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HARTING stands for strong connections – across the globe. As one of the leading international suppliers of industrial connectivity, we are connecting customers to their digital future. And as an employer? We connect more than 6,500 people at our headquarter in Espelkamp and at locations worldwide. Here you’ll find great colleagues, as well as ever new opportunities and innovations revolving around IoT and artificial intelligence. In everything we do, we remain true to our roots: as a regionally connected family business that always stays firmly grounded in spite of our stellar high-tech. Here’s to your unique future with us: Yours! 

Become a part of the international HARTING Technology Group at our location in Espelkamp on a permanent basis as a

(Senior) Innovation Scientist* IIoT & Data Science

Shaping the future of HARTING, actively!

The Senior Innovation Scientist for IIoT & Data Science will drive the Industrial Internet of Things theme and related data science to advance advanced connectivity for industrial applications and provide the technologies to implement data-driven business models. The focus will be on bringing new technologies to life by working with partners, creating functional industrial prototypes, and working with early adopter customers to validate these prototypes.

Your tasks in detail:

  • Co-create with external partners
  • Identify, collaborate and partner with strategic partners, research institutions and other companies
  • Seek out and develop innovative new products, services and business models that significantly diverge from current HARTING offerings and provide significant upside potential for value creation
  • Operate with a start-up mentality in terms of speed to market, focus on rapid prototyping and testing, and work with early adopter customers as soon as possible to get valuable market feedback
  • Manage and coordinate comprehensive topics and their stakeholders
  • Communicate results and opportunities on technical and management level
  • Represent the topics of IIoT and data science as a designated expert and contact person
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the state of the art in technology and market
  • Structure and manage small projects or working bricks, also in an international context

Your skills:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Informatics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar
  • Passionate and open-minded personality with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Technology enthusiast with a distinct personal curiousity in IIoT and data science
  • Experience in designing, developing and applying industrial IoT solutions
  • Knowledge in most of the following scientific areas: cloud infrastructure (Azure), data structures, understanding and application of artificial intelligence and algorithms, digital twin, digital services, common digital exchange formats, programming languages and frameworks
  • Basic knowledge in common hardware architectures for industrial IoT
  • Interest also in adjacent technologies and scientific disciplines
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Thorough understanding of basic scientific process and engineering principles


  • Freedom and flexibility: flexible working and flexitime models and mobile work arrangements
  • Health promotion: ergonomic workplace equipment, health offers, etc.
  • Employee discounts: discounts from hundreds of top brand suppliers for HARTING employees
  • Further development: promotion of individual and target-group-specific further training
  • Work and family: child holiday care and free advice from the pme family service
  • Living: accommodation in the HARTING Guest House for the initial period

* All personal designations apply to all genders.

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