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Mendix is a low-code app development platform:

First, what is low-code? Low-code is a visual approach to software development that enables you to abstract and automate every step of the application lifecycle. Gartner predicts that “by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.” Mendix is repeatedly ranked a Leader in analyst reports from Gartner and Forrester. In the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms, Mendix placed at the very top of the Leaders quadrant.
Mendix, the global leader in enterprise low-code, was created to promote collaboration between Business & IT teams. Thousands of forward-thinking companies around the world like Ford Auto, Rabobank Netherlands, Zurich Insurance, and Red Bull, can unleash their best ideas faster with the help of the Mendix Platform.
Mendix is a Siemens Business:
Siemens is a Top 10 Global Software Company and a leader on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World! With the acquisition of Mendix in 2018, Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enhance the digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics meet the future of innovation. Mendix employees have the opportunity to work in a hyper-growth environment with the support of Siemens’ unbeatable market position and resources.

Do you consider yourself a game changer? Are you a practical scientist with an academic nature? Do you like to challenge the complex real life problems with a bunch of similar minded people? If all answers are yes, then this job is for you.
As a Data Scientist in the DS unit, you will be faced with all the tricky internal business problems that can potentially be solved by data science. Such problems include but not limited to: tactic & strategic forecasting, optimal targeting, optimal control and controlled experiments(AB tests). This is a free role in the sense that you don't have a fixed responsibility field, and you don't dedicate to a specific department, rather that all Mendix internals are your potential stakeholders, you challenge existing processes & products based on your deep business & professional knowledge, you spot areas of improvement with a keen eye and proactively forming task forces to solve them. In a typical end-to-end process you will need to collaborate with analysts, product managers, snr managers, engineers, researchers and most importantly your own teammates to research on the problem, build a model, solve it mathematically, productionize the result in reality and evaluate the business impact. Among the process you are responsible for:
Research & prototype the mathematical models.
Explain key concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
If needed, Facilitate engineers for productionisation.
Guide the AB testing process to avoid certain pitfalls.
When suitable, contribute to the related academic communities in the forms of papers or forum posts.

The DS unit is a group of people with strong scientific background, rich practical experience and business knowledge. The unit focuses on extracting facts from data that provide research consulting services to all internal business stakeholders. The provided services are designed for optimization of existing business processes & product and exploration of futuristic ideas & solutions. Instead of insights, DS makes sure that all research results are immediately-actionable and their business impact be evaluated.

Requirements

    • Ideally a PhD or Master's degree qualification in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics or similar fields.
    • Strong Data Science professional background
    • Experience of Statistical Software - Python, C++, MATLAB, or R
    • Experience of; Data Science, Bayesian Statistics and A/B Testing
    • Demonstrated skills in computational statistics and statistical machine learning techniques (such as publication records in the field of expertise, contribution to popular open-source repositories, winning of Kaggle competitions, cross-validated etc.).
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Working at Mendix

Mendix has been recognized as a Best Cloud Computing Company to Work For by Forbes. With offices in 16+ countries including headquarters in Rotterdam and Boston, Mendix provides an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.
While each employee brings their own unique cultures and personalities to the workplace, we collectively live by our Mendix Blue Guiding Principles:

While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles. Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow. It’s kind of a big deal.

We put the customer first
. Without our customers, we have no business. So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.

We think big
. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world. So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.

We innovate
. We want to be what happens next. So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here.

We nurture talent. We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be. So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.

We hear every voice
. Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does. So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.

We own it
. If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.

We have fun
. We use laughter as a common language. We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it. So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.

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