Software Engineering Working Student

Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg / Munich, Bavaria
Engineering /
Werkstudent /
Engineers at QuantCo build robust and scalable products that reach millions of people and interact with billions of dollars.

Our software engineers collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and exceptionally talented colleagues to develop and implement industry-leading models into our clients’ businesses. They lead the design, development, testing, deployment, and operation of business-critical systems, thereby bridging the worlds of infrastructure, software engineering, and data science. Engineers at QuantCo ultimately ensure that our clients receive the highest quality products that will help them make critical business decisions with significant financial impact.

Part-time students at QuantCo contribute to our work in a meaningful way. You will be involved in live projects and solve real-world problems. You will receive mentorship from our senior engineers, who will guide you through our codebases, give you technical direction, and ensure you learn engineering best practices.


    • Enrolled at a German university (Karlsruhe, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne), ideally in a STEM field
    • Ability to write maintainable, tested, and clean code
    • Excellent programming skills in at least one modern programming language such as C++, C#, Go, Java, Kotlin, Python, or Rust (basic Python knowledge is required)
    • Strong computer science fundamentals in at least two of following areas: data structures, cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, machine learning, and high-performance computing
    • Demonstrated ability to learn continuously, work independently, and make smart decisions
    • Adaptability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams of technical and non-technical individuals with many different backgrounds
    • Business proficiency in English
    • Understanding of how technical decisions impact end-users


    • Experience with machine learning toolkits
    • Experience building data pipelines
    • Contribution to open-source projects
    • Willingness to travel when necessary
What we offer

You will be part of a smart, supportive, and diverse team that embraces different viewpoints and ideas, revels in finding novel solutions for challenging problems, values our clients and user base, and strives to deliver thoughtfully impactful products and solutions. You will get to learn from and collaborate with highly skilled colleagues who respect each other and their contributions. Before joining QuantCo, our engineers and data scientists developed ground-breaking products for Amazon, BMW, Google, and Tesla, graduated at the top of their classes from Cambridge, ETH, KIT, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford, and TUM, and won international competitions in mathematics, informatics, and physics. You will have a unique opportunity to work at a company where outsized impact and influence are still possible.

Other benefits:
- Be part of a growing, international tech company with amazing colleagues
- Enjoy flexible working hours
- Shape your job by implementing your ideas right from the start
- Earn a compensation of 28 EUR per hour, work 10-18 hours per week, ideally at least for 4 months (better: 6 months), start as soon as possible

About QuantCo
At QuantCo, we leverage expertise in data science, engineering, and economics to help organizations turn data into decisions. Started by 4 PhDs from Harvard and Stanford, we are now more than 180 professionals with extensive quantitative, engineering, and business experience. We are globally distributed with offices in Berlin, Boston, Cologne, Karlsruhe, London, Munich, San Francisco, and Zurich.

Our solutions include algorithmic pricing, data-driven claims management, and high-dimensional forecasting systems. Our customers include some of the largest financial, retail, and healthcare organizations in the US and Europe. We impact core business processes and decisions by combining advanced data-driven insights with scalable engineering solutions.

We are excited about writing mission-critical code that affects millions of people and impacts billions of dollars. If you feel the same way, we look forward to hearing from you.

QuantCo does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.