Brussels loves AI

Why Brussels is the best place to open a European HQ for tech companies.

A recent report from EY shows that 2018 was an absolute record year for attracting foreign direct investments (FDI). A total of 278 foreign investment projects were initiated, representing a 29% increase on the previous year and creating an all-time high number of jobs (7,363). With this increase, Belgium is going against the European trend. More than 1500 international companies’ HQ are now already established in Brussels. The capital of Europe has everything a company needs: an open economy, business incentives and services, a strong infrastructure, and a talent pool of multilingual, highly skilled professionals in all sectors. Being the world’s 2nd most cosmopolitan city and located at the crossroads of Western European cultures, this is actually not very surprising.

Belgium has also essential assets regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). 
It has a tradition of world-class AI researchers, some of whom were at the cradle of artificial intelligence. Additionally, Belgium ranks 9th in the “Digital Economy and Society Index” within the EU with a society that largely embraces AI as a novel and promising technology rather than a threat.

The Brussels Region had a pioneering role in AI since long before it became a buzzword, hosting, for instance, the first academic laboratory dedicated to AI in Europe at the University of Brussels. The most active research groups are The IRIDIA laboratoryThe AI Experience Centre  and The Machine learning Group

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Prof Dr Hugues Bersini, founder of the AI lab of the ULB

 

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Prof Dr Ingrid Daubechies, The most cited Belgian mathematician, recognized for her study of the mathematical methods that enhance image-compression technology

 

Belgian employees are among the leaders in the use of artificial intelligence in the workplace. 54% of employees are already confronted with artificial intelligence at work or expect this to happen in the next two years. The Belgians are also predominantly positive about the use of AI at work. More than six in ten say that AI has a positive effect on their productivity. 

The Brussels Region also supports companies in their AI endeavours, both from innovation, technical, finance and a business point of view.

  1. Innoviris, the Brussels Region funding body, has been providing significant support to AI-related research and innovation, steadily ramping up its support programs in this field, with a dedicated budget of € 20M over the past 2 years. In particular, an AI call (“Team Up”) aimed at fostering collaboration between academia and industry was launched in 2017. This program reflects the Brussels Region approach to AI development, which emphasises collaborative research and open innovation.
  2. For the technical aspects, one can mention the leading role of Sirris Brussels, through its Elucidata laboratory, and of the Icity.Brussels technology hub, both co-funded by the Brussels Region and ERDF
  3. The finance.brussels group SRIB/GIMB aims at providing financial support for the creation, reorganisation or expansion of private companies located in the region. In addition to investment, they support entrepreneurs in all phases of their company’s development. BRUSTART provides financial solutions to young innovative companies that are in the launching or starting-up phase. It supports technological innovation through the seed-capital fund, which is directed towards spin-offs.
  4. As for the business aspects, the Region Brussels Capital launched in 2017 the Nexttech.brussels plan coordinated by hub.brussels and gathers main entities involved in AI in the Region. Moreover, hub.brussels and its cluster software.brussels provide tailor-made support and advice.

 

One other important aspect of the Brussels is their support for the Tech communities. The Region expects to continue building on the success of the Data Science Community, made of AI experts and practitioners. This community counts several thousand members and organizes more than a hundred events per year and one European Data Innovation Summit.
The region has co-financed a dedicated tech and starter Hub called DigitYser where communities can gather to boost their digital skills and raise awareness on AI and data literacy. 

DigitYser also is the regional driver of AI4Belgium the community-led approach to enable Belgian people and organisations to capture the opportunities of AI while facilitating the ongoing transition responsibly. AI 4 Belgium has the ambition to position Belgium in the European AI landscape. We are currently assisting the newly elected government to define their AI strategy based on the European recommendations.

The Brussels’ AI strategy is based on 6 pillars

  • Data literacy and AI training for all
  • Support R&D and promote innovation
  • Setting up a responsible data strategy and promote open data
  • Promote the use of AI in the private industries & SME’s
  • Promote the use of AI in the public sector
  • Position Brussels as the driving AI city of Europe 

More skills development is made possible with the development of new training programs, namely with the Microsoft AI School, the Big Data Bxl and AI Black Belt initiative.

