 hours from Germany’s time zone while ensuring that we still don’t lose the personal touch through frequent personal encounters in Berlin.

You will be one of our first engineers and will have the opportunity to apply artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry. As an early engineer, you’ll be a core part of our product. You are front-end by nature and care about products and user experience, not specific technologies. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to define and architect a completely new platform from the bottom up.

You will not be bound by legacy technologies and slow processes. As our venture grows, you will grow too and have an opportunity to expand our engineering team and create an engineering culture. This role is for entrepreneurial-minded engineers who want to be an early part of a fast-growing startup. Our fast-growing nature also means you will receive increasingly more responsibilities. You’d be required to take the lead on the major projects and support Junior Front-End Engineers with their developments.

Your role will include:

Building our Web app from the ground up.
Working on all elements of our tech stack
Designing, implementing, and testing new product and platform features
API and infrastructure development
Contributing to design and product meetings
Your profile
You’ll play a critical role in defining and driving the front-end 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!


3+ years experience as a frontend or full-stack engineer building web applications from scratch.
In-depth knowledge of JavaScript, Typescript, CSS, and HTML
Proven experience with at least one front-end framework such as React.js, Vue.js, Angular, etc.
Experience working with backend services like REST or GraphQL.
Experience building frontend SaaS products, including custom components and data visualisation frameworks.
Experience working with a cross-functional team (squad), with product managers, designers, and fellow engineers, collaborating with product & design to challenge solutions and find the best ones.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject. Equivalent work experience will also be considered.
Fluency in English (German not required).
Nice to have:

Background on backend API frameworks and using them to power frontend features (e.g. FastAPI, Django, Fastify, OpenAPI).
Experience with web design and UI/UX design principles.
You understand and advocate for sound engineering practices, including agile methodology, code review, version control, clean and maintainable code, and CI/CD.
An interest in AI, computer vision and deep learning.
What we offer
A competitive salary + stock options
A Brand new office situated on the AI Campus in Berlin where we closely cooperate with other exciting AI ventures – although we work remotely, you can still work from the campus if you wish
We offer Visa Sponsorship
Hardware allowance. We give you support to have all the equipment you would need to thrive on your job
International Team: Within our current team, we have more than 10 nationalities and counting
Engaging Topics and Excellence: Merantix offers unique insights into applied machine learning research and development, working with a group of highly talented engineers and entrepreneurs
Ethics: We are committed to developing ethical AI software
Dynamic working culture: We hold weekly and monthly events around AI Innovation and Implementation. We have a very flat hierarchy, open 360° feedback, and flexible working hours
Learning and Development. Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources to develop additional skills further.

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