Data Scientist in Klaveness Research

We are now seeking a Data Scientist to join the Research department in Oslo. The role of the research department is to facilitate correct position taking in both the short-term physical freight spot market and in the derivates market.

Would you like to join a pioneering, knowledge-based shipping company that always challenges status quo, with an aim to be a leading digital operator?  Our vision is to improve the nature of shipping, and we are always looking for new solutions.

Core responsibilities will be:

  • Identify/create new machine learning features in collaboration with the rest of the research team
  • Pre-process unstructured and structured historical fundamental/price data.
  • Build models using machine learning techniques to predict either the freight level on a physical sub-route or the price in the derivate market
  • Discuss model with the research team and reiterate if necessary

The ideal candidate would also be able to:

  • Create and backtest trading strategies based on signals from models in collaboration with position takers
  • Automate and deploy model/trade signals through a web service

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the use of quantitative models, Data Structures, Algorithms, Predictive Modelling, Time Series, Statistics, and Technical Analyses.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms
  • Good scripting and programming skills and advanced experience with R
  • Ability to deploy solutions into a production environment
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to real world financial problems
  • Ability to communicate findings to non-technical business users

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master of Science in ICT, computer science, informatics or industrial economy with excellent results
  • Preferably 2-5 years of relevant work experience, but exceptional graduates with interest for financial markets will be considered
  • Strong interest in working in the maritime industry

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an international company with high activity and great ambitions for the future
  • A unique opportunity to pioneer the usage of machine learning models in an industry with low adoption
  • Existing infrastructure for pre-processing and deployment of models
  • Good opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A good working environment in modern offices at Vækerø in Oslo

If you have any questions, please contact Tor Daneshmand at First Engineers: or apply here:


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