Careers

We are constantly looking for talented people who are passionate about data science and who want to make a tangible positive impact. Our Data Scientists and Data Strategists work together in a highly collaborative fashion, learning from each other on a daily basis. We are all committed to making idalab an ever better place, we are not looking for just another employee.

Data Scientist

As a Data Scientist, you strive to solve real-world problems with your ability to create mathematical models and make sense of data. The types of challenges and data sources you tackle – in other words your playground – are engaging and well-varied. Besides, you are able to understand the clients’ needs, translate these into actionable steps, and manage large parts of the communication.

At idalab, you are highly embedded in dynamic project-based work. Helping our clients to manage the transition into a fully digital, data-driven future is our top priority. You will have a considerable impact on our clients’ business at the highest level from day one. Finally, you play a central role in improving work and shaping culture at idalab, a goal shared by the whole team.

Responsibilities

  • Understand clients’ needs and contextualise data within the larger business problem
  • Integrate input from the clients in rapid iterations
  • Analyse complex, unstructured data
  • Prepare the data for analysis and link data sources
  • Build clever and solid models for descriptive, explanatory, and predictive purposes
  • Evaluate, visualise, and communicate your results and their implications in a clear and efficient way

Your Profile

  • University degree (MSc or PhD) in mathematics, physics, statistics, computer science, or a related field
  • Solid understanding of statistics and mathematics applied to data analysis
  • Fluent in at least one language commonly used for data science: Python, R, Scala
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with predictive modelling and machine learning
  • Willingness to work in a high-paced, consulting setup
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English

Data Strategist

We are looking for a Data Strategist with a creative mind, great scientific rigour, and outstanding collaborative skills. In this role, you will serve as the point of contact between the client and the Data Science team, working at the interface of the methodology and the technology. Solving problems in a variety of industries, you will have the opportunity to advise senior clients and deepen your knowledge on how data and algorithms can impact pioneering companies. As part of our team, you will constantly try to find ways to improve work and life at idalab.

Responsibilities

  • Develop the approach fitting the project goals and integrate with data and engineering reality
  • Produce conceptual and strategic work to answer the clients’ needs
  • Frame the clients’ goals and questions
  • Structure vague situations, working to fill the gaping holes of missing information
  • Handle all client communication confidently and proactively
  • Make sure that no detail gets lost, no client questions remains unanswered
  • Find telling ways to visualise complex information
  • Communicate results to clients with convincing presentations
  • Produce high quality content for our blog, white papers, scientific publications, etc.

Your Profile

  • University degree (MSc or PhD) in science, business administration, or a related field
  • Experience in the tech industry or in management consulting
  • Capability to understand new business requests swiftly and devise convincing roadmaps towards project success
  • Affinity for programming and motivation to learn programming skills, especially Python, R, and SQL
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience with business intelligence tools for data visualisation is an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of descriptive and exploratory data analysis
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Please apply sending your CV and cover letter to careers@idalab.de