Data Scientist

Zurich, Zurich Requisition Number R0020647 Subsidiary eBay

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.

The successful candidate will be joining a flexible pool of analysts who work in a wide spectrum of projects related to marketing analytics. Automation of data pipelines, in-depth analysis of campaigns and user behavior to image processing with artificial intelligence, the candidate will not be bored with a never-ending routine and he or she will be expected to jump to the next project and rapidly ramp up.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of 2-3 year industry experience in data science and related topics.

The candidate should be able to work independently and to build complex end-to-end data pipelines in an efficient way, from the initial data retrieval all the way to the final insights. The preferred qualifications are:

  • M.Sc. / PhD in computer science, statistics, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics or relevant working experience.

  • Strong business intuition and acumen are essential.

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

  • Good understanding of statistics, knowledge in experimental design is a plus (A/B tests).

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

  • Fluency with Unix/Linux would be a big plus.

  • Working knowledge in query languages SQL and NoSQL (MongoDB). Experience in graph data frames is a plus.

  • Visualization (ggplot, matplotlib, D3, highcharts, ..)

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

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or long term unemployment circumstances. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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