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Data Scientist

Are you passionate about the endless potential of data and how this could be opened up to everyone? Then join us. We are ONTOFORCE, a Belgian company and global leader in the development of groundbreaking semantic search technologies. Our user-friendly search platform DISQOVER makes unique links between data sources, enabling everyone to be a data scientist.
We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated Data Scientist to join our data team.

Our working environment

In the data team, we handle the semantic integration of data and the management of open, public as well as private data sources.
Because more data means more and better insights. And that’s what you, along with us, can make possible.

At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile development environment, giving every co-worker a high degree of freedom, room for initiative and the possibility to take up responsibility.

The Data Scientist’s job description
  • As Data Scientist, you implement the ETL and semantic integration of new data sources in DISQOVER using semantic web technologies like RDF (Resource Description Framework), bash and python scripting and more. In other words, you extract, transform, load, link and map all types of public and private data.
  • You are able to interact with customers and translate their requirements into custom data integrations
  • Your knowledge helps us to continuously optimize the ONTOFORCE integration ontology by developing new methodologies for knowledge extraction, data integration and mapping.
  • You collaborate closely with the software architects, other team members and customers to ensure up-to-date technical knowledge for yourself and the team. You manage the automated data update pipeline.
  • As we work in a global setting with customers all over the world, you’re also prepared to travel occasionally.
The Data Scientist’s profile

You hold…

  • A PhD or a Master’s degree in computer science/informatics, engineering, bio informatics (or equivalent)

Profound experience with scripting (e.g. Python)

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Profound experience with scripting (in e.g. Python)
  • Experience with Linux OS
  • Proficiency with distributed version control software (e.g. git)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

A distinct plus would be knowledge of or experience with…

  • RDF, relational and graph based database technologies (SQL, SPARQL, etc.)
  • Machine learning and text mining technologies
  • Life sciences related data
  • Linked data and semantic web technologies

People we love to work with are…

  • Passionate
  • Fast learners
  • Result and solution driven
  • Team players
  • Quality-driven
Apply now!

Do you have outstanding technical skills and a thorough understanding of the systems used in the context of Big Data integration? Are you a quality-driven communicator who’s interested in tackling big challenges? Then apply now!

Want to know more? Visit our ONTOFORCE website or blog. Or discover DISQOVER for yourself through our free license.

Data Engineer

Looking to open-up the potential of data to everyone? Then join us. We are ONTOFORCE, a Belgian company and global market leader in the development of groundbreaking semantic search technologies. Our user-friendly search platform DISQOVER makes unique links between data sources, thus enabling everyone to be a data scientist.
We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated Data Engineer to join our data team.

Our working environment

In the data team, we handle the semantic integration of data and the management of open, public as well as private data sources. Because more data means more and better insights. And that’s what you, along with us, can make possible.

At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile development environment, giving every co-worker a high degree of freedom, room for initiative and the possibility to assume responsibility.

The Data Engineer’s job description
  • As Data Engineer, you implement – along with your colleagues – the ETL and semantic integration of new data sources in DISQOVER using semantic web technologies like RDF (Resource Description Framework), bash and python scripting and more. In other words, you extract, transform, load, link and map all types of public and private data.
  • You manage the automated data update pipeline.
  • You keep all your data up to date at all times.
  • To stay on top of our domain, you share your knowledge and collaborate closely with the software architects and other team members.
  • You help us to continually optimize the ONTOFORCE integration ontology.
The Data Engineer’s profile

You hold…

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science/informatics, engineering, life sciences (or equivalent)

You have…

  • At least 3 years’ experience in IT or a related work environment
  • Substantial experience of scripting (in e.g. Python)
  • Experience with Linux OS
  • Proficiency in distributed version control software (e.g. git, Github)

A distinct plus would be knowledge of or experience with…

  • Linked data/semantic web
  • Life sciences-related data: drug development, omics, chemistry, medical, literature and economic data (or at least a keen interest in these fields)
  • RDF, relational and graph-based database technologies (SQL, SPARQL, etc.)

People we love to work with are…

  • Passionate
  • Fast learners
  • Result and solution driven
  • Team players
  • Quality-driven
Apply now!

Do you have outstanding IT skills and a thorough understanding of the systems used in the context of Big Data integration? Are you quality-driven with a keen interest in the thrilling world of life sciences? Then apply now!

Want to know more? Visit our ONTOFORCE website or blog. Or discover DISQOVER for yourself through our free license.

Big Data Visualization Engineer

Interactive visualization of big data is a new field which demands creative and innovative solutions for both product design and development. If this sounds like your kind of challenge, then join us. We are ONTOFORCE, a Belgian company and global leader in the development of groundbreaking semantic search technologies. Our user-friendly search platform DISQOVER makes unique links between data sources, enabling everyone to be a data scientist.
We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated Big Data Visualization Engineer to join our team.

