Lead Data Scientist

Job description

Join one of the leading Data & A.I. consultancies in the Netherlands and work on challenging projects for large organizations. Our experts in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and (Big) Data create customizable solutions that bring business value to our clients. To meet the demands of our growing customer base, we are now looking for a Lead Data Scientist to strengthen our team. In this position you will focus on our Data Hub and/or Applied A.I. Solutions, either working as a consultant, or as a project lead.

How would your contribution & day-to-day look like?

The Lead Data Scientist position is a dynamic role that requires you to act as an advisor to our client and design and develop the right A.I. application that can solve their business challenge. After the consultancy and designing phase, you take over responsibility for the implementation of the solution together with a team of engineers, data scientists, and a project manager. From a customer perspective you are the point of contact on progress, quality, and content. In addition to leading the project, you are still actively working as a data scientist on a daily basis within the team. Next to that, you love to help fellow data scientists grow by coaching them and sharing your expertise.

The right person for this job has excellent communication skills to lead all aspects of project execution and delivery, including presenting technical and business concepts to a variety of stakeholders. When a customer faces significant issues, you step in to use your technical depth and machine learning expertise to find a solution. You also are able to influence, consult (providing options with pros, cons, and risks) around all key decisions, both functional and technical, during project delivery. You are responsible for making sure the customer understands what the project will deliver, but even more importantly, that the project delivers what is valuable for the customer. You can make complex things easy, and handling complex tasks comes as second nature.

Are you ready to fast forward your data career as a Lead Data Scientist?

Job requirements

  • Being a native Dutch speaker or able to fluently speak the language is a big plus, but being proficient in English is mandatory.
  • You are based in NL.
  • You have a relevant MSc or PhD.
  • You have proven experience with leading projects and lead a team of technical people in a commercial business setting
  • You have experience in advising clients on A.I. possibilities and have strong stakeholder management skills.
  • You are experienced in Python and R.
  • You have experience with Azure, AzureML and/or AWS, SageMaker and/or Databricks.
  • You have experience with time series forecasting, machine learning, statistics and discrete optimization techniques.
  • You are able to translate client needs into requirements in data science terms .
  • You have exceptional communication and presentation skills to translate technical and business concepts.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, customer-centric attitude, proven team player and team builder.
  • You are knowledgeable on best practices and latest development in the data science field and engineering, both Cloud-based as well as when working locally.
  • You have relevant experience in marketing and/or finance and/or industry domain.

What we offer

We shape the future by activating data in an engaging and inspiring environment where we value innovation, quality, reliability and fun. As an employer, we encourage an entrepreneurial mindset and drive. We don’t believe in micro-management and share responsibility with our staff focusing on adding value to the business and clients. We also offer:

  • Being part of a fast-growing and innovative informal company
  • Working on exciting state-of-the art A.I projects
  • Friendly, professional, and cooperative colleagues
  • A competitive salary based on your skills and experience
  • Competitive primary and secondary benefits
  • 8% Holiday allowance
  • Working-from-home allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 Holidays
  • Annual training budget
  • Laptop/Mac + mobile phone with subscription


Do you think you would be a great fit? To apply, send us your most recent CV. For more information go to www.anchormen.nl. #FastForwardYourDataCareer

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