Data Scientist

Passionate about data analytics, machine learning and handling big data? Join our Data science team!

About the job

You will be part of the team that is responsible for integrating the use of large data sets into our software to support cross media planning. This requires us to use machine learning, simulation and optimization algorithms. Your direct colleagues are people from various disciplines, such as computer science, econometrics and mathematics. The data science team is part of a bigger product group that consists of product specialists, a software development team and ETL specialists. The group team consists of about 50 people from over 20 nationalities, most of us located in Rotterdam. Together, we will be working closely on a number of challenging projects, all contributing to the launch our product across the globe.  

Your responsibilities

  • Work with product specialists to understand and specify requirements;
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis, and develop and validate machine learning models;
  • Develop production level code and work with the development team to include your work in the production process;
  • Work with client services and subject matter experts to explain our work to clients.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on machine learning / data mining, or a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Econometrics and strong programming skills;
  • 0-5 years of experience;
  • Creative mind-set;
  • Experience with machine learning tools in Python and / or R;
  • Ability to work with big data technologies such as Hive and Spark;
  • Affinity with media and marketing;
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing);
  • Preferably residing in the Netherlands, otherwise willing to relocate to Rotterdam.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Flexibility in working hours and location
  • Exciting projects and clients
  • An open, respectful and multicultural atmosphere
  • Time for socialising and fun
  • 25 days of paid leave
  • Reimbursement of traveling expenses
  • Daily fruit snacks

Contact information

If this vacancy appeals to you, and you would like to know more about our challenging opportunities, please contact us through We would like to find out your real motivation for choosing this job, so please include a CV and a motivation letter, explaining ‘why do you want to work at Pointlogic’.

The recruitment process typically includes a (face-to-face) interview, an assessment and reference checks. 

Employee stories

Read the stories of Philip and Jacolien, Data Scientists at Pointlogic. 

About Pointlogic

Pointlogic, A Nielsen Company, provides customised decision-support systems to improve marketing effectiveness. Our products are backed by powerful analytical methods, extensive research and (big) data to enhance and enrich our customers' marketing tools and processes. The combination of software and analytics allows our customers to make more informed strategic and tactical business decisions, ultimately leading to greater ROI from marketing budgets.

At Pointlogic, you work in an exciting media and marketing world, which combines creativity, mathematics, econometrics and marketing analytics to maximum effect. Our expertise in these areas led to Nielsen acquiring us in 2016 to strengthen its data and planning capabilities. Pointlogic's head office is in Rotterdam, and we have further offices in London, New York, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

What we do?

Pointlogic products are linked via a generic effectiveness chain covering all major aspects of the marketing cycle. We design, develop and customise marketing decision-support tools for each element of this cycle. These tools are applied to a range of media problems, such as the optimal allocation of advertising budgets, the analysis of media campaign effectiveness and tactical budget planning across offline and online media channels.

Who are our clients?

Our activities are globally oriented: we have product users in more than 80 countries around the globe. With our tools, we support the decisions of large advertisers, media owners and media agencies, both on a tactical and strategic level. Together with Nielsen, we can delve deeper into the market to provide the key insights that businesses need to achieve campaign success.

Who are we?

We are a team of approximately 90 energetic, highly educated people with backgrounds in mathematics/econometrics, software development and IT, business administration and market research. A bunch of intellectuals? Maybe a little, but foremost we are a highly motivated and creative team that works hard to finish the job. An open atmosphere, mutual respect and having time for socialising and fun are important ingredients within our company.

To support the ongoing growth of our business from existing as well as new customers, we are looking for new staff for our office in Rotterdam.