Senior Data Scientist

IT Wellington, Wellington


Trade Me Jobs is one of New Zealand's leading job platforms, and we're proud to connect Kiwi's with employers country-wide, across all industries. Our Wellington-based team are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to help build world-class, data-driven experiences. As part of a delivery team, you'll make data available and implement the product and overall Jobs strategy.

First up, here's why you'll love life at Trade Me Jobs:

* We truly value our people and want you to succeed here, so we offer flexible working, bonuses, discounted health insurance, access to wellness leave and initiatives and a bunch of other good stuff.
* You'll work in a rapid-fire, agile environment alongside other developers, testers, designers and product owners, building up your agile expertise.
* Providing leadership on Data Science to a new team, allowing you influence on how your team operates.

Each day brings fresh challenges, but here's a snapshot of what you can expect:

* Design and prototype algorithms to solve business problems (e.g. recommendation engines, search algorithms), and conduct statistical experiments to verify efficacy of algorithms.
* Explore Machine Learning techniques and sufficient mathematics and statistics for delivering ML services within the world of Jobs.
* Maintain and build relationships with the data leaders within the organisation to ensure we share and learn process, models, tools, applications.
* Work closely with the Head of Engineering, Head of Product, and Product Managers within Jobs.

So far so good? What we're looking for from you is:

* Intermediate to senior level of experience in a similar role.
* A track record of having implemented data solutions and working with large, semi-structured data.
* Experience in machine learning, especially NLP and ranking.
* Education in computer/data science or machine learning is advantageous, but not a necessity if you have the right working experience.

Trade Me is New Zealand's most influential ecommerce platform and as quintessentially Kiwi as you can get. We are a fun, vibrant and fast-moving place to work, and we're looking for someone who'll thrive in this environment. Check out what it's like to work at Trade Me in our video and if this is the job for you, apply now.