Backend Engineer-Python- (f/m/d)

Berlin /
Engineering /
Full Time
👐 About Us

Jina AI is a neural search company.

Our mission is to provide an open-source neural search ecosystem for businesses and developers, allowing everyone to search for information in all kinds of data with high availability and scalability. Found in 2020 Feb., Jina AI has been recognized as one of the most promising startups in AI open-source software.

✨Who do we want?

- Be passionate about open source, AI and search;
- Work with strong craftsmanship and ownership;
- Be efficient and responsible on problem solving;
- Play along with colleagues and open source community;
- Speak and write good English.

💼 About This Position

As Backend Engineer, your primary responsibility is to keep Jina framework (https://get.jina.ai) stable, scalable and state-of-the-art, by adapting latest cloud-native techniques. You will work with Jina community and our AI engineers to integrate the SOTA AI models into Jina.

Required Qualifications

    • Master in Computer Science or related degree.
    • 1y+ experience of building search systems
    • 1y+ experience with Cloud-Native techniques. Good understanding of web services, containerization, database, and modern software architectures.
    • 1y+ experience on multi-threading/-processing programming.
    • 1y+ experience on using Kubernetes and Docker swarm.
    • 1y+ of using Approximate Nearest Neighbors libraries, e.g. faiss, mslib, annoy, scann, and etc.
    • 1y+ experience on with Protobuf and gRPC.
    • Passionate about search & AI technologies. Open to collaborating with colleagues & external contributors & designers
    • Maintained/contributed open-source projects, familiar with the agile software development process, CICD workflow, ticket management, code-review, version control etc.
    • Good English communication skills. 


😊 Benefits & Perks

💰Competitive Salary & Stock options
🌎 Multi-cultural & diverse & happy team
🦄 Extensive development opportunities and an international team of experts
🏢 Central office in downtown Berlin
⛱️ Free snacks & drinks, flexible working time, home office options
💻 MacBook or top Linux device

💡Interview Hints

We are fully committed to open-source. Check out https://opensource.jina.ai where you can view all our code, commits, issues, PRs publicly. Hence, when we conduct the interview, we do expect you to have a certain understanding of our products, tech stack, and vision.

For the Engineering Role: a Good Pull Request = a Good Cover Letter

Every tech interview involves some kind of code screening. We do it differently at Jina AI. Since we are completely open-source, it is a good way to evaluate your engineering skills based on your first Pull Request to Jina.

Product and Dev-Rel Role: Tell us about the problem & solution

We would like to hear from you about the feedback when using our products. Like really using it, not just looking at our screenshot or documentations. Following the PyPI install instruction or using Docker, either way, you need to run the system by yourself. This is the basic requirement for our product/dev rel-related roles.