Data Scientist

Zurich, Zurich Requisition Number R0017128 Subsidiary eBay

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Working in multi-disciplinary team to build machine learning and image recognition models for our marketing creative assets.

Perform analysis (exploratory, machine learning) and design experiments to enhance our understanding on our marketing creative assets. This role will also require building image classification models and extraction of relevant features (such as logos, products, etc.). We’re looking for someone with broad expertise in data science with  responsibilities ranging from constructing data pipeline through building deep learning models and communicating end results and insights to the business.

Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate has minimum of 2-3 year industry experience in data science and some exposure to artificial intelligence (deep learning, in particular building image recognition / feature extraction models. The candidate should be able to work independently and be able build data pipeline which might require building own web scraper, working with external teams to develop API or query it from SQL, NoSQL database. Experience with cloud computing platform such AWS. He/she should be able to communicate results concisely to the business.

  • M.Sc. / PhD in computer science, statistics, engineering, mathematics, physics or related field

  • Prefered experience in deep learning in particularly image recognition ( classification, feature extraction) but not a must

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning algorithms both supervised, unsupervised. Familiarity with ML tool-kits such as scikit-learn, h2o, caret, tensorflow, keras

  • Good understanding of statistics, knowledge in experimental design is a plus

  • Scripting and programming: proficiency in Python, R, any other language is a plus.

  • Fluency with Unix/Linux

  • Working knowledge in query languages SQL and NoSQL (Mongo), familiarity with graph databases is plus

  • Familiarity with visualization tools (ggplot, matplotlib, D3, highcharts, ...)

  • Eager to explore new territories at the same time keeping focus on delivering quick prototype.

  • Communication skills

  • Fluency in english

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