(Senior) Data Scientist (m/f/x)

  • Xing
  • Munich, Germany
  • 05/04/2019
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Our Data Science team is responsible for turning data into services and products for XING. Around 25 Data scientists, architects and engineers work together to create highly scalable solutions that serve millions of users. We bring state-of-the-art algorithms into production by making use of technologies such as Hadoop (e.g. Hive, Spark), Akka, Kafka, Cassandra, elasticsearch, etc. Learn more about our team at: https://bit.ly/data-science-team  

At the moment, we are working intensively on projects related to building advanced ranking models for our search and recommender systems and automating machine learning. Therefore, we are seeking a Data Scientist who helps with designing algorithms/models and implementing these algorithms/models into production services. If you want to get things done rather than sit in meetings, like helping others and learning from them, you will have fun in our team!

A challenging task:

  • Solve challenging problems in the context of search, recommender systems and machine learning
  • Perform analyses on massive amounts of data and build scalable machine learning models, ranking algorithms and help automating machine learning processes
  • Develop new and enhance algorithms and services using technologies such as Scala, elasticsearch, and Hadoop technologies (e.g. Hive, MapReduce)

A convincing background:

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Math or similar discipline
  • Hands-on experience in exploring large datasets (e.g. with Hive, R, Python, etc.) and creating machine learning models
  • Solid programming skills (preferably also in Scala/Java)
  • Experience in implementing scalable models and algorithms that process large datasets and are used in production services
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in the information retrieval or machine learning domain (ideally, experience in developing ranking models)
  • Proficient English language skills (German is not required)

An inspiring environment:

XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits