Lateral Thinking

Solving a problem by using your creativity to find new ways of looking at it.

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About us - The power of machine learning

The new way to capture & scale knowledge

We founded Lateral in 2013 on a mission to empower people to quickly find the information they need. The world and technology is moving faster than ever before and yet reviewing and navigating information across documents is still a struggle. As is capturing expertise in such a way that lets individuals and companies create smart workflows that leverage their expertise, rather than constantly redoing the same work and making the same mistakes.

Lateral is the modern machine learning software for anyone who needs to review documents and rapidly navigate information across documents. For any company that wants to supercharge its people with an AI assistant for optimising and automating complex workflows.

We are machine learning experts, have built our technology from the ground up, we are obsessed with creating simple UX and delightful solutions to complex problems, we are an international team based in Berlin and Hobart.

Meet the team

Team Lateral

Every day is different - I am constantly exploring new tools and ideas while being challenged to improve the DevOps workflow. And not to forget: Being part of an amazing team.
Lisa
DevOps
Being hired during a pandemic, I’m still amazed how Lateral managed the whole remote process. Hardware sent home, remote drinks, product tours, to mention a few. After 2 months, I felt fully integrated!
Filipa
Backend Dev
I have no trouble getting up every morning. I feel fortunate to work with extremely talented colleagues on truly challenging applications of machine learning that will fundamentally improve the work lives of many.
Ben
CSO & Co-Founder
Working at Lateral means I have the chance to use NLP to solve business problems.
Stephen
Data Scientist
I am extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve so far and excited by where this fantastic team can go. It is inspiring to be able to work on complex problems, with innovative technology to create simple solutions.
Felix
CCO & Co-Founder
Everyday is inspiring, getting to work with a mix of incredible people, with such a range of expertise and backgrounds, to weave together complex and powerful ideas into an intuitive product.
Martin
CEO & Co-Founder
The best part of my job is the amazing team, who are a pleasure to work with on interesting technical challenges in an environment where we are constantly learning and innovating.
Max
CTO & Co-Founder
It's great and motivating to solve problems people face in their work using latest machine learning research, collecting datasets, training models, and enabling them to be used within a real-world application.
Matthias
Data Scientist
The most exciting part of my job is creating complex systems with cutting-edge technologies and the impact of improving workflows in our customers' companies in the process.
Jann
VP Engineering
I'm fascinated by machine learning and always like to learn new things. The flexible organisation and consideration of personal goals enables me to learn and improve outside of my core skills.
Michael
Frontend Dev
I learn something new every day! And I also get to do that with an amazing team powered by a genuinely open, proactive and respectful company culture.
Heidi
People Ops Partner

Advisors & Investors

Our Extended Family

I was born into a family with an ardent passion for business, and have remained a joyful, lifelong entrepreneur. I can’t imagine a more rewarding career. And the journey continues.
Beat
Curti
Europe's seed fund. We invest early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology.
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London

Join us!

Scale your expertise

We are proud of our team and culture. Join our international, driven and highly technical team in Berlin! We are passionate about machine learning, UX and strive to create the best experience for our customers. We want to create a space where everyone feels comfortable, respected and where a diversity of cultures, minds, opinions and ideas come together. Our mission is to capture the expertise of any organisation and make it actionable for every individual in that organisation.

Work-Life Balance

- 30 vacation days
- Flexible working hours
- Home office arrangements

Learning

- Personal yearly learning budget
- In-house Coaching, Mentoring and Team Buddy programs

Benefits

- Urban Sports Club membership
- Team events and Celebrations
- Great office space in Berlin

Autonomy and Responsibility

How we work

We feel the most productive organisations give people and teams as much autonomy and responsibility as possible. Our organisation is agile and constantly improving its structure, to be able to adapt quickly when it needs to. Based on our interpretation of Holacracy we organise ourselves in circles, across which people can have different roles. The idea is that instead of a hierarchy where all decisions are passed down from management, circles organise themselves and everyone’s voice is heard. Our circles ensure the best possible problem solving structure and set direction for us to achieve our company goals and milestones.

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Shared Values

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Honesty & Responsibility

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Positivity

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Team Spirit

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Proactivity & Ambition

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Openness & Trust

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Diversity & Respect

Interview Process

Finding the Perfect Fit

Lateral Intro

Friendly 45 min talk about your previous experience, your skillset and why you feel Lateral team would be a good match for you. No trick questions or brain teasers, we promise!

How to prepare: Check our website, blog and LinkedIn

Technical Interview

Cultural Fit Interview

Lateral IntroWith Talent Specialist
Technical InterviewWith Team Members
Cultural Fit InterviewWith A Founder

Once across the ocean

Locations

Berlin
Hobart