Your tasks ...

Conception, software development and testing of semi-automated information services with the help of existing knowledge bases as well as AI-based chatbots and language assistants.
Data protection compliant integration with Smartphone and Smarthome applications, which should help to integrate as an economic information platform into the everyday environments of our users.
Development and testing of recommender systems on the basis of (anonymised) user profiles, content relations or related search queries.
Although the planned developments will be partly experimental in character, the link back to the information systems of the ZBW has to be guaranteed at all times.


Your profile ...

a university degree, i.e. a Master's (Uni or FH) or Diploma (Uni) degree in computer science, information technology or a related technical discipline with a focus on software development and statistical procedures
Knowledge, experience or proven interests in chatbot architectures or at least one corresponding technology (text/speech recognition, NLP, ML/DL, knowledge databases, Q&A databases)
Ability to work in a team and to cooperate, and above all the communicative, interdisciplinary and intercultural competence as well as the willingness to engage with various participants and interest groups.
good knowledge of written and spoken German or good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Even better, but not mandatory, if you have…

Knowledge of chatbot and/or virtual assistant applications and pilots in a library’s context,
knowledge and experience in developing recommender systems,
basic understanding of library applications and library information systems, as well as of workflows in a scientific library,
basic interest in data protection, privacy issues and information rights,
experience in software management and in the continuous integration of new or further developed components into operation, as well as in the automatization of build and deployment processes for updates,
experience in collaborative software development and source code management, e.g. git-based; experience in software documentation,
willingness to report continuously on development work and results in suitable media or at community events such as workshops or conferences.

The readiness for occasional daily business trips to / from the other ZBW location and for business trips in general is expected.

What we offer...

Exciting opportunities in a dynamic and innovative environment in which cross-departmental teamwork, transparency, open innovation processes and continuous further training are indispensable,
old-age provision for the public sector (VBL)
a job at the firth of Kiel or at the inner Alster of Hamburg
part-time employment (upon request)

Equal opportunities and reconciliation of work and family life.

Do you feel addressed? Then take the next step now and apply online (identification number D1-02).

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