AI Innovation Engineer
40 hours a week - Medior to Senior position - Utrecht
Altura is looking for a creative, up-to-date, and driven AI Innovation Engineer who will become a central figure in our AI team. Your primary role will be to generate powerful proof-of-concept (POC) projects for new AI features and products using cutting-edge technologies and techniques. If you are passionate about AI, constantly keep track of the latest trends in the field, and have a knack for translating innovative ideas into viable POCs, this opportunity is for you!
Where do you come to work?
Altura is a fast growing company with great ambitions. We build the platform to make tendering simpler, more accessible and better for every company. In 2022 we found the product market fit and we grew rapidly from 8 employees to 23 employees. In 2023 we have continued growing, as it has been an immensely important year in which we have prepared to scale up our operations even further. Our primary focus this year has been to fuel rapid expansion, which includes substantial product enhancements and a strategic approach to international expansion. With our solid foundation and a close-knit team, we are excited to nurture a collaborative and dynamic environment, empowering everyone to excel as we embark on this exciting journey of growth and global outreach.
What is a Tender and RFP?
Both are a formal way to procure services and goods the biggest distinction however whether it is purchased by the government or a company. When bought by the government (tender) a law applies which sets specific rules for these purchases. Tenders ensure fair competition between companies and offer opportunities to smaller and start-up companies. In this way, taxpayers' money is spent responsibly on social issues. If these rules do not apply, it is called an RFP.
Culture at Altura
The culture is engaged, free and without micromanagement. We are all working hard to grow Altura. That is why independence and involvement are very important. Of course this also works both ways. You are responsible for your own agenda and tasks. We believe in balance and flexibility. Your work / private balance. Working in the office or at home? Do you like to exercise during the day and prefer to finish your work in the evening? You decide.
At our core, we are committed to upholding the following values:
Freedom: We make independent decisions and you have the freedom to work when and where you prefer as long as you reach your goals and work effectively with your team.
Ownership: At Altura we take control and shape the future together. We are all entrepreneurs and create opportunities.
Strive for Excellence: We are setting high quality standards and focus on delivering results. You have the room to develop yourself and pursue personal and professional growth.
Customer driven: We create new business opportunities by knowing our customer’s needs, market trends, technologies and positioning of Altura.
What are you going to do?
As an AI Innovation Engineer, you will be creating POCs for AI features that, once proven valuable, will be incorporated into our core product by our dedicated Product team. You will also maintain a keen awareness of emerging AI technologies and methodologies, strategically adopting them to keep our products at the forefront of innovation.
Driving the creation and development of innovative POCs for AI features and products.
Utilizing C#/.NET, SQL Server, and ASP.NET Core to architect and develop the server-side of our web applications.
Utilizing Python, TensorFlow, or other relevant frameworks to integrate and deploy state-of-the-art machine learning models.
Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and provide technical expertise.
Conducting thorough research on the latest advancements in AI, staying ahead of the curve to ensure our product remains innovative.
Monitoring the performance of deployed machine learning models.
Supporting and collaborating with the rest of the team to ensure a smooth development process.
What do you get in return?
Joining us as a AI Innovation Engineer means being part of an early-stage SaaS startup in a flat organization. We encourage and value your creativity and ideas for product ideation. We offer a flexible development budget that empowers you to shape your projects and grow personally and professionally.
In addition, you get:
26 vacation days
Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR)
Freedom to work wherever you want
Fun activities like go-kart racing and monthly company outings, plus biweekly joint lunches
A close-knit, young, and dynamic team
Budget for personal and professional development
NS Business Card for travel
Office located right next to Utrecht Central
Proactive and eager to learn, able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team.
Experience in backend development with C#/.NET, SQL Server, and ASP.NET Core.
Proven experience in developing and implementing machine learning models using Python, TensorFlow, or other relevant frameworks.
Strong understanding of various machine learning algorithms and techniques, such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing.
Proficiency in data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model evaluation.
Familiarity with Vue/Nuxt or a willingness to learn.
Strong awareness of the latest trends and developments in AI.
Strong ideation skills and creativity in solving complex problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Here at Altura, security is very important to us. The ideal candidate will have at least a basic knowledge of ISO 27001 and is willing to fully adhere to our information security management system guidelines regarding risk management, cyber-resilience and operational excellence.
Experience with big data processing frameworks (e.g., Spark, Hadoop).
Knowledge of containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
Familiarity with DevOps principles and CI/CD pipelines.
Understanding of scalable and distributed computing.
If you have a passion for new technologies, creative ideation, and thrive in a dynamic and fast-growing organization, we look forward to receiving your application!
Send your CV and motivation.
We contact you to schedule a first call.
First introductory meeting: we discuss the position. Feel free to ask any questions you already have.
We set up a technical assessment with a couple of the developers so we can both see if there is a fit.
There is a final conversation with Management to discuss final remarks/ align on expectations.
If everyone is happy then the contract is sent and you start your adventure at Altura!
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