Senior Data Scientist

November 15, 2021

Are you entrepreneurial, adventurous and do you see that big changes in the world are coming from data and digitalization? Would you like to make an impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in shipping globally?  

PortXchange (, a Dutch SaaS startup founded in 2018, builds data driven applications to support port communities in port call planning and emission reduction. Spun-off from the Port of Rotterdam, PortXchange is scaling its applications and data exchange platform to ports worldwide, with active use from leading carriers and terminals in ports across EU, UK and US.

About the role:

This is a unique position for you to leverage your data science skills in product development as well as leading the team of data scientists and software engineers. As a data scientist you will work on software and models that can run 24/7 in production as well as small R&D projects. You can use and experiment with the latest techniques (e.g. deep learning) to get the job done. Some examples of the projects you’ll be working on are traveltime predictions or vessel schedule optimization. As a senior data scientist you will drive the teams to create and maintain the best software to optimize shipping on a global scale. You will work closely with two other data scientists, developers, the two other product owners, the business consultants and the product designer.


  • Have over 3 years of work experience in machine learning and statistical modeling.
  • Have over 2 years of work experience in discrete optimization / operation research.
  • Have over one year of experience in the role of team lead building successful (web) applications in an agile environment.
  • Have a solid background in Data/Computer Science and/or Statistics/ Econometrics/ Mathematics .
  • Are able to turn data into information.
  • Are proficient in R, Python and SQL.
  • Can solve a small task on your local machine but you can also scale a solution to the cloud.
  • Have a data and experiment driven approach to create insights and handle product improvements
  • Are pragmatic, you like to think big and act small.
  • Like to work in a team with software engineers with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Experience with a cloudplatform, preferably AWS is an advantage
  • Experience in logistics / maritime industry is an advantage
  • Dutch language is an advantage


  • Market amazing software that contributes to reducing CO2 emissions on global scale
  • Competitive salary based on experience and profile;
  • Learn, work and have fun with bright minds
  • Great location to work (once reopened), our office is next to the central station Rotterdam.
  • Opportunity to be part of scaling a purpose-driven company to its next level(s) and changing the industry

Want to apply:

Please send an email with your resume to recruitment @

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment

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About the company

PortXchange Products develops and commercializes SaaS applications to optimize vessel visits to ports. Through our industry data standards and algorithms we combine different data sources from different parties in a port and create a single point of truth, triggering warnings to parties enabling them to act proactively to changes in planning of others. In real time, all the time and based on trusted data. This allows shipping lines, terminals and port communities to optimize operations, save fuel and emissions, which becomes increasingly important for the shipping industry of the near future.

Our vision is to successfully disrupt the current port call process and staggering inefficiency in vessels approaches and moving through ports by enabling Just in Time Arrivals, and become the worldwide leader in sustainable port call optimization. Our clients/partners include industry leaders from all different trades, such as Shell, Maersk Group, MSC, Inchcape, Stolt, and we are active in ports in the UK, US, Netherlands and Spain and scaling globally