Founding Engineer Backend/Platform Focus (all genders)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Bremen // Hamburg // Remote, JAAI HQ Bremen

Your tasks
At ellamind, we're pushing the boundaries of what's possible with customized Large Language Models (LLMs) for business process automation. As our founding engineer, you'll play a pivotal role in developing a scalable, reliable MLOps architecture that powers training and deployment of these models on-premise and across various cloud and on-premise environments. Your work will include:
  • Building scalable data pipelines for synthetic data generation, evaluation, and filtering, ensuring our models are fed with high-quality data.
  • Mastering the tech stack centered around Python and Docker, with a strong emphasis on server/database administration tools and multi-cloud as well as on-premise operations.
  • Implementing resource-intensive computing jobs for AI model training and deployment, optimizing for efficiency and scalability.
  • Contributing to other engineering and product-building tasks as needed, showcasing your full-stack capabilities.
Your profile
  • You bring at least 3 years of experience, having demonstrated engineering excellence, ideally within a high-growth SaaS or startup environment.
  • While expertise in AI/ML is not a prerequisite, your experience in deploying resource-intensive computing jobs is crucial.
  • Proficiency in MLOps, Kubernetes, ELT tools, and handling sensitive/protected data will set you apart.
  • A demonstrated ability to work across the full stack is highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus, especially as we engage with clients working with German data.
  • We value candidates who are ready for in-person collaboration in our Bremen office, with a view to transitioning to a hybrid/remote model.
Why us?
ellamind isn't just another AI startup. Our founders build some of the most successful and most-downloaded OpenSource LLMs with a focus on non-english language applications. We developed several models that placed in the global Top 10 of the Huggingface Leaderboard and created the first working Mixtral implementation.
We're on a fast track to profitability, building state-of-the-art LLMs for complex, data-sensitive business processes. Working directly with our founders and the first founding AI engineer, you'll have an unprecedented impact on our product and the direction of our technology. Our office, located in Bremen with stunning water views, offers a dynamic and inspiring work environment, complete with a boat, free drinks, and smoothies. As part of our commitment to innovation and community, we also contribute to open-source projects and datasets through DiscoResearch which was started by our founders.
Joining ellamind means being at the forefront of AI development, with the opportunity to shape technology that's critical for businesses navigating the challenges of digital transformation. We offer a competitive package of salary and equity, tailored to your preferences. If you're looking to make a significant impact in the AI space, particularly in deploying LLMs for business automation, ellamind is where you can turn that vision into reality. 

We embrace diversity and welcome applications from everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, nationality, religion/belief, as well as sexual orientation and identity. Diversity strengthens our team – we're excited to see how you can contribute to our journey and invite you to be a part of our ambitious team.
About us
We don’t just look at the bare figures, because we are especially looking for people who are talented and motivated. So if you think that this position is just right for you and we can benefit from each other, but you don’t meet all the criteria (yet), we’d still appreciate your application.


JUST ADD AI (JAAI) helps companies to understand and apply the latest AI technology to their business. JAAI’s focus is on developing scalable AI solutions that create immediate value for our customers. As soon as an AI solution is market-ready and has its first customers and revenues, we spin it off into a subsidiary and scale it there. In order to ensure the growth of the spin-offs, shareholdings are acquired in the subsidiaries and strategic partners are taken on board.

Working at JAAI Group is characterized by open communication. Problems are solved collaboratively in teams of top specialists in the fields of natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, big data and robotics, as well as experienced IT managers and architects.  Our mission: “Unlock Human Talent”. AI opens up new scope for the unfolding of human talents’ full potential by automating repetitive and time-consuming activities. 
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