Accurat wants to change the way decision making is done by providing real-world behaviour insights. We heavily rely on big data & machine learning. As we raised 1.1 mio euros to cover our growth in the Benelux and towards Europe, we are expanding our team. We are a fast growing company, working for brands including Delhaize, Lidl, Brico, Hubo, Telenet, Aveve, X2O, Clear Channel amongst others.
If you are looking for an internship that involves big data and allows you to prove your skills on real-world challenges, this internship might be the perfect fit.
We are currently providing internships focused on two different challenges:
1. Transport mode algorithm improvements
Our current transport algorithm detects when an individual is 'in vehicle', travelling 'by bike' or 'on foot'. To do so, we evaluate millions of coordinates on a daily basis. Coming from a pure feature engineering model, the current challenge is to improve the algorithm. You can put your knowledge about hidden markov chains or neural networks to the test. On top of that, we have access to the realtime coordinates of De Lijn (bus transport) to help improve detection of bus trips'. By mapping coordinates on railway roads, defining the 'in train' transport mode can be defined.
2. Proactive recommendations
Today, multiple metrics about customer loyalty, competitors visited by a brand's customers or popular hours (to name but a few) are calculated on a continuous basis. Too much information to see the forest for the trees... Your efforts will provide a prescriptive model that provides proactive recommendations on which metrics to evaluate in more detail. Using trend & anomaly detection models you create, you will evaluate & prioritize the metrics that needs our customers' attention.
What’s on our wish list?
Experience with any of the following is considered a plus
We can offer a fun environment (near Ghent), the expertise and support to make you grow together with our company and the trust and freedom to build a career in big data & data engineering / data science.
Obviously the job has to fit your expectations. But we didn't want to keep you from the extra perks we have on offer.
You contact us and share your CV and motivation letter with us. Next up, we'll propose to meet up.
We meet up for an informal talk about you, your interests and how they match up with our open vacancies.
A challenge - a real-life case our own team works on - is the perfect case to get to know each other better.
With a positive evaluation of the challenge, you are invited to meet your future colleagues.
We're all different, so is our proposal. We prepare a proposal that matches your expectations.
Once aligned, we count down to your arrival. An onboarding kit, colleagues, pancakes and drinks are waiting :).