Senior Software Engineer (m/f/d) On-site

Permanent employee, Full-time · Heidelberg

Your profile
  • You acquired knowledge in Software Engineering beyond coding, transcending languages and technologies, such as:
    • Continious Delivery
    • Test Driven Development
    • Domain Driven Design
  • You have experience mentoring others
  • You are humble and acknowledge that there is something to learn from everybody on the team
  • You are an explainer: A lot of decision we make together. If the team does not understand your idea, it is unlikely we can act on it.
  • You have a keen eye for long feedback cycles and seek to shorten them
  • You are focused on the outcome and delivering value to the customers
Please keep in mind that we are describing the background we imagine would best fit the role. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description!
Your responsibilities
We develop and maintain various services and codebases. The most prominent are the customer facing Aleph Alpha API and our Playground UI. We also help with Data Preprocessing and Inference. For a lot of our code we use Rust because it produces very maintainable code which is easy to deploy and operate, but also use Python for its extensive ecosystem in the domain of AI. Our Frontend code is typically done with TypeScript using either React or Svelte.

  • You will take responsibility with the team to develop, maintain, document, and operate our services
  • You will shape the specification of the use cases and the technical design with our main stakeholders and the rest of the team
  • You will influence and improve the team's ways of work for example around software design, code aesthetics or processes
What you can expect from us
  • Join a high performing engineering ream, which strives to deliver value to internal and external users on a daily basis. We can not promise you that everything you work on will be fun, but we make sure everything you work on is important and meaningful
  • High amount of inter-team collaboration due to methodologies such as Pair or Mob Programming
  • 30 days paid holiday per year
  • Flexible working hours and competitive compensation 
  • A ThinkPad, and other tech to help you to do your job
  • Regular team events
About us


At Aleph Alpha, we are shaping Europe's first AI engineering landscape. We research, develop and deploy a new generation of AI technology. In doing so, we safeguard personal and organisational sovereignty over data and give control over normative value alignment back to the developer. Therefore, we have a social responsibility to commit to the highest ethical standards and accountability.  

By applying with us, you gain the opportunity to join a fast-growing AI research & development start-up pioneering Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technology. You will be part of an international team of experts working with academia, industry, and government to build the next generation of AI solutions for language, vision, and strategy. We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities. 

Hiring And Collaboration
We need the right people on our mission to revolutionize Europe with our technology. Our team values a result-oriented and open-minded working environment as well as reliable and committed colleagues. We care more about talent and purpose than formal education.

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