3 tech hubs are promoting AI actively:

  • Becentral – The digital campus of Brussels
  • Betacowork – Coworking and Community for freelancers & entrepreneurs.
  • DigitYser – The home of the AI & datascience community in Brussels

Brussels and Antwerp are in the top 15 hubs of artificial intelligence talent in Europe, according to a new report from the international venture capital firm Atomico. That is one of the conclusions in ‘The State of European Tech‘, a new report from venture firm Atomico and the Finnish tech conference Slush published in 2016. Atomico and Slush use LinkedIn data as a source for their conclusions. To be more precise: cities with the highest amount of LinkedIn members with AI skills.

Our main argument is that Brussels is also a very pleasant place to live and a family-friendly environment blessed with a welcoming heart. A business city teeming with opportunities, but also a relaxing home, ideal for enjoying life’s sweeter side. Lying at the crossroads of Western Europe’s cultures while being home to so many citizens from all over the world definitely makes Brussels a human-sized global city where local culture and cosmopolitanism get along perfectly.

So in summary here are the top 7 reasons to put Brussels in your shortlist:

  1. Located in the centre of Europe, 
  2. Low cost of living and high quality of life,
  3. Available AI talent at an acceptable price 
  4. Top universities and innovation programs, 
  5. Practical Regional & Federal support, 
  6. Very active AI communities and expert groups
  7. Tech & starters’ hubs to host and support your new venture  

Looking at this it is not surprising that Brussels has become the best place to open a European HQ for a tech company.

 

About the author: 

Philippe Van Impe is the driver of the AI & data science community of Belgium, the founder of DigitYser – the tech & starters’ hub of Brussels and a business coach for companies who wants to start their European HQ in Brussels.

 

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Jobs – VUB – RESEARCH POSITION IN DATA ANALYTICS

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RESEARCH

The Data Analytics Laboratory within the Business Technology & Operations (BUTO) department at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School is looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong abilities and interest to perform research in the field of data analytics for carrying out a research project in close collaboration with a company, with the aim to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics.

The topic of the research project concerns the development of a framework for integrating data analytics applications and the development of profit-driven data analytics to support customer relationship management, with the aim to optimize customer lifetime value, by analysing large amounts of structured customer interaction data, marketing campaign data and financial information. By integrating various types of analyses and predictions, the aim is to provide detailed and actionable insight and feedback for optimized managerial decision-making.

The candidate is expected to conceptually develop and implement these applications by analysing available real-life data in close collaboration with and at location of the involved company. The project will require a thorough study of analytical approaches as well as the specific field of application. Upon successful realization of the project, the candidate will dispose of a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in applying and implementing analytics projects within a company setting.

The Data Analytics Laboratory is a vibrant research team of data scientists which actively engage in research projects with the industry for developing innovative business applications of Big Data Analytics. For more information, visit data-lab.be.

TEACHING

Teaching exercises related to the course Statistics II for economic sciences to bachelor students.
Supervising bachelor paper and master thesis projects.
The teaching assignment relates to the research project, and will allow the candidate to reinforce his/her background knowledge on basic statistical principles, underlying the more advanced data analytical approaches.

OTHER

The candidate will have to assist in surveying the computer rooms (one evening per week, 16h-20h).

FURTHER DETAILS

Place of employment: Brussels (VUB, campus Etterbeek). For more information, please contact Wouter Verbeke: +32 629 20 53 or wouter.verbeke@vub.be

PROFILE

The candidate has an academic Master degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Engineering, Applied Economics, Applied Sciences or Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Informatics, etc.), and combines strong quantitative and problem solving skills with a profound interest in business and management.

Excellent written and spoken knowledge of Dutch and English.

Preferably, the candidate possesses the following skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of data analysis (statistics, analytics, machine learning)
Programming skills (e.g., R, Matlab, SAS, Python, Java)
Strong communication skills verbal and written (essential!)

