Vara - Clojure(Script) Engineer Intern

Festanstellung, Vollzeit · Berlin

What we do

Better breast cancer screening should be a universal offering to every woman in the world. Vara’s AI-powered software platform, created with screening radiologists in Germany, mitigates much of the human subjectivity associated with reading mammography results—and reduces the repetitive work screening physicians are routinely subjected to—we’re making breast cancer screening more effective, more measurable, and more accessible for everyone, everywhere. By democratising access to early screening around the world, we deliver measurable impact backed by clinical evidence. We are partnering globally, to deliver breast cancer screening where it is needed most.

As the first company from Europe’s leading AI venture studio Merantix, Vara has grown since 2018 to become a 30-member international team. Our diverse team consists of highly motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. 

Further information can be found on our website: www.vara.ai
Your role

You want to work on something with a purpose and make healthcare more safe and efficient? We are striving to bring innovation to the healthcare industry, aiming towards safer and more efficient cancer screening workflows.

We are looking for a Clojure(Script) Engineer Intern. You will be working on our product team, building a platform to securely view and annotate X-Rays, MRIs, and CT-scans.  Our application is written in full-stack Clojure (Clojure for the backend, ClojureScript for the frontend), and our tech stack also includes Postgres and Docker.

We define ourselves by a culture of friendship and ownership. We're looking for capable, driven, and thoughtful people who think outside the box and add to our vision. Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast, as a team.

Your profile
Onsite candidates are preferred, but remote is also possible.

Basic Qualifications

You are a great fit for our team if this describes you:

  • You are self-driven and have an attitude of craftsmanship
  • Prior programming experience in a functional programming language, ideally Clojure.
  • You're interested in Clojure and functional programming and willing to learn it
  • Experience with sound engineering practices: Git, code reviews, and testing
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Creative, focused, and not easily discouraged
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is occurring and ambiguity is the norm.
  • Excellent technical and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Structured work style to develop effective solutions with minimal oversight
  • Analyze and solve problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities
  • Love what you do (and own it)


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications are just that - even if you don't have all of these, we still want to talk!

  • Experience using Docker to deploy software to cloud providers (GCP, AWS, OTC, Azure, etc)
  • Experience with continuous delivery and automation
  • Experience with Cloud Provisioning tools like Terraform
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Knowledge of Networking topics: IP, DNS, VPN, TCP, etc
What we offer
  • Work flexibly
    In-office? Out of office? Somewhere in between? Whatever you prefer.
  • Team Culture
    We host regular team nights and events to foster company culture and cohesion.
  • Have time to relax
    Enjoy your vacation allowance and take the time you need to recharge - we won’t micromanage your time.
  • Connect at our AI Campus
    Meet some truly exceptional humans at the AI campus — home to countless inspiring startups, events, and opportunities to broaden your horizons.
  • Competitive salary
    We regularly benchmark salaries within the tech and healthcare industry.
  • Develop your career
    Dedicate yourself to impactful projects and have regular, meaningful career development sessions with your manager.
About us
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.

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