Machine Learning Lead Solutions Engineer

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Full Time
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Ghent, Belgium

Waylay delivers low-code-based orchestration, automation, and analytics IoT software solutions. We have a passion for supporting enterprises and allowing new ways to put their valuable IoT data to work.

Job description

To accelerate our growth and streamline our customers’ successes, we are looking for an ML expert to join our team.

You are willing to engage in the long term and be part of the growth of Waylay.

We put the citizen developers in the driver’s seat and enable data scientists and domain experts to experiment with new business flows, avoiding long software development cycles. The Waylay platform guarantees our customers a significant reduction in cost and time to market for new digital transformation projects to eventually make enterprises become one. We offer an intelligent data processing platform with exceptional automation and analytics capabilities. In short, we connect IoT solutions to IT systems, empowering customers to build new applications faster and better than ever before. Waylay builds the tools to truly succeed with IoT asset data.

Waylay is looking for an experienced machine learning practitioner and python programmer with a background in software engineering. You will lead our data science team and define Waylay’s ML & AI strategy and roadmap. You have a passion for changing the OT/IT world by bringing ML & AI technologies to Waylay’s customers.


  • Work with the customer’s ML team to deeply understand their business and technical needs and design ML solutions that make the best use of the Waylay platform. With a practical mindset, you will bring these models into a production environment.
  • You are the technical leader within Waylay for the ML field and will cooperate with the CTO to understand the competitive landscape and define the product roadmap. 
  • You identify options for differentiating Intellectual Property and work with our IP Portfolio director to get government funding to iron out novel ideas. 
  • Thought Leadership: be recognized by the outside world as the most knowledgeable person in applying Machine Learning and AI. You’ll represent Waylay on ML heavy media (blogs, public speaking events, fairs, white papers, podcasts) and talk about our solutions, verticals, and leading technology. As such, you will put Waylay on the ML map and help to create market pull.
  • Your technical insights will allow you to define the best models for specific use-cases and verticals, which you will prioritize as input for Waylay’s go-to-market
  • Partner with Solution Architects, Sales Account Management, and Service teams to accelerate customer adoption and revenue attainment.
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers and the product/development team to provide product enhancement feedback.
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the Solutions team
  • Build deep relationships with key senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be Waylay advocates

Skills & Experience

Desired skills and expertise

  • You have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field and are an expert in machine learning and data modeling.
  • You are fluent in Python programming and its machine learning stack
  • You have a solid mathematical background and analytical mindset
  • You have strong presentation skills and can entertain an audience with your narrative
  • You know/experience with software engineering and deployment to production
  • You possess a deep understanding of clustering and predictive modeling techniques
  • You can use cloud data tools 
  • You can work independently and take matters into your own hands.

Experience with any of the following is considered a plus

  • Data engineering technologies (Spark, Kafka, database,...)
  • Professional experience in any of the following verticals: Processing Industry, Smart Manufacturing, HealthCare, Smart Buildings, Energy & Utilities

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