Data Scientist

Startup Factory is hiring!


Data Factory's mission is to help startups, scale-ups and companies with a positive impact to turn their data into business value.

Business model

Data Factory's business model is to run AI/data science projects from discovery to implementation, while building data science capabilities at our clients:

  • We identify where data science could have the most value for our clients, and define potential use cases
  • We help them to raise subsidies to finance their project where possible
  • We build a proof-of-concept for the use case with a mixed team of Data Factory and the client
  • We help them hire and coach high-performing data scientists to ensure a succesful implementation.

Job Description

Do you want to join this exciting data science startup, and leverage your data science skills for other startups, scale-ups and companies with a positive impact? You will take the lead on short-term projects, where you will help define the approach, apply for subsidies (where applicable) and/or build a proof-of-concept solution. In some cases, you can join one of our clients for the implementation of a longer-term project.

As Data Scientist, you will be responsible for :

  • Deep-diving into the projects’ content to research the state-of-the-art and develop an approach for the project
  • Writing a subsidy application file for the project together with our clients (where applicable)
  • Building a Proof-of-Concept solution for the project
  • Implementing an MVP within the client infrastructure
  • Helping to shape the vision and value proposition of Data Factory as one of the first employees

Preferred Experience

As Data Scientist, you possess the following competencies and skills :

  • You are passionate about an entrepreneurial adventure
  • You have a can-do mentality, focusing on solutions rather than problems
  • You have a broad understanding of key data science methodologies
  • You have experience in coding data science solutions
  • You are keen to learn new skills on a daily basis
  • You want to work in a dynamic, quick-changing environment
  • You possess strong communication skills

For practical reasons, we only accept people that are living in or near Brussels or Antwerp, and that do not require a visum or work permit to work in Belgium, as we cannot provide sponsorship for that. Please mention this in your cover letter, otherwise we will not process your application.

Recruitment Process

  • Call 15 minutes
  • Business case or take-home exercise
  • Face-to-face meeting @ costation

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 01 October 2019
  • Location: Bruxelles, Belgium (1000)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 2 years