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Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany
Full Time
Experienced Professionals
Students between class

Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Grow with us – Start your career at IU International University!

Join our team effective immediately in a full-time position at one of our locations in Germany or remotely across Germany as Senior Data Scientist (m/f/d)

Your tasks

  • Collaborate closely with our business units to create well-fitting Data Science and AI solutions to advance the business further.

  • Create data products (including feature engineering) as tabular datasets, that help the businesses solve their problems.

  • Train and evaluate machine learning models for the purposes of the use case at hand.

  • Support the deployment of our advanced analytics solutions in cooperation with our Data Engineering team and MLOps colleagues.

  • Observe carefully current trends and developments in Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI, and derive best practices.

  • Coach teammates to ensure their growth and development within the team.

    Your Profile

    • You have sufficient professional experience in advanced analytics, machine learning or AI.

    • Additionally, you have profound experience in developing ML models in Python and in technical and methodological aspects of running ML models in production.

    • You’re familiar with current database technologies (both relational and NoSQL).

    • You’re able to communicate effectively with people from various backgrounds, and imparting knowledge is one of your strong points.

    • You hold a master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, data science, or computer science or a comparable educational background.

    • You are fluent in English (C1); German is not required but would be a plus.

    Our Tech Stack

    • Our data landscape is all-cloud, predominantly in AWS with contemporary technologies enabling the effective work of a Data Scientist.

    • AWS Sagemaker for model training & deployment.

    • AWS Redshift for the centralized data storage and platform for source data integrations.

    • SQL & Python as the main languages used in Sagemaker to create data products.

    We offer

    • Shape your career: Rapid growth opens many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we’ll help you make it happen.

    • Work from wherever you want …: Modern tools and video meetings make it possible: with IU, the boundaries between here and there blur. You want to work from abroad for a while? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefits.

    • … and flexible time: It’s your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.

    • You have the choice: You are free to choose your equipment, because everyone has its own preferences when it comes to hardware.

    • Take your knowledge to a new level: Benefit from a 100% discount on tuition fees for an IU combined degree in the tech sector and many other free training courses. There is always something new to learn.

    • Get a good rest: we push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees. Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

    Who are we? Germany’s largest university – and not just an excellent choice for studying, but also an outstanding Great Place to Work®! As an edutech company, we rely on state-of-the-art technology and data-driven approaches. That’s why AI-driven voice assistants and other GPT systems have long become part of our daily work routine, helping us to focus on exciting projects. Here at IU, over 4,000 employees are dedicated to making a difference. So start now and join the Gamechangers!

    Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now! Simple, fast and even without a cover letter.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Nilofer via nilofer.qayumi@iu.org.

    Follow words with actions: We take our “Culture Of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We are looking forward to a diverse togetherness here at IU.

    Your personal contact
    Your personal contact - Nilofer Qayumi

    Nilofer Qayumi

    Tech Recruiter

    IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
    Gamechanger Student
    Anton Stangl
    Software Developer
    What we’ll do for you
    Shape your career
    Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
    Reach your destination sustainably
    Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
    Use your own technology
    You can choose your equipment freely. Because everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hardware and IDE.
    Work wherever you want...
    Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
    ...and flexible in terms of time
    It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
    Take your knowledge to a new level
    Where if not with us? Enjoy free access to all our e-learning platforms. In addition, we will finance you a complete technology course of your choice<strong>.</strong>
    Rest well
    We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
    Enjoy our brand of social
    We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
    World’s best colleagues
    We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
    The location
    Happy student smiling and learning
    Remote Germany
    With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
    About the team
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    Tech & Engineering
    We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

    Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
    Our core values

    Make collaboration standard practice.

    We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

    Be courageous and take risks.

    We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

    Embrace innovation always.

    We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

    Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

    We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

    Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

    We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

    Focus on getting things done on time.

    We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

    Put customer focus first.

    In everything we do, our customers come first.

    Send your application now

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      Tech & Engineering FAQs

      How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
      Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
      What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
      You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 100,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
      What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
      You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
      What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
      In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
      Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
      Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
      What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
      We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) / ...