Head of Artificial Intelligence (m/f/d)


  • Orchestrate the growth phase of the DEKRA AI Hub in close collaboration with the relevant DEKRA departments
  • Build up and lead a team of AI strategists, engineers, data scientists and product managers
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive strategy and roadmaps for AI/Machine Learning (ML)-related applications and products/services
  • Establish and coordinate data management structures needed for AI/ML applications
  • Identify new AI applications and help evaluating their business potential for DEKRA
  • Design, build and evaluate AI/ML systems to improve internal processes, DEKRA services and leverage new business potentials, e.g. AI certification
  • Coordinate all AI-related activities and projects, provide technical guidance to our internal and external AI teams
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers, Scientists, and Product Managers to design and run experiments, including designing and evaluating new algorithms as well as implementing known algorithms
  • Serve as an AI thought leader inside and outside DEKRA and engage with the external AI/ML community including identifying, setting-up and growing strategic partnerships with universities, research institutes and start-ups
  • Represent DEKRA in committees and lobby groups, on conferences and events
  • Regularly report to the DEKRA Board of Management about the development of AI activities within DEKRA


  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Vision, Engineering or a related discipline
  • At least 8+ years of strong experience and proven track record in AI/ML as well as demonstrated experience in driving AI strategy and developing AI/ML projects
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in agile, unstructured and international working teams
  • Experience in applying AI/ML to real world problems and analyzing requirements for AI/ML applications
  • Excellent understanding of and access to the AI/ML ecosystem
  • Good knowledge of ML models, including algorithm design data preparation techniques, data analytics, existing ML algorithm and algorithm design
  • Experience in understanding and optimizing AI/ML services in Cloud ecosystems
  • Strong entrepreneurial attitude and profound knowledge in scaling digital business
  • Balancing data science and technology skills with broader business change management experience
  • Knowledge of the TIC industry and its challenges is advantageous
  • Fluent English skills, highly flexible and used to international travel (up to 25%, depending on the respective project phase)


DEKRA DIGITAL has been established to focus on tech competencies and drive digital innovation to help leading DEKRA into a successful future. We are shaping the safety and security of tomorrow and beyond.