Combining data and technology to solve global challenges in horticulture

Looking for an opportunity to put your data science skills to good use? Blue Radix wants to solve the problem of feeding everyone on our planet using data-driven horticulture! We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Scientist who can translate complex problems to working artificial intelligence solutions.

You will be responsible for translating the needs of our international customers and partners in the horticulture market. Typical applications are energy management, greenhouse climate optimization and financial optimization. You will help develop products based on advanced algorithms that have a positive impact on the business of our customers in the horticulture sector.

  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Contract: 32-40 hours
  • Level: Medior/ senior

Ready to solve major global challenges with algorithms?

The world population is growing rapidly, and our planet lacks the resources to feed everyone in the traditional way. Greenhouses offer an efficient way to produce food and flowers in a sustainable manner. But the number of people with expertise of growing crops in greenhouses is declining every year. At the same time, energy management is increasing in complexity.

New solutions are urgently needed. Algorithms can compensate for the lack of human expertise, because they can provide solutions to these global challenges: algorithms can actually feed the world! We offer growers a digital brain for their greenhouse. Are you eager to help us achieve this great ambition?

Your job

As a Senior Data Scientist, you help growers, energy managers and other horticulture experts by gathering insights from data, sensor networks and expert knowledge.  Your algorithms not only provide insight, they are capable of running autonomously operational processes. You translate business problems into algorithmic solutions.  As part of the Product Development team, you will:

  • Identify opportunities during customer and expert workshops for data driven innovations.
  • Analyze data sets to discover opportunities for new business models.
  • Develop algorithms for prototypes of new products and applications.
  • Coach data and software engineers during the development of production software.
  • Present your results to stakeholders inside and outside Blue Radix.

What do you bring along?

You have been working as a Data Scientist for at least three years. During these years, you have developed a solid skill set:

  • You have a Master’s degree in econometrics, statistics, math or technology.
  • Strong conceptual mindset and ability to explain complex concepts to a broad audience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Python, including NumPy and machine-learning frameworks.
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum way of working and collaboration with IT development teams.
  • Experience with algorithms that are used for scalable production applications.
  • You are highly proficient in English, both spoken and in writing.

Welcome to Blue Radix

Blue Radix is the data-driven service provider and innovation leader in the international horticulture market. Our greenhouse clients aim to grow high-quality crops with good profits based on the latest technology. Our algorithm-based technology has been fully developed in-house by an enthusiastic group of data, crop, energy and tech experts. Together we design, develop and operate these algorithms to help growers worldwide optimize their greenhouse climate and reduce their water and energy usage.

Although we are a new company, we bring a lot of experience to the table. We believe in autonomy. Not only for our algorithms, but also for our team. When you work at Blue Radix, you contribute directly to our success. You are involved in the direction of the strategy; you are given professional freedom and you take your responsibility.

We seriously embrace diversity and equal opportunity. Our team represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Do you feel different from our current team members and do you think you add something to the team? That’s great! Don’t hesitate – get in touch!

Why work at Blue Radix?

We form a team of highly talented, skilled and educated colleagues developing cutting-edge solutions. You fit in perfectly if you are looking for:

  • The opportunity to create a world that's futureproof, whilst expanding your know-how, fulfilling your ambitions and evolving new initiatives.
  • A quarterly, two-day hackathon where we test new concepts and discover new technology.
  • Always something exciting to work on with our broad range of activities ranging from energy optimization, climate control algorithms to custom projects for international horticulture clients.
  • The chance to be part of an exciting journey to disrupt the horticulture world.
  • A great location to work with awesome coffee.

You earn better

We value your commitment with a complete package that values your experience and track record:

  • A competitive salary: €60,000- €80,000.
  • Generous personal learning and development budget to help you get where you want to go.
  • Modern and flexible pension arrangement.
  • Option to buy additional holidays every year.

Enthusiastic? Contact Rudolf de Vetten at +31 6 54 30 25 88 or