(Senior) Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Ireland (Remote)

Ireland (Remote)
sennder Barcelona
sennder HQ Berlin
sennder Iberia
sennder Italy
Machine Learning
June 13, 2024

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We move trucks with courage and the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at exceptional quality. Get to know us better by reviewing our "Tech" presentation.

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence(AI) are revolutionising the way of doing business at a global scale. sennder is a European digital freight forwarder with a data-centric problem-solving approach to build the next generation of supply chain and road logistics services. Do you want to help us to shape the future?

We are looking for a Mid-level/Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer to join our central AI Planning Team - as part of sennAI department. This role will be based out of our office in Berlin, Barcelona or Madrid. The department’s mission is to achieve “Automated & Data-Driven Road Logistics”. We’re a large, diverse and multidisciplinary group of ML&AI engineers, data scientists, backend/frontend engineers and technical product people that are passionate about the new AI-empowered digitalization wave that is changing our world. We want to attract, retain and grow world-class talent to form an incredible group that can provide you the most productive and growth-friendly time of your career.

sennAI's purpose is to build proprietary technology that can automate sales, brokerage and other business related activities. Such automation can enable a flywheel where data acquisition and revenues grow exponentially with one another. The scope of our teams is creating best-in-class predictive analytics services while approaching ML Engineering in an holistic, end-to-end fashion: from best practices in ML modelling until engineering excellence around our MLOps Platform that lifts the developer experience to a different realm.

Every day, we acquire 3M+ new real-time data points (augmenting by the day!) about the road logistics industry in Europe. This data is used to build the future of logistics marketplaces where pricing optimization, load-to-carrier recommendation, load search and network optimization happen in an automated fashion.

Can you even imagine where we can go with your help? Let’s #keepOnTrucking... together!


  • Collaborate with team members to design, develope, and deploy AI solutions to solve problems like network optimization, truck routing, load suggestions, tour planning and load bundles, among others;
  • Utilise optimization and data science techniques to tackle complex logistic challenges;
  • Develop expertise in optimization (e.g.: MIP, SAT, PBO) and/or reinforcement learning beyond basic library usage, mentor and be mentored by other team members;
  • Prototype and subsequently operationalize innovative, data-intensive, end-to-end artificial-intelligence-based decision engines to solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems, following the latest best practices on AI/MLOps;
  • Enforce the best principles in AI System Design by balancing the feedback loop on data exploitation and data acquisition, follow the 80/20 ruling, focus on the right metric in every design decision and once a shippable amount of value is created, go live, evaluate, learn and iterate;
  • Showcase your ability to collaborate and contribute to an Artificial Intelligence based project or product. You'll have the opportunity to define project goals and tasks through collaboration with peers, logistics professionals, Technical Product Owners, and other stakeholders;
  • Work with Agile philosophies (e.g.: Scrum, Scrumban, Kanban, XP) and project management tools (e.g.: ADO, JIRA);


  • A highly motivated individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a quantitative field and/or working experience as Artificial Intelligence/Planning/Algorithm Engineer;
  • Knowledge of constraint based local search and/or constraint programming. Working experience with Mathematical Programming tools such as Gurobi, SCIP, CPLEX, LocalSolver, OR-Tools or similar is a plus;
  • Experience with working on discrete-event simulation modelling and Operations Research (OR) projects in a real-world setting (i.e. OR in production-grade systems);
  • T-shaped mindset: actual expertise on a single area but the ownership/willingness to contribute to the product end to end in order to ensure a healthy value creation chain;
  • Teamaholic. We don’t believe in superheroes but rather in super-teams: teams that own products and are the single unit of work :)
  • Proficiency in Python with ability to translate ideas into prototypes and prototypes into production;
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Fluent written and verbal communication in English;


  • Deep knowledge of the theory and expertise on the application of Mathematical Optimization, Operations Research and Machine Learning/Reinforcement Learning;
  • Solid software engineering skills, including best practices like CI/CD and Git;
  • Proven experience in contributing to artificial intelligence engineering teams in industry (2+ yrs.);
  • Experience on AI/MLOps in modern cloud systems;


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual potential of all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit and respect to build fruitful collaboration across teams. Learn more about who we are on our career site.

  • Fast growth scale-up with an international team of 1000+ people, 74+ nationalities spread across 11 European offices. With English as our common language, we are able to work together.
  • Learning and development on the job and with the support of a bi-annual review process, learning allowance, high potential programs, sennder onboarding academy, and internal trainings.
  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues through regular team events and company get-togethers such as our highly anticipated sennder Summer Camp.
  • Prioritize employee engagement and mental well-being by fostering a supportive environment through the Likeminded platform and conducting regular employee satisfaction surveys.
  • Flexible work model where you seamlessly merge virtual productivity and in-office collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Commuter allowance to assist employees with their daily travel expenses and a one-time home office benefit to ensure that you're properly equipped wherever you work.
  • Competitive compensation package including objective-based bonus, referral reward, and in some cases virtual option plan.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic, and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.

If you have any questions or need special accommodation please reach out to us at ta@sennder.com. As soon as you apply your journey with sennder begins.