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Machine Learning / Software Engineer for intelligent database

We will democratise AI, join us. is a product startup, that operates as an independent Futurice subsidiary. We are launching an intelligent database product, which - essentially - provide diverse set of smart functionality like predictions, matchmaking, personalization smart search and chat-bot like functionality through SQL-like query interface. We seek to transform the way AI technologies are used in the industry and to democratize AI in the digital landscape.

We are looking for a person for a combined machine learning and software engineering role to join us in developing our intelligent database product.

What is Aito?

A way to help companies to become more intelligent in their way with their data. We learned through customer projects and listening the markets that companies, no matter small or big, high-tech or traditional, desire to be more intelligent. We are building a solution for them: an intelligent database which is easy and fast to use.

Aito’s target is to make developer shine in her team by bringing a developer tool, a set of technology and interfaces, which she can use to add intelligence to their digital functions. We are building a product company, not consultancy service company, the domain of Saas or PaaS.

We are confident we are doing something truly new, which will shape the future. Whether it shapes a lot or little, we do not know. Whether we fail first time miserably and after a bit rise even stronger and make it even more successful, we do not know. What we know for sure is that we want to build a team which has vision and courage to choose the right things to start with and attitude to get things done.

How can you tell if Aito is match for you?

We are doing our first hirings now. That means that we have an idea what we need, but more important is that you are a person who can grow into the team on our journey which is just beginning.

We hope you are able to proactively steer yourself to the most important topics in your domain area, and sometimes are capable on jumping to backup other team members.

Formal competencies or achievement lists are not required. The most important thing is that you have desire and passion to learn, and you want to do that with others.

“Aito”-word translates to authentic and real. That is the style which steers our doing in everything. We are providing real solutions for real problems. You come purely as yourself and throw your personality to build our team even stronger.

The environment will be challenging with all of it’s surroundings. You need to be person who can tolerate the uncertainty and walk towards challenges. We promise a ride you will never forget, sometimes fun, sometimes demanding. And we promise there is always a team with you on this ride to support you.

To put it short, this recruitment will be very much being part of forming the culture of Aito.

Give me details of this relationship...

While we have some core technology ready, we have used the system and similar techniques in a customer projects successfully. We are now in the process of building the core product, and opening the business. That means you actually can jump right on the maturing the product, which rubber is hitting the road very soon.

Now, we are looking for a person to join us and help us with this effort. This person should be able to work both on AI technologies, complex software systems and the daily startup routines. More specifically, we are looking for:

  •  A person with some data science background. You don't need to be a data scientist, but you should be familiar with the domain either through work, studies or hobbies. Still, stronger background with machine learning and statistical methods is a plus.  
  • A person, who gets things done programming wise, and who can comprehend, design and develop complex software systems. This basically requires a strong routine in programming, previous work experience and some familiarity with databases, performance optimization, concurrent programming and the different ways for guaranteeing a software system's robustness.
    • We are using Scala as the main programming language for aito's somewhat complex intelligent database core. Because it is easier to comprehend complexity, that is presented in a familiar programming language, we'd prefer you to be familiar with Scala .
  • A person, who is ready to do the necessary and important things similarly as we - as the start-up founders - are willing to do. We are willing to do public speaking, hard-core AI engineering as well as cleaning places for our event guests, and we seek to recruit someone with the attitude and flexibility for doing the same

We can not write exact responsibility list, because we want you to be part of forming it also. Let’s start the dialogue!

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For more information, contact:

Antti Rauhala Lead Data Scientist