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afarax - Senior Data Scientist



The Adm division ensures the company's competitiveness by delivering reliable and sustainable IT solutions for the financial securities markets.

Our technical teams deliver new IT solutions and improve existing applications for both our internal and external clients. We deploy changes into the production environment in a controlled and structured way that doesn't compromise production stability and we ensure applicative production Support.


Our non-technical people maintain the maturity of the IT project delivery with appropriate controls in line with the group's risk appetite and reducing development and running costs.


Within Adm, the Big Data Analytics team supports the needs for advanced analytics from all the entities of the Group. As a competency center for analytics, the team helps to transform data into insight using techniques such as text mining, process mining, network analytics or predictive modelling.



Your part of the deal

  • 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.
  • 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)

Beschrijving bedrijf

afarax is proud to be a Belgian company since 2010 with a head office in Brussels. We provide consulting & Recruitment services for local and international companies with a clear focus on ethic & Quality.
Our people are our greatest asset! They make our clients happy... With 15 years of combined experiences in the field of consulting we connect people with the right expertise.

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