Senior Data Scientist - Search & Discovery

Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH)

  • Location
    • Lisbon
  • Date Posted
  • 27 Oct 2020
  • Function
  • Data Science
  • Sector
  • Retail

The role

We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join Farfetch in building the next-generation intelligent platform for online luxury fashion, powered by large-scale data and state of the art Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing algorithms. You will join a talented team of Data Scientists, Engineers, and Product Designers to help build and optimize, through research and experimentation, our data-driven products.

What you'll do

  • Design and develop state of the art algorithms in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR) with a focus on search relevance.
  • Conduct practical research with a scientific mindset, and a focus on delivery;
  • Work closely with the engineering team to integrate machine learning (ML) algorithms into the platform;
  • Help in the design of new features in the product, and drive innovation inside the company;
  • Scientific and technical publications are possible and encouraged
  • Applicant should be interested to keep up to date with scientific advancements

Who you are

  • MSc or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Data Science related role, preferably working within a Retail and E-commerce environment;
  • Fluent in Python and Data Science & ML packages (Pandas, nltk, spacy, scikit-learn, gensim, keras, TensorFlow);
  • Good understanding of NLP (word embeddings, named-entity recognition, information extraction) and Search (Elasticsearch, Lucene, relevance matching);
  • Used to building and delivering ML products;
  • A strong English communicator (both written and spoken)

Before Applying

Through your application, we want to understand the skills and experiences you have that make you the perfect fit for this role and for FARFETCH. We’re passionate about creating the conditions for Farfetchers to grow and develop but we’re also looking for people who can hit the ground running, so make sure to apply for a position where you feel you can thrive.