Data Science Team Lead (m/f/x)

Munich, Germany
IT / Software

Responsible Recruiter: Andreea Chirilov

The Role

We have built the KONUX Predictive Maintenance System for Rail Switches, the first AI-based solution for the rail industry. As a Data Science Team Lead at KONUX, you seek mathematical robustness in solutions, love to code and get your hands dirty with large volumes of complex raw data from which you will seek to derive meaningful and actionable insights. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, self-directed and are happy to learn and adapt quickly. They will also be able to explore a wide range of statistical models and modelling techniques to understand and effectively break-down hard problems. KONUX scientists and engineers appreciate the difference between explaining and fitting statistical models, the importance of good metrics, and the tradeoff between exploration and exploitation. They can perceive common structure between superficially unrelated problems, and can use this to build tools and algorithms that drive the delivery of products which deliver customer value.

When pioneering a new technology, the unexpected is expected. Thus, the KONUX Culture includes a growth mindset, resilience and flexibility. This means: seeing setbacks as learning opportunities and encouraging you to drive harder. Improving continuously by failing fast and learning fast. Staying up when the going gets tough. Thinking and acting without barriers within a highly dynamic environment, based on data driven decisions. If you share that mentality...Apply and become a part of the KONUX vision: Transform railway operations for a sustainable future!

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of Data Scientists working on complex research questions
  • Develop your team members to reach their full potential by mentoring and training them, creating a space with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Support and guide them towards success and towards being a high performing team
  • Actively participate in recruiting and growing the team
  • Develop insights into a wide range of data sources, including acceleration time series
  • Design, simulate and test existing and new machine learning algorithms for real time system state identification
  • Convert models into a live system that can process and reach conclusions in real-time
  • Build tools and infrastructure that contribute to a sensor data analysis ecosystem
  • Select/design/adapt, optimize and implement machine learning algorithms
    on real time platforms (resource constraints)
  • Help bring-up and test algorithms on hardware systems, including creation of system test plan
  • Contribute to continuous improvements and optimizations on existing models
  • Drive innovation and contribute to intellectual property

Your Profile

  • A degree in Engineering / Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science or a related field, preferably a PhD
  • 5+ years experience in data driven business environment
  • 2+ years experience in building and testing machine learning models
  • Proven experience in leading technical teams towards success
  • Proven experience in coaching/mentoring team members
  • Expert knowledge in at least one of machine learning/deep learning modeling and statistics (Tensorflow, Pytorch, Keras)
  • Experience in railway engineering, structural health monitoring or structural dynamics is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Ability to understand and deliver in the presence of rapidly evolving product, customer, and business needs
  • Experience in leading technical teams in a business environment
  • Autonomous and solution oriented working methods
  • Commitment to teamwork and communication of ideas, and a desire to be creative
  • Sharing the KONUX Culture, incl. a Growth Mindset, Resilience and Flexibility

Nice to Have

  • Experience in database schema design
  • Experience in working with Julia
  • Experience in Spark/EMR, Hive, Athena and Hadoop

Don't Apply If

  • You have only research experience, without having exposure in a business environment
  • You are not profficient in Python and specialized in deep learning or mechanical modeling
  • You feel that the KONUX Culture is not for you

Enabling a Data-Driven World

At KONUX, we are empowering the rail industry by building the best possible predictive analytics solutions for our customers. We strive to help industrial companies improve their maintenance and performance decision making in a data-driven world. A career at KONUX is for those who want to be at the forefront of analytics, working to make notable improvements to train reliability which affects hundreds of commuters every day. Our culture prioritizes the customer first, and all employees are expected and empowered to take ownership of their daily responsibilities. If this sounds like the type of environment you thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Equal Opportunity

At KONUX, we focus on results. We believe that a diverse team achieves better results faster. So here’s the deal: You bring in your very own perspective. We promise to judge your qualifications and performance, not your age, sex, religion, skin color, gender identity, family status or disability.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to play a decisive role in shaping a company during its pivotal growth stage alongside a diverse, multinational team
  • A competitive salary with equity (all permanent KONUX employees have equity!)
  • 27 days (+1 day on every work anniversary for 3 years)
  • Remote team events and opportunities to socialize with colleagues also during Covid
  • Flexible working conditions and home office equipment

Updated: 4 days ago
Job ID: 3149914
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