(Senior) Product Owner (m/f/x) - Trustworthy AI

About us

The appliedAI Initiative is Germany’s largest initiative for fostering the application of AI technology in the German industrial landscape. We shape Europe’s innovative power in AI together with leading companies and tech players. We do this through close sparring and interaction with our partners on neutral ground based on delivering a unique set of assets and individual services. We build on deep technical expertise while focusing on the applicability of the solutions. We create visions in the age of AI for Germany as a society, for us in a world of climate change as well as in our economy. We guide our partners to achieve their ambition in a world we want to live in.

Your mission

We are looking for a Senior Product Owner (PO) for our growing set of tools for Trustworthy AI. You will be part of the Team on Trustworthy AI, which follows the mission to enable Trustworthy AI at scale by operationalizing the upcoming AI Regulation (focussing on the EU AI Act). The team belongs to the broader area of MLOperations where it works alongside colleagues on the ML processes, engineering and infrastructure, but also with other teams of appliedAI.

Your main responsibility will be to drive the development of tools for Trustworthy AI for operationalizing and automating compliance with the upcoming EU AI Act and related standards.

Your key activities will include: 

  • Taking on ownership to drive SW-products for Trustworthy AI through the entire lifecycle, from cradle to grave

  • Assume the role of the PO for our growing portfolio of compliance tools using Agile methodology

  • Investigate the challenges and pain points of our partners with the AI Act and propose tools and features with compelling value propositions

  • Engage cross-functionally with customers, end-users, development partners, and other stakeholders, to ensure a user-centric approach towards developing products 

  • Collaborate with our legal experts to translate regulatory requirements from the AI Act into SW requirements for development teams

  • Define and monitor for the goals on budget, timeline and quality of Tools for Trustworthy AI, including reporting and status updates to Management

Your profile

  • You are an experienced product manager or product owner with a Learner's mindset 

  • ~ 2-3+ years of proven product management experience building/scaling products in an agile, high-growth environment in the software space. Prior experience encompasses roles such as Product Manager, Product Owner or Software Developer, in the B2B or B2C product development. 

  • Your interdisciplinary profile covers the customer and business perspective, as well as the technical software development needed to bring products to market

  • Fluent English (written and spoken)

  • Interest (and ideally first touchpoints) with AI Regulation, e.g. the EU AI Act

Advantageous to have:

  • A solid understanding on AI and Machine Learning and its integration into products

  • Knowledge in software development, specially in Python for the backend and React/Nextjs/Typescript for the frontend as well as with cloud infrastructure, IaC, Terraform, Git and CI/CD. 

  • conversational German language skills

What we offer

A highly qualified and motivated team of ~100 people is on a journey to change the rapidly evolving European AI Landscape.

  • Flexibility to chose/switch between our office space in the Munich, the Innovation Park AI in Heilbronn and remote work / work from home.
  • A chance to generate impact by accelerating compliance via new tools.
  • Opportunity to shape a variety of projects and the development of new, original content based on the latest developments in AI and its adoption in businesses.
  • Want to learn about robotics, autonomous drones or smart factories? All of this is happening at appliedAI
  • You will have access to the newest technologies in the AI domain, budget to drive the education program and peers to develop with
  • An atmosphere that encourages to think and experiment in new ways with software, hardware, and processes
  • Hottest topics of the next decade and freedom and trust to initiate own activities
  • A highly visible initiative that helps you build a large and high-level network of start-ups, partners, and tech companies
  • Budget to visit important conferences, read up on papers and develop your skills with the team - potentially showcasing results at e.g. GTC
  • Internal seminar in machine learning and computer science
  • Further benefits include egym wellpass membership, public transport subsidy, JobRad leasing option, etc. 


Juliane Haspel (Senior People & Culture Specialist)
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, Freddie-Mercury-Str. 5, 80797 München
Tel.: 089 / 541 986 9825