Data Scientist

  • Data Science
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

Data Scientist

Job description

As a Data Scientist, you are an experienced machine learning practitioner and python programmer with a background in software engineering and in at least one of the following fields:

  • Signal processing

  • Geo-spatial data processing

  • Natural Language processing

  • Social network analysis

  • Recommender system

  • Adaptive experimentation techniques

You will be part of our data science team and work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment, among the brightest minds sourced from 25 different countries

Depending on your level of experience, you will lead your own projects and guide other people.


Job description


  • You will help the team to improve upon current methods and models. With a practical mindset, you will bring these models into a production environment. 

  • Your software development experience will allow you to closely collaborate with our Engineering team to improve our models and push them through our release process.

  • You will work in our headquarters in Antwerp (Belgium) or in Toronto (Canada) 

Depending on your domain of expertise:


  • You will work with big data (GPS fixes and sensor data) from hundreds of thousands of users.

  • You will train algorithms related to activity detection (type of transports, home/work location, etc.) and human behavior (commuting, sporting, shopping, etc.).

  • You will create machine learning pipelines capable of extracting insights from social interactions between users on our platforms

  • You will design context-aware recommender systems


 Desired skills and expertise

  • You have a masters degree or PhD in computer science or a related field.

  • You are fluent in Python programming and its machine learning stack

  • You are an expert in machine learning and data modeling.

  • You have knowledge/experience with software engineering and deployment to production

  • You have experience with at least one of the fields listed above.

  • You possess a deep understanding of clustering, manifold learning and predictive modeling techniques.

  • You can use big data tools such as Spark for development

  • You can work independently and take matters into your own hands.


Experience with any of the following is considered a plus:


- Sensor data modeling from mobile devices or wearables

- Data engineering technologies (Spark, Kafka, database,...)

- Java

- Mobile programming (Android or iOS)

What we offer

At Sentiance people come to have an impact and learn.  You’ll be a part of an international team brought together by a culture of technical excellence, grit and integrity.  You’ll find our compensation and rewards competitive and of course, we have all the start up essentials: free coffee, nuts, fruits, a ping pong table in Antwerp, and often home baked goods.  Better yet, expect an agile and flat structure, dynamic growth opportunities, flexibility, and an openness for the curious.