Analytical Flavor Systems is a venture-backed startup that models human sensory perception of flavor, aroma, and texture using proprietary machine learning in order to predict consumer preference of food and beverage products. The work we do allows our clients in the food & beverage industry to ask and answer questions about:
Our data science capabilities are evolving from report generation to a data platform. That's where you come in.
The work expected of a data platform engineer at Analytical Flavor Systems covers several major areas:
Depending on your background and areas of expertise, your day-to-day work may focus more on one of these areas than others, but you should be able to keep the big picture in mind, and understand how the changes you make to one part of our system affect the whole. Your work will improve our ability to execute this code reliably, and replicate previous results. This work will also help us observe and capture the outputs of the analytical operations we perform so we get better insight into the state of the systems built atop our data science code.
You will be expected to become comfortable working in both Clojure and R, though no prior experience in R is required. This role offers you the chance to help develop the language of our research domain, which may help us identify potential new avenues of theoretical research in human sensory perception.
We are only considering candidates with USA work authorization or work visa (including OPT). AFS can sponsor H1-B renewals or transfers.
Candidates should have at least 4 years of total programming experience, with at least 1 year of work in either a data engineering context or in building backend systems. Experience with Clojure or other functional programming languages is a plus, but not a requirement. Functional programming is as much a style and idiom of development as it is a family of languages. Candidates that have experience building modular systems that put data front and center, regardless of the implementation language, should be attracted to this role.
Candidates with experience supporting the work of researchers and data scientists are also strongly encouraged to apply. Have you made an analytical method production-ready after reading through someone else's prototype code? Are you interested in interoperability between R and Clojure? Have you helped deploy and monitor models in production? Experience with these questions gives you a good understanding of the requirements and scope of the systems we build.
A good candidate will have experience in at least two of the following areas:
Apply at https://apply.workable.com/gastrograph/j/DF31E15132/