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Proximus - Data Scientist

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Proximus is the leading telecommunications company in Belgium and a market leader in a number of areas, including fixed-line telephony services, mobile communications services and broadband data and Internet services.


You will be part of the Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise, a centralized team of data scientists that is supporting different business units within Proximus. You will transform data into actionable insights that drive operational processes or influence strategic decisions. Use cases cover various domains such as predictive maintenance, network optimization, customer relationship management and natural language processing.



Your responsibilities will include

  • Translate business requests into data requirements, extract the required structured and unstructured data from the Proximus data lake, Data Warehouse and other data sources (e.g. operational systems) and prepare large-scale datasets for modelling.
  • Identify high-value use cases through data exploration and visualization.
  • Develop predictive and prescriptive models using state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical methods.
  • Pilot prototypes in operational processes to demonstrate their value.
  • Deploy prototypes to production, with support of IT, to obtain reliable, scalable systems.
  • Present your results in a clear manner and discuss them with multifunctional project teams.
  • Work in close collaboration with business experts (for requirement gathering, data source identification, data understanding, process understanding, feature engineering, result validation, etc.), with IT (e.g. for ETL, deployment to production, etc.) and with other data scientists in the team for knowledge sharing.




You hold a PhD or Master's degree in a quantitative field (Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, etc.).



Technical skills

  • You have strong knowledge of state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical methods.
  • Expertise on NLP and/or deep learning is a plus.
  • You have hands-on experience with data science and Big Data technologies such as Python, Spark, Hadoop and SQL.
  • Experience with software engineering and/or real-time streaming is a plus.
  • Preferably, you have work experience with the end-to-end data science project life cycle, including:
    • Translating business requests into data requirements.Identifying high-value use cases through data exploration and visualization.
    • Developing machine learning solutions (incl. feature engineering, model fitting, etc.).
    • Deploying scalable machine learning applications to production.


Non-technical skills

  • You are passionate about data and analytics and a constant learner.
  • You are result-oriented and proficient in transforming data into actionable insights that create business value.
  • You are a team player with strong communication and presentation skills.
  • You are able to manage data science projects in an autonomous way and to drive collaboration with domain experts, data engineers and other data scientists.
  • You are fluent in English and preferably in Dutch and/or French.
  • Knowledge in the field of telecommunications is a plus.




A professional and stimulating working environment in the telecommunications sector. Various career opportunities within the Proximus Group on a national and international level, high-quality training and a rich and acknowledged expertise. We also offer you an attractive remuneration with many fringe benefits.

Company description

At Proximus, we strive to bring people closer together. That's the foundation of everything we do. But there's so much more we do so people can live better and work smarter!

With our innovative solutions and services, we're resolutely building the digital future of our customers, our society and our employees.

No matter whether you're a management trainee, a recent graduate or an experienced professional, or you're a commercial or technical talent: at Proximus, you get the freedom to have a real impact on the lives of our customers. Because they are our central focus, in everything we do. You will also be working on your own future, by continuously educating yourself and developing your skills. We give everybody the chance to grow in a rapidly evolving and extremely innovative environment that attaches great importance to diversity, collaboration and responsibility.

Our future is digital. Yours too?

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