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Research Engineer - Machine Learning / Data Engineering
  • Python
  • Spark
  • SQL
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
  • Apache Spark
  • Pandas
  • scikit-learn
  • Azure
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Postcode 1012 in Amsterdam Centrum
154 days ago
Publicatiedatum 26 mei 2020
Sluitingsdatum 30 juni 2020
Opleidingsniveau Master's degree
Functieomvang 20 hours per week
Salarisindicatie €2,835 to €3,895 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Vacaturenummer 20-313

The 'AI for Retail' Lab and the Intelligent Data Engineering Lab at the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics Institute are seeking a research engineer with a focus on machine learning and data engineering. Our labs work on various data heavy, ML-related problems such as demand forecasting, ranking, data quality validation, and knowledge graph completion, often in close collaboration with industry partners, such as and Albert Heijn, both brands of Ahold Delhaize.

What are you going to do?

We are looking for a research engineer with a strong skillset in machine learning and data engineering to help us with the engineering heavy areas of our research. Examples are collecting and maintaining large datasets, efficiently implementing ML models, productionizing models in cloud environments, setting up infrastructure for experimentation and building demonstrators for our research. You will work in close collaboration with our researchers, PhD students and industry partners, and be a vital part in proving the practical applicability of our research results, upholding good engineering practices, and making sure that our research software is robust and efficient.

What do we require?

  • Master’s degree in computer science (or a related field);
  • basic understanding of machine learning and natural language processing;
  • strong programming skills in Python and ML-related libraries (scikit-learn, tensorflow, pytorch);
  • experience in data wrangling and large-scale data processing (SQL, pandas, Apache Spark, etc.);
  • experience with ML deployments in cloud infrastructures (AWS / Azure / GCP);
  • aAbility to quickly build demonstrators.

If you would contribute to open source projects this would be helpful, but this is not required.

Our offer

A temporary contract for 20 hours per week for the duration of 12 months. The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,835 to €3,895 (scale 9) gross per month, based on 38 hours a week. These amounts are exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

About the Faculty of Science and the Informatics Institute

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.


Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:Sebastian Schelter, Assistant Professor,,

  • Sebastian Schelter, Assistant professor
    Personal website


  • Paul Groth, University professor
    Personal website

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

The Informatics Institute strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter by closing date. You may apply online by using the link below.

Applications should include:

  • a motivation letter and CV;
  • a list of publications (e.g., the master thesis) and
  • examples of code written by the applicant (e.g., by providing a link to a github repository).


No agencies please

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