Senior Data Scientist - Ranks

Data & Analytics Porto, Portugal


The Role

Farfetch is building the next-generation intelligent platform for online luxury fashion, powered by large-scale data and state of the art Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Computer Vision 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 will do

  • Design and develop state of the art algorithms in one of these domains: Ranking, Natural Language Processing or Computer Vision;
  • Conduct practical research with a scientific mindset, and a focus on delivery;
  • Build large scale data pipelines;
  • Work closely with the engineering team to integrate 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.

Who you are

  • MSc or PhD in related topics such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Speech Processing or Optimization;
  • We encourage applications also with background from the fields in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics;
  • Knowledge in the following field: Information Retrieval, Learning to Rank (e.g., RankNet, ListNet), algorithm performance metrics (e.g., NDCG);
    • Fluent in Python and common numerical and Math & ML packages (NumPy, SciPy, sci-kit-learn, pandas, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch). R candidates are also encouraged to apply;
    • Experience dealing with large amounts of data and building data pipelines;
    • Knowledge of big data technologies is a plus (Hadoop, Spark, Hive);
    • Non-relational databases (e.g., Cassandra, Big Query) and streaming platforms know-how (e.g., Kafka) is a plus;
    • Strong English skills, both written and spoken;
    • Scientific and technical publications are possible and encouraged;
    • Applicant should be interested to keep up to date with scientific advancements.