Data Scientist (Food & Agribusiness - NL)

Eager to drive data-centric projects that apply the latest in data science, machine learning & artificial intelligence? Embrace challenging projects, mainly within the agri-food sector. Assist a client in discovering the value hidden within gathered data and help craft a system that augments human decision-making or automates such decision-making.

Key responsibilities & requirements

Key responsibilities

As a part of our Rotterdam-based Food & Agribusiness Team - residing close to the largest high-tech horticulture cluster in the world - you will be one of the driving forces of continued innovation through the use of these cutting-edge technologies. With our focus on food & agribusiness, we aim to extend our expertise within the industry, which allows us to support our clients in the best way possible.

As a data scientist, you will take the lead on data-centric projects on various topics related to vertical farming, business optimization, and autonomous growing. You have an excellent understanding of how the basic techniques in data science work (regression, classification, database structures, grid search,...) and can implement these techniques in practice using Python. Moreover, you know how to communicate these data science principles and findings to clients in a way that is understandable for business. As you operate in a startup environment, you are not afraid of taking initiative and ownership of projects, leaning on the technical support and coaching from more experienced or specialized team members.

Essential requirements for the position

  • You understand business economics;
  • You are an excellent programmer in Python;
  • You are comfortable working in a Unix-environment;
  • You have a passion for working with data and technology;
  • You have proven knowledge of data scientific principles;
  • You have 2 years of workings experience as a data scientist or in a similar position.

Nice to haves

  • Knowledge of other languages (speaking or programming);
  • Experience in the agri-food industry;
  • Experience with lean/agile software development;
  • Experience with data-science software and packages (HDFS, Spark, Scikit-Learn, ...);
  • Experience with the Google Cloud, Azure or AWS is a definitive plus.


Your profile

  • You have a MS in BioInformatics, Computer Science, Econometrics, AI, Maths, or Statistics;
  • You are eager to learn new things;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English and are a good communicator;
  • You are flexible and stress-resistant.

Are you ready to become part of a young and ambitious team that is eager to learn and not afraid to take on a challenge? Let's talk!

Your profile

We offer a vibrant working atmosphere with a true start-up mentality at our brand-new office in the centre of Rotterdam. More than anything else, you will be provided with the opportunity to take the initiative to set this company on the map (in the Netherlands – and beyond), as well as the opportunity to keep learning and growing over time.

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