Product Lead

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Product Lead

Full-time · Netherlands

Are you passionate about bringing new products to life and putting them on the market? As a Product Lead at Kickstart AI, you will drive the adoption of AI solutions into the real world and make a direct impact on Dutch society.

At Kickstart AI, we exclusively leverage AI to effect positive change: we conceive and cultivate AI solutions to solve major societal problems. This is how it works: we present a challenge to our network of data scientists from our corporate sponsors (NS, Ahold, KLM, and ING). An AI challenge, of course. We then inspire and enable them to develop state-of-the-art AI solutions that 1- benefit our sponsors, AND 2- can be scaled/generalised/tailored to benefit Dutch society. Solutions range from open-source models to SDKs and data streams.

Our track record includes an early warning system for COVID-19 hospital admissions and a model to reduce food retailer waste by a staggering 20%.

Can you help productise such AI solutions to solve broad use cases and/or tailor them to fit specific situations, for example, at non-profits, NGOs, or SMEs?

As our product lead, you will…

• Build your team. The roadmap includes 2 AI Engineers, 2 Data Scientists, and 1 Business Analyst.

• Productise, gather data, assess the market fit, and build working softwares out of the solutions developed on the challenges.

• Drive adoption and implementation of these softwares.

• Engage with volunteers from our sponsors and connect them with our in-house team (the one that you will build) to develop and maintain the open-source code (GNU GPL).

• Get up close and personal with project counterparts.

To kickstart this position, you need to…

• Enjoy the dynamic nature of working with projects that have an end-date: after a successful implementation and a glass of champagne, our work is done.

• Know the product development ropes.

• Be able to assess a product’s market fit.

• Know how to swim in uncharted waters: innovation means it was probably never done before.

• Feel comfortable relating to all levels within an organisation: you’ll spar with data scientists, AI ambassadors, as well as C-level counterparts.

You’re a bit like us if you…

• Want to contribute to cutting-edge AI projects that can potentially benefit the entire world.

• Love contributing to and being a visible member of a global community.

• Enjoy working with the best & brightest data scientists at industry-leading companies.

• Are eager to advance your knowledge of machine learning and advanced algorithms.

• Believe that corporate-funded environments that give back to the community are few and far between.

• Enjoy giving and receiving recognition: we dream big, and when those dreams come true, everyone will know.

Why sign on?

• Because we will pay you up to 87k/year.

• Because we will give you an extra 15% premium - granted, that’s mainly because we don’t have a pension scheme just yet, but it does add up.

• Because we will give you 26 days off to relax & recharge.

• Because this is a role with heroic impact: elevate the usefulness and attractiveness of AI, not just for businesses but for the greater good.


Hit the apply button. Want to find out more first? You can Whatsapp or call Paloma via +31 6 43266786.