Python Software Engineer for AI development, based in Bratislava (R1056655) in Bratislava, Slovakia at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/20/2020

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

You will be part of a new stealth group building the next generation of smart machines. This provides an opportunity to get in on the ground floor level of something new and exciting for an industry working with the latest and greatest technologies.


  • Development of intelligent applications using Python Software Engineering and tools such as Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing amongst other capabilities.
  • Acquisition, exploration and cleaning of data, leveraging data gathering techniques and assessing the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources
  • Modeling/Algorithm development
  • Propose testing/evaluation strategies and pertaining processes
  • Maintain and improve models over time for accuracy and additional features; develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy
  • Contribute to the research activity, enabling the utilization of new algorithms enhancing the performance of new cognitive computing platforms
  • Help the research and development of a local AI team, deliver practical AI components to be used within clinical processes.


  • Excellent programming skills in Python
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Data Science methodologies, technologies and techniques, in particular in the field of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP), for example:

o Data wrangling with Pandas, NumPy and SciPy libraries.

o Machine Learning - deep learning, online learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, structured/unstructured learning with Tensorflow, Keras, SciKit-Learn etc.

o Natural language processing with NLTK, Spacy or Gensim libraries. Knowledge of OpenNLP, StanfordNLP, Translation, Semantic Ontology, Natural Language understanding/generation.• Good problem-solving skills


• Experience with SQL and NoSQL data repositories

• Familiarity with docker and docker-compose

• Experience with building APIs and services using REST is an advantage

• Experience with Optical Character Recognition (Tesseract, Abbyy etc.)

• Experience with Information retrieval technologies like Elasticsearch, Solr, Lucene etc.

• Experience and knowledge of Computer Vision, using OpenCV or other libraries


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or other qualitative discipline, ideally with specialization and experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, Deep Learning or other related fields.
  • A minimum of three years of professional post-academic work experience with a Master’s or additional years of experience at BSc level will be considered. Strong mathematical/computing science background with strong knowledge in at least one of the following fields: Cognitive Science, Advanced Semantic Design, Information Extraction, Information retrieval, Probabilistic Decision Marking, or similar.


• Someone who is passionate about AI and can show examples of their skills utilizing open-source capabilities that they can show as part of that passion;

• ​The freedom to use your talent and background to help us make noise in the industry quickly.


min. salary 2300 € gross/month based on experience

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1056655


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