Artificial Intelligence Development Manager

Dec 12
Job category:
Research & Development
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Autonomous driving and operation? Machine learning? Machine vision? We are currently looking for an innovative and experienced AI Development Manager to join our Technology Program R&D team and build the future of mining with AutoMine®. The AI operating environment will cover solutions from machine edge solutions with real time data analysis to control room level fleet operation handling. AutoMine® product family is world leading suite for autonomous mining solutions. With these cutting-edge technologies, including agile software development, machine vision and artificial intelligence, we at Sandvik are revolutionizing underground mining operations and processes.

You will join a team of highly qualified product and software development professionals and your job includes a high degree of collaboration with the team and stakeholders. This position reports to the Head of Automation Technology Programs in Strategic Offering unit. The position is based in Tampere, Finland.

Your role will focus on building solutions using machine vision, machine learning and neural networks and potential future technology concepts integrating to vehicle control systems and other intelligent systems like supervisory and safety systems. You will build a team with both internal and external professionals and interact closely with AI technology development on other business units or divisions. You will participate on competence development and lifecycle management for our solutions. You will create MLOps practices for autonomous mining development. Our research unit will be your close companion in these product level development activities.

Your background and what we find important

We are looking for a person:

  • experienced with AI technologies and real-life use cases
  • knowledge or interest in mobile robotics
  • with problem solving mindset and ready for challenging tasks
  • understanding the importance of systematic and modern way of working
  • enthusiastic of team building and developing new technological competencies
  • approaching solutions with innovative thinking and optimal utilization of available technologies

You have a relevant technical education (e.g., Bachelor or Master of Science) and prior experience with artificial intelligence solutions for automation or mobile equipment development in international business environment. Experience with autonomous mobile equipment or vehicles is a great advantage. You can specify, plan and document your ideas and you have a proactive systematic and structured way of working. You are fluent in Finnish and English and you have several years’ experience in delivering technically advanced complex projects and in both project and people management.

You can establish strong professional relationships directly with relevant stakeholders and communicate with them at all levels. You understand wider business needs and find innovative solutions to complex problems. You can work proactively and systematically in a fast-changing business environment with a strong success focus. You have willingness to travel internationally.

We offer you excellent opportunities to further develop your expertise with our top quality, high-tech products and to acquire international experience in a global business environment. At Sandvik, we believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers. We have an inclusive company culture where our values are Innovation, Fair Play, Customer Focus and Passion to Win. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn, Facebook and We Make the Shift - Advancing the World through Engineering to get to know us better.

Business Unit Automation is driving an exciting and revolutionary transformation in the mining industry. This industry is going totally digital, which has a radical impact on our customers’ way of thinking and the way they run their businesses. Sandvik is the global market leader in this area, offering cutting edge digital products and solutions for its customers worldwide. Our offering includes the AutoMine® product family, which provides solutions for fully automated and robotic mining technologies for underground and surface mining. We also have the best-in-class software solution, OptiMine®, for process optimization and analytics. It creates full-process transparency and control of mining operations including, real time 3D-graphics based process control, artificial intelligence and predictive data analytics technologies.

Contact Information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Olli Snellman, Head of Automation Technology Programs, Strategic Offering, or tel. +358 445990279 (on Mondays at 16-16.30 pm, EET).

For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact Sandvik’s HR Services, Finland, tel. +358 800 1 44444 (at 8-16 EET).


We will be reviewing applications as per submitted, so send your application and CV including your salary request as soon as possible, no later than Sunday 12th December 2021.

Read about Sandvik and apply at If you wish to add a cover letter to your application, please make sure to attach the file when uploading your resume.

Job ID: R0035034

About us

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.

Deadline: Dec 12
Job-ID: R0035034

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