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(Senior) ML / AI Engineer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering, Data Science
Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Your mission
How you can contribute
As our first Machine Learning Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in revolutionizing supply chains by doubling down on AI / ML. Your focus will be on creating scalable, robust, and production-ready ML / AI solutions to drive efficiency, optimize resources, and improve decision-making processes transforming how industrial SMEs manage their supply chains. Within your role you will closely collaborate with our software engineers to bring ML models to life in real-world applications in the context of industrial procurement and supply chains.

  • Infrastructure Development: Build and enhance infrastructure and data pipelines for modern machine learning applications, emphasizing modularity, scalability, and robustness
  • Great User Experience: Work closely with our customers and product development teams to achieve the best possible user experience and fine-tune the results
  • Workflow Optimization: Design and optimize APIs for machine learning development workflows, integrating ML best practices at every step
  • Deployment and Monitoring: Deploy ML models into production environments and establish monitoring procedures to ensure model stability and performance
  • Shape the Stack: Stay updated on advancements in ML tools and concepts, and chose the right tools for the tasks
  • Sharing Best Practices: Share knowledge within the team to establish a common understanding across the whole organization

Your profile
We’re looking for a talented ML / AI engineer to help us build the vision of making supply chains digital, efficient, and sustainable for our customers. Now you may wonder what frameworks, tools, and languages you need to master. We believe that problem-solving, creativity, and drive are more important than tools that can be picked up. However, the following references will give a guideline of what experiences we think might be helpful.

  • Proven experience in building and deploying machine learning applications in real-world applications
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python, and familiarity with ML libraries, like TensorFlow, PyTorch, or sci-kit-learn
  • Experience with setting up a production-ready ML stack - modular and ready to scale
  • Solid foundations in software engineering best practices
  • You are up-to-date with the latest developments and advancements in the field of ML, e.g. LLMs, LMMs, etc..
  • Proficiency in optimizing and troubleshooting production code
  • Taking tradeoff decisions and understanding to make sensible choices that fit the current phase of the company
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams

Tech Stack:

  • Backend: Python, FastAPI, SQL Alchemy, Alembic, Pydantic, Pytest, …
  • Frontend: TypeScript, NextJS, Zustand, Material UI, React Hook Form, …
  • DB: PostgreSQL
  • Data: Python, Prefect, Pandas, …
  • Cloud: Azure
  • Other: GitHub, GitHub Actions, Dependabot, Pre-commit, Mozilla SOPS, …
It is not expected to be completely familiar with each and every aspect of our tech stack.
Other technologies that we enjoy discussing and encourage in the team:
  • Backend: Golang, Rust
  • Frontend: Vue / Nuxt, Svelte / Svelte Kit, Tailwind, Bun, tRPC, …
  • Linux: Nix, Arch, Ubuntu, i3, …
  • Other: LLMs, LMMs, NeoVim Configs, …
About us
What we do
We are Tacto, a Munich-based startup with a mission to create digital, efficient, and sustainable supply chains. The European economic backbone, 90 thousand mid-sized industrial companies known as the ‘Mittelstand’, faces significant threats from supply chain disruptions and bureaucracy. Tacto is the answer: A supply chain operating system designed for mid-sized industrial organizations. Our AI-based software streamlines all procurement workflows, effortlessly ensures compliant and sustainable supply chains, and enables efficient material sourcing with optimal conditions.

Why it matters:
  • Powering the industry that builds the world: We create a new wave of innovation by lifting Europe’s industrial backbone with tens of millions of workers to the digital era
  • Enabling powerful business collaboration: We enable powerful collaboration among supplier networks as the basis for future economic growth
  • Saving resources in supply chains: We optimize the 50-80% of costs and emissions of physical products originating from suppliers to enhance sustainable growth
Why you should consider joining:
  1. Timing: Our product manages hundreds of millions of € of material to manufacture physical products from bread cutters to medical technology. The Industrial Mittelstand trusts us and we are ready to scale! Join us to shape the future of our organization & product!
  2. Top investors believe in us: We are supported by first-class investors such as Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, Cherry Ventures, Visionaries Club, UVC Partners as well as the founders of Personio, GetYourGuide, Helsing & Forto. Join us to show them they invested wisely!
  3. Team: We are an interdisciplinary and international team that is highly motivated to succeed, but loves to laugh. Join us to grow personally as well as professionally, accelerated by our supportive culture that includes everyone.
  4. Impact: We are reshaping industrial procurement, which is the biggest value driver of manufacturing companies - there is no physical product in the world without procurement involved. Join us to future-proof the most important economic sector in Germany with over 10 million employees.
Why us:
Apart from the people, our culture, and mission, we offer you a workplace with above-average compensation and a high level of personal responsibility. It's important for us to create an environment in which you can grow professionally and personally.
  • Your vacation: 26 paid vacation days per year + christmas & silvester.
  • Your office: We embrace an office culture, and all our employees enjoy coming to our beautiful office at Königsplatz in Munich. However, you also have the flexibility to work remotely at times. Our guideline is 3-4 days in the office and 1-2 days working from home.
  • Your setup: Choose your preferred equipment and work environment – whether it's Mac, Windows, or Linux. We want you to feel comfortable.
  • Your team: We are growing and have fun together with team lunches, coffee dates, chess games, bouldering sessions, and more – everything is optional, no pressure.
  • Your safe space: We believe that a diverse workplace where different voices are heard makes us stronger.
  • Your health: We provide company health insurance (if you are new to the German work environment) and offer you a membership in the Urban Sports Club or Wellpass.