SkillLab - Senior Data Scientist

paid / full-time / Amsterdam, Netherlands


Skilllab BV builds technological solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our time: the integration of marginalized job seekers such as refugees, workers affected by COVID-19 or at risk of automation into local labour markets.

We seek a talented and empathetic team-player to join our team in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Senior Data Scientist will work in our cross-functional product and engineering team as one of our early hires to help set the technical direction and develop algorithms behind our data-driven and easy-to-use mobile and web-based solutions. With a primary focus on machine learning based features, the role includes responsibility to further develop our ML-based skill assessment engine, which was selected as a winner of the 2019 Google AI Impact challenge.

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate to have a positive impact on society, develops clean and robust code and is ready to grow in responsibilities to eventually coordinate our data science team.

Amongst others, responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain existing and new machine learning algorithms
  • Write code to analyse and evaluate data
  • Effectively communicate data findings with other team members using reporting tools and visualization libraries
  • Collaborate with our customer success team and product manager to identify and define pain points, suggesting other ways to solve existing problems within the application and quantitatively measuring progress
  • Analyse labour market data including existing job classification systems, but also regular job postings possibly using topic modelling techniques
  • Advocate to future proof data collection allowing for smooth development of further machine-learning based components within our software applications
  • Ensure designs and code created comply with design library guidelines, internal best practices, and coding conventions
  • Eventually, build, and guide the data science team

SkillLab is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion at the workplace. We welcome applications of candidates from all backgrounds.


  • 5+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Python and R including libraries such as numpy, flask, matplotlib and ggplot. R’s Shiny library and Python PyTorch or TensorFlow are a plus.
  • Experience with scanning the literature, ideating, developing and evaluating models
  • Ability to take responsibility for the user-focused product and advocate for the user
  • Experience working with REST APIs and SQL
  • Interest in macroeconomic trends in the field of labour markets and job-related developments for individuals
  • Experience working on DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes, Google CloudBuild) and unit is a plus
  • Some experience of data reporting tools such as Google Data Studio, Microsoft BI or Tableau is a plus


  • Work on an exciting project to solve a major societal problem
  • Build and nurture the team together with our engineers, customer success team and product manager
  • Compensation that matches your experience and the chance to quickly grow together with your responsibilities
  • The ability to choose your desired development set-up
  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam with flexibility to work remotely

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