Data Scientist

Agis Christopoulos

“My name is Agis Christopoulos, originally from Greece. After living in the Netherlands for 9 years, I still haven’t got used to the rain :) Almost three years ago I joined Valid as a data scientist/analyst. The first contact I had with Valid was through Carolien, our recruiter, she send me an awesome email which made me very enthusiastic. Good interviews followed and the rest is history! 

Three years ago I was the first non-Dutch speaking employee in Valid, it makes me a bit proud. I really enjoy working with people from different cultures. Even though I am a non-Dutch speaking employee, I never felt alone. All my colleagues are really helpful, polite and nice  with me. They all want to help me, something that is really important for me. I appreciate it. The cool, relaxing environment we have in Valid is something I really like. Because when you feel comfortable, then you can really do amazing things! And off course, it is important to love what you are doing, only then you will do it right.

Now about my work: actually, there is no normal day at the office. Every day has new challenges. Many different tasks to do. Some of the main activities could be; trainings to learn and improve my skills, analysis of data for internal or external projects or even interviews with new candidates to expand our team. After all we are a big data team ;). Our team consists of sixteen people, we have data scientists in my team but also developers and Business Intelligence consultants. We work closely since our tasks have many common lines in the world of data. Our goal is to create something awesome together, we can do amazing stuff in the world of (big) data. So one of my biggest challenge is to make this happen. I am sure that we will succeed and that’s why I am here!

Another challenge for me is to work in a Dutch environment! It was my personal choice to come and work in Valid and push myself to learn Dutch. You must go out of your comfort zone in order to learn something. A big smile always helps! Finally, the ultimate goal I think it’s to make Valid an even bigger name in the market and personally to be able to smile every day" :)

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