VP Machine Learning Research

Merantix Labs · Berlin, Germany
Department Merantix Labs
Employment Type Full-Time

Merantix Labs - VP Machine Learning Research
Berlin, Germany


What we do

Merantix transforms how businesses, healthcare organizations, and governments operate by building products that apply machine intelligence to their enterprise datasets. We acquire datasets that enable promising products, incubate those products, and spin off ventures to support their growth. We take advantage of three core competencies: Our experience applying machine learning, our expertise fostering enterprise partnerships to assemble vast datasets, and our culture of rapidly iterating to build scalable products.

Our projects are meaningful and diverse. Currently we work on:

  • Automated medical image diagnosis
  • Deep neural networks used for autonomous driving
  • A solutions unit which develops AI strategy and applications across industries, on a project basis

As our current ventures progressively grow mature and become more independent, we will look into new industries such as satellite imagery, pharmaceutical drugs, industrial IoT and automated manufacturing.


Our team is made up of entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers from premier universities around the world. Many of us have PhDs and work experience at top tech companies. We’re based in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin, and are growing quickly!



Are you passionate about developing impactful applications of machine learning? Does the prospect of dealing with complex problems in different fields excite you? Do you want to play an instrumental role in building deep learning solutions?

Merantix is looking for a VP of Machine Learning Research to join our Labs team. Among your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Strategic management of ML research at Merantix Labs;
  • Supervision of researchers within Merantix Labs;
  • People management;
  • Research in ML for various applications across domains;
  • Translation of research to client projects and new ventures;
  • Establishment of research collaboration with universities, institutes, and companies;
  • Acquiring of research grants;
  • Publication and presentation of research in ML communities;

MX Labs conceptualizes, builds, and scales machine-learning solutions for clients across all industries. Solutions we have developed include a computer vision system for automated inventory, an intelligent quality control systems for manufacturing, document understanding solutions, as well as a medical imaging detector for skin diseases.

We are looking for an experienced machine learning engineer to join our team of engineers and entrepreneurs on our mission of becoming Europe’s leading AI solutions provider.



We define ourselves by a culture of friendship and ownership. We’re looking for capable, driven, and thoughtful people to add to our vision.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, machine learning, a related technical field;
  • Proven leadership experience and passion for people development;
  • Publication track record in relevant machine learning research communities (e.g. NeurIPS, ICLR, ICML, TPAMI, CVPR);
  • Confidence and ability to interact with research partners and german funding agencies;
  • Proven experience in independently completing complex technical projects;
  • Keen interest in developing products and uncovering the potential of technical solutions for a range of real-world applications;
  • Demonstrated programming experience with a variety of (deep) machine-learning tasks;
  • Experience delivering high-quality code reviews and working with a large codebase;
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills in German and English.


Working at Merantix

Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast, as a team. You are a great fit for our team if the following describes you:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: Creative, focused, and not easily discouraged
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is happening and ambiguity is the norm
  • Outstanding technical and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Structured, solution-oriented, and independent way of working
  • Desire to comprehensively understand problems in their broader context
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance competing priorities
  • Love what you do and own it

In addition to a competitive salary and equity package you can expect the following: 

Work-life balance:

Some of us come in during regular business hours, and some of us prefer to start later or earlier.  Occasionally, we work from home in the mornings or evenings rather than in the office. We don’t track vacation time and expect you to take time off as you need it.  And while the infrequent unavoidable deadline may demand extraordinary effort, we value our evenings and weekends and overtime is the exception, not the rule. Just ask one of our founders, a father of two. 

Professional Development:

We want each employee to attend at least one professional conference each year. Last year our entire machine learning engineering team attended NeurIPS and ICCV.  We make major contributions to the open source community. We have a weekly paper reading group to stay up to date on current research.

Collaborative Culture:

We have regular outings and team dinners. If you want to participate, that’s great! And if you don’t, that’s fine too!

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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  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Department
    Merantix Labs
  • Employment Type