OFFER

As an employee of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel your days will be spent in a dynamic, diverse and multilingual environment. Both our campuses are set within green oases on the outskirts of the centre of the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe. This centre, with all its opportunities, is within your reach by public transport in under half an hour.

Depending on your experience and academic merits you will receive a salary on one of the pay scales laid down by the government. Hospitalisation cover and free use of public transport for travel to and from work are standard conditions of employment. If you would rather cycle to work, compensation is also available for that. Both campuses have extensive sporting facilities which are at your disposal and a nursery is within walking distance.
More information is available at vub.ac.be under the heading “future employees”.

Additional information

  • Planned starting date: 01/12/2017
  • Length of contract: 1 year, initially, extendable upon positive evaluation
  • Deadline for application: 31/11/2017
  • Contact person Wouter Verbeke
  • Contact telephone +32 2 629 20 53
  • Contact e-mail wouter.verbeke@vub.be
  • Applications can be submitted directly by contacting wouter.verbeke@vub.be or online via the website of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

All applications must at least include the following attachments:

  • A CV
  • A concise motivation of the reason for applying including relevant experience (research activities, study stays etc.)
  • A copy of the master degree

Jobs – ULB – Postdoc in Data Science/Deep Learning/Big Data Mining for fraud detection

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/211909


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science › Cybernetics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2017 00:00 – Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/03/2018

Position Description

Applications are invited for full-time post-doctoral (3 years) research position at the Machine Learning Group, Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

The vacancy is available to be filled in February (earliest) till April (at the latest). The researcher is expected to carry out fundamental research in Data Science/Machine Learning/Big Data Mining and to take an active role in an applied research project on deep learning for credit card fraud detection which is funding the position.

The Machine Learning Group, ULB is a research group that carries out theoretical research on statistical machine learning, predictive modeling and computational statistics, and takes part in several applied research projects in domains as diverse as big data mining, bioinformatics to biomedical engineering and fraud detection.

Located in heart of Brussels, the Université Libre de Bruxelles is renowned for quality research through its prestigious affiliate research centers and world renowned faculty. Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union, is a cosmopolitan city renowned for its picturesque squares and buildings, serene parks and gardens and a very vibrant cultural life spiced up by many international languages.

Deadline

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as positions will remain open until filled by suitable candidates.

Contact

Candidates are invited to send their CV with the detailed list of publications, their PhD thesis and the name of at least 2 reference persons  in .pdf format by email to gbonte@ulb.ac.be.

The subject field of your email must include MLG-JOB: research position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ULB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. ULB wishes to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science › Cybernetics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 – 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should have a recent PhD on a subject related to data mining, statistical machine learning or computational statistics. In particular, any research experience on data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, or fraud detection will be an asset.

Applicants are expected to have strong programming skills, the ability to work independently, strong interpersonal skills, good writing and oral communication.

Upon offer of a position in MLG-ULB, the candidates who are non-EU citizens are required to obtain an appropriate long-term Schengen visa; further information is available from their nearest Belgian embassy.

Job – DATA-SCIENTIST – Koning Boudewijnstichting

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Samen werken aan een betere samenleving

De Koning Boudewijnstichting heeft als opdracht bij te dragen tot een betere samenleving.

De Stichting is in België en Europa een actor van verandering en innovatie in dienst van het algemeen belang en van de maatschappelijke cohesie. Ze zet zich in om een maximale impact te realiseren door de competenties van organisaties en personen te versterken. Ze stimuleert doeltreffende filantropie bij personen en ondernemingen.

Integriteit, transparantie, pluralisme, onafhankelijkheid, respect voor diversiteit en bevorderen van solidariteit zijn haar belangrijkste waarden.

Haar actiedomeinen momenteel zijn armoede en sociale rechtvaardigheid, filantropie, gezondheid, maatschappelijk engagement, ontwikkeling van talenten, democratie, Europese integratie, erfgoed en ontwikkelingssamenwerking.

