Data Scientist/Computer Vision Engineer

Engineering & Technology - Zurich

We are looking for a passionate Data Scientist with experience in Computer Vision-related Machine Learning to help us boost our ML pipeline performance for visual food waste classification and segmentation.

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What is KITRO ?

Our mission is to bring back the value of food, so it is appreciated and not wasted. We are a small and determined team, whose motivation stems from personal experience. Seeing food go to waste in the hotel and restaurant industry, inspired us to bring an end to this avoidable waste.
Action oriented and result driven, we take what we do seriously, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are not scared to laugh, experiment, and fail because we are passionate about building a product that supports restaurants, hotels and canteens to effortlessly measure, monitor and reduce food waste. Currently starting to bring our solution to the market, we are looking to complement our team with a driven, positive, and open-minded team member.

Main Responsibilities

  • Inspect and understand our dataset. Visualize data, find patterns, select data best suited for model training
  • Research state-of-the-art ML approaches for image classification, segmentation and regression
  • Adjust ML approaches to our specific needs and come up with innovative solutions
  • Design, train and evaluate ML models
  • Proactively communicate with MLOps and Embedded Systems team and improve models based on feedback from production
  • Implement algorithms to improve image capturing quality
  • Optimize models for compute and cost efficiency


  • Very good understanding of ML concepts
  • Good understanding of Computer Vision concepts
  • Good understanding of data mining and data selection processes
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience with PyTorch
  • Experience with embedded machine learning is a plus
  • Experience with AWS Services such as SageMaker is a plus
  • Experience with weakly supervised segmentation, embedding learning or few-shot learning is a plus
  • Willing to work in a multidisciplinary team and to work on other tasks if help is needed
  • Good communication skills

We offer you

  • Actively shape our data-driven solution to fight food waste
  • Be part of a young, motivated team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Play an important role in a dynamic startup with ambitious goals

Are you the perfect fit for KITRO?

You love food and don’t want to see it go to waste. You are passionate about working with products which have a meaningful impact, learn fast and get things done independently.

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