Senior Manager/ Director - Data Science

Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Our vision is to become the Skyscanner for online shopping, the place for South East Asia’s 600M people start their e-commerce journey. The place where consumers discover the latest trends, compare prices and get the best deal. With more than 500 million offers on our platform; 15 million monthly shoppers; and, a reputation as an independent authority when it comes to insights about the regional e-commerce sector, iPrice is at the centre of South East Asia’s e-commerce revolution.

Why join us?

Surround yourself with people who are ambitious, passionate, dynamic and constantly looking for ways to improve themselves. Join us and help us drive iPrice’s continued success, our monthly double-digit growth, and be a part of a diverse environment which combines the talent and insights of the 7 countries we that are operating in!

  • Organization backed by world class investors like Line, Ventura and 500 Start-ups
  • Management team comprised of international managers with experience from world-class organizations
  • Performance focused culture championing ownership, transparency and open communication
  • Diverse colleagues (25 nationalities and counting)
  • Coaching and world-class trainings with access to key experts in your field


  • Own the data science roadmap and build a vision that articulates our approach to the problem space with innovative ideas; communicate the clear business value of each initiative to stakeholders across different business units and functional departments
  • Scout, attract, hire and nurture a team of passionate data scientists and engineers to work on some of the hardest problems in the industry, based on one of the biggest datasets available in the South East Asian market and deliver best in class solutions
  • Focus area for the next 6-12 month on driving CTR and C/R on our platform with algorithms that surface the most relevant products out of our vast catalog, combined with the respective bids by merchants across a variety of categories
  • Extract insights and based on that drive new product features and operational improvements hand-in-hand with operational stakeholders, product owners and developers that translate into clearly measurable business value
  • Take full ownership of the delivery of initiatives in a multi-cultural agile environment as part of an interdisciplinary development team; discuss trade-offs, make decisions and incrementally deliver improvements to our production systems on a day-by-day basis
  • Provide hands-on technical guidance and mentoring to challenging data science problems faced by the team, lend a second pair of eyes on quality assurance and consult other departments on the applications of data science


  • A Master’s/PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • 5-7 years of track-record in an analytical/data science leadership role in a company known for best-in-class products combined with experience running a successful data science team
  • Fundamental knowledge of the state of the art in research and applications of AI and data science
  • Hands-on experience of the modern data science and analytics toolbox from software tools over scalable data pipelines and NoSQL databases to quantitative modeling techniques
  • Ability to dynamically switch between strategic, tactical, implementation and operational discussions within the course of a single work day
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty working on datasets sized in tenth of GBs that is changing extremely frequently day by day
  • Track record of taking full ownership and bringing new features, scenarios and products to the market in an agile environment applying Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent communicator with strong presentation and persuasion skills; fluent in English, both in spoken and written form; Vietnamese, Thai, or Bahasa Indonesia is a plus
  • A positive can-do attitude combined with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up environment


  • Comprehensive healthcare including outpatient/in-patient benefits for you and your family
  • Work permit / visa coverage for expatriates to work in Malaysia
  • Team building activities including strategy weekends; team getaways and departmental activities
  • Extra perks including claimable grab rides; dinner if you’re in the office past 7 pm; stocked pantry; subsidised vending machine, beers and snacks every Friday and plenty of iPrice events
Job tags: AI Healthcare NoSQL R Research Scrum