De Koning Boudewijnstichting beschikt over heel wat kwantitatieve en kwalitatieve data over haar projecten. Dit is een enorme bron aan informatie, die op haar beurt weer input kan geven voor nieuwe initiatieven.

De Koning Boudewijnstichting is op zoek naar een

DATA-SCIENTIST (m/v)
Contract van twee jaar

Profiel
– je hebt ervaring met big data en structureren van data bv. Python (pandas, numpy), R, Spark, ….
– je kan een strategie definiëren om inzichten uit gegevens te extraheren
– je kan data consolideren en harmoniseren
– je kan datamodellen en data-analyses ontwikkelen
– je hebt interesse in de maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen van de actiedomeinen van de Stichting
– je wil graag de bron aan informatie van de Koning Boudewijnstichting beter en meer exploreren maar ook naar extra data op zoek gaan en de cases op een out-of-the-box manier aanpakken
– je hebt een ondernemende en enthousiasmerende attitude, identificeert opportuniteiten en neemt initiatief
– je werkt autonoom en hebt duidelijke verantwoordelijkheden, maar bent tezelfdertijd een teamplayer

Je hebt
– een master diploma in informatica, informatiemanagement, computerwetenschappen, statistiek of gelijkaardig
– bijzondere affiniteit met de thema’s van de Stichting
– uitstekende intermenselijke vaardigheden
– mondelinge en redactionele vaardigheden
– een gezonde dosis emotionele en sociale intelligentie
– talenkennis : Nederlands als moedertaal en een zeer goede kennis van het Frans en het Engels
– kennis van de courante softwarepakketten Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint en sociale media

Wij bieden

– een voltijds contract van bepaalde duur (twee jaar)
– een inhoudelijk boeiende en gevarieerde job met veel autonomie en contacten
– een open, dynamische en menselijke sfeer
– een aantrekkelijk salaris met voordelen
– een flexibele werkregeling (glijdende uren, telewerk)

De Koning Boudewijnstichting wil de samenleving waarvoor zij zich inzetten zo goed mogelijk weerspiegelen. Kandidaten worden dan ook geselecteerd op basis van hun kwaliteiten en vaardigheden, ongeacht geslacht, afkomst of beperking. Als je een beperking hebt, laat ons dat vooraf weten. We zorgen ervoor dat je in de best mogelijke omstandigheden kunt deelnemen aan de selecties.

Meer jobs? kom dan naar de JobFair op 28 September.

Schrijf je in voor de JobFair van de data science Community dat doorgaat op DigitYser op 28 September.

#datascience JobFair will take place at Digityser on September 28th – come and meet 20 recruiting companies and over 70 candidates.
Companies can book their place by sending an e-mail to training@di-academy.com
Jobseekers can book their place though EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2x4YO79

Interesse om rechtstreeks te soliciteren?

Stuur uw brief + c.v. tegen uiterlijk 30 september 2017 naar mevrouw Pascale Criekemans, Brederodestraat 21 in 1000 Brussel of per e-mail : criekemans.p@kbs-frb.be
Voor meer info kan u bellen naar 02/549 02 14 of op kbs-frb.be

Job – Accenture – Data Science Consultant

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Job Location: Brussels, Job Number: 00267178,  APPLY SAVE THIS JOB

Job description

Data Science Consultant

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 358,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Your position

Accenture Digital drives high performance for our clients by enabling interactions with digital customers, channels, and markets, and applying digital technologies across the enterprise to create new value. Leveraging our unmatched breadth and depth of digital services (cloud, mobility, analytics, interactive, social, technology and business) you’ll develop the transformational strategies and implement the new technologies that our clients need to win in the marketplace.

When you join Accenture, you will be an integral part of a forward-looking digital community as you work alongside and share ideas with a world-class, global network of 28,000+ digital professionals who innovate and develop new ways to deliver results for clients every day.

Who are we looking for?

