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Head of Data Factory at AI Sweden

AI Sweden is now recruiting a Head of Data Factory to lead and run Data Factory's operations and, together with colleagues and partners at AI Sweden, set the intellectual leadership.


About The Data Factory

AI Sweden has established a unique asset in its Data Factory and started to facilitate data and knowledge sharing, model training, and cutting-edge projects. AI Sweden now wants to take the Data Factory to the next level and provide a world-leading environment which offers our partners the opportunity to:

  • Share and benefit from available datasets, models, and benchmarks

  • utilize storage and compute resources to train algorithms,

  • explore data factory solutions,

  • create and share knowledge related to the establishment and use of data factories, and

  • collaborate around the development of toolchains.

The Head of Data Factory will develop the vision, offering, and components based on the current and anticipated needs of our partners to ensure that it remains a place where leading experts engage to develop their capabilities.

More about the Data Factory

Intellectual Leadership

Together with colleagues and partners at AI Sweden, the Head of Data Factory sets the intellectual leadership for the Data Factory. In this respect, the Head of Data Factory:

  • Sets the intellectual vision and provides thought-leadership about data sharing, infrastructure, and other relevant aspects

  • Designs and builds the Data Factory together with partners and AI Sweden’s management in such a way that long-term sustainability and value creation is ensured

  • Works closely with other programs, activities, and projects of AI Sweden, and supports AI Sweden to define and develop future programs to generate maximum possible synergy with the Data Factory.

  • Establishes and develops national and international partnerships with the partners of AI Sweden, other national and international data factories, as well as the leading international research and scholarly community. 


Operational Leadership

The Head of Data Factory provides leadership and oversight in several administrative matters. Specifically, the Head of Data Factory leads and runs Data Factory operations at AI Sweden by

  • Annually developing the strategic plan and budget for the Data Factory, identifying the resources that will be needed, and the outcomes that might be expected. This includes effectively explaining and defining this plan and working to attract the resources that are identified.

  • Together with the Co-Directors, identifying and attracting funding to support AI Sweden and the Data Factory. 

  • Providing Data Factory employees and involved partners the resources and environment necessary to build the programs of the Data Factory, including laboratories, common equipment, research staff, and laboratory support staff,

  • Leading the design of laboratories, and, in particular, specialized facilities that might be required,

  • Providing an integrated annual report of the partner activities and outcomes, including scientific, capacity building, financial, etc.



A senior individual with a significant understanding of AI methods, systems, and applications in industry and academia. We believe you have a PhD or equivalent experience in AI or related fields, as well as practical experience of using and developing AI tools and applications. We expect applicants to show strong social, communications, and management skills, as well as a commitment and vision to make an impact on the international scene related to the development and use of AI. As Head of the Data Factory, you will be playing a key role in accelerating the use of applied AI in Sweden, making a significant contribution to Swedish competitiveness and societal development. 

The position reports directly to the Co-Directors of AI Sweden and is a member of AI Sweden’s leadership team.

Location: The scope of the Head of Data Factory is national and will involve frequent interaction with partners across Sweden and internationally. Home location for the candidate is therefore open, but preferably Gothenburg, Linköping, Lund, Luleå, Skellefteå, Stockholm, Sundsvall or Örebro. 

Employment: at one of the host organizations of AI Sweden with start as soon as possible and for an initial period to be discussed. 

Martin Svensson, Co-Director, AI Sweden, phone: +46 73 025 52 99


The application will remain open until an agreement with an excellent candidate has been reached. 

Apply here


About AI Sweden
AI Sweden is the Swedish National Center for applied Artificial Intelligence, supported by the Swedish government and the public and private sectors across the country. Our mission is to increase the use of AI for the benefit of our society, our competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden.

We are around 35 employees and have offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Lund, and Örebro. Shortly we will expand our presence to Luleå, Sundsvall, Skellefteå, Linköping and Karlskrona.