Senior Data Scientist

Are you our new Senior Data Scientist?

Are you interested in the practical applications of AI? Do you get enthusiastic about optimizing and implementing the right machine learning models for the issue you are presented with? Do you have the skills and ambition to deal with the complex mathematics behind prediction models, as well as to think along with the customer to define his problem? Then a role as a data scientist at Bright Cape might be something for you!

Within our multidisciplinary teams, you are constantly working on optimizing processes by means of the latest data applications and techniques. In this way, you create value for both our customers and our internal products.

At Bright Cape, we strive to meet our client’s challenges across the full data science spectrum.

Some of the topics our data scientists have worked on over the past year include:

  • Building forecasting models to predict the optimal price and stocks
  • Developing a control channel and an accompanying dashboard to provide insights into financial processes
  • Building an optimization model for a Dutch agricultural player to help optimize the greenhouse energy costs

We have open positions in Eindhoven and Amsterdam, so choose the location that suits you best!

You are responsible for

  • Guide customers on their data journey and in their digital transformation;
  • Collaborate with customer’s domain experts to get to the bottom of the problem in order to arrive at the best solution;
  • Apply state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to practical problems to create value and optimize processes;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build, train, and deploy production-ready algorithms;
  • Help develop and deliver training to transfer the developed data science solution to the client end-users.

We offer

  • An open and entrepreneurial environment where team spirit is high and we have fun!
  • A 3-month buddy program, where a dedicated Bright Caper will guide and support you from day one and introduce you to our way of working;
  • Coaching & training, in order to provide continuous development and to boost your impact! An allocated budget for external training & courses next to Bright Academy, our internal training & development plan;  
  • Bright Cape Foundation which we are so proud of! We do better by supporting societal and environmental projects with knowledge (in-kind) and additional donations;
  • E-Mobility Plan offering everybody a shuttle pass for public transport (OV), car- and bicycle sharing, parking, etc.; 
  • Competitive salary and performance bonus; 
  • Flexible working hours; you plan your own schedule in consultation with your client; 
  • In addition to the usual vacation days, we also offer more than a good pension scheme;
  • Mobile phone allowance and of course a company laptop; 
  • Sustainability committee, to make sure we make the right and sustainable choices for a Bright future; 
  • Culture committee, for all our fun (online) events and the legendary Ski-trip! (Because we take pleasure in our work very seriously) 

You are

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Analytical
  • A team player

You have

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of relevant industry work experience, preferably in Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Econometrics, or a related field;
  • Fluency in one or more scripting languages: e.g. Python, R;
  • Strong track record in applying (un)supervised machine learning techniques and/or time series forecasting and/or optimization algotrihms to drive business impact;
  • Understanding of operations research;
  • Experience with Git and version control;
  • Experience with querying languages like SQL;
  • Knowledge of the mathematics behind machine learning models and the ability to explain these complex matters in an understandable manner;
  • Comfortable in a client-facing role with the ambition to lead teams;
  • Project management skills;
  • You communicate easily in Dutch and English (both written and spoken);
  • Drive to learn more.

It is a bonus if you have:

  • Experience with cloud computing (Microsoft Azure, AWS);
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining data science solutions in production;
  • Knowledge of process mining.

Contact us

Challenge accepted? Then we would like to meet you! Click on the apply button right away and leave us your motivation and resume. We will contact you soon!

Contact persons: Jef van den Buijs (team lead) or Bart Geerts (recruiter).
Email: or

Who we are?

We are a data consultancy firm located in Eindhoven & Amsterdam with a European reach. We use data science and human-centered design to achieve operational excellence for our customers. Explore, Extract, Embed, and Educate is what we do. Explore our customers’ data maturity, extract value out of our customers’ data, embed (Bright Cape proprietary) solutions into our customer’s processes & governance, and educate them to get familiar with data analytics and our solutions. Our main strengths lie in the manufacturing, logistics & warehousing, finance, and banking industries.

Bottom line: We help companies increase their revenue, diminish their costs, and increase their process efficiency through Data Analytics & Science, Human-Centered Design, and Process Mining. Besides, we are constantly working on various astonishing Europe-wide innovation projects which have led to several innovative products.

Bright Cape employees are very diverse but share their excitement for new opportunities and a positive way of thinking. We also greatly value our quarterly team outings, monthly ‘VrijMiBo’s’, Christmas party, heritage days, knowledge shares, and most of all our yearly ski trip.

Our job application process

After sending out your application, you can expect the next steps:

  1. Review and if selected, an introductory interview.
  2. We have a click? Then we will proceed with a knowledge interview.
  3. Presentation of your favorite/coolest/ most interesting project, of your reference.
  4. We match? Job offer!

Do you have any questions about this vacancy? Get in touch.

Jef van den Buijs

Bart Geerts (recruiter)

We would like to meet you!

Press 'apply' and share your motivation and resume. We will get in contact with you soon!