Chapter Lead Data Science

Research / Academic
If there’s anywhere you can make an impact as a Lead Data Scientist, it’s here. Because as an IT professional for one of the biggest recruitment agencies in the world, you help keep society going. We support Randstad Groep Nederland’s HR service delivery with high-tech apps and software, which we continue to improve. As such, our innovations follow one another in quick succession. We believe in the power of technology, provided it is combined with personal attention. And the same applies to o...


You may come from a science background or have experience in an environment driven by scientific methodology. You know your machine learning and statistics and can apply your skills to solve real world problems. Most importantly, you are a good communicator and are able to explain complex problems to both technical and non-technical people.

Technical knowledge required:

  • statistics
  • machine learning
  • data visualisation
  • data structures
  • recommenders
  • A/B testing
  • scripting languages
  • software engineering
  • testing (possibly: Test-Driven Development)
  • bonus: deep learning 
  • bonus: NLP

Tool experience includes:

  • analysis tools like Python / Pandas / Spark / Scikit-Learn / Keras
  • relational and NoSQL databases
  • linux, bash scripting and Git
  • cloud ML platforms (AWS Sagemaker)
  • bonus: containerization tools like docker
  • bonus: ETL orchestration tools like Airflow