Analytics & Big Data is booming and Accenture is currently looking for an outstanding Data Science Consultant to complete the team. Accenture strongly believes that high performance hinges on the ability to gain insights from data — insights that allow for better decision making and strengthen customer relationships. From strategy to execution, Accenture works with organizations to develop their Analytics & Digital capabilities — from accessing data onto prescriptive modelling and taking the appropriate business actions — to outperform the competition.

In that context, Accenture has put together a leading edge Data Science team in Brussels, fully integrated into a global group of analytics practitioners and innovation centres worldwide. This network, composed of data scientists, statisticians and PHDs working together with industry and domain experts helps our clients in Belgium and globally move from issue to outcome by leveraging the power of the data.

Your Role

As a Data Science Consultant, you will be involved in the following key tasks:

  1. Data Modelling & Analyses

  • Execute the full data mining steps from data preparation, modelling & interpretation
  • Leverage Accenture’s international network and knowledge capital for Analytics by using proven assets and methodologies
  • Propose new problem solving solutions and methodologies

 

  1. Create client value through Business Insight generation – Turning insights to action

  • Engage in the delivery of analytics assignments for Accenture clients involving segmentation, churn prediction, cross & up sell, forecasting, predictive asset maintenance, optimization
  • Contribute and facilitate workshops/interviews bridging the gap between data analytics and business outcome
  • Provide strategic and tactical advice to clients by translating analytical solution into out-of-the-box execution recommendations addressing business objectives and impacting bottom line results

 

  1. Business Development

  • Participate in business development work efforts
  • Build case for analytics through need analyses and business case (quantify likely benefits)

 

+ Basic qualifications

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Job @ Medialaan: Data Quality expert

Are you passionate about Data Crunching and keen on having business impact?

We are looking for a talented Data Quality Expert!

You will be part of our dynamic Research & Marketing team and report to the CRM manager of our central unit.

The Central CRM unit is a department in the organization that gives strategic and operational advice in how to build a trustworthy 2-way relationship with our customers. Our unit is charged with supporting a wide range of internal users and we help them to take important business decisions and to steer the strategy of the company.

Your Challenge:

Set up a Data Governance program together with all stakeholders (IT, Marketing, Sales…) that describes the establishment and deployment of roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures concerning the acquisition, maintenance, dissemination and disposition of our data.

You main tasks are:

  • Identify, assess, fix, document, and communicate potential quality issues in the way data are collected, stored, processed, or used.
  • Understanding the data, looking for discrepancies, inconsistencies, data redundancy and taking steps to solve data deficiencies.
  • Be responsible for the enrichment of our data to create added value.
  • Continuous Monitoring output data quality through KPI dashboards and reports and make recommendations based on the outcome.
  • You are the person that leads all data quality related projects, which includes writing business requirements, managing the scope, budget and risks etc.
  • You have a crucial role in helping the organization to understand the value and impact of good data quality.

 

Additionally you will:

  • Setup business and validation rules together with stakeholders that govern our data.
  • Be responsible for business processes that create or change data.
  • Automation of solutions for data quality issues associated with all sorts of data (customer data, mobile data, online data, financial data etc.).
  • Design, implementation and testing of (automated) DQ processes; for example data cleansing operations or deduplication.
  • You contribute to the continuous improvement of our Data Governance methodology to keep it tuned with technology evolution (unstructured data, cloud, data privacy, …)
  • You act in a cross-functional team and work closely with our IT department.

 

Your profile: 

  • You have a passion for information management and you are challenged by the data struggle many companies are facing at the moment. You have good analytical skills and you are able to communicate both in business as well as in technical language.
  • You have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience as an analyst in a Data Quality and/or Business Intelligence environment.
  • You possess a basic understanding of data models and architecture, data governance/data management concepts, approaches, methodologies and tools.
  • You are good in translating analytical results into business concepts.
  • You have strong programming skills, preferably in SQL.
  • Knowledge of Tableau is also a plus.
  • You have strong communication skills and like to take initiative.
  • You like to work independently, to take ownership and you are accountable.
  • You have a solid understanding of the business and the importance of Data Quality.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are an objective and diplomatic person that likes to work in a team.
  • You are solution-minded.

