Data Scientist

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you‚€™re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay ‚€“ a company you can be proud to be a part of. YOU TAKE DATA-DRIVEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL Ask any Dutch internet user about their favorite Marktplaats story. Observe their excitement about the great deal they found or the interesting people they met. They have made Marktplaats the most popular site in the Netherlands. On an average day, Marktplaats handles over 1 million unique visitors, 350.000 new advertisements and 155.000 transactions. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love. We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us. This is a big responsibility; you will improve customer experience through innovation, impact revenues and advance our team. In turn, we will work with you to grow your career in Marktplaats and eBay. VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER We believe that data is the voice of the customer. Through customer research and continuous experimentation, we make sure the customer is involved in building the best classifieds experience in the world. We‚€™ve organized ourselves around the key stages of the customer journey on Marktplaats. Every journey team is a cross functional team consisting of product managers, business owners, UX designers, developers, analysts and marketers. We are rapidly moving to a future where not people, but the data decide what to serve the customer, and to implement data driven decision engines, we need to bring engineering, analytics and product management together. We are looking for a creative, results-oriented data scientist that provides the link between these disciplines, and helps us take the next step towards data driven product development. That‚€™s you! You see the possibilities in all the data we have, know exactly what else to start collecting, and know how to use it to build awesome data based product features together with a multidisciplinary team. YOUR JOB Identify opportunities to use data in our product, that will have the biggest impact on reaching our goals, by analyzing user behavior (e.g. searching, buying and selling) Be the data evangelist that works with the product analyst, engineers and product manager to make sure we make the best use of available data, and build data based product features that drive our objectives and key results Help the team decide what more data to gather, how to model it and set it up in such a way that we can use this data to improve customer experience and find commercial opportunities YOUR PROFILE 3-5 years of experience in a data scientist function a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Econometrics, Statistics etc) Proficient at the use of machine learning algorithms both supervised and unsupervised. Familiarity with ML tool-kits such as scikit-learn, h2o, caret. Excellent at working with huge amounts of data, both in conventional data bases (SQL) as well as distributed technologies (Hadoop and Spark) Experience with the use of appropriate statistical tools (in f.e. R or Python) to validate outcomes Excellent at using the right visualizations to support your conclusions Strong communicator and fluent in English Demonstrating creativity and initiative, and acting in a result orientated way. Prior experience working with multidisciplinary development teams and/or an online environment is an added advantage Interested? Please apply trough the link or contact Donja Huidar (Sr. Talent Manager) or Marieke Vink (Head of Data) for more info. Marktplaats is a Subsidiary of eBay. This website uses cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our use of cookies View our privacy policy View our accessibility info

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