Job description

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

Role Overview
We are looking for:
  • Within our Data, Analytics & AI Platform we are setting up hubs of expertise centers across our locations to be able to deliver cutting-edge data & analytics applications in support of our digital strategy and its products to transform Solvay.
  • As a Data Scientist you will join the Data Scientist Pool and you will drive the creation of actionable insight from our data lakes, develop new approaches/algorithms, to accelerate research & development (discover new formulations and materials), produce more efficiently (improve processes, planning and scheduling) and finally, accelerate sustainability.

We count on you for:
  • Conduct proof of concepts and projects in Data Science & Advanced Analytics where you will translate business needs in Analytics requirements & insights, locate the data sources (internal/external) to generate relevant models, gather, transform & clean the necessary dat leverage data science algorithms while prototyping (study) and operationalizing the solutions share and present the results
  • Design and develop robust algorithms & techniques using NLP/text analytics, optimization methods and shallow & deep machine learning models as part of a central advanced analytics team solving business problems in different domains including Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, R&I, Energy and Industrial.
  • Manage projects in predictive/prescriptive analytics projects while working with external consultants.
  • Support data analysts in industrializing their advanced analytics projects.

You can count on us for:
  • Join a team of experienced datascientists in a mature data analytics organisation with a full modern tech stack and cloud, using agile project methodogy and a data ops team.

You will bring:
  • Degree / Masters in Computer Science/Information Technology, Analytics, Data Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Computational Science, Operations Research or related technical disciplines
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in Data Analytics / Data Science / Machine Learning
  • Experience in implementation of at least one machine learning project including industrialization / automation
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Appetency to learn various business domains.
  • Proactivity and willingness to explore is the key skill.
  • Critical thinking and an innate curiosity to understand a problem to find suitable solutions is crucial for this role.
  • Passionate about data science and the new technologies.
  • Self-motivated and independent: The candidate will need to be able to manage a full analytics process from business interview to modelisation to results explanation & automation.
  • Clear orientation toward business goals and associated business metrics
  • Project management, AGILE methodology is welcome.
  • Good communication & presentation skills.
  • Team player to interact with a large number of stakeholders in the business and the Solvay group

You will get:
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 16 weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave
  • Free language courses (24 languages available)
  • Additional local benefits

  • Location(s): Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France), Carnaxide, Lisbon Region (Portugal), Brussels, Brussels-Capital (Belgium)
  • Remote working

Additional Information
Solvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you - regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity - to consider a future with us.

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