Data Science Manager - Search & Discovery

PT Lisbon

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FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.DATAWe're a Data team that does it all: big data engineering, machine learning, and deep-dive analytics and insight. We're a diverse, global team who create Data solutions to provide an unrivalled customer experience. Whether it's churning gigabytes of ecommerce data, using AI to recommend the latest trends, or understanding our customers better than anyone else, we use data to promote FARFETCH's growth.LISBONOur Lisbon office is located in Portugal's cosmopolitan capital. Mostly the teams here are focused around Technology and Store of the Future. In this office, Farfetchers like to have catch ups in the ball pit or creative moments by the grand piano!THE ROLEWe 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 Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing algorithms. You will join a team of Data Scientists, Engineers, and Product Designers to help build and increase our data-driven products, through research and experimentation in Search & Discovery. You will report to the Senior Data Science Manager for Search and Ranks, and you will directly manage the Search and Ranks data science teams.


  • MSc in a quantitative discipline: Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering.
  • 5 years' experience in a Data Science related role, including at least 1 year experience in a management role, for example as a Lead Data Scientist
  • Fluent in Python, common numerical and Math & ML packages (NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn, pandas, Keras, TensorFlow, or PyTorch);
  • Experience with NLP and text mining techniques.
  • Familiarity with developing analytics pipelines for BI and data visualization tools (e.g., Looker, Tableau) is a plus


  • Lead our teams of data scientists to develop advanced machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to improve our Search and Ranking algorithms
  • Line manage the Lead Data Scientist(s), and other data scientists directly, including mentoring the teams, supporting research and development, and creating opportunities for the continued development of everyone in the team
  • Work with data analysts and BI developers to develop an automated quality assurance process for Search and Ranks
  • [With the Senior DS Manager, ] Manage the Data Science strategy for Search and Ranks, working with Engineering, Infrastructure, Architecture and Product teams to ensure FARFETCH continues to deliver world-class Search and Ranks results


  • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
  • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
  • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
  • Flexible benefits program
  • FARFETCH Equity plan


  • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.
Manage a team of Data Scientists to help build our data-driven Search and Ranking algorithms, through research and experimentation in Search & Discovery
Job region(s): Europe
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