Nederland Vacature Groep

Data Scientist - R/Shiny developer

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Enza Zaden is becoming more data driven and we need you! We are a worldwide operating vegetable breeding company with a mission to breed new varieties to feed the world.

What are you going to do?

As a R/Shiny developer / Data Scientist you will work in a team that is supporting our breeders by creating Data Science applications. Your job is to develop applications translating complex questions from many different crop teams into tangible results for breeding. In our Data Science application team we have a agile way of working.

We have developed a flexible and scalable Data Science platform based on open source frameworks. Our platform is using massive amounts of phenotype data, genotype data and environmental data that are gathered daily and stored in our Smart Data Platform. You and your team are making applications in the field of vision, statistics, genetics (e.g. GWAS, genomic prediction).

You will work in a team that consists of other Computer Scientists, Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers and researchers. You will have to interact with the data engineers working on our central data platform and talk with IT professionals to make sure algorithms can run at scale. In addition, you will collaborate with the researchers and bioinformaticians that are producing the genetic data that feeds your algorithms.

Your team reports to our Global Manager Data Insights & Data Innovations with whom you are on the mission to make Enza Zaden the most data savvy and data driven breeding company in the world. The Enza Zaden culture is one that encourages professional competencies. We have a flat organizational structure with short communication lines. Ideas are valued, and we work in multi-disciplinary project teams that allow us to learn from each other as much as possible.

Your power

We are looking for a R/Shiny developer who loves developing new Data Science applications to breed for the best new varieties. You are responsible for the creation of business value by implementing Data Science and AI through our next generation breeding platform and as such you are interested in learning all about the domain of your stakeholders/customers. To boost your success rate, you start by assessing what success looks like. To get your solutions into production, you enjoy working together with people from Breeding, Data Science Projects team and DataScience AI team to develop and implement new methodologies and applications at scale in Breeding. You get energy from optimizing and tweaking your code to perfection.

You have

  • Background in computer science
  • Knowledge about breeding by profession or education is a preference
  • A curious mindset and the willingness to learn about the latest developments in both data science and genetics.
  • Proficiency in R, Python, SQL
  • Working with Git is a preference
  • Data Engineering capabilities is a preference
  • A willingness to travel. To valorise data science we believe in close collaboration with the breeding teams all over the world, with a focus on The Netherlands and Spain.

Our Power

At Enza Zaden, we want to make a difference, because tomorrow needs a difference. The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. Curious to learn more about our journey? Please enjoy the new Enza Zaden brand movie:

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. From the ambition of one man, we grew into a global family company with a shared passion for plants. That great passion is reflected in the vegetable varieties we develop and the seeds we produce.

All we do is driven by a clear and ambitious goal: to grant people anywhere in the world access to healthy, varied vegetables. How do we do it? By working shoulder-to-shoulder with our business partners. It is vital to understand their challenges, wishes, and needs. It keeps us sharp and inspired and enables us to develop exactly the right products for the right markets at the right time. We keep our minds open and our creativity flowing. Innovation is at the core of our business.

Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn.


Nick van Dijk

Corporate Recruiter

+31 6 1544 5587

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