AI Software Engineer

Picnic

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The deadline to apply for project: a was on the 25th of September, 2017. If you are interested in this company, check out and apply via their own ‘Careers' page.

Picnic is defining what’s next _ in Online Grocery Shopping

The project summary

Picnic is the world’s fastest growing online supermarket. We make grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone! We launched in 2015 after building the platform in stealth-mode with a team of 30 engineers. Then things came quickly together: 2015 challenger award, 2016 best startup award, 2017 most innovative company award. What started as a mobile-first venture is now a true AI-first company where all innovations and operations are powered by our machine learning core engine. At Picnic, it’s all about Think. Dare. Do.! 

Our project: a is from 1-click buying to 0-click fulfillment. Picnic owns and operates the entire supply chain. Food supply chain logistics is highly complex: there are perishable products, different cooling requirements, intricate transportation requirements, complex packaging, varying product quality, and a non-trivial quality identification process. 

You will work on the automation of our warehouse operations by autonomous and networked mobile robots and ultra-fast conveyor belts for fully machine-operated splitting, receiving, replenishment and dispatching. The methods which can be used are, for instance, motion planning (path, trajectory and graph search), pick device and vehicle control (kinematic model, path stabilization, trajectory tracking, predictive control, linear parameter varying controller). You can think about any technology/platform, no constraints!

This vacancy is part of project: a - a global recruitment campaign that calls for the world’s top tech talent to come to Amsterdam to define what’s next _. This invitation goes out to software engineers, data scientists, business analysts and experts in AI & Machine Learning from around the world, on behalf of the City of Amsterdam and our 10 coolest tech companies. Want to learn more about it and see the other nine projects? Go to project.amsterdam.

Your role/ opportunity

You will be working together with one of our top-notch engineers on the further development on shopping by conversational voice interface.

What we expect from you

You are thrilled by solving hard problems and are not intimidated by tackling grand challenges. You are looking forward to join a team that is only satisfied if it can improve continuously.

Bonus points for

What you will get/ Your perks/ Your bounty

Picnic has a lot of cool stuff to offer. We have an awesome start-up culture where everything you do matters! It’s also an environment where you can develop yourself super-fast and get the freedom to create your own future. Our canal-facing office with roof terrace is located in the centre of Amsterdam. We work very hard but we have also a lot of fun together.

Our company / our team

The company
Picnic is the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. We launched in 2015 after building the platform in  stealth-mode with 30 engineers. Then things came quickly together: 2015 challenger award, 2016 best startup award, 2017 most innovative company award. Started as mobile-first venture we are now a true AI-first company where all innovations and operations are powered by our machine learning core engine. In short: Think. Dare. Do.

The mission
Make grocery shopping simple, fun and affordable by connecting farmers with consumers through an ultra-efficient zero-waste supply chain. We are building the best milkman on earth by deep-linking mobile apps with supply chain technology.


Selection process

At Picnic we’re always looking for the right match so let us share the ingredients of a successful application procedure. To determine the right fit, we’ll first take a good look at your resume. If we see a possible fit we’ll invite for an online test, a screening call will be scheduled, followed by an assignment and several interview rounds!

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