Data Scientist internship at KBC

Leuven – fixed-term – full-time

Data Scientist internship at KBC

Leuven – fixed-term – full-time

What does this job entail?

In a changing market environment, where customer needs are more diverse and customer expectations are more personalized, KBC group wants to optimally use the growing “data footprint” of the market to become more customer centric and become a reference in data analytics and application of artificial intelligence.

KBC therefore wants to attract external capabilities that are advanced and passionate in exploiting, analysing and modelling data but also want to apply the insights in the business context.

Are you convinced that you want to join our team as a student in an internship? Apply by clicking on the ‘apply’ button on this webpage. We friendly ask you to write an one-page motivational letter in English. We will consider your application and give you feedback.

What do we expect from you?

You will be accountable for:

  • feeding local Business Units with unknown insights based on data and assisting them with the commercial activation of these insights;
  • exploring the possibilities for development and commercial application of Data Modelling and Artificial Intelligence;
  • a close collaborative relationship with IT in deploying and maintaining big data solutions


Belgium, Louvain with possible trips to other KBC headquarters internationally..

Your key strengths

Educational background

You are about to follow your Master's degree or PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Marketing Analytics, Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Mathematics, Physics or comparable field.

Technical Skills

  • You are able to manage and analyse large data sets with analytic rigor by using the usual toolset of statistical and machine-learning methods, you have a good understanding of supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms and strategies for data processing, data/text mining and artificial intelligence and you are interested in implementing them in business context.
  • You are familiar with the standard data science stack like Python on Jupyter Notebooks with Pandas, Scikit-learn,, Spark ML. Knowledge of other tools like Tensorflow and Keras for AI, or R for statistical analysis is a plus.
  • You are strong in exploratory analysis, finding and communicating stories found in the data. Knowledge of tools like D3.js and Bokeh could help.
  • Having experience with Artificial Intelligence, in the context of recommendation and personalization, using for example NLP, NLG, deep learning, reinforcement learning for applications like chat bots, image processing or voice analytics, is a big advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL and ideally also Apache Spark, as well as knowledge of GIT is a plus. 

Non-Technical Skills

  • Our ideal candidate is passionate about working with data both professionally and in leisure time.
  • You have great drive and entrepreneurial attitude. You challenge your colleagues and yourself and drive ideas and initiatives forward at a start-up speed.
  • You are a constant learner, easily adapting to a fast-paced environment.
  • You have to be persistent, innovative, curious, pragmatic and creative when facing complex problems.
  • You have excellent communication skills, can clearly present and visualize your work to others. You can communicate the outcomes of complicated analyses and make complex things simple without dropping the essence of the problem.
  • You are self-driven and independent but you are not afraid to ask if you don’t know. Also, you are a good team player helping others and bringing good atmosphere to the team.
  • Most importantly, you have business mentality and are proficient in turning data discoveries into actionable insights creating value for the company.

What can we offer you?

You can count on KBC for:

  • active support during your career;
  • an exceptional range of training and development opportunities;
  • many different career opportunities;
  • a permanent contract;
  • a competitive salary package, including an extensive package of additional benefits and special terms for employees for our banking and insurance products,
  • possibilities to integrate your work and private life;
  • a dynamic working environment with an open culture and pleasant atmosphere.


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Published on 23/02/2018                                                         

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