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Lead Data Scientist

Full time

Hoofddorp / Amsterdam

Do you want to make real impact to our customers by using machine learning and advanced analytics models?

Data-driven advice is at the heart of our service. We believe that new (data) technology and techniques will help us in better serving our customers. Therefore we invest in a cloud based Datalake and Data Science Lab. Also, machine learning and advanced analytics models are seen as key tools.

In the Data Science Lab you get the freedom to develop and test your models and algorithm’s based on streams of data that are automatically collected and stored. Both complex and simple models can be applied, as long as these models can be brought into production and do deliver added value to our customers.

Here’s a little taste of your challenge…

  • You know all the machine learning techniques, but also know how to get out of the sandbox and put models into production.
  • You are continuously developing algorithms and data products on both internal and external data that optimizes the value to our customers. For example algorithms that automatically provide personal advice about the best car insurance available.
  • You can challenge and coach the team on new techniques (as you will be the most experienced team member).
  • You often work in multidisciplinary teams of marketers, online marketers, engineers and developers.


  • Freedom to take your own initiative and responsibilities.
  • A challenging position in a young, fast-growing and ambitious company where you can leave your suit at home (because you cannot play table football with it).
  • We like to have fun. There is no sense in coming to work everyday if you don’t like the people you work with.
  • Good (secondary) employment conditions with attention to personal and professional development.


Has the above convinced you of Knab and the position on offer? Then it’s up to you now! You have the opportunity to instantly convince us by uploading your (short but powerful) motivation and CV.


“Why don’t we just set up a bank?” Not exactly a common thought, but one which triggered the launch of the first online bank in the Netherlands around six years ago. We are still not all that common, but we now serve more than 140.000 customers with around 275 employees and a huge amount of technology. Knab is continuing to develop. We don’t just want to be a bank, but a personal assistant for all your financial affairs. Knab helps people make the most of their money. Effortlessly. Quite a promise? That’s exactly why we need you!


There is no set route to become a great Data Scientist at Knab. But to be successful in this role, this is the kind of profile we have in mind:

  1. You have at least 5+ years of experience as data scientist and a degree in science, computer science, statistics, economics, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline.
  2. You have the technical competence to perform more advanced analytics like Random Forest, Support Vector Machines, Neural network, Deep learning, Markov etc.
  3. You have excellent coding skills, e.g. Python/R/Scala/Java).
  4. Experience with bringing models into production / data engineering (Hadoop, Spark, Docker, Airflow).
  5. You have a deep understanding of numbers in combination with strong business acumen.
  6. You are enthusiastic about open source software.

Note: You need to be eligible to work in the EU.


To get the full story about this vacancy or the application procedure, please contact Denise van Egdom, Recruiter, on +31 6 50803035.

Please note that pre-employment screening is part of the selection process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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