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Senior AI Research Project Lead

Are you passionate about AI? Does your ability to coordinate projects in an environment with many stakeholders set you apart? This is your chance to combine AI-research with industrializing products that will change the future.

Your Role

Zenuity, in cooperation with AI Innovation of Sweden, offers a unique opportunity to make an imprint in the Swedish, European and Global AI-ecosystem. It is also a unique chance to be active in both an academic environment and a high performance company.

The opportunity entails three parts:

·        Participate in the creation of a national data factory providing data to AI researchers and entrepreneurs

·        Working with the existing data factory at Zenuity to improve its performance using ideas from the national data factory, and bring ideas, experience and know how from Zenuity to the national data factory

·        Lead the work to realize Zenuity contribution to the national AI ecosystem by developing a dataset and arena for training and testing autonomous vehicles. This contribution is made in collaboration with the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) by leading its WARA-CAT/DAT project team

The position is part of the Deep Learning team and the New Tech team at Zenuity, and it is important that you share Zenuity’s values: I dare to, I am curious, I engage, I trust and I share with the highest integrity.


Your Profile

Being the first data factory of its kind will require that you have or are able to develop a vision for a world class data factory. It shall leverage all the resources made available by industry, public sector and academia. To be successful in this role, you’ll need excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to manage this project with multiple stakeholders from different backgrounds.

In addition, we believe you meet the following requirements: 

·       High level of competence related to the operations of a data factory, including data generation, curation, annotation, etc.

·       Knowledge in the area of Autonomous Driving and Artificial Intelligence

·       Enjoy working in an international organization with people from different cultures 

·       Have a proven and strong academic and/or industrial track-record

·       Have a global network within academia and industry

·       Have a passion for technology and innovation


AI Innovation of Sweden (www.AI-innovation.se)

Through this national initiative, a broad spectrum of organizations from industry, the public sector, healthcare, fintech, and academia will co-locate and leverage technology, data, know-how and insights across domains to accelerate AI-related applied research and innovation. The unique set up with a data factory collocated with advanced AI algorithmic research provides an opportunity to quickly establish research and rapidly make progress in the projects. The intention is also for there to be collaboration with international leaders in Artificial Intelligence and to further strengthen existing, planned and future Swedish initiatives in AI.

The data factory is a key part of AI Innovation of Sweden and will be at the heart of the national AI-ecosystem in Sweden. Being one of the first of its kind in the world it will also serve as a portal and role model for international interactions related to data for AI. It will comprise components for all aspects of data generation, management and licensing including but not limited to data generation, curation, annotation, storage, and retrieval. It will also be able to accept datasets donated by industry, public sector and academia.

WASP (www.wasp-sweden.org)

Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever privately funded research program. The program supports research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems with an artificial intelligence brain. Please see the WASP homepage for further info

As a collaboration between industry and academia, the WASP Research Arenas (WARA) will demonstrate WASP funded research in relevant environments. Furthermore, they will stimulate new research through their capabilities as well as the emerging use cases and long-term challenges put forward by the partners. WARA focuses on complex scenarios, including e.g., vehicles and actors, sensors, command- and control functionality at different levels, communication, cloud services, and machine learning. Initially, two research arenas are being started: WARA-Public Safety (PS), and WARA-Collaborative Autonomous Transport Data (CAT/DAT) which will be set up as part of the collaboration with Zenuity and AI Innovation of Sweden.

About Zenuity

ZENUITY is a pure software company with the mission of elevating people’s lives by making self driving cars real. Being a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Autoliv from April 2017 we are a truly modern start-up with high energy, dedication and passion. Zenuity uses a disruptive, never-been-seen before, business model to produce world-leading competence in key technology areas. Delivering leading advanced driver assistance, highly automated driving, and cloud based Automotive software, we are dedicated to transforming the automotive industry and catapulting into the future of transportation. With 580 employees worldwide and with a unique growth rate we are recruiting top talent to our sites in Gothenburg, Detroit, Munich, Santa Clara, Shanghai and Linköping. 

Zenuity work proactively to create a culture of diversity and inclusion, where individual differences are appreciated and respected. To drive innovation we see diversity as an asset, which means we value and respect differences in gender, race, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age etc.

Interviews are held on a continuous basis, so we highly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.


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