Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Progam-Leads (m/f/d)

Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) is Germany’s center of excellence for digital engineering (www.hpi.de). The Digital Engineering Faculty, founded jointly by the University of Potsdam and HPI, offers a highly practical and engineering-oriented computer science study program, which is unique throughout Germany. HPI’s university research earns international recognition, with the main focus of its teaching and research on the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems.

The Digital Engineering Faculty, established jointly by Hasso-Plattner-Institute and the University of Potsdam, is one of Germany‘s excellence centers in Computer Science and IT Systems Engineering. In the course of our ongoing expansion, we are currently seeking for our location in Potsdam two


Program-Leads (m/f/d)

Research assistant

The position is fixed-term for 3 years and full time (40h/week) with the possibility of further extension. Starting date: 01 August 2021 (or later)


Your future tasks

  • Independently plan, implement, lead, and coordinate various Design Thinking Programs (especially digital and hybrid programs)
  • Conceptualize and design new content and programs in cooperation with the team (and with coaches)
  • Be responsible for the management and coordination of Design Thinking-Projects with a coaching team
  • Support the acquisition and the relationship management of project partners
  • Co-design Design Thinking-projects with partners from various industries and non-profit organizations
  • Support the continuous content and professional development of programs and coaches
  • Partake in planning, designing and running various special events and workshops
  • Contribute to the further development of the HPI D-School
  • Participate in further training opportunities


Your skills

  • Completed university studies (preferably with innovation-oriented combination of subjects)
  • Content & method knowledge of Design Thinking and applied experience of Design Thinking-projects (especially in digital and hybrid environments)
  • Work experience in a similar industry, in start-ups and/or (digital) coaching/teaching at a university is an advantage
  • Enthusiasm in working and engaging with a diverse group of students, coaches and project partners
  • Excellent communication- and presentation skills; professional fluency in English, both written and oral. German fluency is an advantage
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team
  • Commitment, engagement, empathy and flexibility
  • Strategic thinking and paying attention to details
  • Willingness to professionally develop digital and hybrid concepts and tools


What we offer

  • A multifaceted job embedded in an exciting, international and dynamic working environment
  • A secure job with performance-based and attractive compensation
  • Flat hierarchies, motivated teams and none-bureaucratic cooperation’s
  • Working at the HPI campus in Potsdam-Babelsberg (S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee) near to Berlin
  • Attractive  employee benefits (corporate benefits)


We look forward to your significant application documents including your salary requirements and possible date of entry. Please submit your application documents (only as PDF) via email to:



Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
14482 Potsdam