Data Scientist / ML Engineer

Type: Full Time - Permanent Contract
Location: Location: Hasselt (Belgium) with flexible remote working conditions
Full Time - Permanent Contract
Location: Hasselt (Belgium) with flexible remote working conditions

The past two years have shown to the world how important it is to get good therapies quickly to the people. Key issue? Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are overloaded and interactions with the Life Science industry are second priority. At KWARTS, we detect the best way to communicatie with each individual healthcare professional.

Are you our new Data Scientist / ML Engineer? We’re looking for someone who is eager to join an ambitious startup, leveraging his/her first job experience to grow further with us.

At KWARTS, you will be able to collaborate with people that value curiosity, ownership, empathy and trust. We're all complementary experts and everyone has a unique contribution to A-Inside, the leading Customer Data Platform for the Life Science industry.

8 reasons to choose for KWARTS:

  1. Contribute to innovative AI technology, in close contact with international clients in Life Sciences and on the crossroad of marketing, sales and IT – in projects with impact & visibility;
  2. Remuneration package of 3500-4100 EUR gross salary per month plus net compensation, with company car and/or bike and with overall advantages such as performance bonus, meal vouchers of 8 EUR per worked day, group insurance of 4% on yearly salary, health insurance, 32 holidays;
  3. Career opportunities with a competence management plan;
  4. Insights Discovery assessment as starting point for your further growth & functioning;
  5. Self-managing and autonomous in your day-to-day operations;
  6. Flat organization with young and dynamic team of +/- 10 people who love intellectual challenges, professional complementarity, and a healthy dose of fun via team buildings etc;
  7. Flexibility in work times and locations: our base camp is our open island office at Corda Campus, the hot-spot for software companies. We take work-life balance serious. That's why we provide a full Home-Working Package with an ergonomic chair, desk, second screen, webcam, headset and external keyboard);
  8. Freedom from your side on how to spend your education budget and IT budget (e.g. type of laptop and smartphone);

8 responsibilities on your plate:

  1. You collaborate with your colleague data scientists on building & improving AI algorithms, both from a helicopter perspective (defining the methodology, the right packages in Python and documenting it in Confluence) as from a coding perspective (writing the actual Python code and documenting it in AWS CodeCommit);
  2. Together with the Python Developer, you make sure that the deployed code is tested sufficiently before being released in production and hence is functioning as it should;
  3. In coding, you balance the biggest common denominator needs over multiple clients with specific needs of individual clients. You perform feature engineering, tailoring your code to individual clients’ needs while still considering scalability & performance for our software in general;
  4. You perform model (cross-)validation (calculating for example precision/accuracy and recall) and assess the business impact of your algorithms on a regular basis;
  5. You assess each client’s level of data quality, and define the most urgent fixes to improve model performance further;
  6. You define in JIRA what needs to happen based on the Product Roadmap, and you estimate the complexity of it by internal alignment with technical profiles (back-end, Python developers) and commercial profiles (customer success, project managers);
  7. You are self-managing and autonomous: you define you own agenda and you take up your role in the team in a complementary way;
  8. You fluently communicate in English with your colleagues (the working language as we collaborate with different nationalities) and you share knowledge in Lunch & Learns;

8 characteristics in your profile:

!! Do not hesitate to apply if you do not fulfill 100% of the requirements. Superheroes don't exist, people with passion and talent do !!

  1. Around 4 years of experience in data science and AI in a commercial context:
     - A first relevant working experience in building Python code for business usage (preferably sales & marketing);
     - Experienced in working in AWS Cloud or similar;
     - Experienced in dealing with low or suboptimal data quality;
     - Asset: experience in process mining; 
    - Asset: experience with deploying code into production;
  2. Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics, civil engineering, commercial engineering with option data science, or similar by experience;
  3. “Born Global” mindset: we offer a lot of freedom and we know no borders as we address the international market; you feel comfortable with an organization model where your colleagues can be found across several continents;
  4. Good communicative skills: minimum C1-level English, and ideally also C1-level in Dutch or French – you can explain complex concepts in a simple way. Additional language skills are an asset;
  5. Organizational skills: you can cope with deadlines;
  6. Hands-on team player. You like working with different people and they like working with you. You know how to build relations, and you can represent the company at internal and external events;
  7. “Curiosity”-factor: you keep track of evolutions in your profession and you translate it to your job and with appetite to develop a product vision;
  8. Sense of humor ;-)

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