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Data Engineer

You are passionate about software development. You have a strong affinity with data, innovative business intelligence solutions, knowledge graphs and machine learning. You are eager to contribute to concrete business projects in a wide variety of domains.

If that is you, we would like to talk to you about the role of Data Engineer at We Connect Data. We Connect Data 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 technologies and market trends in rapidly changing environments.

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

As a data engineer, you will work closely with our development teams, project managers and business analysts in the implementation of DataScouts, our Market & Competitive Intelligence Platform, for specific customer cases. You will be in charge of integrating with relevant data sources and legacy systems, customizing the AI-enabled workflow, the data pipelines and classifiers delivering instant market and competitive insights.

You will be involved in pre-sales conversations and developing proposals for custom specific integrations, data gathering and reporting workflows. You will ensure customer success in deriving valuable market and competitive intelligence.

You are a highly collaborative individual who is capable of managing your own agenda, collaborating with colleagues and prioritising tasks for impact.


  • 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 to 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 is essential, other languages (e.g. R and SQL) are beneficial
  • A deep understanding of graph databases and NEO4J is a plus
  • Good presentation and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex analytical concepts to business people 
  • Methodical yet creative problem solver
  • Experience in applying data science and machine learning methods to real-world problems

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.


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 environments.

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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Sound like something for you?

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