Senior NLP Specialist (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Munich
Full Time
Permanent
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Since its founding in 1998, IU International University has developed into the largest private university for online and dual study programmes in Europe. We offer more than 80 career-oriented Bachelor & Master programs in various fields of study. These English and German language programs are all accredited and state-approved. As a pioneer in digital education, we continuously improve the learning experience of our students with the help of innovative technologies and a constant focus on student satisfaction. Our ambitious goals and a constant growth rate of over 50% are only possible thanks to our great team of entrepreneurial thinking & acting employees.

Support our team effective immediately in a full-time position at our location in Munich as a Senior NLP Specialist (m/f/d).

Your Responsibilities
  • You collaborate closely with our business and academic units to create well-fitting solutions in the field of Natural Language Processing

  • You are the person of contact, advisor and idea provider for our business units in the area of NLP, NLU and related subjects

  • You support your team leads in our upskilling initiatives and the development of new project ideas

  • You carefully observe current trends and developments pertaining to NLP in Machine Learning and AI and derive best practices for the progression and advancement of our unit

Your profile
  • You have successfully completed an advanced degree (PhD is strongly preferred, MS is minimal requirement) with a focus on NLP

  • You have gathered first professional experiences in implementing AI and NLP solutions

  • You are experienced in developing NLP/ML/AI models in Python. Additionally, you are familiar with current NLP models, libraries and frameworks (e.g. BERT, ERNIE, AllenNLP, Fast.ai, SpaCy, NLTK, Huggingface) and their underlying implementational foundations (e.g. Keras/Tensorflow, PyTorch)

  • You are an NLP enthusiast by heart and show passion to help solving the objectives of our business and academic units

  • You are interested in current trends and developments in NLP and AI to further our student’s learning success

  • The ability to communicate effectively with people from various backgrounds and to impart knowledge is one of your strong points

  • Your level of proficiency in English is at least C1. Knowledge of the German language at level B2 and above is desirable, but not a requirement

We offer
  • A versatile and responsible job with a lot of freedom in a cooperative atmosphere

  • Attractive career prospects in a strongly expanding entrepreneurial environment

  • 100% of the tuition fees for a bachelor's or master's degree programme with a tech degree from the first day of work, as well as other attractive benefits in the area of continuing education

  • Remote work options (during Corona also 100% remote possible)

  • 30 vacation days

  • Head office in Munich, centrally located

  • Performance-related salary increase, employee discounts and cooperations

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You find yourself in this profile and are looking for a new challenge? Then apply online now via our career website.

You can find further information at www.iu.de.

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You have free access to all our E-Learning platforms and we will fully finance a Technology Degree of your choice.
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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 Science (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
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Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
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We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
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Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
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Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
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Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
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We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
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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 70,000+ 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) /...