DFDS Land-Based

Data Scientist

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientists

Do you share a passion for all things data-driven? Eager to apply your extensive knowledge of advanced analytics and big data to real business challenges?

Join our exciting journey in digitizing our business

DFDS is currently going through a transformation. The outcome of a recent strategy process have confirmed our initial initiatives within AI and predictive analytics and provided renewed ambitions for an accelerated digitalization of our business.

The Smart Data team was establish one year ago. Working agile with a strong focus on our customer’s needs, we have already delivered multiple solution that provides tangible benefits for the business and our customers.

The team currently consists of 6 highly dedicated specialists and we are now looking for an experienced and motivated colleague to join this successful team and help accelerate our strategy even further.

Your primary task will be to turn business problems into data solutions that provide real value for the company and its customers. You will do so working in an agile environment with an explorative and fail-fast mind-set.

We have full end-to-end ownership of initiatives (data acquisition & analysis, building predictive models, creating prototypes and assisting with integrating of solutions into existing products). In line with your experience, you have the possibility to greatly influence the way we work.

With a very diverse business spanning multiple business areas (Shipping, Logistics, Passenger Ferries, Terminals) supported by many different IT solutions, there is a huge potential for application of advanced analytics, Internet-of-Things, big data solutions, AI etc.

Smart Data is part of Group Transformation with 80+ experienced and dedicated colleagues. You will report to the head of the Smart Data department and be placed at our headquarters in Nordhavn (Copenhagen)


We are looking for a person eager to be involved in a start-up like initiative, heavily backed by top management, with the ability to utilize past experiences to influence how we work, and design excellent models that provides tangible benefits and thus support the digitalization of DFDS.

We are currently looking to hire 1 experienced colleague to the team with a proven track record of delivering real customer value and drive to make a difference.

We expect you to hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. within a quantitative area or other relevant academic background.

We expect the candidates to:

  • Take full end-to-end ownership of Smart Data projects
  • Have experience in machine learning methods and statistical modelling (regression, forecasting, clustering, optimization, time series etc.).
  • Have experience in data exploration, visualization and data mining in order to identify new patterns, perform dimension reduction and anomaly detection etc.
  • Have strong experience in building statistical models using Python
  • Transform complex business problems into prototypes and  actual products (following the minimum viable product mindset)
  • Have experience in extracting and modelling data from a varied range of sources, including SQL, flat files, Azure/AWS etc.
  • Communicate complex solutions in a clear, understandable way to non-experts
  • Enjoy working in an Agile environment

Why work for DFDS?

At DFDS, we believe that digital technologies and the pace of their adoption are key driving forces in changing the ways businesses work. Hence, Smart Data is strategically important in the continued journey and success for DFDS.
This position holds a great possibility to influence the way DFDS will be conduction business in the future and offers you an excellent opportunity to further enhance your data scientist toolbox.

We can offer you a great workplace and a key role in a growing international company. For the right candidate there will be great opportunities for professional growth and you will have the opportunity to build relationships with stakeholders across the group.


If you have questions to the position, please contact IT Talent Acquisition Consultant Kristina Andersen at +45 91374207 or at krand@dfds.com. All applications will be treated confidentially. If you find the job interesting and you meet requirements, please submit your CV and application in English. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis.

Application deadline:


Expected Start Date:

As soon as possible