UrbanDataLab
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UrbanDataLab AG is a Zurich-based deep tech startup in the geospatial data and analytics space. The core technology is based on years of advanced data science & research at ETH Zurich, one of the top 7 science and engineering universities globally.

Increase in geospatial & geographic information system data as well as remote sensing data and rise in need to extract meaningful information from this data drive the growth of the $58 billion geospatial analytics market to more than $150 billion in the next 10 years.

Today this market is still dominated by highly specialized systems and experts. Our ambition is to unlock this market potential and to become the leading AI-powered platform for location analytics and business intelligence that allows - everyone - to extract meaningful insights from geospatial data.


CoFounder (Business Development, Finance)
To support the strategic decision making and business development of UrbanDataLab, we are looking for an entrepreneurial, collaborative person with hands-on experience in the creation of successful startups.

Your Role
As CoFounder you will take the lead and be fully responsible for business development, marketing and fundraising. You will define strategies and KPIs, set up processes and work hands-on in multiple fields e.g. fundraising with investors, sales and content-marketing, financial reporting and controlling, tooling for internal processes and management and last but not ĺeast recruiting new team-members.

What we look for
  • A strong entrepreneur who can bring ideas to life.
  • University degree (Msc or PhD) in management, digital transformation, international business, economics, accountant or equivalent
  • 3+ years of working experience in relevant fields, e.g.:
  • CoFounder in a Tech-StartUp
  • Management consulting
  • Manager in IT-company
  • Experience in the following fields are a big plus:
  • Real estate (e.g. CUREM) and urban development
  • Software development and innovation management
  • Understanding of machine learning concepts
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken

What we offer
  • Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich
  • Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
  • Existing products which secured first clients and grants
  • Investment possibility and shares in company

How to apply
Please submit your application via mail@urbandatalab.net. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Lead IT-Architect/Backend-Engineer (60% - 100%)
To support the development of our dataprocessing and framework we are looking for an entrepreneurial, collaborative person with hands-on experience in building reliable software products.

Your Role
An exciting and dynamic role as leading IT-Architect, delivering a scalable platform for global analysis and visualisation:
  • You translate our data storage and processing requirements into state of the art database solutions, with a minimum of guidance.
  • You give support to our clients and implement client-specific solutions in form of standardized API’s.
  • You manage the security and users access to our infrastructure.
  • You continuously evaluate alternatives and optimize the performance .

What we look for
  • A University degree (Msc or PhD) in computer science or equivalent
  • 3+ years of working experience with:
  • PostgreqSQL/PostGIS and cloud-based storage solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • API design, maintenance, documentation and testing (DjangoREST, WMS, WFS, WCS,etc.)
  • Linux, BASH command line and admin experience.
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Spark
  • Experience with geoprocessing of spatial data (Vector/Raster) is a big plus
  • Experience on geoserver, tileserver or similar spatial data backends a plus
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of these programming languages (Python, Java, R)
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning concepts is a plus
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken

What we offer
  • Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich
  • Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
  • Professional training and exchange with experts
  • High potential to grow into management positions
  • Flexible working hours and remote work are possible

How to apply
  • Please submit your application via hr@urbandatalab.net. Don‘t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Senior Data Scientist (60%-100%)
To support the development of our predictive insights in close cooperation with our clients, we are looking for an entrepreneurial, collaborative person with hands-on experience in delivering high and data projects.

Your Role
  • Work with our clients on proof of concepts to solve their «impossible» tasks
  • Guide workshops and projects, to show the application of our solution
  • Build prototypes that consist of clear code

What we look for
  • «Solution finder» with the ability to think big and work in a team
  • University degree (Msc or PhD) in computer science, statistics, mathematics or related fields. Industrial experience in related field is a plus
2+years working experience with:
  • Applied machine learning for tabular data, e.g. with xgboost, catboost, random forests, deep learning etc.
  • Traditional statistics and test, e.g. multivariate regression, discrete choice, t-test, etc
  • Advanced knowledge of data science libraries in either R and/or Python: Data wrangling, visualization, machine learning
  • Visualization and storytelling with real world data

  • Experience in deployments of ML-models as API with testing routines is aplus
  • Experience in distributed computing (e.g. via Spark), Docker and mlflow is a plus.
  • Experience to work in agile teams with version control (git) is a must
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, PostGIS)
  • Experience with geodata and geoprocessing is a big plus
  • Excellent english skills, both written and spoken

What we offer
  • Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich
  • Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
  • Professional training and exchange with experts
  • High potential to grow into management position
  • Flexible working hours and remote work are possible

How to apply
Please submit your application via hr@urbandatalab.net. Don›t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.

