Shiru (S19)

Shiru leverages ML to create proteins to feed the world sustainably.

CTO

$160k - $200k0.50% - 3.50%

Location
 
Berkeley, CA, USA
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
6+ years
About Shiru

At Shiru we believe that food should be delicious and nourishing without negatively affecting our planet. Acknowledging our growing global population as well as the imminent effects of climate change, Shiru’s mission is to create better protein ingredients that will catapult us into a sustainable food future.

With our mission in mind, Shiru makes high quality, functional food proteins through better leveraging our precious environmental resources. To do this, we employ technologies originally created to solve problems in adjacent industries, including computational biology, machine learning, and industrial fermentation and bioprocessing.

We apply computational intelligence to find the most functional natural food proteins in the world, harnessing the inherent ability of microflora to produce them. We then partner with food and beverage companies to incorporate these unique protein ingredients into everyday products. Shiru is now expanding our team of dedicated professionals across multiple disciplines to make enhanced protein ingredients for a better world.

About the role

Skills: MySQL, Python, Machine Learning

As the CTO of Shiru, you will be responsible for building the computational infrastructure for Shiru's ingredient discovery platform. As CTO, you will design and build the infrastructure and methods that Shiru will use to find an infinite number of new, functional ingredients, having a tremendous impact on the food system and the environment. In building Shiru's discovery platform you'll be challenged to be smart and opportunistic with the data - this role requires you to be creative and innovative with respect to the approaches used. You'll be in charge of hiring and managing a team of world-class scientists and developers whom, together with yourself, will build the platform according to the design you architected. You'll work directly with Shiru's CEO, building Shiru's technical team and platform and aligning the technology to meet the commercial needs of the business to rapidly and efficiently identify novel protein ingredients to be scaled. In addition to technical expertise; strategic thinking, management skills, and strong business acumen are essential in this role.

You're an expert in machine learning with strong experience in data engineering and a passion for innovation for the betterment of the planet. You've built (or been heavily involved in building) a data pipeline, including data capture, storage, querying, and visualization. You face challenges with optimism and an open mind, and are incredibly resourceful when it comes to problem-solving. We expect you to be an expert and thought leader in current technological trends with a keen sense for how they can be applied towards precision biology. You've successfully lead technical teams by employing creative approaches to building technology. You might be transitioning from a management role in a medium to big company or have started your own venture in the past; you're an entrepreneur at heart. You enjoy team building, solving tough problems that have massive impact, and thrive on multi-disciplinary work with an endless hunger for knowledge, learning, and growth.

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