Data Scientist

Professional Job Netherlands, Delft Technology Netherlands
As a Data Scientist within Exact’s Data Science team you can apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve efficiency and effectiveness within business administrations. This is possible thanks to the smart processing of anonymized data from the more than 550,000 businesses in the Benelux. At Exact, your skills and “dare to” mentality, can lead to the best innovations. And where is your career heading? That’s up to you. The career opportunities are unprecedented. 1,850 enterprising colleagues have already paved the way. Are you on board?

This = the job you are looking for
As a Data Scientist in Exact you will develop Data Science models to design new features that make business administrations easier and less time consuming. That delivers rich financial insights that allow our customers to grow their business. You make technical decisions on the use of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to support our customers in their data-driven day-to-day decisions. You will work closely with product teams to embed your smart algorithms in engaging UIs and fully functional solutions. And that's not all. We can rely on you as a Data Scientist:
  • You design, develop and maintain Data Science models to embed in Exact’s solutions
  • You made sure you are solving the right problem with the right tool, so you spend some time understanding the product and how it's being used and learn how our customer uses this product and communicate with stakeholders
  • You combine structured and unstructured data sources to determine patterns and help product teams to develop and innovate
  • You support all Data scientists in our statistical challenges
  • You contribute to the data science community in Exact by presenting your work to both experts and laymen, conveying the value of your solution and supporting data-drivenness throughout the organization
This = your team
You will join the 15 colleagues in the Data Science team in the technology department. They are known for their innovative power and quality awareness. Asking for help if necessary and offering help if possible is part of their DNA. We have few predefined paths, which gives you plenty of room to choose your own.

Exact wants to empower its customers. The next generation of Exact solutions will be fueled with AI and analytics functionalities, that will allow accountants and entrepreneurs to make the best business decisions based on their data. The Data Science department is known for its statistics, engineering and machine learning skills to create AI and analytics functionalities for our customers. This is particularly evident an exciting amount of data being processed every day and a beautiful data platform to handle this. The main responsibilities of the department are:
  • Transform data into artificial intelligence in Exact’s solutions for our customers
  • Give insights into the customer journey to internal stakeholders
This = what your future colleague says
While we take work seriously, we also like to have a good time, at work and outside. On normal times – when in the office – we brings a lot of passion to the day. The team likes to do a lot of activities together also outside of the office – during this challenging times with physical distance – the team has adapted and developed their own ways to keep connected by having a fun online gaming session at the end of the week. How often do you get to work hard to keep the wheels turning using the latest technologies and have fun at the same time? 
This = what you bring
With us, you can be yourself, and we would love to discover what sets you apart. For the position of Data Scientist, it's helpful if you are creative. And preferably think out of the box. What's more:
  • You have a Master’s or PhD in an exact science (econometrics, mathematics, physics, engineering, astronomy or similar) and have advanced knowledge of statistics and mathematics
  • You have been working as a Data Scientist, or with data science and machine learning, so you have experience building a data science features end-to-end. Not only you can use them, coding in Python
  • We work a lot with Natural Language Processing and Time Series forecasting. So, if you are a pro in either, that’s a big plus
  • Next to that experience with AWS environments is a plus and familiarity with model productization pipelines is a plus as experience in Pypark, scrum and agile methodology
  • You are interested to communicate with stakeholders and can communicate well, and convince everyone else in Exact that data science is awesome
  • You are an expert in data analysis, know how to approach a data set and transform it into usable data and dig deep into the unstructured data generated by our customers
  • You are willing to learn about bookkeeping process 

This = what you get
At Exact, we work hard. And there is something in return. The balance between work and relaxation is very important to us. So once everything gets back to normal, you can work up a sweat in our own gym or take a break at the coffee bar. Empty your head and then tackle your daily tasks with renewed energy. And, of course, that's not all. As a of Data Scientist, based on 40 hours per week, you can also count on: 
  • A market conform gross monthly salary;
  • A holiday allowance of 8%;
  • A thirteenth-month bonus;
  • An open-ended employment contract; 
  • 3 CSR (do good) days;
  • A modern pension scheme;
  • 27 holidays;
  • Loyalty days (for every year in service, one additional day with a maximum of five);
  • The best training and coaching so you will develop yourself, personally and professionally; 
  • An organization that gives you all the room you need; 
  • Ambitious colleagues with an eye and passion for IT and innovation;
  • For once we go back to the office, a great office space (with (barista) bar and a virtual fitness room). 
This = why you shouldn't wait
If it feels good, don't hesitate. So, let us know why you are the right Data Scientist. How you will contribute in the next step of smart processing of business administrations?
If you have any questions about the position and/or the application procedure, Talent Acquisition Professional Linda van Alphen will happily answer them via

This = our application procedure
  • If your experience is a match with the profile, you will have a 1st call with Linda van Alphen, Talent Acquisition Business Partner;
  • If this goes well, you will meet some members of the team for an online introduction;
  • Followed by an assignment as part of the procedure;
  • If this goes well, you will meet the manager of the team;
  • The procedure will take on average 3à4 weeks.
This = Exact
Founded in 1984 and now operating in more than 100 countries, we are a leader in the global business and financial software market. What makes us stand out? We combine the energy of a start-up with the advantages of a multinational. Our aim is to create the best business software with the most innovative software solutions. Over 550,000 entrepreneurs and accountants trust our software and use it on a daily basis.

As an employer, we accept our social responsibility. This is important to us and we genuinely believe in it. We think green in everything we do, whether it's by reducing paper consumption, encouraging digital working and minimising travel by plane and car. We also support employees who want to contribute to the (local) community.  Exact celebrates differences and views them as a learning opportunity. We assess ideas based on merit, rather than source. It’s passion, dedication and ownership that earn you a place at the table. 
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