Senior ML-Engineer (60%-100%)
To support the development of our ML-Infrastructure we are looking for an entrepreneurial, collaborative person with hands-on experience in building reliable software products.

Your Role
  • Develop and maintain our ML-framework edison for predictive spatiotemporal analysis
  • Develop machine learning modules to be applied with real world spatiotemporal data
  • Convert prototypes to products and implement them in a scalable environment
  • Work with our clients on proof of concepts to solve their «impossible» tasks

What we look for
  • «Solution finder» with the ability to think big and work in a team
  • University degree (Msc or PhD) in computer science, statistics, mathematics or related fields. Industrial experience in related field is a plus
3+years working experience with:
  • Development of data science libraries in either R and/or Python: Data wrangling, visualization, machine learning
  • Applied machine learning for tabular data, e.g. with xgboost, catboost, random forests, deep learning etc.
  • MLOps on Databricks, Sagemaker and mlflow
  • Distributed computing (e.g. via Spark), Docker and mlflow is a plus.
  • Integration of additional BI-Tools such as Tableau, QLIK or PowerBI
  • Deployments of ML-models as API with testing routines

  • Experience to work in agile teams with version control (git) is a must
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, PostGIS) is a plus
  • Experience with geodata and geoprocessing is a big plus
  • Excellent english skills, both written and spoken

What we offer
  • Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich
  • Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
  • Professional training and exchange with experts
  • High potential to grow into management position
  • Flexible working hours and remote work are possible

How to apply
Please submit your application via hr@urbandatalab.net. Don›t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Spatial Data Engineer (60%-100%)
To support the development of our data backend we are looking for a collaborative and highly motivated person with hands-on experience in geoprocessing and software engineering.

Your Role
  • Develop a data processing pipeline CI/CD for our data lake
  • Develop algorithms for feature engineering with real world spatiotemporal data
  • Convert prototypes to products and implement them in a scalable environment
  • Work with our clients on proof of concepts to solve their «impossible» tasks

What we look for
  • «Solution finder» with the ability to think big and work in a team
  • University degree (Msc or PhD) in geoinformatics, remote sensing, hydrological modeling, computer science, physics or related fields. Industrial experience in related field is a plus
  • Experience in database-design and geoprocessing techniques is a must
2+years working experience with:
  • PostgreqSQL/PostGIS and NoSQL-Alternatives
  • Cloud-based storage solutions (AWS, Azure)
  • Geoprocessing of Raster, Vectors (e.g. Python, R, GDAL, GRASS)
  • Visualization and storytelling in plots and maps (QGIS, R, Python)
  • Web Scraping and restructuring of data
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one programming language (e.g. BASH, Python)
  • Working experience on API Setup (DjangoREST, WMS, WFS, WCS, etc.)

  • Experience to work with Docker, Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience to work in agile teams and GIT is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of machine learning concepts is a plus
  • Excellent english skills, both written and spoken

What we offer
  • Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich
  • Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
  • Professional training and exchange with experts
  • Flexible working hours and remote work are possible

How to apply
Please submit your application via hrhr@urbandatalab.net. Don›t hesitate to contact us if you have further question.

Sales and Marketing (20% - 40%)
Your Role
An exciting and dynamic role as sales expert supporting the scaling of our business in which you:
  • Build customer personas and help us better understand our clients’ needs
  • Identify sales-channels to reach out to clients and inform them
  • Setup and maintain our CRM
  • Manage the sales funnel and help us to optimize our conversion rate
  • Be responsible for the marketing activities (newsletters, events, studies, a.s.o.)
  • Create print-materials for PR & marketing purposes
  • Publish on social media and blogs
  • Organize roadshows & events and be the representative at various events

What we look for
  • Experienced sales and marketing professional with a minimum of 3 years professional and relevant experience as a Sales Manager, Marketing Manager or simliar
2+ years working experience with:
  • CRM-, Sales & Marketing-Tools (e.g. Pipedrive, Hubspot, Mailchimp)
  • SEO and email-campaigns
  • Hands-on creation of PR- & marketing materials in InDesign, Keynote, Photoshop

  • Passion and talent to work and communicate with clients
  • Well organized person who knows how to be accommodatekind to clients needs
  • Experience in the Real Estate or Insurance Market is a big plus
  • Excellent english skills, both written and spoken
  • Good german and french skills, both written and spoken are a big plus

What we offer
● Young and ambitious Startup located in Zurich[5]
● Low bureaucracy and open for new ideas
● Professional training and exchange with experts
● High potential to grow into management positions
● FleFlexible working hours and remote work are possible

How to apply
Please submit your application via hr@urbandatalab.net. Don‘t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
hr@urbandatalab.net
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