Lead Data Scientist

Amsterdam, North Holland Requisition Number R0014321 Subsidiary eBay Classifieds Group

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.

eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds, with 12 brands that offer services in more than 1000 cities around the world. In eight of our markets we are the number one mobile app. With hundreds of millions unique visitors per month delivering billions of page views, our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Our central product and tech organization services all our markets by providing key capabilities & services which are demonstrated by all of our sites. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our environment.

What you can expect from us: 

  • A harmonious, informal, international and playful work environment

  • Work with cool modern technologies, processes and consumer facing products

  • Access to tools and resources to do your job 

  • Ability to join multiple internal interest groups in eBay in trending topics like Data Science, Mobile Development, Customer Experience and more

  • Continuous Deployment of product changes to get rapid feedback about your work

  • Being part of the eBay family, a company with a history and great potential

Now we are looking foran experienced Data Scientistwith proven track-records in translating data to business value to join the world’s leading online classifieds business

Given the pace the industry is moving we are constantly rethinking adapting our approach to using data to deliver compelling user experiences leveraging recent advancements in technology.

You will be lead data scientist with our central data team, working with highly skilled engineers and scientists to help deliver our strategy around leveraging Big Data and advanced Data Science techniques to transform our business across the globe.

Statistical models are what you have for breakfast, large-scale machine learning for lunch and business problems you solve for dinner


  • Apply machine learning and advanced statistics on a global scale to design and implement models and algorithms that solve real-world business problems like customer segmentation, channel attribution, marketing performance and yield optimization

  • Work closely together with global tech and product teams to develop new ideas, test them and measure success.

  • Translate complex and sometimes ambiguous data and insights into concise and actionable recommendations.


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics or similar field.

  • 5+ years of professional experience in data science or an adjacent field with an established track record of making things that work

  • Proactive, curious and self-motivated

  • As a Data Scientist working in a business setting, you have a pragmatic approach and know when it is worth to give 100% and when 20% is sufficient

  • Fluency in English and great communication skills and ability to concisely and to-the-point deliver recommendations & proposals

  • Expert in data mining and advanced modeling techniques including predictive modeling using R and/or Python

  • Expert SQL skills (e.g. Teradata, MySQL or HIVE)

  • Extensive experience with Hadoop, Hive, Spark and similar tools

  • Preferably solid Javascript, .Net, or Java development skills

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