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Machine Learning Researcher (m/f/x)

  • Schaan, Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • Research & Development
  • Experienced Professionals
  • WD-0021509
  • Apply Now

What's the role?

In this role you will develop and apply machine learning algorithms and models to various construction tools, processes, and datasets to extract insights and inferences for real-world applications. By uncovering patterns and inferences you will contribute to the research strategy and long-term product design choices.

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in 11 years, Hilti has been recognized by Great Place to Work as a top employer. Founded in 1941 by the Hilti brothers, we have over 120 locations globally with 33,000 team members. We offer innovative solutions for the construction industry, emphasizing a passionate, inclusive team and a performance-driven culture. A substantial amount of our profit goes to the Hilti Foundation, promoting societal growth and sustainable impact.

What does the role involve?

In this role you will come to understand a wide range of construction processes and data challenges within Hilti and the construction industry. By brining your insights into how you can apply various machine learning techniques, you will set up and execute projects while working in a machine learning team.


  • Conduct research and develop machine learning models for various construction processes.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify and address critical construction challenges.
  • Analyse large datasets, develop algorithms, and build predictive models to improve construction efficiency, safety, and sustainability.
  • Conduct experiments and perform testing to validate machine learning models and algorithms.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in machine learning and construction technologies and apply them to improve our processes and products.
  • Write technical reports, research papers, and documentation to communicate research findings and outcomes to stakeholders.

The Corporate Research Department has a global network of collaborators, allowing our work to have the widest possible reach and impact.

What do we offer?

Joining our headquarters in Schaan, Nendeln, or Buchs connects you with a diverse community of over 2,100 colleagues from 70 nationalities in a region where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland intersect. Our employee groups actively support causes like female empowerment and the LGBTQ+ community and offer leisure activities like mountain biking and tennis. We also provide opportunities for community engagement both locally and internationally. Benefits at our headquarters include shared e-bikes, an on-site gym, dining options, learning opportunities, financial guidance, child care, and relocation support.

What you need is:

  • A PhD or Master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of machine learning algorithms, statistical modeling, and programming languages (Python, R, C++ etc.)
  • Experience in working with large datasets and data preprocessing
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills to succeed in a collaborative environment with multiple parties
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Why should you apply?

You are someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, where a job title is not considered a final destination but the starting point.

Does this sound like you? We look forward to your application! For further questions, please feel free to contact  Arti Pai , Head of Robotics & Mechatronics or Human Resources  Chiara Giuranna , Team Lead Talent Acquisition Operations. 

*For non-EU / EFTA citizens: Please state your eligibility status to work in Switzerland / Liechtenstein and note that if you do not own a valid Swiss / Liechtenstein work permit, Hilti cannot guarantee your final employment due to authority regulations.

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Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.