SMS digital GmbH is a leading provider of digital solutions in the metal industry. Since 2016 we develop innovative software solutions in the field of cloud computing to push digitalization forward. As a digital subsidiary of SMS group GmbH, the market leader in plant and mechanical engineering, we benefit from state-of-the-art development methods, metallurgical process know-how and technological expertise. Our goal is to optimize the entire value chain sustainable.
Do you want to revolutionize the metal industry with us? Then this is the right place for you.

(Senior) Data Scientist


  • As data scientist you are the algorithmic expert for our AI solution
  • You will be mostly analysing time series data in collaboration with domain expert to
    • detect the general state of machinery from such data (health index)
    • detect non-tracked events in such data (e.g. slopping)
    • create virtual sensors
  • If detection of such events is possible, you can try to predict or forecast such events
  • Further, image classification tasks might also be part of your projects
  • Sometimes hybrid models which are a combination of data-driven models (=machine learning models) with physical submodels / equations / relationships (thermodynamic, chemical) are necessary
  • We are looking for robust, feature-based approaches (e.g. with scikit-learn). We also evaluate more and more deep learning approaches (e.g. with tensorflow-keras)
  • You are working closely with the domain expert or the customer in multiple iterations to ensure acceptance of an AI approach by the end-user from the first iteration
  • After successfully researching an algorithmic approach, you will also have to wrap your models into a python backend, test the code and then deploy it
  • You will track the performance of your model on live data to quantify the error distribution to develop new features and/or to retrain the model


  • You have at least 3 years of experience in coding
  • Excel at putting AI into production
  • You can easily communicate with other departments, plan long-term and coordinate work packages
  • You can support sales departments in setting up project plans
  • You have experience in researching existing solutions/algorithms etc.
  • Deep knowledge in software development (git, code review, Python, SQL, bash scripting, container technologies, …)
  • Expert in one of the following: Statistics, Optimization, Machine Learning, Operations Research, Time series analysis, or similar analytical field


As an innovative and international employer, we offer you a performance-oriented salary package and the opportunity to achieve the ideal family/work life balance, e.g. with our in-house children's daycare center, flexible working hour models, and homeworking options. Click here to learn more about the benefits of working for SMS digital.

Are you keen on shaping the future with us? If so, feel free to send us your online application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Magdalena Kalinowski. 

SMS digital GmbH
HR Management
Magdalena Kalinowski
Telephone: +49 211 881-6706