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VP/Head of AI (all genders)



Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Speak our language!
We are Lingoda. Our mission is to build bridges through life-changing language learning.
Lingoda is a fast-growing online language school for language learners aspiring to provide a human-centric, personalised and seamless learning experience unmatched by competitors. With Lingoda, you're not just learning - you're teaming up with an expert who understands your goals and guides you to success, every step of the way.
Our classes are teacher-led, and supported in- and out-of-class by the latest technologies and a unique curriculum to empower our students to achieve their language goals. High-quality classes are available online 24/7, so anyone anywhere has the opportunity to learn a language with Lingoda.
As a company we bring out the best in people with a positive culture. We challenge ourselves, and we challenge others. We work smart and make it happen. We believe in personal growth and inclusion.
We work hard to contribute to a better society. How? Here are three examples:
Lingoda’s MATCH network and Global Career Centre seek to upskill and match migrants to career opportunities in Germany, supporting them through government-funded education programs
In the German healthcare sector, we support international nurses, doctors and midwives to obtain language and professional recognition through state-sponsored education programs. As a result we have become one of the largest educational providers in this field in Germany
In December 2022 at the Digital Education Awards, we won “Best Digital Learning Product of the Year” and in 2024, Lingoda was included in The Time's list of the 100 best EdTech companies
AI will help scale and enhance our human centered teaching approach for our Teachers and Students. It is fundamental in the achievement of the Lingoda product vision. We are currently looking for a VP of AI / Head of AI (all genders) based in Berlin or working remotely in the EU/UK to lead our founding AI team.
Your mission with us:
The Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (VP of AI) / Head of AI will be responsible for driving the strategic direction, development, and implementation of AI initiatives across Lingoda.
Collaborating and integrating very closely with our Marketing, Product and Engineering teams you will lead a team of AI experts to ideate, prototype and develop AI solutions that can be integrated into our Lingoda platform. The team will be our AI lab exploring new use cases, technologies and possibilities - building rapid POC’s testing ideas. Once the idea is proven the team will hand over the POCs to our development pods to take forwards.
You will be well connected with the rapidly growing and changing AI landscape, up to speed with the latest developments and research, ready to keep Linogda on the cutting edge of this space. This role requires a forward-thinking leader with a deep understanding of AI technologies, a proven track record of successful AI projects, and the ability to align AI strategies with business objectives.
This role will report to the CTO.

Your tasks:

  • Strategic Leadership: Define and execute the AI strategy, aligning it with the company’s overall business goals and product vision
  • Innovation and Development: Lead the research, development, and implementation of AI solutions that enhance products, services, and business processes
  • Team Management: Build, mentor, and lead a high-performing AI team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning
  • Project Oversight: Oversee the lifecycle of AI projects, from conceptualization to deployment, ensuring they meet technical and business requirements
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, engineering, data science, and marketing, to integrate AI solutions effectively
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Communicate AI strategies, progress, and outcomes to executive leadership, board members, and other key stakeholders
  • Ethics and Compliance: Ensure AI initiatives adhere to ethical standards and regulatory requirements, promoting responsible AI practices
  • Market Analysis & Horizon scanning: Stay abreast and ahead of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive landscape to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation

You bring to Lingoda:

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in AI/ML, with at least 3 years in a leadership role
  • Experience in running a rapid lab/prototyping team on generating POC’s
  • Education: Degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or a related field
  • Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of AI technologies, LLMs, building AI products/solutions, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and data analytics
  • Proven Track Record: Demonstrated success in leading AI projects from concept to implementation, delivering measurable business outcomes
  • Experienced team manager of managing teams up to 10 people
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with many other functions and departments
  • Very strong in balancing business requirements and technical process to deliver results and achieve successAnalytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent English skills (C-level)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field

What you can expect from Lingoda:

  • Approachable leaders and transparent communication - every voice counts at Lingoda!
  • Company events and colleagues who are always happy to socialise + budgets towards team building events!
  • An inclusive environment with great team spirit and passion for languages
  • A well-structured and exciting onboarding process to set you up for success!
  • The possibility to work remotely from your home or in the office located in the heart of Berlin
  • Education funds because we want to see our people grow
  • Free access to our language classes
  • Mental Health programs
  • Corporate benefits & pension funds
  • 28 vacation days per year
  • Free snacks & drinks at the office
  • The modern hardware necessary for your work (n/a for freelancers)
  • Flexible working hours
Does that sound exciting? Then, send us your CV right away!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Your contact person for the position is Megan
Lingoda is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As an equal opportunities and affirmative action employer, we strive to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of our user base. Our commitment ensures that every applicant is assessed on the basis of their skills and qualifications, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.
We ask that you please apply directly via the link provided in the job description or directly on our website. Due to GDPR regulations, applications sent otherwise will not be considered.