The DataScouts team is an agile, diverse and ambitious team. We are growing rapidly. We hope you are ready to grow with us! 

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About you

You are a data scientist/analyst with a passion for predicting the futurefinding patterns in the world around you and building systems that process millions of data records.

You are a specialist in NLP and building machine learning models to turn data into valuable business insights and plausible scenarios of the future.

You are eager to contribute to concrete business projects in a wide variety of domains. 

You are a highly collaborative individual who is capable of managing your agenda, collaborating with colleagues and prioritising tasks for impact. You search for ways to improve things and you learn quickly.

If that is you, we would like to talk to you about the role of Data Scientist at DataScouts.

About us

DataScouts is a data technology company that supports its clients in building market and competitive intelligence by implementing an AI-enabled workflow to systematically fetch and process data about competitors, innovative technologiesand market trends in rapidly changing environments. Shortly put we want to make our customers the best-informed companies in the world, and you will be joining us in that mission.

Location: Our office is in Gent, but we are used to working remotely.

Your Role

As a data scientist, you will work in an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, data and software engineers, designers and project managers, using maths, data and machine learning as key assets of DataScouts, our Market & Competitive Intelligence Platform.

You will be involved in improving autonomous Stakeholder Mapping and Trends Analysis, uncovering early alerts and blind spots in Market and Competitive Intelligence. You will derive valuable insights by leveraging both supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods.

  • Build AI-enabled solutions alongside the engineering team and evolve the engineering process to scale with data
  • Work on varied data sets to build instant insights
  • Develop and train ML models to better identify patterns and derive accurate predictions.
  • Write highly optimized code to advance our end to end machine learning pipelines
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary environment with colleagues in machine learning, engineering and design
  • Work with our Product Manager to interpret your complex models and translate those into user-friendly and intuitive visualizations
  • Work closely with our ecosystem and business analysts on concrete customer cases
  • Present project outcomes and deliverables to internal teams and our clients.
  • Clean, analyze and visualize data

We don’t expect you to be an expert in everything, but you should have:

  • MSc or PhD level degree in a discipline such as a computer science, machine learning, applied statistics, mathematics or engineering.
  • Python and SQL are essential, other languages (e.g. R, Java, Scala, Julia) are beneficial
  • Deep understanding of modern deep learning-based NLP.
  • Experience with a deep learning framework (PyTorch or TensorFlow)
  • A deep understanding of information retrieval methods and Elasticsearch is a plus
  • Experience writing, testing, maintaining and collaborating on a codebase
  • A deep understanding of graph databases and NEO4J is a plus

Additional skills and qualifications:

  • Driven by results and motivated by obtaining concrete deliverables.
  • Service-minded, detail-oriented and quality driven
  • Team player
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Track record in successfully leading complex projects
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written). Knowledge of Dutch or French is an asset

Why joining us?

You will be part of an ambitious, young and fast-growing team. Your job will offer great variation due to customers in different industries, different domains and different environment.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, get excited about finding smarter ways to do things, and have a burning desire to be part of a team where you can truly make a difference, we want to meet you.

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Does this sound like you? Then we look forward to hearing from you! Send an email to with your CV and motivation or a link to a YouTube video in which you explain your motivation for this position. 

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