 Our working environment

At the big data visualization team, we are responsible for the high-quality design and implementation of the user interface. And you too can make a real difference with your ideas for and implementation of smart, intuitive user interfaces and dashboards.
The requirements of our products and the expectations of our customers are of the highest level, and we expect the same from all our colleagues. If you have outstanding technical web development skills and are eager to take a deep-dive into Big Data integration, linked data and semantic search technology, then this job could be really you.
At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile development environment, giving every co-worker a high degree of freedom, room for initiative and the possibility to take up responsibility.

The Front-end Developer’s job description
  • As Big Data Visualization Engineer, you design, develop and modify front-end software components in JavaScript following an agile and TDD software development methodology
  • You translate graphical designs into working web applications
  • You fix bugs and take up an active role in the continuous improvement of the software
  • You participate in the development and execution of software system testing, integration testing and validation procedures
  • You work closely with the other team members to ensure we all stay at the top of our domain
The Front-end Developer’s profile

You hold…

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering (or equivalent)

You have…

  • A talent for user experience and user interface
  • Solid knowledge of Javascript, HTML5, CSS, SASS, and modern SPA web application architecture

A distinct plus would be knowledge of or experience with…

  • Additional technical expertise and know-how relevant for front-end development and Big Data analytics

People we love to work with are…

  • Passionate
  • Fast learners
  • Result and solution driven
  • Team players
  • Quality-driven
Apply now!

Do you possess outstanding data visualization skills and are you keen to learn more about the thrilling world of life sciences? Do you always put the best possible user experience central in everything you do? Then apply now!

Want to know more? Visit our ONTOFORCE website or blog. Or discover DISQOVER for yourself through our free license.

Back-End Developer

Do want to be part of the semantic web revolution and be on top of the big data wave? Then join us. We are ONTOFORCE, a Belgian company and global leader in the development of groundbreaking semantic search technologies. Our user-friendly search platform DISQOVER makes unique links between data sources, enabling everyone to be a data scientist.
We’re now looking for a talented and highly motivated back-end developer to join our back-end team.

Our working environment

At the back-end development team, we are responsible for bringing the huge avalanche of data to the GUI where customers want visualization in the blink of an eye. Are you up to the challenge to boost the performance of today’s and tomorrow’s big data systems, linked data and semantic search technology? Then this job could be really you.
The requirements of our products and the expectations of our customers are of the highest level, and we expect the same from all our colleagues. If you have outstanding technical web development skills and are eager to take a deep-dive into Big Data integration, linked data and semantic search technology, then this job could be really you.
At ONTOFORCE, we adhere to an agile development environment, giving every co-worker a high degree of freedom, room for initiative and the possibility to take up responsibility.

The Back-end Developer’s job description
  • Manage, optimize and explore big data storage systems
  • Develop query algorithms in distributed environments
  • Write high-quality, readable and maintainable code and software components
  • Develop and perform software testing, integration testing and validation procedures
  • Be prepared to travel occasionally
The Back-end Developer’s profile

You hold…

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in computer science/informatics, engineering, bioinformatics (or equivalent)

You have…

  • At least 3 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience with product development (combination of back-end and data level) in using an application framework such as Rails or Django
  • Experience with several (No)SQL database systems
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Experience with Object-Oriented design and programming
  • In-depth understanding of Linux or UNIX
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

A distinct plus would be knowledge of or experience with…

  • Good knowledge of Ruby (or other OO language), Rails, database architecture
  • Contributed to a project in the Open Source Field
  • Experience in Semantic Web, RDF, SPARQL
  • Other technical knowledge is an advantage

People we love to work with are…

  • Passionate
  • Fast learners
  • Result and solution driven
  • Team players
  • Quality-driven
Apply now!

Do you have outstanding IT skills and a thorough understanding of the systems used in the context of Big Data? Are you quality-driven with a keen interest in the thrilling world of life sciences? Then apply now!

Want to know more? Visit our ONTOFORCE website or blog. Or discover DISQOVER for yourself through our free license.

Spontaneous application

ONTOFORCE is always looking for people that are willing to make a difference. Want to help us make semantic search omnipresent? Apply spontaneously and tell us why you have what it takes to help us make our semantic search platform DISQOVER greater.

The requirements of our products are at a very high level, and so are the requirements for our personnel. Do you have what it takes to be one of our colleagues?

We are always interested in interesting profiles. In people who can help us grow our business.

Here are some of the things we greatly appreciate in our colleagues:

  • A flexible mindset
  • A good sense of perfection, as that, is what our customers expect from us
  • An ability to think creatively while solving complex issues
  • A good understanding of our primary industry: the pharma / life sciences industry (is a plus)

You think you can tick off at least some of these elements? Great. Let us know! If we agree with you, we can set up a talk to discuss things further.

We look forward to hearing from you.