Merantix Labs – Data Engineer Internship (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin

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Data Engineer Internship (m/f/d)

Internship starting 2021 - Berlin, Germany


Merantix Labs is an external Machine Learning department that provides tailored AI solutions to several industries. We proudly belong to the Merantix family of companies acting as the main partner for customer-centric project solutions. Merantix Labs conceptualizes, builds, and scales machine-learning solutions for clients across all industries. 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 rapid iterations to build scalable products.

On our path to becoming Europe’s #1 breeding ground for AI products, we seek entrepreneurial minds that have the ambition of implementing ML revolutionary solutions together with us.

Our current projects include developing logistics solutions for retailers, quality assurance tools for manufacturing, machine-learning systems for visual quality control, legal text classification, financial providers, and others.

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! Check out our brand new AI Campus in which we will be working in a couple of months.

Are YOU ready to disrupt several markets with the latest AI technology? Then YOU might be that special one we are looking for!


This position has been designed for somebody who is passionate about structuring and organizing data. YOU will be on daily interaction with backend and ML Engineers in order to identify best practices and create open communication channels. If the prospect of dealing with problems in different fields excites you and you want to play an instrumental role in helping us to build and scale efficient and reliable data pipelines, you are just in the right place!

These will be your main responsibilities:

  • Work on projects that require building and scaling robust and efficient ETL pipeline architectures
  • Interact with clients to understand their needs and estimate technical feasibility
  • Work closely with our Data Scientists and Machine Learning engineers in order to provide actionable, data-driven insights for our clients


The ideal candidate loves to scale and develop ETL pipeline architectures, has a solid understanding of trade-offs between different database and storage choices (SQL & NoSQL), and brings excellent communication skills in order to interact with backend and ML Engineers effectively. We are looking for driven, capable, and prudent talents with proven track records of personal, academic, and professional achievement. 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 this describes you:

  • BSc/MSc in computer science, or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated programming experience for feature extraction and engineering in Python and Pandas
  • Experience with web services, backend architectures, and Docker
  • You know and care about sound engineering practices like version control, clean code, code review, testing, continuous delivery/improvement, and automation.
  • 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
  • Confidence and ability to interact with clients, to understand their problems, and to design as well as to explain complex technical solutions
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills in English

Preferred qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of cloud infrastructure (GCP, AWS, MS Azure)
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools (e.g. Apache Beam)
  • Experience with Kubernetes, high-quality code reviews, and large codebase

The preferred qualifications are just that: preferred. None of us walked in with all of them. If a few of these points apply to you, we definitely want to talk!

Working at Merantix Labs

Please keep in mind that this is a 6 months internship position, however, we are ready to invest in talent and keep the good ones with us, so after 3-4 months, we will be able to discuss possible career opportunities at Merantix Labs. In addition to a competitive salary you can expect the following:

    • Engaging topics: Merantix offers unique insights into applied machine learning research and development, working with a group of highly talented engineers and entrepreneurs. Joining a dynamic, young company with an interdisciplinary team, you are encouraged to pursue your curiosity for a variety of topics and to approach challenges in creative and innovative ways.
    • Dynamic working culture: Merantix offers a dynamic and flexible work environment. We are a fully trust-based organization and believe in the ownership of work, personal responsibility, and the motivation of our people.
    • Excellence: We are driven researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs who believe in what they create and are committed to the success of their ventures. In order to build disruptive products, we strive for outstanding quality and visionary ideas in high-performance environments.
    • Ethics: We are committed to developing ethical AI software. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to providing our employees, customers, and partners with the tools they need to develop and use AI safely, accurately, and ethically.

“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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