Head of AI and Data Engineering

As leader of the AI and Data Engineering at our Research and Advanced Engineering sites in Iasi and Timisoara, you will manage a team responsible for the development of innovation projects with focus on artificial intelligence technologies and advanced data analytics for a broad range of applications. This includes technically leading and contributing to the development of sophisticated AI-enabled solutions to improve our research and development processes and operations.

We look for a highly motivated person with proven experience in Machine Learning and competence to lead a high skilled team of specialists in this field. A profound knowledge of machine learning, MLOps and a solid scientific background are of advantage.

As a Head of AI and Data Engineering, you will:

  • Lead AI and Data Engineering team at our sites in Iasi and Timisoara;
  • Act as ambassador on internal and external labor market;
  • Acquire and develop talents;
  • Support employees in their technical and professional development;
  • Technically lead and contribute to the development of AI-enabled solutions to improve and automate research and development processes;
  • Promote adoption of state-of-art machine learning technologies in fields like LLMs & NLP, Deep-Reinforcement-Learning, Optimization;
  • Promote adoption of LLMs and NLP for knowledge-work activities in R&D like requirements engineering, code and test generation;
  • Promote adoption of machine-learning and data driven methods for automotive functions development, functions parametrization and optimization;
  • Consult innovation programs, project managers and product owners on related technologies;
  • Understand and translate and application specific needs into technical requirements;
  • Contribute to development of concepts, solution prototypes and demonstrators;
  • Ensure hand-over from innovation to solution industrialization and series development.


You would be a perfect match for our team if you have:

  • Master or PhD Degree in (Business) Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computational Neuroscience or comparable qualification;
  • Knowledge in machine learning, deep-learning, LLMs, NLP methods and related solution frameworks;
  • Several years of professional experience in the above described area;
  • Experience in other Artificial Intelligence technologies like natural language processing, knowledge representation, reasoning, semantic technologies are of advantage;
  • Experience in leading technical teams in research and development area;
  • Knowledge of agile development and modern software development methods;
  • Excellent communication skills and capability to present technological concepts coherently to the business and innovation process;
  • Team player with intercultural competencies;
  • Customer and quality orientation;
  • Business fluent in English language (written and spoken);
  • Willingness to travel.


  • Annual bonus;
  • Meal tickets – With a value of 35 Ron.
  • Flexible working time;
  • Cross-Border Mobile Work in the EU according to internal regulations.
  • Relocation Package for non-Iasi Residents.
  • Referral bonuses – We encourage colleagues to refer new candidates to us and, at the same time, to get the chance to receive a bonus.
  • Private Health Insurance – Health is the most important, so we offer you private medical insurance which offers a wide range of medical services.
  • Discounts at our partners – We collaborate with different vendors, and we receive discounts for various products/ services like rubbers, restaurants, kindergartens etc.
  • Tires discount – Purchase best Continental tires at a special price.
  • System for Rewarding Improvement Ideas – We have an internal improvement program (Continental Idea Management) that gives you the opportunity to come with ideas and to be honored with an attractive bonus (this is established by the CIM team according to your improvement idea).
  • Happy days – If you or your child is getting married, or you become a parent, you receive some extra free days.
  • Life events celebration – If your family is growing, we praise your newborn with a bonus.
  • Unfortunate events – In case of unhappy events in your life, we support you by offering you free days and financial support (handled on a case-by-case basis).
  • Expect to start your days of annual vacation days from a minimum of 22 days with extending the period proportional to the length of work within Continental.
  • Sabbatical year – Take up to one year off and come back on the same position, according to our internal policies.
  • Professional development – Many opportunities to develop yourself within the company.
  • Diversity and multicultural mindset – We encourage you to join us no matter who, where, what you are. We have colleagues from different nations and a variety of languages are spoken in our company.
  • In-house restaurant & coffee corner.

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