Working at Merantix

At Merantix you have the opportunity to work on engaging topics and make a real impact in the world. Our collaborative culture is focused on continuous learning and allows our employees to constantly develop new skills and expertise. The Merantix team is made up of entrepreneurs, engineers, and business minds 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!

Various Roads Lead To Merantix

jonas-probst

Jonas Probst, Ph.D.

Machine Intelligence Engineer
Merantix Automotive

I studied physics and mathematics at the TU Munich, Cambridge, and the ENS Paris before doing my PhD in Theoretical Physics at Oxford, where I conducted research on String Theory. After gaining work experience outside academia, I realized that I wanted to apply my mathematical and modelling skills on real-world problems and in a dynamic environment, ideally whilst still being close to research. I became more and more interested in deep learning, which promised to tick all the boxes, and found out about Merantix from a friend, who praised it as one of the most serious and interesting AI companies in Europe.

Currently, I am working as Machine Intelligence Engineer within the MX Automotive team. Merantix’s company culture is open and cooperative, and we often go out to one of the many restaurants, bars, and parks that Berlin has to offer.

oliver-eidel

Nicole Büttner

CEO
Merantix Labs

To me, technology is merely a tool whose true value is unleashed when it addresses real-life topics. What truly motivates me is developing impactful solutions for people and businesses with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. That’s at the core of what we do at Merantix Labs

I have always enjoyed translating between quantitative and technological as well as business aspects. I studied economics and econometrics at the University of St. Gallen, Stockholm School of Economics and Stanford. After starting my professional career as a portfolio manager at a large asset management firm in France, I worked for one of the largest auction-consulting and tech companies, advising governments as well as Fortune 500 companies globally. Fascinated by machine learning and algorithms, I went on to found two companies in the field of machine learning before joining Merantix as the CEO of Merantix Labs in August 2019.

To me, Merantix is the ideal environment bringing together deep tech passion and entrepreneurship. It’s a pleasure working in a passionate team of business talents and top of the field engineers pushing each other to the best results and having fun on the way there.

christian-leibig

Christian Leibig, Ph.D.

Machine Intelligence Engineer
Merantix Healthcare

Before joining Merantix, I studied, researched and worked in physics, neural information processing and machine learning, both for academia and industry. The aesthetics of physics lies in often creative ways of simplifying complex problems and neural information processing systems provide a wealth of complex problems to tackle.

I heard about Merantix through a former colleague of mine and initially contacted Merantix out of pure curiosity and for potential collaborations for my own projects. When I met these highly skilled people working closely together on a diverse array of topics, I changed my original plans and decided to join them. For me, it was about the right mix of professional software engineering and state-of-the-art deep learning applied to real-world problems. People are very energetic, they come from many different countries and therefore provide a great cultural mix. Both within Merantix and Berlin there are great people to meet and hang out with. I think this diversity is particularly important for technology-oriented ventures.

oliver-eidel

Charis Christofi

Entrepreneur in Residence
Venture Studio

My early passion for applied science led me to pick mechanical engineering for my undergraduate degree and masters at the University of Cambridge. While studying abroad at MIT, I discovered the more practical approach of US institutions to translating leading thought to real-world application; this realization led me to pursue a first role in strategy consulting with Oliver Wyman's London office, where I advised C-level executives across industries, doing substantial work in European financial institutions post-crisis. I returned to Boston to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School, where I thought long and hard about how to best combine my commercial interests with my fundamental analytical training in a high impact role. At the same time, I was active in bridging the gap across the pond and between the worlds of policy, business and academia by co-chairing the European Conference at Harvard. It became clear to me that machine learning is the next generation-defining general purpose technology, and that it has the potential to drive immense value by automating and expanding the prediction component of numerous value chains. After researching the European AI scene and meeting the Merantix team during a visit to Berlin, I stayed in close contact with the founders and decided to join their vision to launch transformative AI companies.

Being able to create, pressure test and refine ideas within a rigorous (but fun!) environment of high-caliber peers, while at the same time enjoying access to top technical minds and external advisors, has proven invaluable in the early stages of my journey. I am excited to see what this dynamic mix of talent and resources will give rise to.

oliver-eidel

Oliver Eidel, MD

Software Engineer
Merantix Healthcare

As a kid, I experimented with early php programming and subsequently set out to study computer science. I found the creation of something which can instantaneously be used by a lot of people incredibly motivating and appealing. However, a hospital internship in high school changed my mind and I ended up studying medicine in Heidelberg. During my doctorate thesis on brain tumors and MRI imaging, I started writing software again. Initially, this was born out of necessity but I pretty soon re-discovered my love for programming. I realized that software would be highly decisive for the future of healthcare and that I was in a good position to leverage both my medical and my programming experience.

At Merantix, I found an environment with high velocity, smart people and game changing technology. I joined in a very early phase and was one of the first people working on the medical project, developed the first prototype of our product and assembled our software development team. For me, working at Merantix is great because it allows me to combine my background in medicine with my passion for software development – all of that within an inspiring environment.

oliver-eidel

Mark Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

CTO
Merantix Automotive

As far as I can remember I've been fascinated by autonomous and intelligent systems. I studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich and conducted a research stay in Berkeley on the topic of automated driving. During my Ph.D. in robotics back at ETH, I focussed on intelligent robot navigation through dynamic real-world environments. As robots need to learn about human interactions and autonomously explore unseen scenarios I got in touch with various machine learning methods.

I always felt a strong desire to not only operate at the forefront of technology but also use it in order to solve real-world problems. I heard about Merantix through a personal connection and after my first visit to the office, I was convinced that I wanted to join this team of very intelligent and also sociable people. Moving away from Zurich was a hard decision but it was totally worth it! Merantix offers a diverse mix of people of different backgrounds with whom I really enjoy to work with and who facilitate a great and inspiring work atmosphere.

