Data Scientist

At Essent, a Data Scientist inspires business, understands its requirements (e.g. on the field of conversion, personalization, optimization and forecasting) and is able to translate these to data science products. With your colleagues you build advanced models in (amongst others) Python and bring this, in collaboration with the data/cloud engineers, in production on our AWS platform. Your data science products will be  pivotal in making Essent data driven by nature.   

Wij gaan. Jij ook?

You are a connector between Business, IT and fellow Data Scientists. You translate complex business questions into valuable models, successfully used across Essent. Campaign personalization, customer contact optimalization, energy forecasting and NLP classification projects are some examples.

You’ll take responsibility as a Data Scientist for:

  • Prepare and combine structured and unstructured data sources to easily generate features and insights
  • Design, develop, and evaluate different model types to end up with valuable solutions
  • 'Up to standards’ realization of Data Science models, in collaboration with IT Data Engineers and Architects, plus standardizing the way of working in this process
  • Collaborate with our MLOps engineers, to make sure that models bring value to the business by operationalizing them into integrated data products on our Databricks platform
  • Visualization and communication of data insights, for data-colleagues, business, and senior management
  • Keep-up with latest data science trends and innovations and propose experiments to evaluate its use to Essent’s Data Product backlog
  • Actively participate in the data science community by e.g. writing articles, hosting meetups, sharing your insights and experiences.

You will be working in a team of data specialists with focus area’s on Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Engineering, Database Marketing and Data Stewards.

Jij bent Essent

Working together as one team to win our customers’ loyalty. It gives you an energy boost like no other. We can only grow by being enterprising, asking critical questions and always wanting to do better. This applies to you as a member of the Essent team and us as a company. Whether you prefer to work behind the scenes or in the spotlight. It doesn't matter. Will you make an impact for yourself, the team and our customers? Then you tick all the boxes if you also have:

  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Master’s or bachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Social Sciences or similar
  • Knowledge of the Python data science stack (pandas, scikit-learn, tensorflow/pytorch, etc.), PEP8, Databricks, virtual environments, SQL, (py)Spark, AWS, Git, Docker, CI/CD, design patterns 
  • Experienced in developing and deploying on cloud ML platforms. Databricks expertise is a plus.
  • Basic working knowledge to converse on par with data, cloud, machine-learning and DevOps engineers 

Bij presteren hoort waarderen

You believe in yourself, the team and the company. And us? We reward you for all your hard work: with a good salary, opportunities and personal growth. Because you always deliver the best for our customers, we offer you (based on 40 hours a week):

  • A job at a leading European energy company that's always on the move. We keep growing, developing and innovating.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 4.349 and € 6.212, precisely tailored to your level.
  • A bonus opportunity of 10% to show our appreciation even more.
  • 30 days of annual leave 
  • All the facilities you need to work flexibly in the office, at home and on the road.
  • The opportunity to work with our House-in-Order Lean method.
  • We recommend that you travel by public transport. And there’s a great extra if you do: we’ll give you an NS Business Card. Would you prefer to travel by car? Then you’ll receive a kilometre allowance. 
  • A wide range of development and promotion opportunities, both nationally and internationally.

Over de organisatie

We’re the market leader in the supply of energy and gas in the Netherlands. A position we’re proud of. Every day, we find newer and smarter ways of being the best together, as one team. We have focus, ownership and discipline. Our straightforward mentality helps us retain the loyalty of millions of consumers and businesses. Not just in energy and gas, but also in energy-related products and services that help the Netherlands become more sustainable. And we don’t wait until tomorrow. As part of E.ON, and with our brands Essent, energiedirect.nl, Powerhouse and Vandebron, we create impact for our customers. Together, we bring affordable energy solutions within reach for everyone.


Data Scientist
"Bij Essent krijg je de kans om de energietransitie leiden en sturen op basis van je eigen data science producten. Producten die gebouwd zijn met de nieuwste tools en technologieën. Producten die echt impact hebben op de bedrijfsvoering en daardoor op het eindresultaat."


  • Stap 1 CV en motivatiebrief beoordeling
    Wij sturen je binnen twee weken een reactie.
  • Stap 2 Telefonische intake
    De Recruitment Business Partner van de vacature neemt contact met je op en bespreekt de eerste details.
  • Stap 3 Eerste gesprek
    Het eerste gesprek online of op het kantoor van Essent.
  • Stap 4 Online Essent Scan
    Via de Online Essent Scan kijken wij of je matcht met onze werkcultuur. Dit onderdeel is niet bepalend voor de vervolgprocedure, alleen voor de input.
  • Stap 5 Tweede gesprek
    Het tweede gesprek online of op het kantoor van Essent.
  • Stap 6 Contract aanbod
    Wij sturen je een aanbod en bespreken dit telefonisch. Wanneer je het aanbod accepteert, ontvang je het definitieve contract. Je bent nu klaar om een topspeler te worden en met ons samen te werken.
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    • Wie je bent is minstens zo belangrijk als wat je kunt: wie ben je? Benoem karaktereigenschappen, beschrijf wat je doet buiten werktijd en/of stuur een foto mee!
    • Wij zijn ambitieus en zijn nieuwsgierig: wat zijn jouw ambities, verwachtingen en toekomstplannen?
    • Welke van jouw talenten en kwaliteiten wil je toepassen om een stap verder te zetten in de energietransitie?
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    • Wie zijn je gesprekspartners en wat wil je vragen over de rol waarvoor je solliciteert én over Essent?
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