MLOps Engineer
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our affordable and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate MLOps Engineer, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our data-driven, scale-up environment.

🥜 In a nutshell 

As a MLOps Engineer at Picnic, you’ll work on building the tools and infrastructure to help our data scientists quickly build and productionize robust machine learning models. 

Working closely with data scientists and analysts, you’ll identify opportunities to improve the machine learning lifecycle at Picnic. From tools that improve model experimentation, to automations that simplify model deployment. You will collaborate with other platform teams at Picnic to make sure our tech stack remains aligned with the rest of the Tech team, while building and integrating the solutions that solve the problems unique to machine learning systems.

Check out some of our previous machine learning projects here: https://blog.picnic.nl/tagged/machine-learning

🔥 What challenges await you

Various MLOps-oriented projects to:

  • Make sure our machine learning models are reproducible and fair
  • Improve monitoring in order to exercise operational excellence
  • Simplify and standardize usage of tools by developing and inner-sourcing Python packages
  • Automate machine learning model retraining and deployment

Your contributions to the platform will power:

  • Recommendation systems: generating useful in-app grocery suggestions for our customers
  • Search and suggest
  • Fraud and outlier detection
  • Predicting delivery drop-off times for our distribution
  • Natural Language Processing: create automated systems to categorize and label Customer Success tickets
  • Improving operational efficiency in our automated fulfillment center

You will definitely: 

  • Work closely with data scientists to identify opportunities, define use cases, and scope out the requirements
  • Own your own project from inception to production
  • Develop tools and enhancements for our Data Science Platform

👩‍💻 Technologies you'll use

  • Python (PyTorch, Tensorflow, MLflow, FastAPI - or we build our own packages)
  • SQL (Snowflake, Postgres)
  • Git
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Helm
  • Terraform

👉🏼 Who you are

  • Master’s degree or higher in AI, Computer Science, or a related field
  • At least three years of experience in productionizing machine learning models, preferably using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proven track record of scaling development and adoption of machine learning in an organization
  • Strong Python skills
  • Comfortable with taking responsibility, showing initiative, and working independently
  • Ability to think outside the box and an anything-is-possible mindset
  • Quality control: commitment to excellence, performance, and efficiency
  • ...and for bonus points: you have experience with Terraform

🍩 Picnic perks

Located in Amsterdam, our fun-filled office is the best place for you to focus on your Picnic projects. Equipped with your favorite hardware and surrounded by like-minded people, you’ll grow professionally and personally, while enjoying the scale-up life along the way. We like to keep our 40-hour work-week flexible around here, and our developers like to spend a couple of days a week in the office. 

Our tech team consists of 30+ product teams, which handle tons of innovative projects. Sharing, mentoring and keeping up to date is a must at Picnic: Meetups, webinars, Lunch & Learn sessions, and our very own Tech academy make sure that’s taken care of. Your soft skills will get some attention as well, with tailored training and courses.

Our salaries are market competitive and our pension program will put your mind at ease.

🏡 Relocation package?

Sure! If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch! And no worries, the whole recruitment process is currently fully remote, to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

Our recruitment process

Phone screening



Assessment day


Apply now!