Data Scientist (f/m/d)

  • Planted Foods AG
  • Skatepark Lindau, Badstrasse, 8310 Grafstal, ZH, Switzerland
  • 31/10/2023
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Biostatistics Data Warehouse

Job Description

We are Planted and we have big things in store – and for that we need YOU!

After years of research, Planted was founded in July 2019 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich. Our revolutionary plan will make the world a better place. We structure meats from plants that is no way inferior to animal meat, scores with unique taste, and authentic texture, and is miles ahead in terms of sustainability and health!

Planted is more than a delicious product - it's also an attitude. We want to radically change the way meat is perceived and consumed and inspire a shift from eating animal proteins to eating plant proteins.

We bring about change. Not just because we can. Because we have to. Are you hungry for change too? Then join our «Tasty Revolution»!

Your mission:

Smart Factory

Planted is a technology leader in the fast-growing plant-based meat market. To maintain this leadership position and continue to provide the best taste and texture to customers, planted needs to continuously invent new and better products in the lab and scale those products. We believe that gaining data-driven insights into our manufacturing processes by connecting our machines to the cloud enables us to scale new products faster

We are looking for someone who works side by side with food scientists and process engineers to tackle their challenges by building data products (SQL, python, IoT sensors, AWS).

Gen AI

Planted believes that Gen AI will make people significantly more productive on a variety of tasks. This holds the chance of baking Gen AI into these processes from the start. As a young and growing company, planted has the chance to bake gen ai into its processes from the start
We are looking for someone who can break down this huge space of potential opportunities, priotize what planted needs and also bring data products around Gen AI to live (either by buying the right product and/or developing it yourself).

  • Build data products based on IoT data to improve Planted’s leading food processing technology further.
  • Further development of Gen AI-based products to enable next-level efficiency in our internal processes.
  • Drive the usage of cameras and computer vision across our production processes.
  • Working with organizational stakeholders to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions, scope products, and accompany launched products.


  • Have a BSc/BA in computer science or another quantitative field; a graduate degree in data science or in a related field is a plus.
  • Have 2+ years of experience in Data Science/Software Engineering.
  • Are experienced with writing code in a professional environment.
  • Have experience in working with Python and SQL and experience with computer vision is a plus.
  • Are a strong problem-solver with a focus on business development & solutions.
  • Possess knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, time series analysis, etc.) and their advantages and disadvantages in practice.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills for cross-team coordination in English and German.
  • Bring the willingness to learn and master new technologies and techniques.

Please note that we only consider applications that reach us directly through our career platform. We're pleased if you upload a personalized video so that we can get a first impression of your personality. However, it is no disadvantage if you decide to apply without video.

If you have any questions, Alex from Team Talent & Culture is happy to help you out:

The Data Science Team is looking forward to getting to know you!