Offer of Employment

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation e.V. (AEF) is an independent international association with 220 member companies. Founded in 2008 by eight multinational Ag manufacturer companies.
As a user platform for ISO 11783 (ISOBUS), it provides resources and know-how for the increased use of electronic and electrical systems in farming.

The AEF will participate in a European Commission subsidized project on standards in IoT communication. This project will start in October 2019 and is looking for an individual to lead this project.

Project Lead
of EU subsidized project team
(male or female)

He or she will probably have one of the most challenging jobs in the agricultural machinery world today defining a standard for Cloud-To-Cloud communication.

General requirements:

Manage and lead the AEF project team dedicated to the EU subsidized project.
Develop and implement communication standards between cloud platforms of the agricultural industry. Although the project is related to Europe, the standards are global, and will be supported by all manufacturers in agricultural sector.


  • Provide leadership to the EU subsidized project

  • Organize dedicated project team, engage team members, efficiently arrange and prioritize work across teams and team members due to defined goals

  • Work with current AEF teams on related topics to ensure cross team alignment

Required skills:

  • Engineering degree in computer sciences or electrical engineering

  • Administration experience in the agricultural industry or other industry segments of similar structure and behavior (automotive, mechanical / electronics systems engineering, etc.) and EU subsided projects welcomed

  • Knowledge of Internet of Things, Cloud computing standards and protocols

  • Strong people management experience and skills

  • Autonomous worker, ability to handle several issues of different structure in parallel

  • Good communication and control skills, good attitude at analyzing and consolidating information

  • Languages: fluent English and German

  • European and occasional WW travel required

  • Knowledge of Ag industry and products

Personal skills required:

  • Strong personality, assertiveness

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Analytical skills

  • Good communication and negotiation skills

  • Structured and organized

  • Self-motivated and hands-on mentality

  • Strict neutrality towards the various member companies

Please send your application

Please send your application until 25. September 2019 with the usual documents in electronic form by e-mail to:

If you have any questions, please contact:

AEF Secretary Mark Benishek
phone: +1-414-298-4118
e-mail: mbenishek

AEF General Manager Norbert Schlingmann 

phone +49-171-160-7842
e-mail: norbert.schlingmann

We request that you keep copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made.
We will destroy the documents after a holding period of five months.