Junior Product Developer for Seaweed Products (f/m/d)



Software Engineering, Product
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Junior Product Developer for Seaweed Products (f/m/d)

Are you aware that certain seaweeds can taste like lemon, truffle, or pepper? Have you already dipped your toes into vegan food product development and want to take it further? If you share our fascination with seaweed and other plant-based, nutrient-rich foods, we want you on our team!
We are looking for a Junior Product Developer (f/m/d) to work on the future of our venture, BettaF!sh. Our mission is to protect scarce resources, increase biodiversity, and make new plant life available to the food industry. As an award-winning alt seafood company, we create fish and seafood alternatives that have a positive impact on the world. Internally, we are a tech-enabled seaweed house, developing next-gen ingredients to enhance sensory properties, improve nutritional value, and reduce costs and resource input.


If you're passionate about crafting extraordinary culinary innovations, your skills in food science and quality assurance will be key in creating products that resonate with both consumers and B2B customers. In your first year, you'll help us create plant-based seafood alternatives using unique seaweed ingredients, aiming for a taste and texture identical to animal-based options. You'll use your expertise in product development, hydrocolloids, starches, and plant-based proteins. Your responsibilities include:
Crafting taste and texture profiles, running shelf-life and nutrient tests on prototypes, and evaluating new ingredients and production methods
Organizing, supporting, and documenting internal and external tastings
Implementing quality assurance standards and driving ongoing improvements
Sustaining and enhancing our existing Quality Assurance system
Creating hand samples for concept and testing
Handling customer complaints and managing documentation for non-conforming goods
Keeping current with industry regulations to ensure compliance with food safety and labeling standards


You hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in food technology, food chemistry, or a related field
You possess a strong food science background, applying scientific principles effectively in product development
You're skilled in utilizing plant-based ingredients to create innovative products
You're well-versed in food law, including vegan alternatives, labeling, and primary packaging
You have a keen sense of quality
You're a persuasive and empathetic negotiator with strong communication skills
You're fluent in both German and English
Lack of experience in one or more fields should not discourage you from applying


Test the limits of the young seaweed industry with as many ideas as possible - we will be right behind you if you want to try new things!🤩
Employee Stock Option Plan for all full-time employees: With our ESOP, you're not just an employee, you're an invested partner. Your dedication drives both your growth and ours.
Lots of delicious vegan food! Up to three lunches weekly onsite, regular food tastings
Subsidized gym membership and public transport subscription


Sounds like the perfect position for you? Simply apply here.
your CV without your photo or name
your expected salary and your starting date
If you have any questions, please send us an email!
BettaF!sh encourages people from all backgrounds and under-represented groups to apply for this position. At BettaF!sh, we take pride in the diversity of our team. We do not make any decisions based on skin color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age, either during recruitment or employment. BettaF!sh is dedicated to providing a safe workplace and takes action against any kind of discrimination or harassment.


Imagine being able to benefit yourself and the environment by simply incorporating a new plant species into your diet. Introducing Good Impact Food, a plant-based option that doesn't require fresh water, soil, fertilizer, or pesticides to grow. This food not only supports our delicate ecosystem but also helps restore balance to our climate. It's a plant that naturally thrives in our oceans, offering fishing communities a sustainable and viable alternative to traditional fishing practices.
This is the driving idea behind our work. In 2019, our founders embarked on a mission to establish seaweed as a valuable commodity in the food industry. With a highly motivated team and an impressive track record, we invite you to join us in exploring the vast potential of the ocean.