(Senior) Software Engineer (m/f/x) - AI LegalTech, full- or part-time

About us

The appliedAI Initiative elevates Europe’s industry to become shapers in the age of AI, creating a future that we desire to live in. Through our ecosystem of strong partners, comprehensive programs, services and solutions we advance companies holistically on their AI journey. With our uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary, and driven team, we build on deep technical expertise while specializing on applicability of the solutions. We share a mindset of collaboration and openness with our ecosystem of leading companies and tech players. Our common goal is to strengthen the European landscape, jointly creating unique knowledge for applying trustworthy AI.

Your mission

We are looking for an (Senior) Software Engineer in the LegalTech space as part of our newly founded Team on Trustworthy AI. The team follows the mission to enable Trustworthy AI at scale by operationalizing the upcoming AI Regulation (focusing on the EU AI Act) and by initiating trust-building activities from a user-perspective. It belongs to the broader area of MLOperations where we work alongside our colleagues on the ML processes, engineering and infrastructure.

As part of your responsibilities, you will develop and deploy (AI/ML-based tools) for operationalizing Trustworthy AI, including the requirements of upcoming AI Regulation. Your key activities will include: 
  • Building deep knowledge about the technical requirements of the AI Act, e.g. for Data Governance, Explainability, Accuracy or Cybersecurity
  • Ideating technical tools, metrics or frameworks for meeting such requirements along the ML lifecycle
  • Collaborating with colleagues in ML processes, engineering, and infrastructure to seamlessly integrate such tools in existing processes
  • Developing such tools using approaches in AI/ML or SW
  • Evaluating and continuously improving new tools with partners of aAI and the Ecosystem
  • Monitoring and maintenance and the handling of feature requests

The role is available as full-time or part-time (from 20h/week).

Your profile

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent
  • +2-3 years of experience in corporate R&D, ideally in the context of AI/ML Development
  • Strong software engineering skills: you write clean and maintainable Python code. Experience with other languages (e.g., Go) is a plus
  • Confident with unit and integration testing
  • Experience with CI/CD (preferably Gitlab CI)
  • Experience with Linux and containerization technologies (Docker and preferably Kubernetes)
  • Solid understanding of EU Regulation (e.g. CE-Marking, GDPR)
  • Excited about the opportunity to drive the Legal-Tech Ecosystem in Europe 
  • Good communication skills and a team player attitude across disciplines
  • Fluent in English
Nice to have
  • Experience with tools for data versioning, experiment tracking, workflow orchestration, and/or model deployment
  • Experience with monitoring frameworks
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Experience in regulated application domains (e.g., finance, healthcare, …)

What we offer

A highly qualified and motivated team of ~70 people is on a journey to change the rapidly evolving European AI Landscape. ~25 of us have a strong scientific, engineering or CS background.

  • Flexibility to choose/switch between our new office spaces in Heilbronn, Munich, and remote work
  • Take on responsibility in scaling a thought leading organization on its way to becoming a lighthouse initiative for Europe, shaping the future of our economy
  • Being part of a new team on a hot topic with chance to create new things
  • A chance to generate impact by enabling many AI developers  to achieve compliance easier
  • An atmosphere that encourages you to think and experiment in new ways with software, hardware, and processes
  • A highly visible initiative that helps you to build a large and high-level network of start-ups, partners, and tech companies
  • Budget to develop your skills within the team
  • 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
  • Egym Wellpass membership
  • Public transport subsidy
  • Coffee and snacks at the office, team events, etc.


Juliane Haspel (Senior HR Business Partner)
appliedAI Initiative GmbH, Freddie-Mercury-Str. 5, 80797 München
Tel.: 089 / 541 986 9825