Data Science Manager - Search & Discovery

PT Lisbon

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Farfetch

Posted 1 month ago

The role
We are looking for a Data Science Manager to join Farfetch in building the next-generation intelligent platform for online luxury fashion, powered by large-scale data and state of the art Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing algorithms.
You will join a talented team of Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Product Designers to help build and optimize, through research and experimentation, our data-driven products. 
While we have many projects in delivery, we also keep a heavy focus on research, so that we always know what the best solution for a given problem is.
We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, with relevant experience successfully leading teams and developing people.

What you'll do

  • Apply advanced machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to drive business decisions;
  • Help the business define Data Science strategy and work on new ways to make the most of data;
  • Playing a proactive, leading role in providing data science input to product strategy, design and road mapping, supporting to select appropriate solutions to business opportunities.
  • Manage the relationships necessary to deliver the data strategy, tools, and processes – working closely with the various stakeholders.
  • Guiding the development of our infrastructure, ensuring the business is equipped to make data-driven decisions and that we have the infrastructure for scale.
  • Work closely with the engineering team members to integrate machine learning (ML) algorithms into the platform.
  • Help in the design of new features in the product, and drive innovation inside the company through the use of disruptive technologies;Supporting the business to operationalise the use of data throughout the company.
  • Manage and help develop team members while keeping the focus on goals and deliverables.
  • Empower the team and help guide research and development, with novel intelligent approaches and solutions for the Search ecosystem.
  • Help find new talent for building the next-generation of Farfetch data scientists.
  • Scientific and technical publications are possible and encouraged.

Who you are

  • An experienced Data Scientist with proven hands-on experience in NLP and Information Retrieval (eCommerce Search or Semantic Search  knowledge is a plus);
  • You have good understanding of NLP and text mining techniques such as fuzzy string matching, spellcheck, word embeddings, advanced text encodings (ELMo, BERT), synonyms discovery, Named-Entity Recognition (NER), and Entity Linking (EL);
  • Experienced in setting the direction of data science projects with multiple stakeholders;
  • A leader who has experience in managing and developing talent;
  • Fluent in Python, common numerical and Math & ML packages (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch);
  • Interested and up to date with scientific advancements;
  • You are a strong communicator who is able to present findings and data science concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences (English is mandatory);
  • You preferably have a MSc or PhD in related topics such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Signal Processing, Speech Processing or Optimization.
Job tags: Deep Learning Engineering Keras Machine Learning ML NLP NumPy Pandas Python PyTorch Research Scikit-Learn SciPy TensorFlow