The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Consulting, Application Services and Managed Services. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. It has three major offices located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France. For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Senior Data Scientist.

Your role: 

Your core objectives as a Senior data scientist in the Advanced Analytics team will be to create innovative solutions that rely on data science and experiment new technologies to bring value as a data and insights-driven company.


In order to reach these objectives, you will:

  • Manipulate structured and unstructured data sources and conduct data analysis using advanced analytics techniques to produce valuable and actionable output within the amount of time dedicated to the use case
  • Deliver the insights through enhanced data visualization applications
  • Actively contribute to the evolution of the Advanced Analytics in terms of insights, softwares, techniques, …
  • Contribute to maturing new ideas (products, technical components, …) whether as proofs of concepts or as actual developments that are meant to become part of our production toolkit.

Your profile: 

You have a proven track record of successful hands-on experiences in the area of advanced analytics. Education in data science without previous practical hands-on experience will not be accepted.

  • You are proficient in R, Python and Spark. Knowledge of Scala is a plus.
  • You are proficient in relational database querying (SQL) or in data collection and transformation (ETL)
  • You master analytical techniques such as machine learning, text mining, network analytics, process mining, …
  • You are at ease with visualization tools like RShiny
  • You have experience with command line tools (UNIX) and version control tools like GIT
  • You know the Hadoop ecosystem (knowledge of the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop will be a plus)
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as good customer relationship skills to present the results of a use case to different audiences (from end users up to division management). You are able to explain complex concepts in a simplified manner.
  • You have experience implementing advanced analytics solutions into a well-controlled production environment
  • You are able to learn quickly, adjust to changes and think outside the box
  • You are self-motivated and confident with a positive attitude,
  • You have excellent time management and organizational skills, with attention to details
  • You have a past experience in agile development methodologies (SCRUM, RAD, …) and make sure that the deliverables contribute to the final product
  • You stay abreast of new tools and technologies to practice up-to-date data analytic strategies


Your qualifications are the following:

  • Master's degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or a related quantitative field, combined with strong IT skills
  • 5+ years of experience in advanced data analytics
  • 5+ years of experience with open source statistical programming languages (eg. R, Python)

We offer: 

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Interested ?

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