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Head of AI & Software Development (m/f/d)

Head of AI & Software Development (m/f/d) 

Location: Würzburg and remote Germany with 2 days per week on site


The WeSort. AI GmbH is a high-tech start-up from Würzburg, which is revolutionizing recycling with artificial intelligence and thus making a significant contribution to the much-needed circular economy. Our deep learning systems enable both a granular analysis and sorting of, for example, electronic scrap and various plastics. This year, we were one of six start-ups nationwide to be awarded the renowned Gründerpreis plus from the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWK) for our systems. In addition, the team works on research projects with well-known partners such as Fraunhofer and Siemens, fighting climate change and ocean pollution. 


We are now looking for a full-time Head of AI & Software Development (m/f/d) to strengthen our team. In this key role, you will lead and manage a dynamic team of software developers and data scientists to create innovative, AI-driven software solutions. doing untiltyou are responsible for the conception, architecture and implementation of our machine platform.  We also deal with exciting and current topics from the recycling industry such as the development of deep learning and object Detection algorithms. 


Your challenges:​​​​

  • Management and development of a team of software developers and data scientists 

  • Implementation and optimization of AI strategies 

  • Promote a corporate culture based on innovation, quality and continuous improvement 

  • Coordination and control of all phases of the software development process, including conception, design, programming, documentation, testing and maintenance 

  • Working closely with management to formulate strategies and goals for AI and software development 

  • Technology scouting, design, modeling and extension of software architectures 

  • Development of microservices for our machine control software suite in our microservice architecture 

  • Software implementation of interfaces to integrate AI algorithms in Python with PyTorch 

  • Working in autonomous Scrum/ Kanban teams, code reviews and pair programming,  

  • Continuous integration/ deployment and operation of own services 

  • Technology stack: Python, Pytorch, C++, REST, postgresql, Pub/Sub, Redis, SQL, NoSQL, Docker, Kubernetes, Typescript, Angular, Git, various test and build tools and much more_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_



What you bring:​​​​

  • You have completed a university degree (master, diploma) in computer science or a comparable subject with a very good degree 

  • You have at least five years of professional experience in the field of software development or the development of algorithms 

  • Professional experience leading technical teams 

  • Sound knowledge of deep learning, especially object recognition and segmentation algorithms 

  • Experience with AI platforms and frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc. 

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English 

  • Strong knowledge of Python, Java, C++ or other relevant languages 

  • You like to work on large projects independently and like to take on responsibility 

  • You have the ability to analyze and solve highly complex issues 

  • You have a good understanding of complex system landscapes 

  • Hands-on mentality to help when it matters most 


Why you are part of the WeSort.AI teams should become:​​​​

  • You make a direct and significant contribution to protecting our planet and helping to create a world worth living in tomorrow 

  • You are not a small cog in a large system, but can quickly take on a lot of responsibility in a growing team 

  • Entry into the future fields of artificial intelligence and circular economy with strong potential and plenty of room zu 

  • Depending on the work area, up to four days of home office per week with flexible working hours 

  • Up to four weeks of complete remote work around the world possible 

  • Modern, light-flooded office in the new 
    Hubland district in the middle of a large startup and high-tech ecosystem 

  • You work in a positive and ambitious team, have a lot of fun at work and can develop very quickly 

  • An above-average salary, no start-up salaries (depending on experience, position and role in the company) 

  • Extensive induction program and active participation in shaping your professional future 

  • Culture celebrated every day in the office, at home and at regular events 

  • Modern work environment with top modern work equipment and powerful computers 

  • Life-work integration through trust-based working hours, mobile working, time-out models 

  • Targeted, individual development opportunities with a personal mentor as well as 
    subject-specific academies and e-learning courses 

  • Updates at regular in-house workshops, conferences and weekly stand-ups 

  • Relaxed commute with the discounted job ticket, a job bike and parking spaces right in front of the door 

  • All-round care through extensive health services and a subsidy for old-age provision 

  • Free coffee and canteen within walking distance with healthy food as well as vegan and vegetarian options 

We can't wait for your application to


Do you have any questions or don't feel like writing a formal cover letter?


Simply call our contact person Johannes Laier directly, write him a Message to +49 931 73047398 or apply in 3 minutes with your LinkedIn.

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