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Data Scientist

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 technologies, and 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  

As a data scientist, you will work in an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, data and software engineers, designers, and project managers, using math's, 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.  You are a highly collaborative individual who can manage your agenda, collaborating with colleagues and prioritizing tasks for impact. You search for ways to improve things and you learn quickly. 


  • 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 do not expect you to be an expert in everything, but you should have:

  • MSc or PhD level degree in a discipline such as 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
  • Record of accomplishment in successfully leading complex projects
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written). Knowledge of Dutch or French is an asset


Why join 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 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?

We'd love to get to know you! Send an e-mail to with your resume and cover letter or send a link leading to a YouTube-video in wich you clarify your motivation for the vacancy.