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About the Challenge

As an R&D Data Scientist, you will be driving progress through research. Your job will be to accelerate our R&D processes with data analytics and novel machine learning concepts, increasing the competitiveness of our production facilities and working on the long-term sustainability of our company.

You’re part of a cross-functional team that works closely with the production units on site to analyze bottlenecks, address inefficiencies and ensure the implementation of digitization projects. You’ll keep on growing your knowledge and expertise in data science and machine learning, by:

  • Executing data analytics projects
  • Investigating opportunities for machine learning and artificial intelligence to build predictive models
  • Exploring big data concepts
  • Cooperating closely with various experts from R&D, production and business IT
  • Participating in competence development projects, assuming responsibility for timing and results
  • Effectively communicating technical concepts to senior managers and stakeholders

Your skills

We’re looking for a motivated young grad with good networking and communication skills. Someone we can trust to take ownership of projects to ensure a successful execution.

  • Master in Computer Science, Mathematical Engineering or Statistics, or equivalent through relevant experience
  • Proficient in data analytics and machine learning methods
  • Excellent programming skills in Python; experience with Azure machine learning components is a plus
  • Experience developing and applying machine learning in an industrial context is an asset
  • Strong summarizing, reporting and presenting skills
  • Fluent in English, both orally and in writing; Dutch, French, German, Korean, Japanese or Chinese capabilities are an asset

Our offer

Exellys isn’t your typical recruiting or consulting agency, we are truly a category of one. We coach young tech talent and prime them for the professional world. After two years of receiving coaching and upskilling from Exellys, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly for a client that suits your skill set and interest. Think of us as your personal career coach.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Do meaningful work. When you join us, you’ll work on purposeful projects that push the envelope of technology.
  • Benefit from a personal career coach. Ongoing development and learning is a core part of our DNA, and it’ll be part of yours, too.
  • Career mobility. After two years, you’ll have the opportunity to directly work for a client and grow your professional mobility.
  • We take care of you. We provide competitive compensation, benefits and more.

Ready to take on a high-impact role at a growing company? Bring your ambition and strong work ethic to a trusted company.

Key figures

  • 50 production sites
  • 15 R&D technical sites
  • 5 continents
  • 11,000+ colleagues

Company insights

More about this organisation

Our client is a global materials technology and recycling group. Their goal is to reduce harmful emissions, power the vehicles and technologies of the future, and give new life to used metals. They strive to be a leader in providing and creating material based solutions which contribute to fundamental improvements in the quality of life. The values of openness, innovation, respect, teamwork and commitment are crucial to their success.


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