 

Intrigued? Please send your motivation letter and resume to Sharon.degens@medialaan.be Maybe you can join our new CRM unit and build a great data story at MEDIALAAN.

Job – Base 3 – Business Intelligence Consultant / Data Analytics / ETL / DWH

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Hello Philippe,

at Base 3 we’re on a course for growth and looking for people to be a part of it. We’re hiring 12 people in Data Analytics. Mostly around Microsoft technologies (SSIS,SSAS,SSRS,…) and SAS. But we’re open to other technologies too. Diversity is important to us as is personal attention.
So a job description can be found on https://www.ictjob.be/nl/vacature/base-3-business-intelligence-consultant-data-analytics-etl-dwh/1-78127.
I’m off course open to explain more in a first conversation.

Thanks,
Steve


Base 3 – Business Intelligence Consultant / Data Analytics / ETL / DWH

We are growing our business and looking to hire 12 data inspired professionals.

What makes a great Base 3 Consultant?

Our consultants produce business value for our clients through the use of business intelligence, advanced analytics or big data techniques.

What makes them great is that they have a real passion for data that works infectious on the people around them. They’re strong communicators and work together with our clients sharing knowledge and ideas along the way.

What does a Consultant do?

There is a huge diversity in the type of roles and projects our consultants work on. Always assessing and adapting to the need of the customer.

A grasp out of the different things you could do throughout the day

  • Interpret data, analyze results and provide ongoing reports and clear visualizations.
  • Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimize data-driven decisions.
  • Acquire data from primary or Secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Filter and “clean” data, and review computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems.
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Locate and define new improvement opportunities.

 

What does Base 3 have to offer?

Besides the possibility to work on fantastic projects for great customers, we offer

  • A competitive salary with great benefits including a company car, group and health insurance.
  • 32 days holiday.
  • The possibility to build your skills and expertise.
  • A company that values long-term relationships with staff, customers and partners. Relationships based on honest collaboration, mutual trust and respect.

Feel free to contact us if you’d like to know more about our company, culture, colleagues,…

The Company

Founded in 1996, Base 3 has 20 years of experience in the data analytics market in Belgium.

Our consultants have a passion for data. They collaborate with our customers to improve their data-driven decisions. To produce business value, they use business intelligence, advanced analytics or big data techniques. Through their expertise and talent, they produce premium deliverables.

Our customers are our biggest source of inspiration. Their data-related questions and assignments are the challenges that excite our consultants.

When passion meets purpose ….

Our Values

Our long-term relationships with staff, customers and partners are based upon honest collaboration, mutual trust and respect.

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

For further information or to apply for this vacancy, please contact Steven Boen and include your CV.

Job – external consultant – R & R-Shiny expertise – Brussels

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Ref FL-Rshiny: Freelance, 3 months starting ASAP in Brussels.

For one of our Innovation Partner in Brussels we are looking for an external consultant, specialist in R code and R-Shiny.

The project aims at finding the communes where we have a profitable growth potential, and highlighting the brokers with who we should work more to reach our objectives.

One important aspect of this project is the visualisation of those information on a map. We choose the language R-Shiny to develop it but our knowledge of this language is perfectible and we would like to add new functionalities.

The consultant we are looking for must have a strong knowledge of R, R-Shiny, R-Leaflet and if possible Java Script. He will also need good pedagogical skills. Indeed, his mission won’t be to program alone, but rather to help upgrading the knowledge of the team through a good cooperation with them while programming. At last, the working language will be English.

Example of functionalities already in the tool:

  • Map showing the location of the different point of sales with some key features inside popup
  • Table summarizing some key variables about the communes and the point of sales + possibility to download those tables in an excel format
  • Value box, inside or outside the map, giving information about the main KPI of the geographical zone
  • Possibility to zoom on some strategic geographical zones on the map

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

Please send your offer to pvanimpe@dihub.eu with ref FL-Rshiny.

