AI Engineer

Hey, we’re Sparta Commodities!      

We are a Swiss, VC-backed scaleup with a global reach. Our mission is to digitize the commodity trading market and become the leading platform for traders in all commodities verticals. We’ve already gained significant market traction and are financially backed by Venture Investors.  

We are at the forefront of technological advancements in the oil and gas industry and are actively exploring the possibilities that Generative AI can unlock. To drive these innovations forward, we are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong analytical mindset, a proven record of accomplishments in building and productionizing ML (Machine Learning) models, and experience in prompt engineering/fine-tuning of Large Language Models.  

What are the key job responsibilities? 

  • Fine-tune LLMs for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) applications. 
  • Conduct rigorous testing and evaluation of the models to ensure robustness, accuracy, and adherence to quality standards. 
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders and subject-matter experts to brainstorm ideas and improve the quality of the output. 
  • Deploy models into production. 
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in Generative AI. 

What are we looking for? 

Minimum requirements 

  • Ph.D./Master’s in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. 
  • Understanding of large language models and transformers. 
  • Strong Python programming skills, including experience with deep learning frameworks (PyTorch / TensorFlow). 
  • Understanding of software engineering best practices, including version control, unit testing, and collaborative development. 

Preferred requirements  

  • Relevant publications in reputable journals and conferences, with a focus on deep learning applications. 
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup/scaleup environment. 
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud, particularly SageMaker, or other model training/tracking tools for deep learning applications (MosaicML/Weights&Biases/MLFlow/etc). 
  • Experience with MLOPs. 

What’s the culture like at Sparta? 

At Sparta, our culture is not just a set of values written on a wall—it’s a way of life. We embrace a dynamic environment where initiative is celebrated, challenges are met head-on, and innovation thrives. 

We’re building an environment where our employees thrive and excel in their work. Our aim is for every member of our team to take pride in their contributions. You’ll collaborate with like-minded individuals who are passionate about our mission and deeply committed to crafting outstanding products and achieving success for our customers. 

We operate remotely, understanding that a thriving, profitable company isn’t just about being in the same location. We build our relationships through effective remote work methods and carefully planned in-person meet-ups. 

What we offer: 

  • Remote working, with occasional travel to a Madrid central hub for collaborative meetings and coordination. 
  • Attractive company stock option plan. 
  • Yearly companywide meet-ups in sunny locations. 
  • Training and education budget. 
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Access to the optimal gear suited for your position. 

Sparta Commodities is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity within its workforce. As an international business, we are determined that suitably qualified persons will never receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, race, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.