What we do
The climate transition demands radical changes in the way we do business, and trillions in new green capital investments. The EU has mobilized sustainable finance regulation to be a key means of driving this green capital into more sustainable business activities.
Based out of the Berlin AI Campus and backed by Merantix AG, Briink is a team of entrepreneurs, lawyers, data scientists, and sustainability experts. Our mission is to leverage the scale of AI to help businesses and financial institutions make sustainable finance regulation actionable. This will speed up our journey toward a greener future.
Our first product transforms the EU’s “green taxonomy” for sustainable business activities into a machine learning powered SaaS platform to enhance companies abilities to access green capital and accelerate their climate transitions.
Joining as our Technical lead…
You will shape the core product and its tech stack from the ground up.
You will be hands-on in developing the core code-base and infrastructure for Briink to achieve its 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.
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!
6+ years experience as a lead software engineer, system architect or equivalent proven experience designing and building software systems.
2+ years experience building full stack web applications, preferably using React and NodeJS
You are hands on, lead by example and are keen to get stuck into 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 sustainability, or sustainable 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
We believe in our mission - and we'd love for you to help us accelerate the transition to a sustainable world! We invest in your future and provide access to learning & development programs that will help you on your career path.
We believe in trust and ownership - flexible working hours, flat hierarchies as well as regular feedback are all part of it.
We live our values - a dynamic, diverse and highly motivated team which supports and mentors each other.
We promote our culture - regular team events and intensive exchange with all Merantix companies.
We have a cool HQ - Newly renovated office at the AI Campus in the heart of Berlin, complete with fresh fruit, Friday driinks :), and an amazing ecosystem of other startups, engineers and data scientists.
A competitive salary and equity package - As a one of the early members of the team this role comes with shares in the company. If Briink succeeds, we all succeed!
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.