Job – Click@Bike – Senior Data Engineer

Click@Bike  is a promising start-up with European ambitions for the development and distribution of an innovative touristic cycling product-service offer for the hospitality sector. The Company is well capitalised and has extensive international support from the public sector.

To re-enforce its in-house IT development team, the Company is looking to hire a Senior Data Engineer.

About the role: Data Engineer

You will be a Senior Data Engineer responsible for all operational aspects related to the Company’s data, from sourcing through public and commercial tourist channels, over designing a robust schema and data model, to implementing and maintaining the data infrastructure using the latest technologies and best practices, with the aim to provide most current data in a secure, efficient, reliable and scalable manner to support back-end services and front-end user information display services.

The Senior Data Engineer will work together with external data providers. She/he will perform the technical analysis of the specific data interfaces, execute the data translation and integration with the in-house back-end systems by implementing or developing respective Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) solutions, and, together with the Product Manager, roll-out prototypes and final products to customers.

Further to the primary tasks of the Senior Data Engineer, it is the Company’s strategy to broaden the scope towards software engineering tasks in the backend application stack over time to cross-functionalize the IT department.

The Senior Data Engineer reports to the Product Manager; as the first in-house data engineer she/he owns the unique chance to develop from ground zero the Company’s data engineering processes and to manage the Company’s data.

The Senior Data Engineer will establish and lead the data engineering team.

Essential Qualifications

  • Master in IT with 7 years of job related experience
  • Experience as a software engineer, data engineer, data architect or any combination of the roles
  • Software programming skill set and sound knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience in object oriented programming, preferably using Java
  • Deep understanding of database schema design and data structures
  • Experience in data modelling using inter alia entity relationship diagrams, UML
  • Experience with RDBMS: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL or Oracle
  • Experience with ETL tools, preferably open source, such as Talend, Pentaho
  • Experience with RDBMS spatial extensions
  • Experience with structured data communication: SOAP, REST/XML, JSON
  • Excellent technical communication skills
  • Software modelling, architecture & software services design experience
    • Unified Modelling Language (UML)
    • User stories, use cases
    • System design
    • Functional and technical systems specifications
  • Experience with Back-end and front-end application development
  • Experience in IT project management
  • Knowledge of NoSQL database concepts and their typical use cases
  • Experience in team leadership

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as graph DB (e.g. Neo4j), document DB (e.g. MongoDB) or key-value stores (e.g. Voldemort or CouchDB)
  • Experience with Java Enterprise: J2EE, JSP/JSF, EJB, JDBC, JMS framework
  • Experience with Android development
  • Experience in web development and system setup: Apache/Tomcat, PHP

Office & Development Tools

  • MS Office
    • MS Word, MS Powerpoint: advanced user
    • MS Access, MS Excel: power user
  • Eclipse/Netbeans, Bitbucket/Git/GitHub, Confluence&JIRA,
  • XML Editor, such as XML Spy or Oxygen XML Editor
  • Enterprise Architect
  • PowerDesigner
  • Operating systems: Windows 8.1 or 10, Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat)

Soft Skills

  • Spirit to work in a start-up environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Good teamwork competencies
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Sound judgement
  • Service and customer oriented

Language Skills

  • We are operating in an international environment; hence a high English proficiency is mandatory.

Additional: fluent in Dutch, French or German, a third language is a plus

Apply:

Make sure that you are a member of the Brussels Data Science Community linkedin group before you apply. Join  here.

Please note that we also manage other vacancies that are not public, if you want us to bring you in contact with them too, just send your CV to datasciencebe@gmail.com .

For further information or to apply for this vacancy, please contact Bart Vandermeeren and include your CV.

Job – Junior Data Scientist

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Are you pursuing a career in data science?

We have a great opportunity for you: an intensive training program combined with interesting job opportunities!

Interested? Check out http://di-academy.com/bootcamp/ follow the link to our datascience survey and send your cv to training@di-academy.com

Once selected, you’ll be invited for the intake event that will take place in Brussels this summer.

Hope to see you there,

Nele & Philippe