Our Team

We breathe innovation!! Always trying to create a benchmark in everything we do..
Meet some of our ledearship team members and affiliate researchers.

Orlando Ribas Fernandes

Orlando Ribas Fernandes

Founder & CEO
 
Rui Maranhão

Dr. Rui Maranhão

AI Senior Researcher & Associate Professor
Inês Domingues

Dr. Inês Domingues

AI Post Doc & Invited Assistant Professor
Check our Open Positions

 

 

Experts Panel


Meet some of our Expert Panel members that collaborate with us, advising and helping our startups and companies.

Myron Burke

Myron Burke

Founder at Divergent Technology
Oliver Banks

Oliver Banks

Retailers Transformation Advisor and Podcaster
Neil Soni

Neil Soni

Innovation Book Author                 
Michael Grange

Michael Grange

business mentor & advocate for start-ups
I'm Interested to join XNFY Lab Experts Panel

 

 

Open Positions

Join us! Check our open positions.

 

 

Artificial Intelligence Innovation PhD Researcher

We seek a PhD, expert in AI / ML, who will report directly to our CEO, and lead R&D efforts. Candidates should love to learn and be passionate about complex problem solving, to help us change obsolete paradigms, leverage our organization’s mission with AI technology, and lead us into international markets.

Requirements
  • PhD degree in AI’s field of studies, with proven research projects in computer sciences.
  • Experience in AI & ML frameworks’ (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, R, Julia, MATLAB, pandas).
  • Programming skills in C ++, C # and Python.
  • Professional experience outside academic context. (nice to have)
  • Experience in solution development & Experience in fundamental and applied research.
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs.
  • Articulates and explores complex ideas with his/her peers.
  • Loves to learn and is passionate about intricate problem solving.
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Team Player.
What we Expect from you?
  • Manage the R&D roadmap & AI Innovation portfolio’s.
  • Taking complete ownership of the deliveries assigned.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Scout and select the best data sources for each project.
  • Identify new business solutions based on AI technology, to support the company’s vision and long term strategy.
  • Scout and lead the Lab grants applications submissions (managing consortiums if applicable).
Aditional Information
Benefits
  • Annual career development plan, with on boarding and tailored training.
  • Core EU training on innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Relocation assistance (if required).
  • Remote work (if required).
  • Health and accidents insurances.
  • 24 vacation days (aprox.).

 

Portugal, Viana do Castelo - one of the only cities worldwide that belongs to cittaslow, an International Network of small towns worth living in according to the three-pillar model of economic efficiency, ecology and social cohesion.
And Portugal is the third safest country in the world, as well as being ranked the safest country in the European Union. This is according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).

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AI Researchers

We are looking for AI researchers, who will report directly to our R&D Head. Candidates should love innovation and applied AI and be ready to solve complex market problems, together with others ecosystem partners (companies, startups, universities and research centers).

Requirements
  • Researcher or PhD student in AI’s field of studies - preference on the DeepLearning, GAN's, NLP's, Data Science.
  • Experience in AI & ML frameworks’ (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc..).
  • Programming skills (eg. JAVA, C# and Python).
  • Articulates and explores complex ideas.
  • Loves to learn and is passionate about ideas and problem solving.
  • Team Player.
What we Expect from you?
  • Loves solution development & Experience in fundamental and applied research.
  • Goals and results oriented.
  • Take complete ownership of innovative projects, ideas.. to go behond the state-of-art.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams if required.
  • Select the best solutions for each project aligned with the proposed goals.
  • Identify new business solutions based on AI technology, to support the company’s vision and long term strategy.
  • Good writing skills.
Aditional Information
Benefits
  • Annual career development plan aligned with the academia goals.
  • Mentorship.
  • Relocation assistance (if required).
  • Remote work (if required).
  • Health and accidents insurances.
  • 24 vacation days (aprox.).

 

Portugal, Viana do Castelo - one of the only cities worldwide that belongs to cittaslow, an International Network of small towns worth living in according to the three-pillar model of economic efficiency, ecology and social cohesion.
And Portugal is the third safest country in the world, as well as being ranked the safest country in the European Union. This is according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Due XNFY Lab huge pipeline, we seek for EiR's, to take ownership of some of research solutions/ideias and prepare it for productization/scale/spin-off. Report directly to our CEO, the candidates shall have entrepreneur espirit and be passionate about lauching unique solutions that can change obsolete paradigms, leverage the main project mission with state-of-art technology, and lead it into international markets.

Requirements
  • Proven Entrepreneur background (nice to have). Failure experiences is a plus!! 😎
  • Understand AI & ML concepts.
  • Professional experience and good projects of reference.
  • Experience in managing small teams and working with third-party.
  • Articulates and explores complex ideas with his/her peers, clients and investors.
  • Loves to learn and is passionate about intricate problem solving.
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Team Player.
What we Expect from you?
  • Be the future spin-off CEO (if applicable).
  • Manage teams and roadmaps.
  • Taking complete ownership of project and its goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional Lab teams.
  • Scout and select the best solutions for the project - tech, team, sponsors, clients, investors, etc..
  • Identify new business solutions, ideas and opportunities.
  • Lead grants applications submissions (managing consortiums if applicable).
Aditional Information
Benefits
  • To be Defined.

 

Due the position characteristics, the position can represent other benefits like eg: equity %.

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Afiliate Researchers (Always Open)

We are looking for Afiliate Researchers for the Lab, who will work directly to our R&D Head. Afiliates should love innovation and applied AI and be ready to solve complex market problems, together with others ecosystem partners (companies, startups, universities and research centers).

Requirements
  • Researcher or MSC / PhD student in AI’s field of studies - preference on the DeepLearning, GAN's, NLP's, Data Science.
  • Experience in AI & ML frameworks’ (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc..).
  • Programming skills (eg. JAVA, C# and Python).
  • Articulates and explores complex ideas.
  • Loves to learn and is passionate about ideas and problem solving.
  • Team Player.
What we Expect from you?
  • Loves solution development & Experience in fundamental and applied research.
  • Goals and results oriented.
  • Take complete ownership of innovative projects, ideas.. to go behond the state-of-art.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams if required.
  • Select the best solutions for each project aligned with the proposed goals.
  • Identify new business solutions based on AI technology, to support the company’s vision and long term strategy.
  • Good writing skills.
Aditional Information
Benefits
  • To Be Defined - Depending on the work projects and period.
  • Mentorship.
  • Can be in Part-Time and Remote.

 
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MSc Students / (Summer) Internships / Volunteers

Do you like to have a experience in the Lab and work in unique innovation projects, with a mentorship team and experts panel?
The position is also open to non-tech skills.. like Design, Marketing, Communication, Legal, etc..
The XNFY Lab is always open to receive you and your ideas.. Let us know more about you.

What we Expect from you?
  • Loves innovation.
  • Goals and results oriented.
  • Take complete ownership of tasks and goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams if required.
  • Select the best solutions for each project aligned with the proposed goals.
  • Self-governing and a Team Player.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
Apply Now