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ERTMS - Rail Ontologist

Ref.: ES Rail Ontologist

The Job Description


You are part of the Ontology team, and report directly to the Head of Ontologies at ERTMS Solutions.  As an expert, you act as a team member and are in direct contact with the clients.

  • Thanks to your thorough understanding of our customers' domain of activity, you analyze our customers' needs and develop logical models of their activities (taking the form of ontologies). You will be using our Odase platform, based on the W3C Ontologies standards of (Owl, RDF and Swrl).
  • Depending on your background, and more specifically if you have an IT background, you contribute to the prototyping and development of Ontologies integration and user interface software (in Java or .NET)
  • You are responsible for the clients' training on our tools and the knowledge transfer to our customers
  • You actively participate to our R&D recurrent brainstorming and developments in close relationship with academic partners.

You might be working on projects where travel is needed (up to 30%), and you are based in Brussels, Belgium


Your profile

  • You have a degree in Mathematics or Physics, or Computer Science
  • You can thoroughly understand the customers' domain and activities and translate them into a logic and mathematical description. You will be required to demonstrate such ability
  • You used to work or currently work in the railway industry or have a solid knowledge of the industry
  • You have a sound interest in software development as it might become a possible future evolution within the team.
  • You have already gained a few years of experience in a client-oriented environment. You have demonstrated efficient communication skills, not only to understand the customers' needs and activities, but also to solve potential issues and maintain this excellent communication.
  • You have excellent abstract reasoning and complex problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in English and French and/or Dutch is required. Knowledge of any other European language is a plus
  • Knowledge of the standards Owl, RDF and Swrl is a plus


Our Offer


We offer you the perfect place to bring your passion for complex technological challenges into play and learn new skills in a family-minded, cutting-edge and very dynamic atmosphere.

You will be given the opportunity to work on challenging assignments and develop your potentials through very innovative projects. Moreover, your evolution will be followed and you will be encouraged to attend training courses and conferences to broaden your knowledge and realize yourself.

You can also count on an open culture based on mutual trust and a respectful work/life balance - including flexible working hours and a teleworking policy - as well as a fair salary package and fringe benefits.



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Company description

Our Culture

Thanks to more than 25 years of experience, we have been developing a wide scope of tailor-made products and services covering a wealth of techniques, platforms and geographies, partnering with the biggest names in their industries. In partnership with our clients, we conceive innovative solutions through continuous R&D efforts and active team-working.
The company is part of a unique technological group based in Brussels, Belgium, gathering 49 eclectic people from 15 different nationalities including numerous PhDs, various techno freaks, a marketing and commercial gospel as well as a caring HR and support team.
We are irreverent, unconventional, not corporate... We don't like BMWs, we wear sneakers, we cherish privacy. We like food, drinks, everything that make us laugh and anything that thrills. We love LIFE!...What else... Yes... Chocolate... Very important good chocolate.

Our Company

Founded in 2008, ERTMS Solutions is a world leader in railways testing, maintenance and systems integration product tools, especially known in the ERTMS (European Railway Traffic Management System) world. We are working with many key actors of railway signaling: Manufacturers, Rail Infrastructure Managers and Operators.
ERTMS Solutions develops off-the-shelf solutions and products adapted to our to our customers' needs and combining software and hardware as well as broader railway signaling activities, and IT integration within the railway industry.
These products help our customers in their design, Test & Commissioning of railway signaling (ERTMS included) Projects, and in their subsequent railway signaling infrastructure maintenance and monitoring.
To support the sound development and the substantial growth of our activities, we are currently looking to hire new forces to join our teams.

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