Data Scientist, Search & Discovery

Data & Analytics London, United Kingdom


The Role

We are looking for a Data Scientist 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, Engineers, and Product Designers to help build and optimize, through research and experimentation, our data-driven products.


What you'll do

  • Design and develop state of the art algorithms in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR) with a focus on search relevance;
  • Conduct practical research with a scientific mindset, and a focus on delivery;
  • Work closely with the engineering team 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;
  • Scientific and technical publications are possible and encouraged;
  • Applicant should be interested to keep up to date with scientific advancements.


Who you are

  • MSc or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Data Science related role, preferably working within a Retail and E-commerce environment;
  • Fluent in Python and Data Science & ML packages (Pandas, nltk, spacy, scikit-learn, gensim, keras, TensorFlow);
  • Good understanding of NLP (word embeddings, named-entity recognition, information extraction) and Information Retrieval (Elasticsearch, Lucene, relevance matching);
  • Used to building and delivering ML products;