I joined Merantix as a Machine Intelligence Engineer and am now leading the Automotive venture as its CTO. I'm proud to be a part of this team and to build useful intelligent products together. Apart from that, I'm always happy to join a lunch run!

oliver-eidel

Polina Frantseva

HR Operations
Venture Studio

Since the interaction and communication with people has always been my passion and strength, I was deeply convinced to put these skills to use and develop them further in my professional life. Hence, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a specialization in Human Resources and did my Masters in Human Resource Management at the International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn (IUBH).

Before joining Merantix, I’ve worked at a large international e-commerce company for a couple of years and gathered valuable experience at one of the largest micro-mobility start-ups in Berlin. I felt connected to the Merantix team from the very beginning and truly aligned with the vision and values of the company and its leadership. Merantix’s team consists of incredibly smart, well educated and humble people with great personalities. I strongly believe that people are the most valuable asset of any company, and in order to be successful, you need to hire the right people, onboard them in best way, develop and retain them. Therefore, I am proud to be responsible for HR Operations, supporting the whole employee life cycle at Merantix.

Meet Our People

  • Florian Wirth
    Florian Wirth Business Development
  • Uriel Eldan
    Uriel Eldan Business Development
  • Fadwa Ouardani
    Fadwa Ouardani Business Development
  • Simon van der Staaij
    Simon van der Staaij Business Development
  • Fabio Grätz
    Fabio Grätz Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Radu Timofte, Ph.D.
    Radu Timofte, Ph.D. Founding Advisor
  • Sven Piechottka
    Sven Piechottka Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Dominik Nitze
    Dominik Nitze Business Development
  • Jonas Probst, Ph.D.
    Jonas Probst, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Dipti Ganeriwala
    Dipti Ganeriwala Product Design Lead
  • Timophey Molchanov
    Timophey Molchanov Software Engineer
  • Narendra Joshi
    Narendra Joshi Software Engineer
  • Adrian Locher
    Adrian Locher Founder
  • Polina Frantseva
    Polina Frantseva HR Manager
  • Róbert Torfason
    Róbert Torfason Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Yurii Shevchuk
    Yurii Shevchuk Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Janette Wiget
    Janette Wiget Head of Operations and Finance
  • Christian Leibig, Ph.D.
    Christian Leibig, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Marc Jopson
    Marc Jopson Software Engineer
  • Anthony May
    Anthony May Business Development
  • Rasmus Rothe, Ph.D.
    Rasmus Rothe, Ph.D. Founder
  • Daniel Barreto
    Daniel Barreto Software Engineer
  • Moritz Brehmer, MD
    Moritz Brehmer, MD Medical Specialist
  • Adem Frenk
    Adem Frenk Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Alina Hesse
    Alina Hesse Business Development
  • Mitchell Duffy, Ph.D.
    Mitchell Duffy, Ph.D. Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Maximilian Brandstätter
    Maximilian Brandstätter Business Development
  • Joanna Strzelecka
    Joanna Strzelecka Operations
  • Oliver Eidel, MD
    Oliver Eidel, MD Software Engineer
  • Mark Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
    Mark Pfeiffer, Ph.D. CTO Merantix Automotive
  • Stefan Dörfelt
    Stefan Dörfelt Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Nicole Büttner
    Nicole Büttner CEO Merantix Labs
  • Jean Lucas Ferreira
    Jean Lucas Ferreira Software Engineer
  • Sören Hornof
    Sören Hornof Regulatory Affairs
  • Gunnar Atli Thoroddsen
    Gunnar Atli Thoroddsen Software Engineer
  • Thijs Kooi, Ph.D.
    Thijs Kooi, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Clemens Viernickel
    Clemens Viernickel CEO Merantix Automotive
  • John McSpedon
    John McSpedon Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Benjamin Strauch
    Benjamin Strauch Software Engineer
  • Tania Prudnikova
    Tania Prudnikova Machine Intelligence Engineer
  • Jonas Muff
    Jonas Muff CEO Merantix Healthcare
  • Stefan Bunk
    Stefan Bunk CTO Merantix Healthcare
  • Evghenii Kondratenko
    Evghenii Kondratenko Frontend Engineer
  • Prof. Luc van Gool
    Prof. Luc van Gool Founding Advisor
  • Dominik Müller
    Dominik Müller Data Engineer
  • Charis Christofi
    Charis Christofi Entrepreneur-in-Residence
  • Finn Grotheer
    Finn Grotheer Business Development
  • Nimrod Knoller
    Nimrod Knoller Business Development
  • Jack Dunger, Ph.D.
    Jack Dunger, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence Engineer

From here into our office

All In Berlin

Careers at Merantix

WE ENCOURAGE PASSION

We invite our team members to pursue their curiosity for a wide range of topics. Only with dedication and commitment can we create machine learning solutions that are capable of transforming entire industries.

WE BUILD ON TRUST

We believe that we can only deliver outstanding results if we trust each other’s capabilities and drive. At Merantix, people take on ownership and responsibility for their projects and receive recognition for their hard work.

WE ARE PART OF A COMMUNITY

We are a significant contributor to the open-source community because we believe that knowledge is most impactful when shared. To strengthen the nexus between research and business, our team members regularly attend academic and industry conferences.

WE EXPECT EXCELLENCE

In everything we do, we strive for outstanding quality and visionary ideas. We push each other to get the best out of every one of us and invest in personal development.

We are looking for machine intelligence engineers, entrepreneurs, business minds, software & data engineers as well as industry experts to join our team.