We are looking for a Machine Learning / NLP engineer to strengthen our engineering team. By 2025, unstructured data will account for 80% of enterprise knowledge. This growing amount of unstructured data creates new opportunities for automating market research, innovation watching and tech scouting.

We are extending DataScouts, our cloud based Market and Competitive Intelligence platform, with new exploration and sensing functionality. That’s why we are looking for a machine learning engineer with profound expertise in Natural Language Processing in order to help companies gain relevant market insights in today’s fast changing and thus less predictable business world.

  • You will team up with product management and development team, contributing to the development of exciting new features
  • You will take the lead in the design, implementation and deployment of machine learning and NLP solutions
  • You will develop both supervised and unsupervised machine learning algoritmes (e.g. nonlinear regression and classification problems, clustering, time series analysis, NER, topic recognition)
  • You will contribute to a scalable architecture of microservices, transformation pipelines and data operations
  • You will define best practices and coach team members how to apply them to customer projects
  • A job were you really will have an impact – your work will have both strategic and operational impact for We Connect Data as for our customers
  • Real development opportunities and long-term perspectives in an innovative environment.
  • First hand experience in growing a startup internationally – invaluable if you want to be an entrepreneur yourself
  • A high degree of freedom and our support to succeed
  • You have strong software development skills, preferably in Python
  • You have profound understanding of machine learning and NLP technology through practical experience
  • You have experience with version control (Git) and state-of-the art technologies such as REST API design, cloud computing infrastructure, continuous integration/deployment e.a.
  • You are curious and motivated to stay up-to-date regarding new technologies, programming tools and are willing to visit conferences on these topics.
  • You are solution oriented and you make sure things get done
  • You take a structured approach to the challenges you face
  • You are a team player with a high degree of integrity

But most importantly, you’re excited about the opportunity to contribute to building an exciting innovative product that allows companies to continuously monitor their business environment and gain instant insights.

  • You will work full time for We Connect Data, preferably at our office in Gent.
  • You are fluent in English and/or Dutch
  • Your spoken and written communication skills are excellent