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How Scyfer works



Scyfer lies at the intersection of computer science, mathematics and business. Working in this innovative combination of fields will be a challenge, but one that yields enriching results.



Here, you’ll be given scope to develop original projects within a team of specialists who have wide-ranging areas of expertise. You’ll experience new levels of flexibility: working on your own terms, with tools of your choice and working hours that suit you best.



Scyfer’s AI solutions have a real-world impact, from better disease detection to creating smart cities. In this way, you will get to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Why Scyfer

High-calibre team

You will get the chance to work alongside Max Welling (co-founder Scyfer, AI researcher at University of Amsterdam), Taco Cohen (co-founder Scyfer, visiting researcher GoogleMind and DeepAI) and many more talented ML specialists and developers.

Best of both worlds

As a spin-off of the University of Amsterdam, we work closely with the academic world and strive to bring cutting-edge research developments into business. We also have a Journal Club where we discuss the latest findings in the field.

Flat culture

At Scyfer, we value initiative, regardless of your level of seniority. We will give you the freedom to carry out any project you wish, as well as partner you with colleagues who complement your skill set.

Amsterdam and Science Park

Our office is located right next to the UvA campus and within the main tech startup hub of Amsterdam. This means that we gain inspiration from like minded professionals and allows us to easily collaborate with them.

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We only hire the best. Are you up for the challenge?

Scyfer values


We’re detail oriented and only settle for the best solution for our clients.


The solutions we build impact crucial business processes of companies. We take this seriously and handle the data with great care.


From concept phase all the way to execution, the Scyfer team is free to follow its vision.


We aim to bring out the best out of the varied skill set within the team. Our collaboration with Max Welling and the UvA further ensures this.


Our projects challenge and energise us. From the daily stand-up to the Knowledge Lunch on Fridays, we’re always eager to know and do.

Happy nerds

We’re into fantasy card games and reinforcement learning, so there’s that.

“The relentless energy of our CTO convinced me that AI is not just about hype and distant articles. At Scyfer we truly find the balance between academia and applied solutions. The horizontal culture helps me connect with everyone in the company, and it’s just a lot of fun to work with the team!”

Guillaume (Machine Learning Specialist)

Some perks

Training budget

Data, data and more data

Laptop and phone of choice

Journal club every Friday

Daily lunch and Friday Knowledge Lunch

Work with well-renowned researchers