Data Scientist

Job description

Number 1 in Europe!

zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 5,8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1,111 billion Euro revenue in 2017, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of big data and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.

What's this role about:

In this role you will have the opportunity of working in the creation of ultimate Data Science projects that will be contributing to the success of Zooplus. A wonderful and exciting challenge.

You will be part of a Data Science team from the ground up that is working on top of our AWS Data Lake. You would drive the design and implementation of AI/ML pipelines, in a cross-functional team, acting as a funnel for ideas and collaborating with different business areas to create new solutions. Also, you will assist the rest of the team, representing the team in front of stakeholders.

We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links.

What you will be responsible for

  • Working together in an agile team  

  • Working closely together with IT (development) and business teams

  • Design and implement processes to extract knowledge or insights from data

  • Design and implement AI/ML data structures and workflows/pipelines

  • Working in a cross-functional team, acting as a funnel for ideas and collaborating with different business areas to create new solutions

  • Coaching and supporting the development teams about implementation, quality assurance and usage of AI/ML pipelines

  • Analyzing, aligning, modeling and defining requirements and goals together with business stakeholders

  • Communicate results and conclusions to business stakeholders also through effective data visualizations

  • Research & identify new technologies and methods to drive internal innovation


What we are looking for

To work together in an optimal way in this position, we wish your qualifications to include:

  • Excellent team player with “can do” attitude

  • Experience as a data scientist preferably in an online e-commerce domain

  • Good understanding of statistical and AI/ML methods, providing also expertise in the design, development, implementation, and testing of AI/ML solutions

  • Experience working in distributed (Big Data) processing platforms: Hadoop, Spark, Flink, Dask, etc.

  • Experience working in cloud environments. Desirable in AWS.

  • Desirable experience with Atlassian platform (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence, etc.)

  • R, Python, or Scala knowledge.

  • Fluent English

What We Are Offering You

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31 when they fall on a labor day)
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in Zooplus shop and other discounts in local shops