Data Scientist

Mechelen, Belgium


The data scientist will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating key components of our client-facing applications, search & retrieval solutions, decision support systems and analytics platforms.



You get the opportunity to:

  • build state-of-the-art solutions that directly contribute to the core product offering
  • contribute to complex back-end processing and high-performance architectures, search and retrieval architectures, similarity matching
  • work with a wide variety of data: structured, text, graph, image
  • stay on top of the latest technologies and emerging research areas
  • be creative and work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment


Preferred qualifications and skills

  • Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, statistics, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematics)
  • Relevant work experience in data science, algorithm development, information retrieval, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, decision support, knowledge-based system solutions
  • Ideally, experience in developing software in a commercial environment with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g. R)
  • Programming skills in a compiled programming language (e.g. Java, Python
  • Knowledge of good design, code and development practices
  • Experience with database technologies: relational (e.g. SQLServer, MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Understanding of code version control tools (e.g. Bitbucket) and best practices
  • Demonstrated skills in selecting the right tools given a business problem
  • Can design and work towards a structured solution for a business problem
  • Affinity for natural language
  • Not afraid to roll up your sleeves: e.g. you start from raw (and not always labeled) data, you dive into an existing code base
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment: you get things done effectively
  • Can work independently and in a team, have a positive attitude, be proactive
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, you are fluent in English


These are some examples of things which we hope you are interested in:

  • humans in the loop machine learning
  • suffix array
  • named entity recognition
  • autoencoder
  • dynamic programming
  • learning-to-rank
  • search engine indexing


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