Vacancy Lead AI Engineer

About the role
Artificial Intelligence is shaping the world of tomorrow. At Klippa we embrace AI and implement it in our fast growing SaaS solution. Since 2015, our team has been working hard every day on software to automatically classify, anonymise, parse, process and validate (data from) documents and images. As a result, Klippa now processes millions of documents and images per month, from customers all over the world.

To realise our ambitious growth plans, we are looking for a Lead AI Engineer for our Groningen office. In this role, you will be responsible for our AI strategy, ML operations, the knowledge level of the AI engineers and, of course, improving our model performance and resource efficiency.

At Klippa, we do things a little differently. We have a flat hierarchy that promotes ownership, speed and problem solving. Without micromanagement, we support talented, smart colleagues with ideas and autonomy. This also means lots of opportunities for growth, collaboration and leadership. As Lead AI engineer, you will work closely with our CTO, AI engineers (8FTE) and our in-house annotation team in Romania (5FTE).
Who are we looking for?
As a Lead AI Engineer, you have a real passion for technology and AI. You have already gained a lot of experience applying AI in practice. Preferably in a B2B environment. You have a clear vision about the future of AI. You take pleasure in leading and coaching others. You know how important ML operations and resource efficiency are. You still enjoy being hands on in  programming and models training & optimization. You are ambitious, have a practical mindset and know how to get from scratch to production in an efficient way.

Furthermore, you have:
– At least 6 years’ working experience with Python (and other languages)
– At least 4 years’ working experience with data analysis and machine learning.
– Knowledge of Docker, Scikit learn, Tensorflow, Pandas and Pytorch, among others.
– Experience with NLP and Computer vision.
– Experience with MLOperations.
– Experience coaching other AI engineers and developers.
– Speaking fluent English is a requirement, Dutch is a plus. 
– Knowledge of OCR, Yolo, LayoutLM, ClearML and Kubernetes would be great.

About Klippa 
Klippa is an ambitious software scale-up that has now been in existence for 7 years. In 2022 we won the Groninger Ondernemingsprijs and took 7th place in the fastest growing technology companies of the Netherlands.

From our offices in Groningen, Amsterdam, Hamburg (Germany) and Brasov (Romania), we work with around 80 specialists. We create API-based automation solutions for automating administrative work. With these techniques, we help organisations in SMEs, financial institutions and governments digitise their current, analogue processes. As a result, we achieve major time and cost savings for and together with our customers. We ensure that people spend their time on important things.

Our playing field worldwide is a very fast-growing market with huge opportunities. Klippa serves customers in more than 30 different countries and the team is therefore very international. For example, we have colleagues from the Netherlands, Germany, France, Mexico, Portugal and the UK. We enjoy working at the forefront of technology and are constantly improving and innovating!

What do we offer?
We offer you a place with a lot of ambition and where there is room for your creativity, entrepreneurship and development. A pleasant working environment is important to Klippa. That is why we regularly organise fun activities, such as our monthly Klippa team event. Furthermore, you can expect the following:

1. A position as Lead AI Engineer for 32, 36 or 40 hours.
2. A salary based on experience. 
3. A 50/50 pension with Brand New Day.
4. A year-end bonus upon good performance by you and Klippa.
5. 25 holidays per year (based on a full-time contract).
6. A freely spendable personal development budget of €250 per year.
7. From 10 kilometres one way, travel allowance of €0.19 per kilometre or a public transport card at Klippa’s expense.
8. An employer with an eye for people and the environment. That is why, among other things, Klippa is energy neutral.
 9. A hybrid workplace where you are in the office at least 3 out of 5 days.

Wil je meer weten of solliciteren?

Neem dan contact op met Jaël Oterdoom (Head of Operations)
Voor recruiters:
Acquisitie op basis van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld. Klippa doet al haar recruitment in-house.