Team Lead Data Science / Eng. (m/f)

Berlin, Land Berlin Requisition Number R0025436 Subsidiary

The eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative global leader in online classifieds. Our sites help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. We have eleven brands that span the globe offering online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities. In Germany, we have two of our leading brands – and eBay Kleinanzeigen. is the most-visited vehicle market for buying and selling vehicles in Germany.

eBay Kleinanzeigen is the most visited general classifieds proposition in Germany.

The newly founded eCG Motors vertical operates from our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin-Friedrichshain and Dreilinden near Potsdam. As part of the team in Berlin Friedrichshain or Dreilinden near Potsdam, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology and impact across all our markets by providing innovative capabilities for all of our apps and site.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a new, innovative product and we are looking for you as a Team Lead Data Science / Engineering (m/f).

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, coach and mentor a cross-functional team of data scientists and data engineers

  • Successfully partner with business unit through exploring data product ideas that generate business value, such as recommendation and predictions

  • Together with your team develop data product prototypes and support with your expertise in terms of success / performance measurement and implementation concepts

  • Improve agile development and continuous deployment process

  • Foster continuous knowledge transfer in the team and across teams

  • Contribute to the team's work

  • Provide profound expertise in Data Science or Data Engineering

  • Act as a data science ambassador and drive a data-driven mindset in the company

Your profile:

  • Master or PhD (Mathematics, Physics, Neuroscience, Engineering, Econometrics, Computer science or similar) with strong experience as Data Scientist or Data Engineer

  • Reasonable experience in leading a team of Data Scientists or Data Engineers

  • Good programming skills in Python or Scala

  • Have a strong Data Scientist (excellent analytical skills, expertise in machine learning and predictive modelling within the Hadoop and Spark ecosystem) or Data Engineering background (Excellent programming skills in Scala, Java 8 and experience with Big Data technologies like Spark, Kafka and Elastic Search)

  • Knowledge of tools like MapReduce, Storm, Hive, Impala, Pig, and workflow scheduling (e.g. Jenkins, Oozie, Airflow) is a plus.

  • Passion for building data-driven products

  • Hands-on, resourceful and a doer

  • Effective oral and written English communication skills

  • Convincing with “to the point” communication and the ability to transition seamlessly from complex analytics to simple/precise business implications

What we offer:

  • A family friendly company

  • A dynamic team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce and professionalism

  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies and lots of flexibility

  • High team autonomy and agile environment

  • Challenging work with a diverse, highly skilled and humorous team

  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.

  • Competitive salary and great benefits e.g. conference & education budget, company pension scheme, employee stock plans, mobile phone for business and personal use, Developer-grade notebook or desktop of your choice (Mac/PC)

Looking to leave your footprint in motors e-commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, and share vehicles around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven team that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join the eBay Classifieds Group Motors vertical.

We are looking forward to your online application at

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