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Lead Specialist in Data Science

Denmark VELUX

Do you want to push the boundaries and help drive the research strategy within emerging digital technologies? Do you want to be part of a new journey, a journey towards excellence in future digital product development? Look no further. VELUX has established a new Smart Product Technology R&D unit with the task of identifying, prioritizing, and incubating the right digital technologies to secure VELUX’s long-term competitiveness within smart products. We are opening several positions as part of this investment, the lead specialist in data science being one of them. The right candidate will become part of an R&D team consisting of highly specialized, experienced senior professionals.

VELUX is a market-leading and global company. We are investing significantly in digitization and we are now taking the next steps in a new journey towards future market-leading VELUX smart products.

VELUX has started the journey of connecting digital products to the Internet, integrating them into smart home eco-systems, and ultimately aiming at enabling a better and healthier indoor environment. The focus of the Smart Product Technology R&D team, located in VELUX’s R&D office in Østbirk, is to continue and accelerate this journey. That is, to set the strategic digital technology direction and ensure that VELUX will continuously benefit from the rapid development within digital growth technologies like electronics, communications, and AI.

Besides being the lead specialist in data science, we are looking for an analytical and methodical colleague who shares our passion for pushing the product envelope in terms of ease-of-use, sustainability, and product quality.

Your Challenges

The right candidate will play a key role in developing and setting VELUX’s long-term digital technology agenda in cooperation with internal stakeholders across the organization, and through partnerships with top national and international high-tech companies and universities.

The role is to lead the identification, prioritization, and focus of efforts within data science for future VELUX smart products. You will be responsible for helping drive the data science technology and research strategy, i.e. the investigation, design, and implementation of the core of future VELUX smart product software. You will incubate new data-driven features and deliver proof-of-concepts, either through in-house development or through partnerships. Initially, the role involves scoping, prioritizing, and managing the development of models and data products that enable us to analyze and understand what we can do even better with our available data. As a lead specialist in data science, you will develop and continuously improve our data model and data warehouse design and make the data both accessible and visually understandable.

In collaboration with your team and Product Management, you will build tools and automated processes to enable scaling up the usage of data-driven services as a critical, fully integrated element in the new VELUX smart products. You will play a key role in designing and setting up the data-driven analytics software platform, as part of our cloud computing solution within our new smart product technology prototype lab. You will be responsible for the continuous technology scouting process for long-term potentials in emerging, potentially disrupting, software developments within data science. In doing so, you will partner and prototype with 3rd party companies, including open-source software and hardware providers.

We expect a lot of our people. The job is challenging and influential on a global scale, where the right candidate will be offered a setup that can create a big impact across the organization as well as on future VELUX smart products. It is a unique opportunity to work closely with a wide variety of colleagues and stakeholders in a world leading Danish company.

Your Qualifications

You need to have a relevant educational background, most likely a PhD degree in applied data science, computer engineering, computer science or similar, combined with profound experience with advanced technology and research development within information learning. You have significant hands-on experience within data science and have a strong background in designing and implementing data science software.

It is a prerequisite that you have deep insight and experience within several of the following domains:

  • Data analytics, extracting meaningful insights from various data sources (inspection, cleaning of data, transformation and modelling of data)
  • Data mining, examining large pre-existing databases generating new information
  • Machine learning, maybe from NLP but must be up on the forefront with recent developments in DNN’s in order to do data-driven automated decision making
  • Predictive analytics algorithm development
  • Data visualization

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you have experience with open-source software and software toolchains such as Linux, GitLab, Python, R, TensorFlow, Apache Hadoop/Spark or similar.

On a personal level, you have a passion to create innovative solutions through research-based work and are motivated by actively being part of building something new. At the same time, you understand that patience and trust in the work are necessary to follow through on programs. You are self-driven, and you tend to take initiatives to make things happen. Additionally, you have excellent critical analysis and methodical skills, supporting an evidence-based, structured way of working. You have an open and forthcoming manner and your collaboration and communication skills are outstanding – you can easily and clearly communicate complex ideas and information to other people in a way that is understandable. You work well within a team and can build a network within a large organization. You are excellent in English both orally and in writing.

Your Opportunities

We offer a job where you will have many internal as well as external stakeholders and business partners and you will have the opportunity to put your mark on your tasks and processes.

You will be part of a global company characterized by an informal tone and a healthy sense of humour. We work as one team to reach our ambitious results. The international setting is in our DNA, we believe in empowering people and we support this through sharing knowledge, delegating responsibility and continuous employee development.

Application and Contact

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and the VELUX Group, please feel free to contact the Director of Smart Product Technology, Thomas S. Toftegaard:

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis and look forward to receiving your application, including a personal strategic plan and full CV as soon as possible. Please note that applications must be submitted through our website.

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