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Junior Data Scientist

B12 Consulting, Louvain-la-Neuve

With which degree can I apply for this position?

  • Academic master
  • PhD

Which programmes can apply for this position?

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Note that companies can often be very flexible in whom they hire for which positions, depending on choices during your education, prior experience, or personal interest. If your profile is not listed here, this does not necessarily mean that you cannot apply for this position. The best way to find out is to go and talk to the recruiters!

Who should I contact?

Camille Libert
camille.libert@b12-consulting.com

About this position

More information: https://www.b12-consulting.com/

To support our ambitions and strengthen our team of 31 members 

at B12 Consulting, we are currently looking to hire a 

 

Junior Data Scientist (m/f)

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About B12 Consulting

Do you think outside the box? At B12 Consulting, we do! We are a services company, expert in custom software development, data science and AI. Our mission is to develop innovative IT solutions to solve the most complex challenges of our customers, of all sizes and in all sectors. Based in Louvain-la-Neuve, our team has a scientific DNA and strong problem solving skills and has already led more than 400 projects in Belgium and internationally. 

 

Your role

  • You are part of a growing team of young and talented data scientists based in Louvain-la-Neuve, who have already successfully completed consulting engagements for renowned Clients in various industries (energy, automotive, drones, pharmaceutical, healthcare, chemicals, mobility, etc.).
  • You design and develop the best IT solutions for our Clients, using mainly top notch Open Source programming technologies.
  • You analyse available data by leveraging advanced data processing and statistical techniques, and help defining new data needs and collection strategies.
  • You design, build and improve machine learning algorithms using most recent technologies (Deep Learning, Reinforced Learning, etc.). You actively contribute to the deployment of those algorithms to production environments in close collaboration with our software development teams.
  • You help your team in understanding, structuring and challenging our Clients' needs by participating in various business development and iteration meetings. 
  • You learn every day in the context of different projects. You leverage coaching from more experienced colleagues and also share your experience and skills with your colleagues (pair programming).
  • You take in charge the organisation of your daily work, leveraging different management tools and reporting directly to Project Managers.
  • You are regularly in contact with Client representatives (face-to-face meetings, emails, phone calls) to present the latest results or advances of the solutions we develop. 

 

Your profile

Must-have 

  • You hold a Master's degree in STEM (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc.).
  • You have a proven experience applying robust data processing and analysis techniques (descriptive statistics, statistical tests, regression, visualisation, etc.) to answer complex scientific and/or business questions.
  • You are familiar with concepts of both “classical” machine learning (SVM, Decision Trees, clustering, etc.) and more advanced techniques (deep learning, NLP, image recognition, etc.), and willing to learn (a lot) more.
  • You have experience in programming and you are at least familiar with the Python programming language and the associated toolkit (pandas, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, jupyter notebooks, etc.). 
  • You are familiar with essential data access techniques (e.g., text file manipulation, SQL queries, etc.) and you might have an experience using NoSQL databases or Big Data computing technologies (Hadoop/Spark).
  • You are willing to learn new technologies and improve existing technical skills. You are looking for a nurturing professional environment offering you this opportunity.
  • You have operational knowledge of macOS and/or GNU/Linux.
  • You are familiar with standard coding tools (Git, IDEs, etc.).
  • You have very good communication skills (oral and written) in English.
  • You can be described as an analytical-minded person. You are curious and want to understand how things work beneath the surface. 
  • You can collaborate with different types of persons, but at the same time feel ready to defend your own point of view and values.
  • You are pragmatic, organized and flexible at work. You can handle your own tasks, but know when and how to ask for help or additional information whenever necessary. 
  • You pay attention to details, and you are always striving for excellence.

Nice-to-have

  • A first experience in professional backend or front-end development (as an employee, intern, or as a member of the Open Source community…) is not mandatory, but is valued.
  • A PhD degree is not necessarily required but is considered a strong asset.
  • You have expertise in some of the following languages or frameworks: JavaScript/TypeScript (Node.js, Angular, React, Ionic, React Native), Python (Django, Flask, Pyramid), Scala.
  • You have knowledge of more specialized data science libraries such as sklearn or keras/TensorFlow.
  • Passive or active knowledge of French or Dutch.

 

Advantages

Good initial salary package

  • Copyrights allowance
  • Meal vouchers 
  • Hospitalisation insurance including free medical appointments 
  • High quality Apple laptop
  • Smartphone with voice/data subscription
  • Team bonus
  • Bike leasing opportunity
  • Teleworking on request
  • Seniority holidays

Amazing work environment 

  • Family-like team spirit
  • Horizontal Management
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Modern offices close to the city centre
  • Easy access (train, bike or car) 
  • Afterwork every Friday offered by B12
  • Team Building abroad
  • Fresh fruits, delicious tea and coffee
  • Massages
  • No non-sense policy

Opportunities and ambitions

  • Fast growing company with the ambition to keep developing itself
  • Clear career path, from Analyst Developer to Project Manager or Technical Expert
  • Unique opportunities to develop your technical and management skills daily 
  • Continuous learning (pair programming sessions, knowledge sharing meetings, coaching/mentoring)
  • Accessible partnership after several years in the company

 

Applications

If you are interested in this role, please send your application letter and resume by email to Mrs. Camille Libert, jobs@b12-consulting.com.