Data Scientist - Make an impact

Data Scientist

Are you a Data Scientist looking for something exciting and meaningful? Do you want to shape the future of SMART buildings that improve people's wellbeing?


Great! Here at Helvar we are international leaders in lighting intelligence, you can help us create people-centric products and solutions that save energy and improve the comfort of others. We offer an international and diverse working culture where your wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.


If you’re a Data Scientist looking for a place to learn, grow and develop, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, then Helvar could be for you 😊 

As a Data Scientist you’ll be joining a team that works as an integral member of our Future Lighting team.  Artificial Intelligence solutions play a key role in what we do, and we are supporting other teams to release, improve and maintain AI based solutions. Helvar has been building a lighting control platform where rich data of multiple sites can be collected and processed. We believe intelligent lighting will become the service/data platform and brains of buildings of the future.


How you can make an impact with us

Your role as a Data Scientist is flexible, we encourage you to be yourself and utilise your skills. Some of the exciting Data related things you’ll be responsible for are:

Perform Exploratory Data Analysis to identify meaningful patterns that can be leveraged to improve our existing products

  • You will create Demos and pilots to show both external and internal stakeholders how our products and solutions can work, to inspire our own personnel and customers to see further (both literally and figuratively).
  • You will help maintain our data science solutions and reach accordingly
  • These demos will include Building, Training and Deploying Machine Learning models that run either on the cloud or on edge devices, with the objective of creating/enhancing service offerings and lighting control devices.
  • You will coordinate and participate in partnership projects with universities and other partner companies
  • You will come up with innovative approaches to our service and product offering


"I have the possibility to work with different tools and technologies - I get to try a lot of different skills and learn a lot - there is constantly new things and a future orientation of products and vision." - Helvar Employee 


You would love working here if you are


  • Open-minded & curious - we value true innovators
  • Hands-on - we trust your initiative
  • Willing to work in a self-leading team - we are a mid-sized company with little hierarchy.
  • An excellent communicator in English - other languages are a bonus
  • Interested in the opportunity to take ownership of your work - You have the freedom and independence to impact
  • Interested and keen to push AI and DATA to make innovation possible - You can make a real impact on the direction of our products.


It’s quite nice here as I get a lot of independence.  I get a lot of trust, no one is spoon feeding me tasks and there is no micromanaging, - and it’s been like that since day one. The team I work with help me with balancing tasks" - Helvar Employee


What you can add to our fantastic team


You will have good data science knowledge and understanding of cloud microservices architecture.

  • Advanced analytics, Machine Learning/Statistical Models, which include
  • Time-series Analysis and Modelling
  • Descriptive and Predictive Models
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Programming skills in Python
  • Experience with machine learning python tech stack (Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Pandas, Numpy etc.)
  • Experience with visualization libraries
  • Experience with database languages including both SQL and NoSQL


Nice-to-haves and future learnings


  • AWS managed services, especially Lambda functions, DynamoDB, Glue, Athena
  • Git, JIRA, Jenkins
  • Big data tools such as Redshift or Spark

Why Helvar; Our Promise:


"Here you feel appreciated and valued, you are not just a number. It comes down to the people." - Helvar Employee 


At Helvar, we promise you conditions that foster your personal growth and help you achieve your full potential! We dare to claim ourselves as experts in innovation (with 100 years experience), and we work in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, with a focus on improving your wellbeing.

Here are some examples of our promise to you coming alive:

  • Bi-weekly internal hackathons to let you improve the company on an ongoing basis
  • Bi-weekly Knowledge Sharing sessions – bring a topic of your interest area and let others fall in love too
  • A company program boosting and rewarding our Inventions culture (we also have a very special mug available for great inventors 😉)
  • Plenty of learning content available and dedicated time for you to invest in your own self-development
  • Weekly “morning flow” sessions to get your morning started with high energy
  • “Fun Squad” hosting local wellbeing and social/sporting events
  • Bike benefit – why not use your commuting time for your own benefit
  • Hybrid and flexible ways of working; we value that you have priorities outside of work too
  • International & diverse teams across Finland, the UK, Sweden, and beyond 😊


Apply to join our team of talented and passionate experts!


If you’d like to be a part of the Helvar family, please apply for this role via our Helvar Careers site at helvar.com/careers/. Feel free to also get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Partner, Ben Fryer ben.fryer@helvar.com who will get in touch with you shortly.

Recruitment Process


  1. 20-minute Screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner
  2. 1-hour conversation with a senior member of the team / HR
  3. Possible assessment
  4. 1-hour final conversation with our manager / HR

About Helvar  


Helvar is an international lighting technologies company specialising in intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions. Intelligent lighting is essential to the wellbeing of employees, customers, visitors and patients, and it helps to achieve sustainability targets. Helvar lighting control solutions and luminaire components help to create smart environments built for the future, using information and working seamlessly with other systems. With projects spanning from hospitals, schools, workplaces to cruise ships and Istanbul’s 3rd new airport (the largest in the world), Helvar designs open and flexible solutions for lighting across a range of applications.

With 100 years of expertise, Helvar serves its customers locally with offices in Finland, UK and Sweden and via their global network of partners in over 50 countries.


Learn about us here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnAysiDojU