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 are based in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin, and are growing quickly!
Various Roads Lead To Merantix
Jonas Probst, Ph.D.
Machine Intelligence Engineer
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 Merantix 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.
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, Ph.D.
Machine Intelligence Engineer
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.
Entrepreneur in Residence
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.
Mark Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
As far as I can remember I have 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!
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 have 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.
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