Data Scientist & Software Engineer


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this vacancy

Data Scientist & Software Engineer

At Vopak, we want to support our customers in the best possible way. Every day, we are driven to improve performance, with a future mindset. 

It is with real-time data and analytics that we can increase the insights we have in our business. With data, we will add more value for our customers and strengthen our proposition for them. 

The Data & Analytics Office (D&AO) is a newly founded department within GIT where data analytics projects are centrally managed via a standardized approach to ensure optimal execution and scalability of solutions.

Based on existing business strategies and through alignment with terminal, divisional and global stakeholders a project portfolio is established. The D&AO is responsible for the development and maintenance of these projects / solutions. 

The data scientist & software engineer is responsible for creating and operationalisation of data science models as part of decision support systems. You are part of the Data Science team, reporting into the Global Analytics Manager, and will be working closely with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, other Developers and Engineers,  and the Global Service Delivery Manager.

The purpose of the job is to design, develop and deploy decision support systems that contribute to Vopak becoming a more data driven company. In addition you will continuously improve the tools, practices and platforms to improve the lead time for delivery and operation of decision support systems. 


  • College degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics 

  • 3y+ experience in Python software development and AI/ML libraries

  • Experience with AWS, lambda functions, containerization

  • Experience with CI/CD processes and tooling

  • Understanding of IT Architecture

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Problem definition with and at terminals

  • Specification of data requirements for process measurements and contextual data

  • Analysis and visualization of time series data

  • Creating prediction models

  • Software development and testing

  • Maintenance, extension and continuous improvement of the prediction models

  • Localization and implementation of the models on different terminals

  • Design and develop automated data science pipelines, models and (re-)training of models in close collaboration with data scientists and data engineers in multi-disciplinary agile teams

  • CI/CD activities

  • Testing

  • 2nd and 3rd line support of operational models, including monitoring accuracy of the models and initiating adjustment or retraining of models

  • Development and lifecycle management of tools, best practices and platforms for data science solutions

  • keeping abreast of new developments within the data science domain and assessing their value for Vopak

Key performance indicators

  • Business value of created applications

  • #defects

  • #operational incidents

  • Agile development: Development speed, % Phase Defect Containment  effectiveness, Technical Debt, End-to-end speed from development to deployment

  • Compliance of processes to best practice

  • Quality assurance

What we can offer:

  • Market conform salary depending on skills and experience

  • Bonus opportunity

  • Travel allowance

  • 30 holidays on an annual basis

  • Collective Health Insurance (contribution Vopak of 50% of basic package)

  • Vopak’s own pension scheme

  • We will continuously invest in your personal growth, and future career path within Vopak


Are you the Data Scientist & Software Engineer we are looking for? Then be part of our digital transition and apply via the “apply” button. For more information about the process, please contact the recruiter.

An E-assessment can be part of the recruitment process.

Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are!

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Vopak is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is different, and the differences in people allow us to match our ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. That's why we are curious about who you are! Would you like to join?