Data Science Engineer

Data & Analytics Lisbon, Portugal


The role
We are looking for a Data Science Engineer to join Farfetch in building a next-generation risk management system powered by large-scale data and state of the art Machine Learning algorithms. You will join a talented team of Data Scientists, Engineers, and Product Designers to help build and optimize, through research and experimentation, our data-driven products.

What you'll do
  • Prepare, extract and analyze data, covering a wide range of information from customer profile to order history and behavioural tracking;
  • Apply statistical, machine learning and simulation techniques to predict and manage customer risk associated with Farfetch products and accounts;
  • Design, develop and manage real-time end-to-end fraud decisioning systems while balancing customer experience, risks, and rewards;
  • Access and analyse data to generate insights and make proactive recommendations;
  • Communicate complex solutions in a clear and understandable way to both experts and non-experts.

Who you are
  • MSc or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Data Science related role. Experience working within a Fraud, Retail and/or E-commerce domain is a plus;
  • Excellent analytical skills and a strong sense of ownership in your work;
  • Strong knowledge and proven hands-on experience in machine learning projects;
  • Programming experience in Python, R, Java or Scala. Experience developing production software is a bonus;
  • Experience working with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Cloud services) is a plus;
  • Ability to communicate findings and data science concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Excellent organizational skills and deep understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts and techniques;
  • Strong English language, both written and spoken.