Junior Data Scientist

  • Data Science
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

Junior Data Scientist

Job description

Are you a machine learning practitioner with first-hand experience in industry or academia? Are you a good python programmer with basic knowledge in software engineering? Are you next to join our Data Science Team?

As a junior data scientist, you are going to start a new challenge in a fast-paced environment where you can use your programming skills to solve challenging data analytic problems.

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.

Job Description:

Working closely together with our machine learning experts, you will design, implement, and maintain decision logic that supports our behavioral profiling product. You will integrate existing business rules into a knowledge based inference system, support the team in its debugging and testing procedures, and help optimizing our machine learning models and decision logic.

Your analytical skills and your profound interest in machine learning will push you to continuously educate yourself to become a hands-on data scientist.

Your software development knowledge will allow you to work closely with the engineering team to deliver robust and scalable solutions while implementing state-of-the-art algorithms and processes.


Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • You have a master’s degree or a PhD in computer science or related field.

  • You have knowledge of software engineering

  • You have worked with main database technologies like SQL

  • You have experience in Python and its data analysis and machine learning stack

  • You have professional or academic experience in machine learning and data modeling

  • You have an analytical mindset and have a strong mathematical background

  • You are fluent in English. Dutch is a plus.

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

  • The ability to quickly learn new technologies and successfully implement them is essential.


Experience with any of the following is considered a plus:

  • Sensor data modeling from mobile devices or wearables

  • Data engineering knowledge (Spark, Kafka, database,...)

  • Experience/knowledge of Java or C++

  • Experience/knowledge of mobile programming (Android or iOS)


Knowledge in specialized fields of interest for Sentiance is considered a plus: 

  • Signal processing 

  • Geo-spatial data processing

  • Natural language processing

  • Social network analysis

  • Recommender system

  • Statistical analysis

  • Time series analysis

  • (Adaptive) experimentation techniques

  • Causal inference