Senior Data Scientist

Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH)

  • Location
    • New York
  • Date Posted
  • 12 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Retail

Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.


We’re a diverse team of Marketing professionals, spanning artistic and scientific expertise. We’re driven to amaze our global community of customers through our data-driven approach, revolutionary spirit, test and learn culture and collaborative style. All for the love of fashion.

New York

Our New York office is located in Midtown near the iconic Bryant Park and the historic Grand Central Terminal, New York's best connected office neighbourhood. The beautifully designed office has 360 views and tall windows to bring the outside in. We have a communal kitchen that brings the whole team together for Family Lunch and Happy Hours. The office is open plan with plenty of rooms and booths to take a private call, have time to relax and work in private or have a large collaborative meeting.

The Role:

Currently a team of 4 in our New York office, we’re looking to grow to up to 10 people and build our first Tech Hub in the United States. This is a really exciting time to join the business, with our recent acquisition of Stadium Goods and our IPO back in 2018, you’ll have the chance to be a part of a brand new function and work exclusively on large scale, high-impact projects.

All of our work in Data Science is directed at building software solutions that enhance the marketing activity of the company by using Machine Learning and advanced statistical methods. This means understanding the customer, figuring out who they are, what they want and how to get their attention. Critically, we build systems that do this autonomously.

What you'll do

  • Work with large, complex datasets, solve hard problems using advanced statistical and Machine Learning techniques.
  • Prototype and productionize Machine Learning pipelines to provide a solution to large commercial impact problems, particularly in the Digital Marketing space that keep Farfetch ahead of the competition.
  • Collaborate with other Scientists and Engineers to build efficient data products. Identify opportunities for, design, and assess improvements to Farfetch products.
  • Research and develop forecasting and optimization methods to improve the quality of Farfetch's Digital Marketing activity; including paid search, behavioral modeling, and live experiments.

Who you are

  • At least 4 year experience in an advanced Engineering and Data Science role, preferably in the adtech space.
  • Extensive experience building Machine Learning and Deep Learning models on large datasets.
  • Fluent in Python or alternative object-orientated programming languages. Experience developing production software is a bonus.
  • Ideally, an MS degree holder in a quantitative discipline (e.g., computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, electrical engineering, industrial engineering).
  • Experience in Bayesian Inference and Reinforcement Learning is a bonus.
  • We're looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our Technology team in New York!