Prins Bernhardplein 173
1097BL Amsterdam

FD Mediagroep Recruitment

Data Scientist


Your job will entail 
As a data scientist you will work on building systems that add intelligence to our products and services. This enables our customers to gain advanced insights into their (potential) clients or relations. You will help retrieve valuable information from unstructured data (for instance text or websites), but also make it possible to link new data sources so we can enrich our data.  

An example of a project we have been working on is extracting sentiment from news articles and linking them to companies. This way our customers can quickly see if a certain company has recently had a lot of negative publicity. Another example is automatically adding more relevant labels to companies, this way we can predict that a financial holding is actually a supermarket chain. 

Most of our solutions involve machine learning, so it’s crucial that you have a good understanding of common methods and tools in this space. It is also important to understand how to evaluate those methods.  

You’ll also have the opportunity to take your ideas all the way from proof-of-concept to production. Especially in the later stages we get help from other teams, but it’s important to have a solid background in software development. 

Goals and objectives 

  • Building and evaluating machine learning models 
  • Translate business ideas into practical data science solutions, by balancing business requirements, development time and model performance 
  • Be creative in using already available data or think of a smart way in collecting new data 
  • Write software to serve the model predictions to other teams (or end users) 
  • Create useful APIs or data pipelines to integrate our products with the rest of the company 
  • Write efficient code so we can bring our models to productions quickly

Key technical skills and requirements 

  • Experience with software development 
  • hands on experience with Python 
  • preferably you have experience with some of the tools we use like AWS, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch and SQL 
  • Hands on experience with machine learning: 
  • preferably you have experience in any of the following fields: natural language processing, specifically: document classification, named entity recognition and entity linking, time series analysis/prediction, or information retrieval 
  • preferably you have used some of the packages we use like Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Numpy, Scipy, transformers, pandas 
  • Great communication skills, written and spoken, in English (it’s nice if you speak Dutch as well, but not required) 
  • Master’s degree in AI, Data science, Software engineering, Computer Science or relevant field 

Our offer to you 
We offer you a dynamic environment with innovative, challenging and diverse projects, directly benefitting our clients and our management. Working together in a passionate team that continues to strive for being the first/best in the market, modern management, no hierarchy and an informal atmosphere. Our team will consist of 4 people (including the team lead and you). Following the Scrum methodology, we will work closely together with our product owner and other teams. 

We offer part-time and fulltime possibilities, flexible hours, and an excellent salary. Because we work with the latest technologies, we offer the opportunity to keep on developing yourself by taking courses, attending (and presenting at) conferences, etc. Our brand-new office is centrally located in Amsterdam, next to the Amstel train station. 


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